I just had an exchange with this guy through Etsy. His parting comment after half a dozen messages was as follows:
“You can believe what you want but I’ve been restoring Borsalino hats as well as many other pre 70s hats for over a decade.
Take a hike”
”You come to me asking qs and pricing and I gave them to you. Then you wa t to insult me about my knowledge restoring hats .
Screw you and your hat.”
How I “insulted” him (I’m guessing) is by sending a link about the definition of Petersham ribbon.
I've always had a good relationship with Scott. Sorry it didn't work out for you.