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

  1. NewJack

    NewJack Practically Family

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    Sisol Straw question: As a scholar of hat collecting and shaping, etc., I purchased a (Borsalino) Sisol (Sisal) straw and was considering reshaping the crown. Is that doable without damaging the hat? I know steam works wonders (if used correctly, of course) on felt pieces. But what about straw pieces (Sisol in particular)? Second: Are there suggestions on how to generally care for them? Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. Debussychopin

    Debussychopin New in Town

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    Anyone know what color description is the Biltmore black diamond?
     
  3. Michael A

    Michael A I'll Lock Up

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    I'm sure this info is around here somewhere, but it didn't seem to turn up in the first few pages of my search results. Can anyone tell me what the number of the Hatter's Supply House flange that would be for a classic snap brim fedora is?

    Thanks,
    Michael
     
  4. Rick Blaine

    Rick Blaine My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Who is putting their photos where now that PB is destroying large swaths of the inter-webs? I am on imgur, how 'bout you?
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    so far so good.
     
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  5. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    I went with Imgur as well. I've only uploaded and posted two photos, but it was faster and easier than Photobucket.
     
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  6. FedOregon

    FedOregon I'll Lock Up

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    I got sick of PB and all their computer-seizing pop-up ads and other BS so I quit them a few years ago. I use smugmug at $40 a year with no hassles, no problems.
     
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  7. Michael A

    Michael A I'll Lock Up

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    I've been using Flickr for years and never had a problem. That being said Verizon recently bought up the operating units of Yahoo, so I don't have great confidence in the future availability of the free service.

    Michael
     
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  9. ESPN viewership is shrinking & Disney would like to unload the network if the price was reasonable. Verizon is interested not because they want to get into the sports broadcast business, but because it would give them a ready digital network on which to compete with the cable TV networks that are getting into the wireless phone & internet business.
     
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  10. moontheloon

    moontheloon I'll Lock Up

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    I've tried them all and Postimage is by far the best and easiest
    It's all I've used for the past few years
     
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  11. Redfokker

    Redfokker

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    Flickr when I need it. Otherwise I just upload from my hard drive.
     
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  12. Joel-Ruthie Simon

    Joel-Ruthie Simon New in Town

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    I have 2 Borsalino Fedoras and I'm wondering what the model of the hats are. On the inside of the black hat it says COD: 1122, COL: 0421, 14P002561. It has a 3 inch brim and a 4 1/2 crown 1 1/2 Bow. The brim is stitched not rimmed. Borsalino Black Front.jpg Borsalino Black Side.jpg Borsalino Black Inside.jpg
    The Charcoal Grey is very very soft says COD: 4336, COL: 0511 15A000000. It has a 2 1/2 Brim, 4 1/2 Crown and 1 1/4 Bow. The brim is stitched not rimmed. Borsalino Grey Front.jpg Borsalino Grey Side.jpg Borsalino Grey Inside.jpg The Charcoal Grey says COD: 4336, COL: 0511 15A000000. It has a 2 1/2 Brim, 4 1/2 Crown and 1 1/4 Bow.
     
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  13. hatsRme

    hatsRme

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    Greetings, Joel! You will likely be able to ID those lids by spending some time here, on the Borsalino Brotherhood thread, or by going here, to Bencraft or some other online vendor of Borsalinos. Should be an easy task.

    Hope things are well in Riverdale. Zie gezundt!!
     
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  14. Redfokker

    Redfokker

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    +1
     
  15. andrew_AU

    andrew_AU A-List Customer

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    What parts do I need to set up a flange to reshape the brim of an Akubra Stockman into a fedora style brim? ...and where can I get them (the flange, not the hat)?
     
  16. cozy d

    cozy d Familiar Face

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    Hi All, does anyone know much about antique vintage derby bowler type hats? I've got a couple that are in great shape except that the original sweatband is coming loose. The sweatband is in great shape otherwise and the felt and ribbons are excellent, especially for being around 100 yrs old. I spoke with a milliner who said that when the old threads come undone that you can't sew them back, the entire sweatband would need to be replaced for about $40 but I don't want to do that. Also, the brim edge dressing is coming loose in one spot, it looks like the ribbon is only held in place with threads about every inch or so, but they're hard to see so I'm not positive about that. Here's a link to pictures of one of the hats... https://photos.app.goo.gl/G9PXtC5TWyMEI49t1 Please let me know if you have any ideas ok? Thanks, Darrel
     
  17. Bill Hughes

    Bill Hughes Call Me a Cab

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    How do you keep pictures from displaying sideways? They are the correct orientation on my iPad and iPhone. But on the computer some pics are sideways on the forum????
     
  18. FedOregon

    FedOregon I'll Lock Up

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    Pics from my new Samsung smartphone started showing up sideways and upside down, unlike my previous Samsung.

    I found that if I edited and saved those pictures on my phone, and then uploaded them here or to my photo hosting site, they always appeared correctly here on the FL and on my laptop.
     
  19. Fedoras4Life

    Fedoras4Life New in Town

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    hello everyone, I recently bought this block that I believe is a style 52 even though it is stamped as style 25. Would more experienced eyes be able to help me out please?

    this is the front view
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    this is the side view
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  20. moontheloon

    moontheloon I'll Lock Up

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    doesn't look like any of the #52 that I have owned or handled

    it is most likely what it is marked as

    I'll dig up some photos of a 52 I owned so you can see what I mean

    that being said there are so many subtle differences in blocks and the legendary mythical #52 is not the only straight sided block

    this is a nice block but seems to have more taper than 52s that I have owned in the past
     

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