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  1. hatsandcanes

    hatsandcanes Familiar Face

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    I just talked with the restoration place and they are going to match the brim ribbon as close as possible to the color of the felt. Thanks for all your help!
     
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  2. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    Please let us see it when you get it back.
     
  3. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey Call Me a Cab

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    So I've been wondering about how a bowler is/was manufactured that is different than the typical fedora to give them the solid crown and stiff brim?

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  4. Frunobulax

    Frunobulax

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    More shellac.
     
  5. AND a big crown press........;) 20190401_150358.jpg
     
  6. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey Call Me a Cab

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    That's about what I expected. With a uniform pattern and no creasing to be done, it seems like they could have been stamping derby's out with wooden blocks on a press almost since inception. Thanks.

    Is the felt preparation the same? Do they/did they tend to make more from wool than hare or beaver? There doesn't seem to be as much chatter about the felts with derby's as with fedora's.



     
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  7. You will find in Europe that Derby's and many more hats in general were made with wool felt and wool felt blends historically......

    NOW, we have made a good many more fur felt hats here than in Europe (especially over the last 150 years) and currently even.

    BUT, the vast amount of hats produced, even here, are the wool ones. Think of the many wool hats available in sports stores and men's shops (and I am not talking cloth, but wool felt) for example. Many from here start out with the hats of the Scala wool felts (many of which are really nicely designed, AND they have made a FEW fur felts) and even the Stetson wool hats.
    Even at the peek of hat wearing buying a good fur felt was something special.....the majority of people wore wool.......(and still do now).
    M;)
     
  8. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey Call Me a Cab

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    Good insight, thank you.

     
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  9. Hat and Rehat

    Hat and Rehat Call Me a Cab

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    It was a relatively inexpensive wool Indy, then a $50, grey, Scala wool fedora that got me started.



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  10. dkstott

    dkstott One of the Regulars

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    During a recent hike, my Akubra Stylemaster got pretty soaked in the rain. When I got home, I installed a hat jack to prevent any shrinking and did some minor reshaping. The hat was set aside to let it fully dry.

    This morning I removed the hat jack. The hat used to fit me perfectly, but now it needs 2 foam inserts.

    My guess is that I may have had the hat jack installed a little bit too tight.

    Wondering if this is permanent or if the hat will shrink back after time? [emoji848][​IMG]

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  11. RetroStyle

    RetroStyle New in Town

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    Anyone know of must-visit hat shops, vintage consignment stores, etc. in or near Madison, WI? I'm headed there for an interview next week.

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  12. Bill Hughes

    Bill Hughes Call Me a Cab

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    Steam it including the sweatband and let it dry. It should shrink up.
     
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  13. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey Call Me a Cab

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    Any ideas, or a thread link, to remove permanent marker ink from a leather sweatband?
     
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  14. hatsRme

    hatsRme I'll Lock Up

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    About 90 minutes away is Milwaukee, home of Brass Rooster.
    https://www.brassrooster.com/
    I'd try to make the time if I were that close.
     
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  15. steur

    steur

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    Spray a good amount of deodorant on a paper towel and then use it to clean off the marker, Randy. I never expected it, but it works like a charm.

     
  16. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey Call Me a Cab

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    Never thought of that, Stefan, I'll give it a try.

     
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  17. Lgrant

    Lgrant New in Town

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    Does anyone know a source for plastic fedora covers, like you use when you need to wear your hat in the rain? A few years ago, I found a place that had new-old stock from the ‘60s and I bought some, but I found that the vinyl had not stood up well to 50 years of aging, and they tended to split at the seams.

    Thanks, Lynn
     
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  18. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey Call Me a Cab

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    Most western stores in my area carry those for cowboy hats. I have not found any that I thought worked well on dress weight hats. Amazon probably has them, I have not checked.

     
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  19. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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  20. Xaq

    Xaq New in Town

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    I just received a Stylemaster from hatsdirect in Bluegrass Green (the perfect color) which is very nice except the brim is propped up a bit much. (I wear mine with it snapped up). Does anyone know if the brim flattens out at all over time or if this could be fixed? I may have to sell it if I can’t bring the brim down a little(unsnapped). Any ideas? Thanks
     

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