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Samson25

Familiar Face
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E.U.
Welcome to the FL, Samson25. Sorry to hear about the DHL mishap with your purchase. Your perseverance is to be applauded.

Looking forward to seeing your custom order in the Post New Hats thread once it arrives.
Hey Steve ! Thank You. I enjoy being here and learning from you and other contributers. Your imput, pictures...awesome!
I look forward to posting with pics, my first artisinal custom, (I am so stoked).
Will be in February, I'm guessing.
I purchased a Stylemaster (carbon) same place same priority shipping - door to door in 7 days ( AU to EU ). This experience was not nice but Hell....I am in sales so this isn't the end of the world. After the holidays shipping chaos season, yeah, gonna get Me my Campdraft !
 

Snowman

A-List Customer
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I received this once from UPS. The seller sent the hat box wrapped in paper, no shipping box.
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The hat was OK, just some cardboard dust that brushed off. Seller refunded my shipping cost.
 

belfastboy

I'll Lock Up
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8,139
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vancouver, canada
Dude..."Hats off " to you.
That's impressive(ly ) damaged! ....Nope, call Me picky....but not for Me
I sent out a hat to a client and when he received it damned if it didn't look like a forklift had driven over it.....more than one time. The hat was smoooshed but a local hatter was gracious enough to steam it back to shape at no charge.....and the client graciously accepted the hat. I don't think any amount of packaging would have protected it but I do now ship in heavier weight cartons.
 

Steve1857

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Denmark
So, a little while ago I posted about wanting a specific hat that’s akin to the stalker hat from red dead redemption 2. I’m going to be working with Mike from North wear hats to facilitate this, but because I’m extremely pedantic, I wanted to make sure that I could give him very exact specifications.
In that pursuit, I bought a hat from Bailey hats recently (because it is literally the only tear drop no pinch crown hat I have found)
Looking for some opinions. Which color is better? (I’ll post the intended hat for reference)
Any thoughts on brim width? I’m thinking to get the right look 3 1’4” with a 4 1’4 crown height
What I don’t want to have happen, is have it come out looking fedora-esque. Likewise, I don’t love the brim on the Bailey hat. I’m really looking for a cross look. Kinda half western, half not, if that makes sense.

Looks like two different types of Western style hats you're looking at. I agree though with Brent @deadlyhandsome that one of them is close to a Stetson Revenger.

Check out Clint Eastwood's Revenger in "High Plains Drifter". Might be the look you're looking for.
 

Crazy Legs

Familiar Face
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60
Location
The center of South Carolina
Hello folks.
As you can guess I have been away from ‘The Fedora Lounge’ for a long time. I was reading and gathering a lot of information a while back wanting a high quality Fedora. I bought four from Art over a short period of time, selling two that I didn’t think matched my clothing style after they arrived.
Now I am ready to sell the other two but not sure of their value. I have had them for @ ten years but they have been worn very little and it shows. One is Dove Gray and the other in Tobacco, a nice brown color and both in 7 3/8.
I am trying to gather info so if I am in the wrong spot or showing disrespect for this site I do apologize. But is there a interests in Art Fawcett hats today like there was when I bought them?
Thanks in advance for your help.
 

belfastboy

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Location
vancouver, canada
Hello folks.
As you can guess I have been away from ‘The Fedora Lounge’ for a long time. I was reading and gathering a lot of information a while back wanting a high quality Fedora. I bought four from Art over a short period of time, selling two that I didn’t think matched my clothing style after they arrived.
Now I am ready to sell the other two but not sure of their value. I have had them for @ ten years but they have been worn very little and it shows. One is Dove Gray and the other in Tobacco, a nice brown color and both in 7 3/8.
I am trying to gather info so if I am in the wrong spot or showing disrespect for this site I do apologize. But is there a interests in Art Fawcett hats today like there was when I bought them?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Art's hats are still very desirable as he is considered the "eminence grise" of hat makers even in retirement. My caveat is even though he is valued as a gentlemen and master hatter his hats have not appreciated in value. The market still sees them as 'used' hats. This is a good forum to sell items like this. Put it in the classified adverts, include a price and the market will tell you fairly quickly fair market value.
 
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Central California
Hello folks.
As you can guess I have been away from ‘The Fedora Lounge’ for a long time. I was reading and gathering a lot of information a while back wanting a high quality Fedora. I bought four from Art over a short period of time, selling two that I didn’t think matched my clothing style after they arrived.
Now I am ready to sell the other two but not sure of their value. I have had them for @ ten years but they have been worn very little and it shows. One is Dove Gray and the other in Tobacco, a nice brown color and both in 7 3/8.
I am trying to gather info so if I am in the wrong spot or showing disrespect for this site I do apologize. But is there a interests in Art Fawcett hats today like there was when I bought them?
Thanks in advance for your help.


Those who know what they are will be interested. The value of a used custom hat is usually quite a bit less than the hat cost new.
 

glider

A-List Customer
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Sometimes I need to remind myself that we are talking about used hats, it's not art and really not highly collectable other than to us eccentrics here, it's a used hat!!! Now that I've said that, if they were 7 1/4 I would be interested LOL.
 

M Brown

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Re; Stetson Stratoliner
I know SE stands for Special Edition...but what does B stand for?
Like a Stratoliner B

?
 

Christofitis

New in Town
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I recently got a Penman hat made of pure beaver. The place I have the hat displayed gets hit by sunlight for a few hours a day. Could this sunlight cause any discoloration to the hat?

Thanks!
 

belfastboy

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vancouver, canada
Any hat that sees regular direct sun can fade. A worn hat is more likely to fade evenly but a hat on display risks getting blotchy.
Yes, I have refurbished hats that I did not know how badly they were sunbleached until I removed the crown ribbon or brim binding. The bleaching can be massive and it dries out the felt badly as well. I am thinking the uniformly sun bleached hats were true working man's hat that saw sunshine all day. Not the sun a hat would see sitting on a shelf.
 

Atticus Diamon

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Hey friends. So, I found a hat on eBay that really suited my needs. It requieres a ton of reshaping (my god it looked awful out of the box) but I finally got it looking pretty good, I think. Not perfect yet. Still need some slight modification, but here we go
The crown was entirely off center and crumpled when I got it, and the brim was awful because of how flat it was. It looked so prospectery. I centered the crown, best I could, gave a tear drop shape, gave a curve to the brim, and a dip in the front. Here we are.
 

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Atticus Diamon

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I still need to clean it, maybe replace the band, but the felt is 2563FE2A-684F-41AD-B442-5EC1B503092E.jpeg 2563FE2A-684F-41AD-B442-5EC1B503092E.jpeg F143F407-C9AE-43E4-AB2F-1905CC4517A0.jpeg clearly high quality. Working with it has been a joy.
 

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marisad

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Is this possible ?

Are the blank hats ( open crowns ) that will be made into teardrop styles different ?

Long story short, I want the oval style gambler I own to have pointed front like the "Stalker" hat from Red Dead Redemption 2 ...

I just received the hat and it's brand new from Stratton.

Right now it's hard as a rock and there's a plastic insert I'm not too happy about inside
the hat...
 

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belfastboy

I'll Lock Up
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Thanks! I’m very happy. Merry Christmas for me. If I had jumped straight to getting a custom hat, it would have been all wrong, and a waste of money
I think that wise. It took me a few years to discern what I really liked and to get clear on what I would order in a custom hat. Saved myself a bunch of money and disappointment by doing the legwork and learning first before ordering my first custom.
 
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