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Discussion in 'Hats' started by Lefty, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. Dotneck

    Dotneck New in Town

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    Is Supernatural still an active brand of Panama hats?
     
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  2. Bill Hughes

    Bill Hughes One Too Many

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    I believe they ended in the 60s.
     
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  3. DaveProc

    DaveProc One of the Regulars

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    Borsalino Punti Size Question.
    Good afternoon, I have attached two size labels from a Borsalino size 7, would the 7 be Punti or American 7/12?
     
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  4. Boomerang

    Boomerang New in Town

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    Searching for a black open-crown fedora to purchase new. Style-wise think “Camp Draft in black,” although it does not have to be a thin-ribbon hat. I have a black Fed IV, but the brim is disappointing. Google takes me to the Borsalino “F.A.B.” at the Village Hat Shop, but from what I hear about post-bankruptcy Borsas, I’m not too enthusiastic. Any ideas, or do I need to start thinking custom?
     
  5. jlee562

    jlee562 I'll Lock Up

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    Not a lot of new open crown hats. The Premiere Stratoliner is nice and more or less similar to a CD/OR (slightly different flange, smaller brim).

    JJ recently added this new Biltmore open crown hat...I think they're still offering $35 off with code "fall" : https://www.jjhatcenter.com/collections/new-arrivals/products/the-fulton

    Customs will most likely be better quality.
     
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  6. Boomerang

    Boomerang New in Town

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    Thank you very much! Two more options to consider before contacting Gannon.
     
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  7. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    Hey Dave:
    Here’s a quick tip just looking at Borsa sweatbands that will tell you if the hat is Punti or American sized without having to turn out the sweat.
    Pic 1 sweat crest has “Reg.U.S.PAT.OFF.” under the “Grand Prix-Paris 1900”.
    These are marketed for the US and US sized.
    Pic 2 sweat crest does not have that, thus European marketed and Punti sized.
    I believe this to be consistent.
    Hope this helps.
    Be well. Bowen
     
  8. DaveProc

    DaveProc One of the Regulars

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    Got it! Thanks Bowen, it is a US size. I love the knowledge on this site.
    Thank you again!
    Dave
     
  9. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    You’re very welcome Dave.
    I’ve found this tidbit helps quickly resolve a lot of eBay pics and questions.
    B
     
  10. J Williams

    J Williams A-List Customer

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    You won’t be disappointed with a Gannon. It’s far superior to my campdraft and any hat I own that isn’t vintage and in some cases to those as well. My Gannon is dress weight beaver and is in the OR dimensions. I had the exact same desire as you wishing I could purchase a black CD. I ordered a black Agnoulita rabbit as I wanted to try another maker and the price is right. 3” bound brim with a pencil curl and a 5 1/2 open crown thin ribbon hat. I’ll be posting my thoughts on it when it arrives in what I expect to be about a week. That being said another Gannon will be happening soon.
     
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  11. Boomerang

    Boomerang New in Town

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    Slowly comes the dawn, but I see that Gannon will be my next step. Thanks for the encouragement.
     
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  12. DanO

    DanO One of the Regulars

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    Anybody use the cans of compressed air to dust off their hats? Any reason not to?
     
  13. You probably know there really is no compressed air in those cans. It's fluorocarbons that turn to liquid under pressure while in the can. If you turn the can on its side or upside down while in use you spray liquid. Why would you not just use a brush?
     
  14. dkstott

    dkstott One of the Regulars

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    I see that California has passed the law banning the sale of fur products.

    I wonder what effect it's going to have on Village hat shop and eBay seller's of hats.
     
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  15. jlee562

    jlee562 I'll Lock Up

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    We talked about this a few weeks back. Fur felt seems to be exempt from said ban as the fibers have been removed from the pelt. The real target of the ban is things like mink and fox tails and the like. I contacted one of our city supervisors when SF passed a city wide ban and she confirmed fur felt hats are not included in the city ban.
     
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  16. Steinbockhase

    Steinbockhase A-List Customer

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    So, no more "davy crockett" hats :)
     
  17. Hat and Rehat

    Hat and Rehat One Too Many

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    And tape?

    Sent from my LM-X410(FG) using Tapatalk
     
  18. Hat and Rehat

    Hat and Rehat One Too Many

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    It will drive up prices. That's what bans do. They never stop anything.
    Think of prohibition.

    Sent from my LM-X410(FG) using Tapatalk
     
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  19. I personally wouldn't want any sticky tape residue left for dirt to stick to on my hat either. A brush works just fine.
     
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  20. CaptainFach

    CaptainFach New in Town

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    Thank you guys so much for your help. Will post my first hat soon. But i do have one more question. So I'm impatient so I want to stiffen my hat as easy as I can. So can i use spray shellac or fabric stiffener to stiffen my hat? Just spray and steam?
     

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