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scottyrocks

I'll Lock Up
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OMG! Hi, guys!

I am so excited to be here!

In the time that Ive been waiting to be able to post, Ive read as much as I could, including all 151 pages of the 'your newest hat' thread. You guys have inspired me to go from merely wearing my hats, as I have for years, to getting excited about them again.

So where do I begin? I want to post to a number of threads, but I guess I can show here how Ive rebashed some of my fedoras and one of my cowboy hats (although I dont think I took pics of the Bailey cowboy hat before I rebashed it, although it was a mess). It doesnt look perfect now, but it looks a hell of a lot better than it did, and I like my hats to look lived in, as opposed to brand new.

My first fur felt fedora is this Stetson Imperial that I bought at Worth & Worth in NYC in 1982, shortly after seeing Raiders. I had bought a wool no-name version of this hat right after I saw the movie, but the furfelts looked oh so luscious so I popped for the then princely sum of $35 for this hat.

This is how its looked for 27 years:

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And this is how it looks now, after bashing. Its darker because it was wet. It has since dried and returned to its normal color.

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I'm so psyched, I'm busting! Got lots more pics of very recently reshaped hats. Im off to further explore the site. Yaaaa-HOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
 

ironhead

New in Town
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Carmel Maine
I found it's like an addction. Once you start its hard to stop. Unfortunately I'm on a strict budget. I hope that changes soon!
 

CRH

Call Me a Cab
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West Branch, IA
scottyrocks said:
OMG!...

My first fur felt fedora is this Stetson Imperial that I bought at Worth & Worth in NYC in 1982,

Wow! Way to just barge in and belly up there, scottyrocks - here, you can have my stool. I'll stand for a while lol.

That's one fine look'n lump of felt on your head, man! Does it have any.. Hmmm... Hmmm... stories to tell?
 

jpbales

Practically Family
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Georga, USA
i don't know what it is about hats

but they are so addicting! no one else seems to ever understand either [huh] Seriously, my mom and sisters have bought several coach purses (which cost hundreds of dollars, more than any hat I have!) and they don't understand why I like hats [huh] [huh]

welcome to the lounge, and indulge!
 

scottyrocks

I'll Lock Up
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Thank you, all, for the warm welcome.

Interesting that I got a number of compliments on my 'new' hat yesterday from people that have seen me in it a number of times. :) Although thats not why I changed it, it was nice to hear, anyway.
 
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