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Look, I found a hat that fits! or Correia, P.I.

My new hat enables me to channel my inner Jake Sullivan. The 1917 I’ve had for a long time, but it increases my Grimnoir street cred.

As somebody who has published a novel set in 1932, it was downright criminal that I didn’t have a proper hat. How can you write about the time “when men wore hats” if you don’t have a proper hat? Problem is, I have a ginormous head. I’m like an 8 3/4 or 9, which is about the same diameter as a bowling ball. But last week I finally found a fedora that fits my enormous head!

My wife thinks it is odd that I’ve been wearing it around the house and reffering to her as a “classy dame”. Since I was wearing my suit this morning to go to church anyway, I felt the need to put on my new hat, grab my S&W 1917 (which is the only period correct handgun I’ve got currently), and had my daughter take a picture with my iPhone.

When somebody finally makes a Hard Magic movie, I’m going to demand that I get to be an extra.

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matt d
4 years 6 months ago

finger outside the trigger guard is anachronistic :) Sweet hat, though.

Guest
4 years 6 months ago

Larry, I have strange desires to wear various selections of period clothing.
1930s, 1880s, 1950s…
And with all of them I feel that the “wrong” lead flinging companion is just… wrong.
Congrats on the fedora, the kids can also use it for a tent when you go camping.

Jim

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Lance
4 years 6 months ago

Very classy, Mr. Correia. Do you have any add-ons on the 1917’s grip so it fits your hands better? Most revolver grips from that time feel too small for my hand.

Guest
4 years 6 months ago

We need to get you an early Government Model in .38 Super.

And you know, you’re just about 30 degrees of angle away from half Sabrina. . . ;)

Guest
4 years 6 months ago

That’s a sweet gat Larry. I’m lusting way more for the revolver than the hat.

Guest
4 years 6 months ago

Nice hat and gat.

The facial hair isn’t really right for the period though.

Guest
4 years 6 months ago

Sweet gun, perfect hat, and your finger is in the perfect spot. “Finger off the trigger until you intend to destroy something.”
I can’t wait for the book.

I’m trying to remember though, was 32 a skinny tie or fat tie era?

Guest
4 years 6 months ago

IIRC, ’32 was a fat SHORT tie era. It should stop at about his solar plexus.

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Geodkyt
4 years 6 months ago

But then, so should the waistband of his trousers*. (Tie could be even shorter — say just above the xyphoid process, about where you should be doing compressions.)

(* Grandpa didn’t wear his white polyester pants that high becuase he was old — he wore them the same way he did when he was young and dangerous.)

Guest
4 years 6 months ago

Halfway through Hard Magic. It’s a home run, Larry. And I think you captured your inner Jake perfectly.

Guest
4 years 6 months ago

Nice getup, nice piece.

And you should totally be an extra, but you’d have to be a bad guy, or a Fed (not that there’s much of a difference) Then the Classy Dame can say she’s married to a movie star too.

Dangit, now I need a nice hat…

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Twistcut
4 years 6 months ago

Nice hat boss. A trench coat would perfect the look though.

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Mystik Waboose
4 years 6 months ago

Larry, you are absolutely rockin’ that fedora! :D
and you can call me a classy dame anytime……

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the Northwestern Diamondback
4 years 6 months ago

Larry, we gotta get you registered and that pic posted at Fedora Lounge, man! Nice hat, nice S&W–hey, is that Central Casting calling for a gumshoe?

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Werner (A'vandira Silvermane)
4 years 6 months ago

Just plain awesome. Like you just ran away from some 30’s gangster movie. Love the hat. Gives me hope there’s a hat fitting me somewhere out there ;-)

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Chemech
4 years 6 months ago

The fedora and the 1917 are just *right* for the look. The tie might be a little on the conservative side for ’32, but not by much…

And here I thought that my brother and I had large heads – metric size 64 for our motorcycle helmets, or roughly an 8…

So much stuff is imported these days that I no longer trust the English/American sizes – the metric size marked on imported goods like shoes & hats is *usually* pretty close to correct…

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Kristopher
4 years 6 months ago

Is this your gunsel look?

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Jeff
4 years 6 months ago

You’ve gotta write in a character who can be played by James Gandolfini. Then you can be the double for the shooting scenes.

Guest
4 years 6 months ago

Where did you get the hat? I have the same issue with a 8 and 7/8 to 9 hat size.

BTW, if you need a source for baseball style hats, Duluth Trading has 2XL hats that fit me. FYI.
http://www.duluthtrading.com

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Gerry
4 years 6 months ago

I was getting more of the Brodrick Crawford vibe.

The evil one, not the Highway Patrol version.

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MW
4 years 6 months ago

Nice hat! Tie’s not bad either. The pistol, well, that is the best part of the ensemble of course!

Guest
4 years 6 months ago

Have you thought about asking SF Giants manager Bruce Bochy (known for his ginormous melon) where he gets his hats?

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George Metz
4 years 6 months ago

If you’re going for Extra status, you gotta be one of the boys who bust in on Jake at the hotel, that promptly get chewed up and spit out.

Seriously, redshirt yourself in your movie!

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George
4 years 6 months ago

Nice Roscoe! Maybe you can hunt down some nice gutta percha stocks for her.

Guest
4 years 6 months ago

My Mother was a school teacher in Southern Illinois in the 1920s. She carried a S&W M17 every day. It was a gift from her Uncle who “acquired” it during WW1 in France.

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emdfl
4 years 6 months ago

I hope you have the proper period shoulder-holster for that thing. A Mike Hammer/Mickey Spillane moment comes to mind also.

Guest
4 years 6 months ago

Moonshiner Larry.

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LittleRed1
4 years 6 months ago

Great photo for the back of the book jacket! But perhaps it needs a violin case lurking in the corner? :)

I tend to dress late 1800s-mid 1900s, but I teach history so I have an excuse.

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Maureen
4 years 6 months ago

Please tilt your hat at some snappy angle. You’re allowed to fiddle around in the mirror until you find the right one. :)

Re: SF Giants, there is or used to be a very famous hat store in SF. I think the guy retired but his apprentices took over his store.

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Kevin Evans
4 years 6 months ago

Now you need some pinstripes….

Guest
4 years 6 months ago

Now you need the Zoot suit in pinstripes and the 8 inch long tie :-)

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Kristopher
4 years 6 months ago

Zoot suit …. that reminds me:

http://www.zootshooters.com/

Now you can completely geek out, and compete. Who doesn’t want an excuse to compete with a Thompson, or a Colt Monitor?

Guest
4 years 6 months ago

The 1917 isn’t bad but it’s not a 1909…

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the Northwestern Diamondback
4 years 6 months ago

For leather, I’d suggest something like an A E Nelson #58 or Untouchables rig (which were originally designed specifically for the old Untouchables TV show to use in filming, IIRC).

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the Northwestern Diamondback
4 years 6 months ago

Oh, also, you might look up the American Zootshooters Association–I think a ’30s retro-MHI zootshoot with cops and Mob torpedoes teaming up against the undead could be fun…