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

  1. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    Son of a gun. I hadn't seen any "error" messages until after I read this post. Shortly thereafter I started getting them when I tried to "like" a few posts in another thread; 10-15 seconds later, they stopped. :confused:
     
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  2. Bertie.Wooster

    Bertie.Wooster One of the Regulars

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  3. Snortman45

    Snortman45 Familiar Face

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    Does anyone have any experience with the Bailey of Hollywood Litefelt Blixen or Stetson Frederick fedoras? They do look pretty nice for a non-fur hat. I'm only going with non-fur because of budget. Still hope someday to get a fur felt hat. :)
     
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  4. 1mach1

    1mach1

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    @estherweis (Esther Weis Millinery) can make one for you in a variety of colors and fabrics.
    She is located in Belgium.
     
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  5. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey Call Me a Cab

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    What leather treatment/conditioner do you use to keep sweatbands in good shape?
     
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  6. belfastboy

    belfastboy My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Have you checked out the Akubra line on the internet? For not much more cash you can get a good quality fur felt hat that will last you a very long time and look great the whole time. What is your hat size?
     
  7. Snortman45

    Snortman45 Familiar Face

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    I wear around 7 5/8 or 7 3/4. I should probably have my wife measure my skull to make sure. I know the hat size of less expensive hats I order is usually XL, but there are some I have gotten that are on the snug side, and the Jaxon felt fedora that I got is slightly loose.
     
  8. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    How much are you looking to spend?


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  9. Snortman45

    Snortman45 Familiar Face

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    I really can't afford to go over $75 right now.
     
  10. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    That’s reasonable. Are you looking for a fedora, Indy, homburg, adventure, ????
    The reason I’m asking, I have several hats in approximately your size for sale right now. I have both wool and fur felt.


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  11. pairrothead01

    pairrothead01 Familiar Face

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    I'm back with a question.....
    I purchased a Srerkowski "Mosca"
    Please don't give to much grief on that...but I like thw hat because it is really light.
    That being said, the brim of the hat got a wrinkle, I took a distilled dampened washcloth and ironed out the wrinkle. That work to a T , wrinkle gone. As a result the snap brim no longer has a snap, the flat brim look is good for me, I also like to snap the brim up while a work.
    Help needed here is, what does one do to recover. Restoring the snap.
    If anyone we're to know the process, FL is the place to ask.

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  12. TheOldFashioned

    TheOldFashioned Practically Family

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    I'll personally vouch for @deadlyhandsome. He recently sold me a great homburg at a fair price. I highly recommend and would gladly buy from him again.
     
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  13. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    Moi aussi. (I was wearing a French hat today)

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  14. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    I use Pecard Antique Leather conditioner, but there are many used by different Loungers.

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  15. Snortman45

    Snortman45 Familiar Face

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    A fedora, about 2.5 or 2.75 inch brim.

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  16. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    You will need to have the brim re-flanged. Unless you plan on doing lots of the same size hats with the same width brim all with the same flange profile/depth, you’ll need to send it out to a hatter. You can try to come up with some jury-rigged fix, but nothing will give you the results of using the proper flange. They cost about $160 new so off to the hatter it goes...or live without it snapping.

    If you want to try the DYI route you can look for instructional videos. The video linked was just the first I found and I can’t speak to the quality etc.:







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  17. pairrothead01

    pairrothead01 Familiar Face

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    Thanks.....lesson learned.....I was hoping someone would say just give it some steam and it will be all good again.

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  18. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    Hi. I have a steam iron, a good one that puts out a lot of steam, a tolliker, and ironing board, and some custom hat bands.

    I keep my hats in safes, and sometimes, when I take one out to use it, I see the brim lost its shape by being squished by the hat next to it.

    I keep everything I need in my bedroom, and fixing the hat only takes a couple of minutes.
    To put the snap back in the brim, I use the steam iron to curve it upwards, curve and shape it a little more with the tollicker, wait 'til it's dry, and then snap it back down or up with my hands.

    I watched Ignacio do this so many times, I learned how. I don't do it as well as he, but I do it OK.
    Now, off to take a shower and wait for my new hat safe to be delivered.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  19. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    Excellent tutorial Max.
    You have graduated from grasshopper to Sensei!!
    Pretty sure you’re gonna be sorry you took this pic too!! Lol
    B
     
  20. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    Hahaha

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