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Problem with akubra fed arrival...

Discussion in 'Hats' started by waffle, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. waffle

    waffle One of the Regulars

    So I was pretty excited to see the box from The Hattery outside my door today, but then I noticed a few signs of problems...
    <a href="http://s277.photobucket.com/albums/kk66/papo1683/?action=view&current=IMG_2135.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk66/papo1683/IMG_2135.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    <a href="http://s277.photobucket.com/albums/kk66/papo1683/?action=view&current=IMG_2131.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk66/papo1683/IMG_2131.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    <a href="http://s277.photobucket.com/albums/kk66/papo1683/?action=view&current=IMG_2136.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk66/papo1683/IMG_2136.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    <a href="http://s277.photobucket.com/albums/kk66/papo1683/?action=view&current=IMG_2137.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk66/papo1683/IMG_2137.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    <a href="http://s277.photobucket.com/albums/kk66/papo1683/?action=view&current=IMG_2138.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk66/papo1683/IMG_2138.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    I'm not sure if I can work with this, or if this is grounds for returning the hat... but please let me know what you think. I'm still a newbe with hats, and I've never bashed one...

    Thanks for the help... cheers!
  2. Haha. That's sort of funny. No, you don't have a problem. You can rebash a Federation over and over again. Just pop it back out to its original open crown and shape away.
  3. Mike in Seattle

    Mike in Seattle My Mail is Forwarded Here

    It's probably fine. Knock it out to open crown and start working on bashes. Besides, if it is permanently damaged, at least you've got pictures to back up your story.
  4. RPeers

    RPeers One of the Regulars

    Maybe send off an email to them with the pictures at very least they may reimburse you for the shipping (maybe).
  5. Just look at the felt to be sure there are no rips or cracks. If not, the hat should be fine. This is a common problem with hats received by mail or UPS. Imagine getting a box like that with a $250 hat inside... that you waited 10 months for! :eek:
  6. waffle

    waffle One of the Regulars

    my other fedora came without a problem, so I guess I just freaked out a bit when I saw the condition of the box and hat. I've been working on it for a bit now and it seems to be workin' out.

    I'll be emailing the photos to them today and see what they tell me.

    Thanks for the help, advice and comforting words.. heh. You guys truly are the best.

  7. cooncatbob

    cooncatbob Practically Family

    The problem with Hatsdirect is that they only single box a hat. Other places like Art place the hat box inside a shipping box.
    The box my Fed came in looked like it had been drop kicked, had a nice sized hole in it, but the hat was fine.
    Lots of the Indy nutters over at COW do worse to their hats to get the proper look.lol
    The Fed is a very tough hat ans as long as it doesn't have any creases or tears in it you should be fine.
    They should double box their hats, I'd pay extra for it.
  8. waffle

    waffle One of the Regulars

    I started to work on it some, and it looks like there's a crease I just can't get out. other than that, the hat is lookin pretty fine.
  9. waffle

    waffle One of the Regulars

    Here are a couple of pics w/ flash and w/out flash of that crease.. tell me what you think..

    <a href="http://s277.photobucket.com/albums/kk66/papo1683/?action=view&current=4.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk66/papo1683/4.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    <a href="http://s277.photobucket.com/albums/kk66/papo1683/?action=view&current=5.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk66/papo1683/5.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
  10. Nothing wrong with that, can we see it from the side and front?:D
  11. handlebar bart

    handlebar bart Call Me a Cab

    I like my hats with alittle character, so it looks great to my eyes. Maybe a spritz of distilled water will help work out the crease.
  12. waffle

    waffle One of the Regulars

    Here are the other views of the hat:

    <a href="http://s277.photobucket.com/albums/kk66/papo1683/?action=view&current=1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk66/papo1683/1.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    <a href="http://s277.photobucket.com/albums/kk66/papo1683/?action=view&current=2.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk66/papo1683/2.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    <a href="http://s277.photobucket.com/albums/kk66/papo1683/?action=view&current=3.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk66/papo1683/3.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    handlebar bart... you got a point there.. :)

    thanks for your opinion guys..
  13. handlebar bart

    handlebar bart Call Me a Cab

    Wow waffle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That lid looks great. Great job on the bash. That one is definately a keeper and now I have ANOTHER fedora on my wish list:eusa_clap
  14. waffle

    waffle One of the Regulars

    heh.. thanks man! I really appreciate it.

    I guess I'm a perfectionist sometimes.. but I gotta admit, I love it either way.
  15. Yep definitely nothing wrong with that!!:eusa_clap
  16. Roadrunner

    Roadrunner One of the Regulars

    [huh] Eh, it looks OK. lol JK that sucker looks FANTASTIC! You did a great job on the bash, keep it or send it to me if you don't want it.
  17. MAB1

    MAB1 Suspended

    I'd send it back and demand a refund!!!

    Just kidding. ;)

    It looks like a million bucks.
  18. MDphoto

    MDphoto One of the Regulars

    That hat looks great! I got a little worried when I read the the title of the thread since I have two feds coming (couldn't decide which one [huh] ).
    Seeing your hat makes me really look forward to getting mine.
  19. waffle

    waffle One of the Regulars

    haha.. thanks roadrunner and MAB..

    I'm not done with it yet.. but I think it's enough for today.
  20. handlebar bart

    handlebar bart Call Me a Cab

    MDphoto. MD must stand for mucho dinero[huh] :D

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