snap-brim

snap-brim

(snăp′brĭm′)
n.
A hat having a flexible brim, usually turned down in front and up at the back.
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Levitz writes of one early comicbook mover and shaker as being Runyonesque, and it was certainly a world of snap-brim hats, shiny spats and shady deals.
Levitz talks of one early comic book mover and shaker as being Runyonesque, and it was a world of snap-brim hats and snappy individuals.
He wore a snap-brim fedora, wide lapel doubled-breasted suits, flamboyant ties, often carried a pistol and once killed a man in what he argued was self defense.
Downtown Los Angeles has been battling an image problem for quite some time now - at least since the days of snap-brim fedoras.
The 'this' in question is the world of tommy-guns, snap-brim fedoras and gardenias in the buttonhole, as done by the same people and formula that gave us Desperadoes (The Sims with cowboy hats) and Robin of Sherwood (The Sims with bows and arrows).
Rather than spoil the reader's enjoyment, let's just say it involves a snap-brim hat and behavior by the author that an ethics class might debate for days.
Barnum, this Renaissance man in the snap-brim fedora created the tail fin, the concept car, the auto show, and the very idea that a car not only could be -- but should be - a public declaration of personal style.
A few old and long-forgotten black guys made a few bucks by putting on the required act," he writes, while the sharp suits and snap-brim hats they had worn with such style were notably absent.
From its opening lines, barked out by prototypical gossip columnist Walter Winchell (Scott Greer) in his trademark snap-brim fedora, to its closing cameo by a reporter for A Current Affair, Ogborn's musical kept its sights firmly trained on the Fourth Estate.
The Guide's authors had an eye for the exotic, and so they note that "although the fez h as given way to the snap-brim, and the narghile has been abandoned for cigarettes, the coffee houses and the tobacco and confectionery shops of the Levantines still remain.
Eventually Gondorff gets his act together, slips on a sharp suit, spit-spot spats and snappy snap-brim hat.
Eric Bibb arrives on stage with his trademark snap-brim panama hat perched on the corners of his grin, happy to be well received, giving little hint of the fierce virtuosity that's to come.