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Thread: Velour as a hat fabric - how is it? (Stetson Sovereign)

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    I have five Herbert Johnson velours and one Fischer. The tan/taupe/pale brown/whatever HJ hat is my "beater". I reckon it's been the equivalent of twice round the world, in three civil wars, four deserts, two - no, hang on, three - riots, it's been in a Sudanese jail and a Frankfurt cathouse (now that was a story I enjoyed writing ), immersed in the Indian Ocean, the Tiber and the Thames, run over by a motorcyle, monsooned-on twice, and whirled off my head in a blizzard in the Tatra mountains.

    It looks great. A few moth-tracks, true (on the underside, thankfully) but... it looks great. More than can be said for me. Maybe it's The Hat of Dorian Bargepole... but it's got cojones and endurance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bargepole
    a Frankfurt cathouse (now that was a story I enjoyed writing
    It must have been written in first person.

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    This is a type of Velour.It is a Borsalino. It is really fine and very comfortable. I haven't worn it in the rain yet.
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    This has become one of my favorite wearing hats.

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    If you ever come across a velour hat from the 1940's and earlier , grab it up. They dont make them like that anymore . The Borsalino and Stetson hats from that era in velour were fantastic hats that I believe used mercury in the process of felting to give the hats their rich nap and fell. Today , the only decent velour is made by Tonak . They use the trade name called "Selentino" . We have them on our site at www.bencrafthats.com .


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    The vlour hats are very nice. You see them more in europe, in fact the only ones I have from relatives that are men's hats are velour and from europe.

    Guess it's a German thing. Very good for cold weather. Moth track yes... bold and very visable.

    I'm sure they sponge up water just as good as the standard finnished felts.

    Though durability I haven't seen to judge velour.
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    I have a velour hat, nice and confortable,
    Here is on my sweet Yohali, in winter is wonderful กกกกก
    any where, any place,be kind with animals, keep on warm walking, smiling and shadowing, life is plenty

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    Here are a couple of Austrian Velours. Very simple finishes.




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