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belfastboy

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Thanks for your reply…I thought so as well but just wanted to make sure, I love 60s style stingy brims and that’s basically all I own but I have hats that are 2.38 brim which is a little bigger than the average 60s hat and just wanted to get some clarity on it since it was bugging me not knowing lol
Hat nomenclature is an inexact science. A 2 3/8" is in no man's land. Def not a stingy, bordering on a Fedora, but more in Trilby territory. But if you want to start an argument broach this subject. Also the pure 60's hats had a fair bit of taper to the crown and they were also lower. The entire profile of the hat was demure.
 

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Hello—

Question about filling moth divots. I’ve read posts from years ago about using 3M spray adhesive. Could white glue work—put a small drop in the divot and add some sandings on top and pat it in? I realize it will never be perfect but it seems like this might be an improvement. Any guidance appreciated.

Thanks

David
 
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Look like he gave up on custom hats, or I’m just missing it? I’ve bought a couple used hats with this store’s name.

 

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Definitely had a 60s stingy brim vibe. Red’s hats were what inspired me to start wearing real hats.

As Bill said…. Originally Red was wearing current production off the rack Borsalino. At some point Jon Penman was contracted to make customs for the show.
Red was also the one who inspired me, He’s totally dapper in everything he wears and it sucks that a lot of people don’t wear nice hats anymore
 

belfastboy

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Hello—

Question about filling moth divots. I’ve read posts from years ago about using 3M spray adhesive. Could white glue work—put a small drop in the divot and add some sandings on top and pat it in? I realize it will never be perfect but it seems like this might be an improvement. Any guidance appreciated.

Thanks

David
I have tried multiple methods/types of glue. I have settled on using a light spray glue from Michaels designed for crafting. I spray it on a piece of cardboard not directly to the hat. The trick is to use very very little glue. Using a sharp pointed toothpick apply a little of the glue into the hole spreading it around as best as you can...but use very little...then tamp in the felt scrapings. Most of the scrapings will not stick. Apply a little more glue using the toothpick...sticking the pointy end with the small amount of glue into the felt scrapings, tamp and add more scrapings, then more glue. It is a painstaking process. If you use too much glue you will end up with a mound of hardened & darkened felt. It is much easier to hide moth nibbles in dark felt. In light coloured felts it will still show....just less so.
 
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Hat nomenclature is an inexact science. A 2 3/8" is in no man's land. Def not a stingy, bordering on a Fedora, but more in Trilby territory. But if you want to start an argument broach this subject. Also the pure 60's hats had a fair bit of taper to the crown and they were also lower. The entire profile of the hat was demure.


A 2 3/8” brim looks quite wide when it’s in a size 6 3/4, but decidedly less so in a size 7 3/4. If the hat has a classic profile I think the 2 3/8” brim makes for a very smart dress fedora. It gives a taut pulled together look when dressed up. There’s a lot that goes into getting the look right, and sometimes I can’t articulate the reasons but I’m know it when I see it and I know it when I don’t see it. The wider brims just look less formal to me and I like them for that reason. At my larger hat size, I think a 2 5/8 to 2 3/4 inch brim looks about the same as say Stefan wearing a 2 1/4 to 2 3/8 inch brim. I have several fedoras with 3” or wider brims too.
 

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I have tried multiple methods/types of glue. I have settled on using a light spray glue from Michaels designed for crafting. I spray it on a piece of cardboard not directly to the hat. The trick is to use very very little glue. Using a sharp pointed toothpick apply a little of the glue into the hole spreading it around as best as you can...but use very little...then tamp in the felt scrapings. Most of the scrapings will not stick. Apply a little more glue using the toothpick...sticking the pointy end with the small amount of glue into the felt scrapings, tamp and add more scrapings, then more glue. It is a painstaking process. If you use too much glue you will end up with a mound of hardened & darkened felt. It is much easier to hide moth nibbles in dark felt. In light coloured felts it will still show....just less so.
Thank you, Robert—much appreciated!
 

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Look like he gave up on custom hats, or I’m just missing it? I’ve bought a couple used hats with this store’s name.

I can tell you that Jack gives a custom hat to the winner of the National Flat Pick Guitar championship. Jack is a vendor at the Walnut Valley Festival, from what I see he does a right good amount of business there.
 
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DanielKrs

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Hallo, I am not sure wherer I should keep or return this trilby. Daniel

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Hallo, I am not sure wherer I should keep or return this trilby. Daniel

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It depends. How do you feel about wearing? Does it feel right, look right to you? I prefer to wear my hats further down onto my head with just 1 finger gap (or less) between the brim bottom and the top of my ear. To me this hat sits too high on your forehead. Unless you love the look of the stingy brim I think the hat looks too skimpy on you and you could easily wear something with a larger profile crown and wider brim and I think the proportions would look great on you.
 
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Hallo, I am not sure wherer I should keep or return this trilby. Daniel

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It depends. How do you feel about wearing? Does it feel right, look right to you? I prefer to wear my hats further down onto my head with just 1 finger gap (or less) between the brim bottom and the top of my ear. To me this hat sits too high on your forehead. Unless you love the look of the stingy brim I think the hat looks too skimpy on you and you could easily wear something with a larger profile crown and wider brim and I think the proportions would look great on you.
I can't disagree with anything belfastboy wrote here, except for "To me this hat sits too high on your forehead," because I don't think so. In recent years I've become a fan of the Stingy Brim and wear them that way myself regularly. I have no idea whether or not my hats look "right" on me, but I like them and that's ultimately what really matters. I think that hat works well on you--lower on your forehead for a slightly "dressier" look paired with a sports jacket and maybe a tie, or pushed back for more casual (which, actually, would also work with a sports coat and tie). It's versatile! But if you're like me and don't like it, it won't get worn no matter what we say.

That being said, the question now becomes, "Do YOU like the hat?" If not, why not? It might be easier to reassure you if we knew specifically what your "objections" are. And...uhh...just in case you decide it's not "right" for you and want to sell it, what size is it? ;)
 

belfastboy

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I can't disagree with anything belfastboy wrote here, except for "To me this hat sits too high on your forehead," because I don't think so. In recent years I've become a fan of the Stingy Brim and wear them that way myself regularly. I have no idea whether or not my hats look "right" on me, but I like them and that's ultimately what really matters. I think that hat works well on you--lower on your forehead for a slightly "dressier" look paired with a sports jacket and maybe a tie, or pushed back for more casual (which, actually, would also work with a sports coat and tie). It's versatile! But if you're like me and don't like it, it won't get worn no matter what we say.

That being said, the question now becomes, "Do YOU like the hat?" If not, why not? It might be easier to reassure you if we knew specifically what your "objections" are. And...uhh...just in case you decide it's not "right" for you and want to sell it, what size is it? ;)
Our responses show the limitations of asking others for style advice....ask 6 people and you risk getting at least 6 differing responses. So it really does come down to our common response:

How do you feel about wearing it? and Do you like the hat?
 
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Our responses show the limitations of asking others for style advice....ask 6 people and you risk getting at least 6 differing responses. So it really does come down to our common response:

How do you feel about wearing it? and Do you like the hat?
Absolutely. And many of us asked those same questions early on, and got pretty much the same responses. :confused:
 

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