At what point do you retire your hat? Or maybe send it off for a renovation job? Lets hear about it, or maybe better yet, see it.
I have retired two hats so far, both Akubra's, a Federation and a Snowy River. They both still looked good and still had life left in them but the sweat band kept shrinking. I bought a hat Jack to stretch them out again but they just kept shrinking. In the end I found it was worth it to me to buy a new hat rather then keep stretching the old hats out every other day. Here is a picture of the Snowy River
as I say, it still looks good but it shrank down from a 7 1/2 to a 7 3/8 LO over two years. The Federation is now owned by a friend that still wears it regularly.
So lets see your old worn hats.