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  1. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    I stack them, one upon the other. I've been doing so since forever; learned it from my dad.
     
  2. Yeps

    Yeps Call Me a Cab

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    Yes, I think it would, although the crown might not be quite as high (hard to tell without measurements).
     
  3. bashfulbrother

    bashfulbrother New in Town

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    Does anyone know how I can contact Garrison Hatters?
    Their website just says what they do and allows one to order.
    I would like to talk to Mr. Garrison first.
    Thank you.
     
  4. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    I don't deal with anybody who does not provide an address and telephone number. Them's my rules.....[huh]
     
  5. Brad Bowers

    Brad Bowers I'll Lock Up

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    You might have good luck over at Club Obi-Wan, the forum for the Indygear website. He's a member there.

    Brad
     
  6. Almost all of the above. I have 2 hat/coat trees, 1 in bedroom & 1 in den, 2 single hat stands, 1 on dresser, 1 above TV cabinet, & I have a set of hooks in the utility room.
    I never stack felt hats because sweat salts will get on the outer crown of the hats below & sometimes distort the ribbons. Key vintage hats & customs stay in closet in boxes until noggin time.
    HTH
     
  7. alanfgag

    alanfgag

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    I have a handful of wood stretching forms that I keep opened to my hat size. I put the hat of the day on one of these when I come home to dry and rest at the proper size. Next day I will hang or stack or return to the box if it has one. I've not found a problem from stacking as long as I keep them moving in a daily wear rotation.
     
  8. swaviator

    swaviator New in Town

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    One of my favorite Panamas is the Stetson Medalist... looks the best on my head.
    I have my grandad's but it is getting too delicate to wear often as I would like.

    Who makes a look a like?

    Thanks,
     
  9. bashfulbrother

    bashfulbrother New in Town

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    Thanks Brad.
    I have joined over there and I will give it a shot.
     
  10. rlk

    rlk I'll Lock Up

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    We would need a photo. The classification "Medalist" was used on a variety of straw types and qualities over the years.
     
  11. BR Gordon

    BR Gordon One Too Many

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    I've been lurking for a while and I have learned a lot from everyone. In searching for vintage hats, it appears that 7 1/2 is difficult to find. Is 7 1/2 considered large for vintage hats or is that size just a lot in demand?
     
  12. Welcome BR. The larger sizes that are harder to find in vintage models starts at 7 3/8 IMHO. A 7 1/4 is the upper limit of the head sizes where the vintage availability seems somewhat plentiful.
    I am 7 5/8 & watch for sizes from 7 3/4 to 7 1/2 of vintage models. I know some 7 3/8 folks that go after the 7 1/2 vintage due to shrinkage over time.
    Best of luck.
     
  13. RBH

    RBH Bartender

    I add my welcome to a fellow big head!!!
     
  14. Lastmohecken

    Lastmohecken Familiar Face

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    Thanks,
    So, I guess it's sort of a judgement call based on the preceived condition of the hat when first recevied. I suppose any used hat should be at least wiped down on the sweatband, and liner with alcohol or some other sanitizer.
     
  15. scooter

    scooter Practically Family

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    Yes, welcome BR, I too have a head made for a large brain, and if you are patient and watchful, 7 1/2s are available. It might help as someone else stated, to expand your search to 7 3/8 thru 7 5/8, as you can stretch or pad them a bit to fit the ol' grape. Hope you enjoy spending time with this gang as much as I do. And by the way, this stuff gets addictive.
     
  16. Remember to treat the sweat with conditioner as alcohol dries out leather.
     
  17. The Wiser Hatter

    The Wiser Hatter I'll Lock Up

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    Wow no questions now for a few days.;)
     
  18. BR Gordon

    BR Gordon One Too Many

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    I know a little something about panama hats but I have little experience with fur felt hats. Are there any disadvantages to 100% beaver felt, other than expense?
     
  19. zetwal

    zetwal I'll Lock Up

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    None. It's an excellent fur for felt hats.
     
  20. alanfgag

    alanfgag

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    extinction?
     

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