I love vintage look and have been constantly using flat base hardware from two specific manufacturers (Gibraltar and DW). When the time came to purchase new straight flat base stands, Tama Classic Stand (HC52F) was an option number one. At the same time I contemplated, whether these stands stand up (pun intended) with my 22" and 24" rides. However, I was surprised to find out that these stands are even lighter and slimmer than I had thought! And they perform really well! They are nice and stable, tilting mechanism works fine and I'm really happy with performance.
Then I thought - why not take whole set of hardware? And I ordered HC4FB.
HH55F hi-hat stand - extremely lightweight, has nice direct pull and set-up/adjustments are really easy to make. This stand just looks beautiful with it's minimalistic footplate.
HS50S snare drum stand - compact, beautiful design and wonderful minimalistic features. Surprising stability even when height of the stand is maxed-out.
Overall, this hardware set really pushes the boundaries of minimal use of material, while not compromising stability.