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The Conversion Corral

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Davidson, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. RJR

    RJR I'll Lock Up

  2. bond

    bond My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Thanks for comments guys!

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  3. I will be sending BOND another hat for him to work his magic on very soon!
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  4. T Jones

    T Jones Call Me a Cab

    Here's one that I'm just now getting around to finishing up. It was a Resistol Stagecoach that had some serious brim issues. I could only save 2 1/4 inches of the brim, and I hate stingy brims, let alone it being a black hat, which I also hate! So, I wasn't in a hurry to do anything with it. I was bored yesterday and I got around to getting it nearly completed, save for the ribbon. Here's the stingy brimmed bugger and my ribbon choice, grey 1 inch mid ribbon. I also gave the crown a nice deep Tear Drop crease with a high tight pinch....

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    It came out nice. It's just that I don't like black hats or stingy brims.
  5. FedOregon

    FedOregon Call Me a Cab

    It does look good, though. Maybe you can find a buyer or a gift-ee? You do great work!
  6. Now that is something new.
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  7. T Jones

    T Jones Call Me a Cab

    I'm talking Fedoras, not Westerns. On my fedoras I want my brims no wider than 2 3/4 and no less than 2 5/8. On Westerns, I really don't like anything over 4' and no less than 3' on brims, depending on what look I'm after. Too much brim looks like a bird bath sitting on top of one's head.
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  8. bond

    bond My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Here's a loungers favorite and well worn Stetson I recently resurrected for him. He wanted me to save the liner inset and incorporate that into a new silk liner. Also gave it a deep cleaning in a gas bath and replaced the sweat with a vented one. All the holes in front of the hat are for pins which he will reattach. IMG_6927.JPG IMG_6976.JPG IMG_6980.JPG

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  9. RJR

    RJR I'll Lock Up

    Nice job,Scott.
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  10. bond

    bond My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Thanks guys.

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  11. bond

    bond My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Also updated this Stetson that I posted a couple weeks ago by adding the brim binding. Feels finished now. IMG_6988.JPG

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  12. Redfokker

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    Pretty! It looks like butter!
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  13. RJR

    RJR I'll Lock Up

    Nice job.
  14. Nice job on that Stetson
  15. Miamibruno

    Miamibruno Practically Family

    Here's my first conversion from a Stagecoach to fedora. Please don't tell Joao I stingy brimmed a Stagecoach. It is now only a 2 3/8th inch brim. And hats off to @Tjones who started me down this road about a year ago. Finally got the right tools.

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  16. Good job, Bruno. I like the contrasting ribbon.
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  17. T Jones

    T Jones Call Me a Cab

    Thanks MB. The hat looks great. You did nice job with it.
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  18. Just super Sir!
  19. First Carry Fisher, now this...
  20. bond

    bond My Mail is Forwarded Here

    1950s Borsalino wide brim restoration. This one was as close to being worn out as it gets. Had a cattlemans crease and was wearing thin at the front pinch so I added a piece of silk inside crown at front and rear where it had a deep crease previously. The hat had been serviced at some point in its life as the original sweat was long gone and someone had glued the liner in place and must of used a paint brush cause there's a trail of glue through out the interior. Measured out at a 7 1/8 but since it had a 6" crown and a 3" brim I managed to bump it up to fit to 7 1/2 and still maintained the ht and brim to 2 7/8.
    The worse part for me was losing the silk ribbon which deteriorated badly, fortunately I had one piece of ribbon in 3/8 in a similar color and just had enough to duplicate the same style while covering up the severe fade underneath the old ribbon . I really like this color felt and style and am pleased that it all came together to save this one.
    Hope you all like it as much as I do IMG_7037.JPG IMG_7044.JPG IMG_7041.JPG IMG_7058.JPG IMG_7065.JPG IMG_7063.JPG IMG_7079.JPG

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