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  1. steur

    steur

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    I'm not aware of a specific style of hat that would have been referred to as a christie hat. I do know that the name Christy's has been used in any form imaginable, so it's not unlikely that it could be any style just as long as it was by Christy's as a maker in the same way someone would go for a "stetson" or a "borsalino". So the brand name becomes generic for a certain style of hat. That's still the case in France, where the term "borsalino" is commonly used to refer to a fedora.
     
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  2. dkstott

    dkstott One of the Regulars

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    I like my Stetson Roadster hat in Royal Deluxe so much that I just picked up a 2nd one. LOL

    This time, I'm thinking of replacing the leather hatband with a thin ribbon along the lines of the Open Road or Stratoliner.

    All my searches for "how to install or replace ribbons" turn up instructions on replacing wider ribbons and bows.

    Does anyone know of a link for on replacing thin ribbons?

    Dave
     
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  3. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    not the answer you are after but no I have not found any. There is a real shortage of info on ribbon work in general on the internet. I have even searched Milliner's sites but came up empty. It may not be what you want but Tim @purebeaver on Instagram sells some vintage 2ply already slip knotted.
     
  4. dkstott

    dkstott One of the Regulars

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    Thanks, I reached out to him to see what he's got available.
     
  5. Maitiu

    Maitiu New in Town

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    Need some help here. I'm deciding on 2 colors. Stetson Acorn or Chocolate.

    I like both. But I really can't find good pictures of either color other than what's on the Stetson website. I've seen both colors at other retailers websites, but the picture quality is crap.

    So do any of you have either one of these colors on your Stetson? Or have you seen any of these colors in person?

    I'd just like some feedback on your thoughts on both colors. It might help me steer my decision a little better, haha!
     
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  6. jlee562

    jlee562 I'll Lock Up

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    Coincidentally, received 3 such bows from Tim this week.

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    On the vintage Stetsons I have, the 2/3 ply bands are tacked at the bottom. I feel it's probably less intrusive to tack on the 'row.'
     
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  7. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    I picked up two of the vintage navy. Not sure if it is the look I was after so haven't tacked it down at all. I just cinched it tightly and it has held perfectly. The look is growing on me and may just keep it ....and eventually tack it down.
     
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  8. Lean'n'mean

    Lean'n'mean My Mail is Forwarded Here

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  9. dkstott

    dkstott One of the Regulars

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    Those are really nice looking. But they'll be too thin for use on my hat. They're thinner than the leather strip I'll be removing & won't cover the stitching.



     
  10. Bushman

    Bushman My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I was dusting my hats yesterday when I noticed a sticky spot on the leather sweatband of my Stetson western felt hat. The hat is only a year old, and I use it regularly for yard work. It's not uncommon to get sweat stains on it, so I tried oiling the band with some leather conditioner I have for jackets and sweatbands, but it did nothing to take care of the problem. Last time I wore the hat was a few weeks ago, and the spot definitely wasn't there when I put the hat on the rack. Any idea what caused this and any potential fixes? I considered just using GOOP, or goo-gone, but I wasn't sure how those kind of chemicals would affect the hat, or my forehead in long term use.
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  11. johnnycanuck

    johnnycanuck Call Me a Cab

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    Have you tried baby wipes or similar product? That’s what I would use.
    Johnny
     
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  12. Frunobulax

    Frunobulax

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    Goo Gone is about 95% petroleum distillates, so quite similar to the naphtha some of us use to clean our hats. I think a little to test it out should be fine. I have a feeling it might do the trick.
     
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  13. Lean'n'mean

    Lean'n'mean My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Could be the varnish/plastic coating on the 'leather' is breaking down. If it is that, then only removing all the coating with something like acetone will work. But that's only as a last resort. Better try everything else first.
     
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  14. ReverbDave

    ReverbDave New in Town

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    Can anyone tell me if the Stetson Premier or the Medalist was supposed to be their top of the line?
     
  15. DaveProc

    DaveProc One Too Many

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    Is there a thread for pics of vintage photos of average people wearing hats.
     
  16. DaveProc

    DaveProc One Too Many

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  17. Blare

    Blare I'll Lock Up

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    When I got this older Stratoliner. It was my assumption that the brim had at some point been trimmed to its current 2 inches and that it at some point in its life had a liner. Some discussions in other groups refute that theory.

    My question here today isn’t so much what the real story of this hat is... that may never actually be known. But have we seen any early Stratoliner that came with shorter unbound edge. Or any Stratoliner that came with no liner and no branding on the felt.


    Follow up question.. original consensus is late 40s to early 50s.... any opinions on age?

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  18. Stanley Doble

    Stanley Doble Call Me a Cab

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    Maybe I should add, all the references to Christie hats were in the US and Canada.
     

  19. Could you please attach screenshots or links to photos or other references to “Christie” hats?
     

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