Thanks, everyone, for your responses. The style of my one VS, a Milan straw, was taken from an old hat I saw on Etsy, but it looked so old that I didn't worry about it. I was just concerned in this case about asking Art to do something that might not be 100% kosher or that could get him in trouble. The source of my lust, by the way, is a little number in whiskey with a three-inch brim. And I think I've got it bad.