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  1. Bertie.Wooster

    Bertie.Wooster One of the Regulars

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    Dear Loungers,

    I recently acquired a Bon Ton Ivy fitted speckled boater and I must say it is the most comfortable sweatband I have ever worn on my head!

    I have another boater which needs a sweatband replacement. Does anyone know where I can get a Bon Ton Ivy style elastic adjustable sweatband?

    I mean surely if was made in the past, it should still be possible?
     
  2. Dm101

    Dm101 A-List Customer

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    So far, there's only been one Betty White...much to my hearts discontent.
    Hopefully your search fares better, Wishing you the best of luck...
     
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  3. Just saw a newsflash about all the flooding & levee breaks in eastern Nebraska & across Iowa. Didn't mention the Twin City's in MN. I hope Cornshucker77, RJR, SBG & any other Lounge members I'm forgetting are all save & dry. Check in when you can!
     
  4. RJR

    RJR

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    We're n good shape here except for the usual flood prone areas.Major ice jams are happening;one locally knocked a bicycle trail trestle over yesterday.An ice jam is close to closing I-80 just west of Des Moines.
    The warm weather reduced our 2-3 foot snow cover to nearly gone in 2 days.
     
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  5. Frunobulax

    Frunobulax

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    Isn't Michael A in Iowa?

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  6. Kane

    Kane One of the Regulars

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    Been wondering: when did Stetson stop putting wind trollies on Open Roads and other hats?
    Thanks!
     
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  7. bowlerman

    bowlerman I'll Lock Up

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    Sioux Falls is also severe. I’m fortunate so far with my family being safe and dry and no water in the duplex yet —- and knocking on wood.


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  8. bowlerman

    bowlerman I'll Lock Up

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    Q: do you guys have any DIY tricks for getting rid of subtle lumps or striations in felt without a block?

    I’d like to think I’m pretty adept at recreasing fedoras and westerns and reshaping brims, but derbies and other open crowns are above my pay grade and always show the imperfections.

    For example, my new derby arrived dented from shipping. I was able to basically steam out the dent, but the hat still has some subtle lumps and a visible striation on the bow side, and for a brand new custom, I am hoping to get the crown pristinely smooth:

    As arrived:

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    After some freehand steam:

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  9. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    I've had some success using a steam iron like the one in the photo. I either use a smaller block to help me stretch the felt a little from within, or support the felt with my fingers inside the crown as I put the steam on the felt on the outside.

    This can only take you so far if you don't remove the liner first, because oftentimes a wrinkle or seam on the liner pushes the felt out and you just transport the wrinkle, seam or bump onto the felt. From the pics, it seems like that is what happened to your hat.


    Brent uses an electric hat stretcher that irons the felt from the inside. If I remember correctly, he takes the liner off, folds the sweat down, sprays a little water on the felt, and the heat in the metal stretcher does the rest.[​IMG]

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  10. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey Call Me a Cab

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    With the help and advice of many of you, I am geting more comfortablle with knowing and identifying collectible model name felt hats. My knowledge of collectible straw hats is woefully inadequate, however. With summer coming around, would any of you venture a list of model name straws you keep eyes out for? I have a 50's straw Stetson Medalist that is a sweet hat and my only vintage straw at this time (thanks Brent).
     
  11. Bertie.Wooster

    Bertie.Wooster One of the Regulars

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    How do I sew a leather sweatband into a straw hat?

    I do not own a 'speciality' machine for the sewing job. How can I sew a leather hatband in by hand? (What kind of stitching pattern do I use?)
     
  12. hatsRme

    hatsRme I'll Lock Up

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    Hey, Bertie, buddy!

    There IS a thread all about that. Actually, there are several. Googoo "replacing leather sweatband fedora lounge" and you can pick the best thread for you.
     
  13. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    I have used steam and the backs of two metal tablespoons to smooth out some pretty stubborn creases. One inside and one one outside.
     
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  14. Kane

    Kane One of the Regulars

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    Here’s another hat dating question:
    Stetson Open Road with a plain white satin liner, brown leather sweat band, hat pin that is just the word “Stetson” as a block of letters, and the red and black square box. Would this be ‘80’s era? ‘90’s era?
     
  15. bowlerman

    bowlerman I'll Lock Up

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    Oh I never thought to do inside and out together. That may be worth trying- thanks!


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  16. Frunobulax

    Frunobulax

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    Photos would be helpful.

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  17. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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  18. backpacker416

    backpacker416 Familiar Face

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    I posted this question under the hate thread, but maybe should have posted it here? I’ve got a tweed flat cap that needs a new liner. Anyone I can send it to? Thanks
     
  19. UnclePete

    UnclePete New in Town

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    Has anyone seen or done a brim stitching on a Panama ? Not on the edge of the brim,
    but a running stitch about 3/8” in from the edge.
    Thanks, Uncle Pete
     
  20. belfastboy

    belfastboy My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I have not seen this addressed on the lounge but I would suggest emailing the custom cap makers here on the lounge or one of the many listed on the ETSY site. I am sure my cap guy would do it but he is located in the UK and the postage would be a killer.
     
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