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More than a wind or rodeo strap?

Naphtali

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Seeley Lake, Montana
Okay, I confirmed that my Campaign hat doesn't have enough crown to render it anything more than a army-style Montana Peak.

I've identified a couple of used Western hats that are satisfactory - except for a couple of details. I especially appreciate chin strap slots and grommeted ventilation holes in Campaign hats' crowns. None of the Western hats I've looked at have them. The only hats with any of these features are some Akubras, but Akubras don't particularly interest me.

Please identify hat makers or restorer who can incorporate these features in a fur felt Western hat.
 
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Location
vancouver, canada
Okay, I confirmed that my Campaign hat doesn't have enough crown to render it anything more than a army-style Montana Peak.

I've identified a couple of used Western hats that are satisfactory - except for a couple of details. I especially appreciate chin strap slots and grommeted ventilation holes in Campaign hats' crowns. None of the Western hats I've looked at have them. The only hats with any of these features are some Akubras, but Akubras don't particularly interest me.

Please identify hat makers or restorer who can incorporate these features in a fur felt Western hat.
I just finished a custom hat yesterday where the client wanted 3 grommet/eyelets on each side. It is easy to do. Tandy sells grommets in 3 finishes/colors. The punch/anvil set is inexpensive. If it has a liner you will need to remove that but if you want the eyelets to actually ventilate you need the hat to be unlined anyway.
 

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