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  1. Lean'n'mean

    Lean'n'mean My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    7 cm 2 3/4"
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  2. suitedcboy

    suitedcboy One Too Many

    To compound matters about estimating this one, the hat is larger than his head. Look at the first picture that is an upward shot with brim and sweatband line visible. That sure looks to me to be a good gap from the dark line of sweat to the wearer's temple. Likely a wardrobe person's use of what they had on hand stuffed with foam, etc.
     
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  3. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    Good catch!
     
  4. 1967Cougar390

    1967Cougar390 A-List Customer

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    I received my walnut Stratoliner today. Shipping was slow with a week over the scheduled delivery date. I was surprised by it having a thin black ribbon. Every picture I have seen has a brown ribbon that matches the edge binding. The edge binding is brown. Has anyone else experienced this? Do any of you have pictures of a modern Stratoliner with a different color ribbon compared to the edge binding?
    Steven
     
  5. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    My 150th anniversary Stetsonians came with a brim binding that matched the felt colour yet both hats, (Mink & Cariboo) had cheap generic black ribbon/bow work. It was horrid so sent it out to a hatter to be upgraded.
     
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  6. Frunobulax

    Frunobulax

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    Yeah, but they showed in the catalog like that. I say he has a collector's item. 50 years from now they'll be arguing here on the FL about whether or not it's original.

    Then it will sell for 20 bars of gold pressed latinum.
     
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  7. Emilis

    Emilis Familiar Face

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    Hello TFD fans,

    A question... How thick a rabbit capeline usually is? I don't need precise numbers, just more or less.

    Cheers!
     
  8. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey Call Me a Cab

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    Question/Request. I'm looking for either a sewing pattern for a pleated hat liner for a bowler OR an old/used/worn out donor pleated liner I could "deconstruct" to make a pattern. Please PM with info. Thanks all.

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  9. new2hats

    new2hats One of the Regulars

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    found it, thanks!

     
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  10. Feliks G.

    Feliks G. New in Town

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    I’m new here and I’m unfamiliar on how this site works.

    I’ve been wanting a Panama hat for a while and found one on eBay for less than 20$, it’s a “genuine Panama Hat” from the 90s and it’s got an ugly ribbon and weird bulge on the back.

    I plan to replace the ribbon and steam it if I do buy it, but I don’t know what the process of steaming a hat like that. Would it be the same as a fur felt? Or would I have to do something else?
     
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  11. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    Depends on the weight of the felt...the felts can vary in weight from 80gr up to 220gr.
     
  12. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    A 120 gr Tonak is 1.5mm, a 140gr is about 2mm both unpounced. While my Winchester rabbit from Northwest Hats is 2+mm fully pounced. A matched block and flange should have about a 5mm differential between the ID of the flange opening and the circumference of the block.
     
  13. jlee562

    jlee562 I'll Lock Up

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    Straw hats are typically blocked with a block and a tipper to 'imprint' the crease into the straw.
     
  14. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    I’ve tried hand creasing Panama hats like I do with felt: it didn’t turn out well.
     
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  15. Emilis

    Emilis Familiar Face

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    A question to the fam...

    Does anyone know where can I buy these leather buckle bands in UK/Europe? Etsy and Ebay/Amazon is searched already.

    Attaching picture for reference.

    Warmly,
    Emilis
     

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  16. Dotneck

    Dotneck New in Town

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    Here's a new one on me. Bought a big brimmed Panama, a Don Belisario, for summer use. I've had it about three months. Like it a lot. Used it last week...took the grandbaby strawberry picking. I also have one of those plastic hat boxes so I don't crush the hat when traveling hither and yon in the car.

    When we got done I put the hat in the box. It was wet with sweat when it went in the box. Forgot about it and took it out today. The hat is got a pretty good case of mold growing on it?

    I put it out in the sun to dry after I found it. After a while it seemed dry and a stiff brush removed most of the mold.

    Any idea what else I should do to save it?
     
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  17. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    We swim in a sea of mold. Mold requires two things to grow, a water source and a food source. The bad news is that the mold finds most things a food source. But putting the hat out in the sun was probably the best thing to do with it. Keep it dry and that good brushing should rid your hat of any of the mold residue. Keep it dry and the hat should be fine. If there is a lingering odour a light spritz with a 50/50 vinegar and water solution and more air drying should fix the odour.
     
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  18. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    The metal rings you can buy from TandyLeather.com. The leather strips you can find on Ebay, there is a good supplier in your area. Have fun create your own hat bands....much cheaper too!
     
  19. DanO

    DanO One of the Regulars

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    What happened to the Pumpkinhead Sale?
     
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  20. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    Good question.
     

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