Was recently sent this adventurebilt hat to restore and while deconstructing hat and trying to remove the liner I noticed that the liner was heavily glued into the felt . Why are hat makers using glue to glue in a liner still? In my mind this is what low end cheap or lazy hat manufacturers did to slap in a liner and forget about it. But when it comes to restoring a hat this is probably the biggest pain in dealing with having to scrape off the excess glue from the inside of the hat that’s stuck to the felt in globs. I am mentioning this as it’s almost impossible to push a needle through the felt to install both the sweatband and reattach the ribbon again. I know that there’s a following here on the lounge for these adventurebilt hats so I felt the need to comment if it’s not already been mentioned. The felts are nicely pounced and bashed but a liner glued in like this is a pretty astounding discovery to me as this is the first adventurebilt hat I’ve come across and to restore for a customer. I would not have thought that any hat maker would be gluing in a liner like this as it is a very primitive way to do so . Here’s pics of glue residue inside of hat. The liner and sweatband are both heavily soiled from wear and the reason why the new owner wanted the redo.