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2015 Stetson Excellent Quality GREEN THIN RIBBON (Preview & Review)

KingAndrew

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Jeff, I called the store, but the young woman I spoke with didn't know about the offer and suggested I email you directly. I don't know if you have received the email, since I haven't heard anything back. I definitely want to put in my order.

I guess I'll try calling again tonight (where I live, it's 13 hours ahead of Connecticut time).
 

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Probably the same reason people trying to recreate Eastman-Kodaks Polaroid formula are having such a hard time. When they stopped making Polaroid film, they fired people, sold equipment and the process was pretty much lost with the people they let go. Then other smaller companies wanted to start making Polaroid film and had to reverse engineer some of the original stuff in order to get the original formula right. Same goes for Hatco......the original Stetson closed in the 70's. It had changed hands quite a few times, equipment was put away or decommissioned, people were let go and many of the old school processes were lost through the years. They are getting back to making the hats we all know and love because they now have dedicated people who believe that a hat is not just something you put on your head.....its a piece of art.


You nailed it. My son is a photomedia student and is always trying to buy old stock Kodak film on eBay like we buy hats etc
 

mingoslim

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Southern Ohio
Jeff, I called the store, but the young woman I spoke with didn't know about the offer and suggested I email you directly. I don't know if you have received the email, since I haven't heard anything back. I definitely want to put in my order.

I guess I'll try calling again tonight (where I live, it's 13 hours ahead of Connecticut time).

King . . .

Just an FYI: Jeff told me he was going out of town this weekend, and would be gone until Monday . . . But I am sure he will check his email at some point.
 

cloudatlas

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Chicago
Has anyone received one of the Excellent quality hats yet? I'd love to see some more pictures. I'm socking away money now for June purchase of a Caribou Strat.
 

mingoslim

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Has anyone received one of the Excellent quality hats yet? I'd love to see some more pictures. I'm socking away money now for June purchase of a Caribou Strat.

I am waiting with baited breath fro mine to arrive from Delmonico's . . . They said six weeks (more or less), and we are on week 5 :)
 

jlee562

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San Francisco, CA
Will there be a silverbelly excellent Stratoliner?

Not according to the fall catalog. Although it doesn't show sage either, yet here we are. Jeff mentioned there were some printing errors, but no silverbelly so far. The catalog does show a premiere in silverbelly however. Consolation prize?
 
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cloudatlas

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Chicago
Do the modern Stratoliners fit true to size? I wear a size 60 in the Akubra Campdraft and size 59 in the Sydney. Figured I'd order an Excellent Stratoliner in 7 1/2, but if they run large, I'll get a 7 3/8 instead. The new Strat is a damn fine looking hat!
 
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DnD Ranch, Cherokee County, GA
Do the modern Stratoliners fit true to size? I wear a size 60 in the Akubra Campdraft and size 59 in the Sydney. Figured I'd order an Excellent Stratoliner in 7 1/2, but if they run large, I'll get a 7 3/8 instead. The new Strat is a damn fine looking hat!

I wear a 61 Akubra, all models & a 7 5/8 Stetson Premiere Stratoliner fits me fine. It starts out a little too round oval but accepts training willingly...
 

cloudatlas

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I wear a 61 Akubra, all models & a 7 5/8 Stetson Premiere Stratoliner fits me fine. It starts out a little too round oval but accepts training willingly...

Sounds like I should err on the side of the larger of the two sizes and pad the liner if necessary. I'm right in between two sizes, and I don't mind padding an Akubra until it shrinks to fit, but when I'm dropping $350 on a hat, I want it to fit.
 
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Sounds like I should err on the side of the larger of the two sizes and pad the liner if necessary. I'm right in between two sizes, and I don't mind padding an Akubra until it shrinks to fit, but when I'm dropping $350 on a hat, I want it to fit.

A Resistol 7 5/8 LO is spot on for my noggin. New Stetsons in 7 5/8 Regular Oval start out tight front to back but get to LO shape with training, that goes mainly for the stiffer western models. The softer fedora ones seem to shift shape a bit quicker. I've got a modern HatCo Stetson new model Stratoliner as well as a Premiere Stratoliner & they both fit nicely after training with my band block, used a hat stretcher prior to getting that. I'm a dead on 24" = 61cm.
 

cloudatlas

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My 7-3/4 premier black strat is huge. My 62cm Campdraft fits just right or just a tad tight.

Sounds like the sizing can be all over the map. I guess I'll just let Delmonico know when I place my order. My noggin is a solid 23 1/4" --- right between two sizes. Jlee562, gtdean48 and Thunderball: thanks for the info, guys!
 
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