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Feraud

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Inspired by Mr.'H''s comment in this thread.

Who uses these notes in their hats?

The pessimist in me thinks they are a waste of time. Anyone who would snatch your lid is not going to feel a pang of remorse because of a note.
I have been wrong before. :)


Your thoughts?
 
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Mark G

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I put my business card in the sweat. I did leave a panama in an airport resturant once and the waiter tracked me down. So you never know.
 

RBH

Bartender
I have that card in a few of my fedoras.
I like looking at it when I remove my hat...
I always say ''The hell it aint!" lol
I never had anyone get my hat, except once at a restraunt in Mexico a waiter removed my hat from a chair and took it to the bar. Everyone had a laugh at my hat getting 'pinched'.
 

jake_fink

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A quaint reminder of the days when there were hat check people who might make a mistake now and again.

If anyone walks off with a hat these days, a card is not going to cause them to return it.

PS: Anyone keep a sawbuck in their sweat for emergency use?
 

Pilgrim

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I'll renew my offer - anyone who wants a set of six such labels in Word format, let me know via PM and include your email address. I'll email you a copy and you can change the contact info on it.
 

Nigel

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Pilgrim said:
I'll renew my offer - anyone who wants a set of six such labels in Word format, let me know via PM and include your email address. I'll email you a copy and you can change the contact info on it.

I tried to PM you but I don't have permission yet, perhaps not enough posts but I'd like a copy of that Word doc please.
 

Aaron Hats

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These cards weren't printed and given to customers to prevent theft of the hat. They were, and still are, advertising for the store. They're a way to remind the customer where they bought that hat and where to buy their next hat.

This reminds me, we need to have more printed. ;)
 

Fatdutchman

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I had one in a hat I got years ago saying "Like hell it's yours, put it back. But you can get one like it at Sables Western store, etc". I always thought it was silly, but didn't have strong feelings about it.

Do you want a hat thief as your next customer?lol
 

jake_fink

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Aaron Hats said:
These cards weren't printed and given to customers to prevent theft of the hat. They were, and still are, advertising for the store. They're a way to remind the customer where they bought that hat and where to buy their next hat.

This reminds me, we need to have more printed. ;)


Ahhh.

Then shouldn't they be encouraging theft. "Looks better than yours (and the other guy's not looking)."

VA246.jpg
 

Aaron Hats

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DanielJones said:
I might have to make a few for my hats, just for fun. Does anybody have an image of one of these cards for reference?

Cheers!

Dan

Here you go:

LikeHell.jpg


All that usually shows above the sweatband is the black stripe at the top.
 

shoeshineboy

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scotrace said:
I wear mine to church and leave them out with the coats. It would never do for the Deacon to pull it down to admire and see that!


that is where i put mine....i don;t have to put my name on it...i can hear them in the hall make the comments...who's is that ?..boy that is a nice one...haven;t seen one in years....that's Mark's hat...maybe i should start wearing mine....

wait till the monti's comes out...

mark tssb
 

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