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

  1. stephena310

    stephena310 One of the Regulars

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    Thanks for the info...
    Yes, I am well aware of the Ebay/Paypal racketeering efforts.....The buyer is always right, no matter what the reason, real or imagined.......! (I have a bay account with nearly 1000 successful transactons, and the bay/paypal with the help of two different "buyers" defrauded me of not only the money, but kept the merchandise as well ! )

    I was mostly looking for your expertise regarding to a "bubble", as I have never heard of, nor seen such a thing...but then I am still a "newbie", so I wanted more experienced ones to weigh in and let me know if this is a "real" or memorex complaint ! I will ask the buyer the questions you have suggested....Usually it is a ploy to get a "discount on the sale" and I have offered him $20.00 off, but we will see how he responds !

    Also, I would love to know what a charcoal Stetson Saxon in great condition (no bites, no stains, no marks or nicks or anything anywhere....Should sell for???? I saw the pricing on Ebay between $150 - 70 - so I thought $56.00 was a good price.....I am open to suggestions....? I am selling it because it was just the wrong size !

    Anyone else want to weigh in ????????
     
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  2. ariahokas

    ariahokas Familiar Face

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    I am installing a new liner soon and am curious what the best type of glue to use is?
     
  3. zetwal

    zetwal I'll Lock Up

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    Don't glue ... stitch
     
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  4. Frunobulax

    Frunobulax

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    Or two-sided tape if, like me, you don't have the skills to stitch without going all the way through the felt. Or just shove it up in there, it'll likely stay on it's own.
     
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  5. zetwal

    zetwal I'll Lock Up

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    Yea, I forgot about the double sided tape. That's a good alternative.
     
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  6. RJR

    RJR

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    Either works for me.I often remove it in hot weather.
     
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  7. ariahokas

    ariahokas Familiar Face

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    Didn't think of that! I will give that a go.

    Anyone know how to actually stitch it in?
     
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  8. zetwal

    zetwal I'll Lock Up

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  9. rgrice

    rgrice New in Town

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    Got a vintage Dobbs straw with no ribbon. Want to put grosgrain on it but easiest way possible. I want to wear hat for gigs beginning tomorrow so any quick help is greatly appreciated!
     
  10. Eliesti

    Eliesti A-List Customer

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    I think I am finally going to order a custom hat. I have only worn rabbit fur so far. My understanding is that beaver is nicer (and the price reflects it), but can anyone explain why it is nicer? I don't have any beaver hats so I'm not sure. I also wanted to know if beaver is hotter or cooler than rabbit fur. Since I live in Houston, how hot the hat gets matters.


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  11. Frunobulax

    Frunobulax

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    Oh, Lord, you just opened up a whole can of worms...

    There are many discussions on this forum on the superiority of beaver vs. hare. While beaver is considered better by most, I've seen Steve (mayserwegener) make a good case that fine hats were made from European hare for decades and still are. Steve even makes a good case for wool. Akubra hats, perhaps the favorite current production hats of the Lounge, are hare. Most of our custom hatters use beaver for their premium hats. Gosh knows what type, or blend, Stetson uses.
     
  12. EstherWeis

    EstherWeis Vendor

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    Well, it all depends.
    I work mostly with rabbit and hare (TONAK) but have beaver as well.
    I'm quite fond of the quality of the rabbit and find the results very pleasing.
    They will last you for many years and more.
    Perfect to reblock and good for all round weather etc.
    From lightweight to super sturdy hunter felt.

    That being said;
    What I find is that the beaver I work with is very lightweight yet still sits better on my head.
    ( i have no knowledge on other brands or hatters qualities) It can rain,hail,storm and it won't budge.
    It's been soaked through or exposed to the sun And still will feel like a breeze on my head.

    I was stupid enough to not put my hat on the rack when I arrived home once and my cat had a little nap on it.
    I just pushed it back up and it looked like nothing happened.
    Beaver is just that little bit more resilient.

    It's all a matter of what you are willing to spend and what you want out of said hat.

    But that is just the way I look at it.
     
  13. hatsRme

    hatsRme I'll Lock Up

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    Eliesti, you deserve beaver.
     
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  14. moontheloon

    moontheloon I'll Lock Up

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    if it is available get unicorn fur

    my undyed unicorn fur hat is by far the softest and most magical hat I own
     
  15. Bamaboots

    Bamaboots I'll Lock Up

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    See, here come the worms Fruno spoke of.
     
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  16. For sure!
     
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  17. moontheloon

    moontheloon I'll Lock Up

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    don't know about these worms ... but my unicorn hat does have a band of caterpillar hair that is spectacular in certain light
    I try not to wear the rhino tooth band ... people get all bent out of shape
     
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  18. That's the reason I only wear mine in the great outdoors...Unicorn farts can be pretty intense in close quarters.
     
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  19. jimmytbk

    jimmytbk New in Town

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    hi guys, does anyone here use a machine to sand there fur/felt hats, or a spinner
     
  20. Frunobulax

    Frunobulax

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    Worms have fur?
     
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