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...And although I used to handle my hats by the front pinch (that's how they do it in the movies, right?), I don't anymore. I use the brim only, and my pinch and creases have stayed 'perfect.'
I've tried to don and doff my hats by holding the brim, but it just doesn't feel right for some reason. I grasp them lightly so it'll probably take longer for any holes to form at the pinch, but they'll most likely appear eventually one of these days. None of 'em are vintage or particularly valuable, so I'm not losing any sleep over it. Also, I'm right-handed so I would think that would make the pinch migrate to the right. But no, they always migrate left. o_O
 
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I've tried to don and doff my hats by holding the brim, but it just doesn't feel right for some reason. I grasp them lightly so it'll probably take longer for any holes to form at the pinch, but they'll most likely appear eventually one of these days. None of 'em are vintage or particularly valuable, so I'm not losing any sleep over it. Also, I'm right-handed so I would think that would make the pinch migrate to the right. But no, they always migrate left. o_O

I’ll also confess to picking the up and taking them off by the crown, and sometimes at the pinch. I have a couple that have required reinforcement of the pinch under the liner so I know it’s not good for them.

The migrating pinch, I know it well. ;)


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...The migrating pinch, I know it well. ;)
So does my wife.

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Hat Masterson

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Considering Akubras (again), but I don't need another black hat. I still can't figure these colors out. Out of Charcoal vs Carbon Gray....which color is darker?
 

belfastboy

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I’m trying to date a Cavanagh. When did they drop “John” from the liner? Any idea?

Thanks in advance


UDPATE:
Please disregard my request. The Hatted Professor came to the rescue. It’s a shame Brad doesn’t frequent the Lounge any more.
When I read your post I immediately went to "I tried to date an O'Malley once but she turned me down!"
Sorry couldn't help myself.


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Considering Akubras (again), but I don't need another black hat. I still can't figure these colors out. Out of Charcoal vs Carbon Gray....which color is darker?
Is "Charcoal" an official color designation from Akubra? The reason I ask is because I've seen the same hat in the same color--the Banjo Paterson, for example--offered on different websites, and the Australian websites list the color as "Graphite Grey" while a couple of U.S. websites list it as "Charcoal". :confused:
 

Ken David

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I have several hats that are becoming unwearable due to the brims curling upward (prefer a flatter brim). I am guessing I need to find a brim flange but was wondering if anybody can give me a suggestion on what I should look for? Looking for one that would be versatile from brims around 2 5/8" to 2 7/8" or so. Thanks.
 
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I have several hats that are becoming unwearable due to the brims curling upward (prefer a flatter brim). I am guessing I need to find a brim flange but was wondering if anybody can give me a suggestion on what I should look for? Looking for one that would be versatile from brims around 2 5/8" to 2 7/8" or so. Thanks.

They normally come in specific brim widths, so theoretically, a 2 5/8" brim needs a 2 5/8" flange. The flanges differ in "cupping" as well. You'll just need to find the right one(s)


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Ken David

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They normally come in specific brim widths, so theoretically, a 2 5/8" brim needs a 2 5/8" flange. The flanges differ in "cupping" as well. You'll just need to find the right one(s)


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Thanks....I was hoping to just find one. Maybe I'll just look for one for the larger brim size and use it on the shorter ones and realize the cupping may differ.
 

RJR

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I have several hats that are becoming unwearable due to the brims curling upward (prefer a flatter brim). I am guessing I need to find a brim flange but was wondering if anybody can give me a suggestion on what I should look for? Looking for one that would be versatile from brims around 2 5/8" to 2 7/8" or so. Thanks.
Depending on your definition of "flatter",simply ironing the brim may work.Remember to use a press cloth or toweling between the iron and the felt.
 
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Jhoff_1979

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Okay, I have a question. My second day owning a brand new Akubra Snowy River in Sand. I was steaming deeper pinches over a kettle. After I pulled it away I realized that a small portion of the felt between the pinches must have rubbed up against the rubber edge of the spout and left what I thought was only a spot of water. After it dried I noticed that the dark stain was still there. I have no idea what it could be. It became much lighter after a hard brushing and a sponge job. Any ideas to completely erase it? I will share pictures tomorrow as I am currently at work without said brim.
 

AbbaDatDeHat

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I have used naptha and a Mr. Clean sponge-like thing to completely remove axle grease from my Tawny Fawn Fed IV.
Now that is impressive!
That would have been a great How-to for reference. Axle grease may make one wonder...what the heck??
But how many times has anyone bumped their lid “just checking the oil”?? Arggh!!
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M Hatman

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I’m trying to date a Cavanagh. When did they drop “John” from the liner? Any idea?

Thanks in advance


UDPATE:
Please disregard my request. The Hatted Professor came to the rescue. It’s a shame Brad doesn’t frequent the Lounge any more.



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So............so...............What Was the Answer?!?!?!?!?!?!?o_O I am waiting....;););););)
M:)
 
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