Thank you for the help (learned something new today)!
Ok here are the photos:
'''Greed: It ain't goin anywhere,' they should have that across a big billboard in Times Square!"
Last edited by 56FordGuy; 04-02-2012 at 08:49 PM.
Groucho Marx said it best:
“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying all the wrong remedies.”
Not sure I can ask this question properly. But, here goes....
What causes a hat body to have wavy places on the sides. To look as though the hat band was to tight for the hat?
If you are familiar with what I'm getting at.....could this be corrected with steam or would it need more work?
I have seen several hats on ebay that had this effect......but, I can't locate one now to show a photo of the problem I'm asking about.
Depending on just what's going on with any given hat, it may not be a big deal. Some very thin fedoras tend to do some of that without any apparent cause. When you put them on they smooth out. In these instances, I wouldn't care about it in the least.
As far as possible repairs go, I will let others speak to that.
Can be from different shrinkage of leather/felt/ribbon and or stacking of one hat on top of another. Can require removal of sweatband/ribbon to smooth it out in some cases. A minor stretch may also be all that is required to bring components back together.
I suppose it would be better for me to stay away from hats such as this until my hat skills go beyond just brushing a hat....
unless of course I find one cheap enough to experiment on...
I was thinking maybe hats such as these could have been exposed to excessive heat.