FREE Resistol Shantung straw hat 7 1/8

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by deadlyhandsome, Jun 2, 2020.

  1. This poor hat was sold to me as a size 7 3/4 which it wasn’t. It was also shipped in a too small box and arrived misshapen. The seller didn’t want the hat back and it’s of no use to me. Before I throw it away I thought I’d offer it here. The hat is free, but you’ll need to pay actual shipping costs. I’m sure I can ship it anywhere in the contiguous US for $16 or less.

    **SOLD**

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    Please send me a PM if you’re interested or have questions.
     

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    Last edited: Jun 3, 2020
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  2. **SOLD**
     
  3. Marc mndt

    Marc mndt Practically Family

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    The new owner should steam it with some hot water. The hat will automatically go back to its original shape.
     
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  4. Have you worked with Shantung before? It will take more than just steaming it.
     
  5. Marc mndt

    Marc mndt Practically Family

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    No I haven't. Steaming worked perfectly on a Borsalino Panama extra fino. A shantung is extra sturdy?
     
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  6. Shantung is a processed fiber coated in some sort of plastic material. It’s a completely different type of “straw” compared to what real Panama hats are made from.
     
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  7. Marc mndt

    Marc mndt Practically Family

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    Are such hats pleasant to wear, especially on warmer days when one would wear a Panama? A Panama hat made from straw absorbes some sweat. I guess coated fiber doesn't?
     
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  8. Both materials have their place. Toquilla straw is more comfortable and breaths. Shantung really needs ventilation woven into the hat to be comfortable as it doesn’t breathe. Shantung is a much better choice when rain is in the forecast and it’s a more rugged material. It’s also very stiff and plastic feeling.
     
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