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

  1. jviss

    jviss Familiar Face

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    Since you asked, I don't think it looks very good they way you have it. It recommend you sell it, and get the hat you really want. Life is too short to go around with a hat you're not 100% in to.

    I think it looks kind of like a caricature of a hat, than an every day hat. The creases are too deep, etc.

    Best,

    jv
     

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  3. Blare

    Blare I'll Lock Up

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    Looks really nice David.
     
  4. Mighty44

    Mighty44 One of the Regulars

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    Thanks guys—appreciate the input!


     
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  5. johnnycanuck

    johnnycanuck Call Me a Cab

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    Looks good to me. The side dent will be more or less predominant in different light. I would just wear it and let them develop naturally. I find it’s easier to shape a hat after going for a walk in the rain. But that’s just me.
    wear it in good health
    Johnny
     
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  6. Mighty44

    Mighty44 One of the Regulars

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    Thanks Johnny!

     
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  7. Curious: does anyone here have a rider on their homeowner’s insurance to cover their hats? Money won’t replace them, but I’d like to have them completely covered, and I wonder what insurance companies will do if you made a claim of $40,000 for hats. I have a rider for my firearms but only recently considered adding one for my hats. Do any of you have such a rider?
     
  8. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    No, I don't. I have found that the price is too much usually for riders. I looked into it for my bike collection and it just did not make economic sense. I have replacement insurance on all the 'things' inside the house but I have never bothered looking into hat coverage. I think it should unless like bicycles they are only covered if you have the rider. Generally it does not cover things that are often stolen....like bikes, jewelry etc. My modest art work collection which is worth more than my hats is covered under the general policy. I should check.
     
  9. glider

    glider A-List Customer

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    Never crossed my mind. I have a rider on jewelry and firearms but that's it. I may have one on tools now that I think about it, I need to get my policy out I guess, thanks for bringing it up.
     
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  10. jonesy86

    jonesy86 I'll Lock Up

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    Get a couple of big safes like Doc.
     
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  11. Steve1857

    Steve1857 I'll Lock Up

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    If only we had as much room :)
     
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  12. Royce Bloom

    Royce Bloom New in Town

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    What’s the preferred method of selling a hat and making it available to Lounge members preferentially? Put it on ebay and immediately make a for sale post here with the link?
     
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  13. @Royce Bloom That’s exactly my preferred way: list in on eBay and the on TFL classifieds with a link. I often offer discounted pricing to members if they buy outside of eBay.
     
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  14. Bill Hughes

    Bill Hughes Call Me a Cab

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    Anybody familiar with this sweatband crest? Any information would be helpful.

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  15. If only I had as much money.
     
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  16. jviss

    jviss Familiar Face

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    How can one rescue a feather? Mine, on my most recent acquisition, looks 'frazzled.' Is there anything that can be done?

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    Thank you!
     
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  17. jviss

    jviss Familiar Face

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    Another question!

    I have an inexpensive straw hat, a Panama-style made by Conner, a Conner Jensen Panama Straw Hat. I'm putting a new sweat band in it as I didn't care for the elastic cloth band it came with. But, the brim is rather flat and lacking of character.

    Is there a way to make a straw hat's brim more "snappy," as on a fur felt Fedora? I have a steam source. Would like some opinions before I start experimenting.

    Thanks!
     
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  18. You really need a brim flange. I use my flanges much more than my blocks.
     
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  19. Most of us pluck our hats and wear them sans feathers. I think maybe three of hats still have their feathers. I wonder if a standard soft bristle hat brush would help your feather?
     
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  20. glider

    glider A-List Customer

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    I'd be interested in seeing a picture of your flanges, and where do you get them. I don't have any, but I think it would be really handy.
     
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