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  1. B.J. Hedberg

    What Hat Are You Wearing Today ?

    It's been a while since I actually snapped a photo and logged in, but if it comes through, today I was wearing my reblocked former Stetson New York. Never did get the brim finished quite right.
  2. B.J. Hedberg

    The Conversion Corral

    Not a significant conversion, but I wanted to turn this silverbelly Stetson Premiere Stratoliner I picked up as a souvenir on a trip into something more to my liking. I had intended to cut out the sweatband and reblock it slightly taller to take the bring width down to 1 ¼”, but the starting...
  3. B.J. Hedberg

    Yet Another My Custom Tailor Suit

    Thanks. The hat is a custom by Tony at Tumwater hats. 2 1/8" brim. 6" or slightly taller crown (open). A creamy off white (silverbelly?). Definitely the best hat in my collection.
  4. B.J. Hedberg

    Post New Hats Here!

    Feel free. I'd be happy to share any info I can.
  5. B.J. Hedberg

    Post New Hats Here!

    Picked it up today at Heimie's Haberdashery in St. Paul. I've never actually bought a hat in person before!
  6. B.J. Hedberg

    Post New Hats Here!

    Stetson New York LE – Excellent Quality. Actual 5 ¾” open crown. 2 ¾” welted brim. (Stats state 5 ½” and 2 5/8” respectively). Phantom Grey. I’m not used to wearing such a wide brim, but I figured I’d give it a try. Given the crown on my last Stetson, the Nostalgia, shrank considerably, the...
  7. B.J. Hedberg

    What Hat Are You Wearing Today 1?

    Took my brown Tumwater out for a stroll today.
  8. B.J. Hedberg

    The Conversion Corral

    Thanks for the comments everybody.
  9. B.J. Hedberg

    The Conversion Corral

    Decided I needed a new panama hat for summer, so I set about building one using a Stetson center dent I picked up that looked like it would be straight enough and have enough brim to re-work. First I stripped it of its ribbon and cloth sweatband, before soaking it through and through and...
  10. B.J. Hedberg

    A.C. Gilbert M1384 KOLDAIR Oscillating Fan

    Actually had some free time to assemble some photos yesterday evening, and thought I’d finally get around to posting some after-restoration shots since it seems I had forgotten to. I’ve been working on assembling and reassembling this one for some time, as the motor seems to bind up now, but at...
  11. B.J. Hedberg

    Fedoras afield

    Out exploring St. Paul’s old brickyards in my brown Tumwater yesterday. Thank goodness I didn’t have a backpack and walking stick or I never would have been able to go past the sign.
  12. B.J. Hedberg

    What Hat Are You Wearing Today 1?

    Wore my Tumwater out and about today.
  13. B.J. Hedberg

    The Conversion Corral

    Purchased a Sunbody hat (hg35f) for fun a few weeks back, and proceeded to re-block it on my Hatshaper. Ironed a new brim break in and straightened the sides before adding a wide sweatband and ribbon. At the end of the day I gained about an inch in height, but only lost 1/4” off the 3 1/2”...
  14. B.J. Hedberg

    What Hat Are You Wearing Today 1?

    Not a great photo, but I’ve been wearing my light-colored Tumwater around the past few days.
  15. B.J. Hedberg

    What Hat Are You Wearing Today 1?

    Wore one of my Tumwater’s while out and about yesterday and today. Perhaps my favorite hat.
  16. B.J. Hedberg

    Fedoras afield

    Spent some time adventuring last week up in northern Minnesota at Temperance River and George Crosby Manitou State Parks.
  17. B.J. Hedberg

    Fedoras afield

    I don't get to drop by often, but since I had a pic from a recent adventure I figured I would post it. Been wearing my brown Tumwater around a lot lately. Here I am visiting an ancient Mayan ruin, or maybe just the rundown Hidden Falls in St. Paul. One of the two. This Tumwater has really...
  18. B.J. Hedberg

    Akubra Overload

    Reblocked and spot-cleaned my well-used campdraft this weekend to get it ready for vacation. It really is a great hat to play around with. Nice and soft once you break it in, but it still holds its shape well. Needs some ribbon rework still though. I’m just really a fan of the Akubras...
  19. B.J. Hedberg

    What Hat Are You Wearing Today 1?

    Been a long while since I’ve been by, but today I broke out my modified Worth & Worth panama for the first time this year, so I figured I’d post a pic. Keep looking good everybody.
  20. B.J. Hedberg

    What Hat Are You Wearing Today 1?

    It’s been a while since it’s been warm enough for me to get out the hats, but tonight was rather nice so I gave the converted Beaver Brand western a go.

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