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Black felt hat oil/grease look

Kaxia25

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Jerez, Spain
Hi all, I’m going thru different techniques to make new felt hats look older, but somehow I saw a hat that is using I suppose oil or something similar in black felt, obviously is not burnt due it changes the color, but somehow it looks like shiny and polished?! I don’t really know, does someone knows how to make this look? Thank you
 
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vancouver, canada
Hi all, I’m going thru different techniques to make new felt hats look older, but somehow I saw a hat that is using I suppose oil or something similar in black felt, obviously is not burnt due it changes the color, but somehow it looks like shiny and polished?! I don’t really know, does someone knows how to make this look? Thank you
The hatters here in the Lounge tend to not engage in aging/distressing the hats they make. You may get a response but don't count on it. I suspect it is something one of these types of hat makers discovered whilst experimenting and may not want to divulge a proprietary process. Most hatters learn the trade the old fashioned way......trial and error......lots of errors. .
 

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