Well, here in SF it's perfectly OK to have a Mohawk or green/purple hair or really BIG earring(s) hung from all facial parts, but a vintage fedora... not so much. But I wear them anyway.
BTW, I think that black fedora fits your looks well.
To be precise, I alternated when drying. Hanger, flat on stool, dryer (no heat, air only for tumbling).
With shearling, I would definitely be more careful, cause it's heaver when wet.
I can see the heavy wet material pulling down and stretching.
The guinea pig jacket has dried. It took about 40 hours. It is cleaner now, but not all spots were removed. The leather feels a bit softer and there was no damage or shrinkage that I can see. I will apply a mixture of oil/lemon juice to soften it up more maybe bring out a bit of shine. Don't...
Done with step 1. Took a hair brush with boars bristles (got it at Wallgreen's sometime ago). Brushed vigorously the outside that had mold. Mold came out without any problems, also brushed inside shearling. Left hanging outside. There was some sun, but it's November, only had 2-3 hours before...
I happened to have found 3 shearling coats in my garage that my late in-laws have purchased about 40 years ago in Argentina. They have varying degrees of *damage*, but the coats are made well and it would be a shame to throw them out. One coat (worst case) has mold on the outside (non-shearling...
I have super-basque brand made in France. Good, thick 100% wool, relatively small diameter (10 1/2"). It has a leather sweatband but it's not as supple as on fedoras (Akubras for example). Also has cloth patch on the under-top. Still wearable. I would prefer diameter 11 1/2" though.
Please join me for my lunch break today in San Francisco Financial District/Waterfront.
Wearing Akubra Camp Draft with 2 1/2" brim. It's 66 degrees, no wind and sunny.
Looking at Cable Car going by
There it goes!
At one of the piers, overlooking San Francisco Bay
Looking back at the...
Not today, but Resistol B15 again.
This is looking at the Aquatic Park. Old shipyard and a tourist spot - Hyde Street. They do repairs on old boats and tall ships there. There is also a swimmers club at the beach and members swim in the bay or inside this cove - it's cold water and hypothermia...