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    Familiar Face
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    Hat brush question

    Probably a silly newbie question but I'll ask anyway.

    Regarding hat brushes...not to be cheap, but I have a Kent clothing brush. Stiff bristles on one side and softer bristles on the second side for more delicate clothing material. Would one side of this brush work effectively for a hat?

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    kpreed
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    Should work if not too stiff, I would think, I use a camel hair paint brush (clean) on my fedora to clean and dust it and I have had no problems for 25+ years. As long as it cleans and no felt comes off the hat when you brush, you should be fine.

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    Yep. Use the soft side. I started out with a clean, spft paint brush. Sometimes, it's still the best way to go. No reason you can't use what you've got.
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    Ditto

    Paint brushes wotk in a pinch. They've worked out fine for me. I have several brushes for the different color hats I have
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    Hat Brush?

    As you may know, I'm still new to the fedora scene, and I haven't yet bought a hat brush. I've been to several sites, and they seem to go for around 10 dollars or so. I was wondering if there are any vendors that you guys particularly suggest for buying a hat brush. Also, are there any small ones out there? I've seen some 5 inchers, but I'm more into small things.


    Thanks all.

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    That price sounds about right to me. All I could say is if you can find one close to you that would be great, its always nice to support vendors close to home when you can.
    BUT one suggestion is to get two brush's, one for dark hats and one for light ones.
    RBH

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    What would gray fall under? Dark?

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    I picked up one of those soft hair brushes to shine shoes...it's for applying polish. It makes a great hat brush that you can keep handy!
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    I can see it now, Jack, a spit shined fedora

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    I have a dark and light hat brush I got from aaronhats.com (also a FL sponsor). They are your good basic brushes and handle all types of hats. Worth every cent.

    Eric
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