Art Fawcett VS Hall of Fame

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Lawman, Nov 10, 2006.

  1. Rmccamey

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    Looks most excellent on you!

     
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  2. PanosChris

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    Thanks Randy!

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  3. Looks good, Panos.

    Winchester felt isn’t consistent as some felts are reasonably soft and not overly firm and some are quite stiff. The good news is that the stiff dress weight felt tends to soften with use.

    The search for better hat bodies is what makes FEPSA beaver felt so appealing to those who have tried Winchester’s offerings.


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  4. PanosChris

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    Thanks Brent !

    I am just getting to know Winchester felts. Unlike my Fepsa ones I intend to expose this one in the harsh Norwegian elements this winter, that should do ;)

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  5. Tukwila

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    My Glacier was a bit stiffer than previous hats from Art and other local-to-me hatters (NW Hats, Penman, Gannon). I just assumed it came from Winchester that way. Even so, it took a dry crease (without steam) very well and I see no need to add steam to set the crease as with previously purchased hats made from Winchester felt.
     
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  6. I only have one Northwest 100% beaver and it was/is the stiffest dress hat I have. There isn’t much in the way of consistency with Winchester.


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  7. rgpelletier

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    Great hat. Love the color with Art’s signature ribbon.
     
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  8. Beautiful.
     
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  9. PanosChris

    PanosChris A-List Customer

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    Thank you gentlemen !!
     
  10. tropicalbob

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    Beautiful hat and a very nice color combination.
     
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  11. rgpelletier

    rgpelletier New in Town

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    Received this Milan for my wife in January after Art Fawcett patiently worked with us for over a year during her chemo treatments. Excellent work by Art and by her doctors!
     

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  12. Tukwila

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    Great hat, and some great news about the chemo success.
     
  13. Bill Hughes

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    Outstanding work on both parts.
     
  14. Harry Gooch

    Harry Gooch One of the Regulars

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    Not sure how old this is, but I just spotted it on https://vscustomhats.com/

    David Gibson
    Master Hatter


    We would like to wish Art Fawcett a very happy retirement and success in his future endeavors. The Gibson Hat Co. has assumed ownership and we will be continuing operations with the same quality and excellence our loyal VS Custom Hat customers have come to expect! We have some new and exciting plans as we move forward.
    We will be updating this website and our catalog pages very soon!
    541-778-6081
     

  15. Art retired the end of last year. David Gibson has had his own custom hat shop and has done most of Art’s repair/service/refurbishment work for some time. Art put VS up for sale and eventually David took it over. I have several hats that David has done the repair work on and his quality is great. Last year I also commissioned two new custom hats from David and the quality of work is what we expect from hats made by VS. The only fly in the ointment is that David’s current wait time is quite long.
     
  16. Lefty W.

    Lefty W. One of the Regulars

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    Happy Birthday, Art Fawcett! I hope you are doing well. Good luck to David Gibson.
     
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  17. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    Art: PM sent regarding ribbon purchase
     

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