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Discussion in 'Hats' started by Hats Matter, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey Familiar Face

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    Hatco may have some but I'll have to stick with the tried and true Irish flat cap straight from the source, Hanna hats Donegal, Ireland.
     
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  2. Kane

    Kane New in Town

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    Greeting from another new hat fan. Name is Kane from the Los Angeles area. I made an intro post in the Observation Bar, but thought I’d say hi here as well as this is where my main interest lies. I’ve been wearing hats for a long time for work, but have recently evolved into wearing nicer hats for the pleasure and style of it. My first hat other than a ball cap was a Stetson straw western that I bought many years ago replace the cheap straws that would break down after a few weeks of working outside. This hat is still with me and does double duty with my beloved Brazilian tarp hat (what I call the anti-Tilley) for working outside. Recently I have acquired a few fedoras — first a Stetson, and more recently a Barbisio. I have always wanted to wear hats like this but in my younger years I sort of lacked the self-confidence, but now I feel pretty good donning my fedora. I have collected tobacco pipes, typewriters, fountain pens, and saxophones, and I can see how one can deveplop a love for many hats. We wear many hats figuratively, so why not literally as well.

    Cheers!
     
  3. RJR

    RJR

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    Welcome to the Lounge.
     
  4. hatsRme

    hatsRme I'll Lock Up

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    Welcome aboard!
    It’s best to to just let the affliction run it’s course. Don’t fight it. Buy hats. We’re here for you!
     
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  5. Winston Carter

    Winston Carter Practically Family

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    Welcome. Have fun collecting hats !!
     
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  6. Redfokker

    Redfokker

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    Welcome to the Fray. You will find a fine bunch of enablers here for your new addiction.
     
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  7. Winston Carter

    Winston Carter Practically Family

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    I can't afford to keep up with the Jones' here. A man needs to know his limitations.:):)
     
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  8. belfastboy

    belfastboy Call Me a Cab

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    I am still stumbling around trying to at least acquaint myself with a semblance of some.
     
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  9. Winston Carter

    Winston Carter Practically Family

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    :):)
     
  10. Frunobulax

    Frunobulax

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    Welcome to the party, pal. We're here to help.

    Unless you're my size, then replace "help" with "obstruct."


    Sent directly from my mind to yours.
     
  11. Frunobulax

    Frunobulax

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    It can be done on the cheap, believe me. You don't have to pay $700 for a Whippet if you're patient and persistent.


    Sent directly from my mind to yours.
     
  12. Griffstar4007

    Griffstar4007 New in Town

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    Good morning. New to the forum. Just purchased my first Stetson Stratoliner and thought I should find a forum to learn how to take care of it. Lots of info here!

    Just a quick question, should I remove the “sticker” label inside the hat with the barcodes, hat info, etc., or leave it there?

    Thank you...
     
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  13. Winston Carter

    Winston Carter Practically Family

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    Welcome !! I leave my paper label in it but some take it out. As far as taking care of your hat just keep it clean and brushed. Stetson's will take a good beating. They look better to me with a little age. Gives it character.
     
  14. Griffstar4007

    Griffstar4007 New in Town

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    Thank you for the reply! I think I’ll just leave it in and fold it under the sweatband.
     
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  15. Winston Carter

    Winston Carter Practically Family

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    I forgot to add you really don't need to buy a hat brush per se. Any soft bristled brush will do. It will keep the dust off and the fur looking good.
     
  16. JimK

    JimK New in Town

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    Somehow I got drooling over Sterkowski caps. I needed to remind myself - I already have a lot of hats! We'll see how long the reminder lasts!

    My wife and I moved to Utah about two years ago, from New York - following her son after he got a job out here. Our house is at 4600 foot altitude - the local mountains get up around 9000 feet and more. I am quite hairless on top - hats are the answer!

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  17. JimK

    JimK New in Town

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    I managed to hold off about 45 minutes! Now it's a 45 day wait for a cap to arrive!
     
  18. Winston Carter

    Winston Carter Practically Family

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    Welcome!! Don't hold off. You can never have enough hats.:):)
     
  19. Monavillecowboy

    Monavillecowboy One of the Regulars

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    Leave it in. You never know when you'll forget which hat it is or what size you wear.
     
  20. UnclePete

    UnclePete New in Town

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    Hi All, Was a member a few years back under “SteaminPete”. That was when I was collecting a few vintage hats which I sold way prematurely looking at today’s prices. Great to be back and hope to get back into buying and
    selling again. Just purchased a new Stetson Stratoliner Silverbelly, love it. Thanks for having me.
     

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