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Discussion in 'Hats' started by smoothsailor, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. smoothsailor

    smoothsailor One of the Regulars

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  2. Hat version of a push up bra?
     
  3. I have one of these if anyone wants it. I removed it 'cause it felt weird, like a plastic shoe-horn.
     
  4. Rabbit

    Rabbit Call Me a Cab

    I'm a little dense today. What's it for?
     
  5. Blackthorn

    Blackthorn My Mail is Forwarded Here

    It appears to be a device that makes larger hats fit smaller heads.
     
  6. Mystic

    Mystic Practically Family

    I'm not a cat so maybe my curiosity won't kill me.....

    Is it flexable plastic material or a hard plastic material?
     
  7. St. Valentine

    St. Valentine A-List Customer

    It´s a plastic device to keep the front pinch / crease of the hat in shape. It was pretty common back in the "hat days" here in Germany.
    You can still buy them from german hat shops though...
     
  8. smoothsailor

    smoothsailor One of the Regulars

    [I'm not a cat so maybe my curiosity won't kill me.....

    Is it flexable plastic material or a hard plastic material?

    It's pretty flexible it says on the device " hut form" so I guess its to keep the shape of a hat, especially the pinch
     
  9. kaiser

    kaiser One of the Regulars

    I have a Wegener that I bought new about 5 years ago that came with one of those things. Does the job of keeping the pinch in shape.
     
  10. besdor

    besdor Vendor/Sponsor

    Its called a pinch protector. We used to give them out years ago. You could cut the piece to make it lower if needed. I think they are still made on Germany .
     
  11. mayserwegener

    mayserwegener I'll Lock Up

    I see them in German hats from the 1960s and later. I am not sure anyone is still making them but some hat shops in Germany still have inventory.
     
  12. DNO

    DNO One Too Many

    I have a similar item in a stingy brim Stetson Milan. It's clear plastic and even has the Stetson logo on it, if memory serves.
     

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