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Panama Hat Thread

daizawaguy

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warren2503 said:
well Guys this is my first post
I live in sydney and ordered a hat from Panama Bob about 8 weeks ago - talking with Bob I decided on a weave count of between 900 and 1000 and to have it blocked by art-

By my calculations it should be another 6 to 8 weeks away. I feel like a school boy just cant wait

Warren

What a wonderful first choice:eusa_clap
 

CRH

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WineGuy working on his Montecristi

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I wish you success and commend your bravery!
 

WineGuy

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danofarlington said:
I don't know whether that will get the ink stain off, but I can tell you that hat will be clean as a whistle when it's done. You could eat off of it.

The soak did in fact clean it up a lot. The straw was starting to show some dirt and patina on the brim and had developed a slight browning on the top of the C-crown, the soak cleaned the brim up completely(sans the ink stain) and it lightened significantly the brown patina on the crown. I'm optimistic Art will send me back what looks like a new hat and I think my daughter will do a great job painting an elegant grape vine motif over the ink stains.
 

Ordinary Guy

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WineGuy said:
The soak did in fact clean it up a lot. The straw was starting to show some dirt and patina on the brim and had developed a slight browning on the top of the C-crown, the soak cleaned the brim up completely(sans the ink stain) and it lightened significantly the brown patina on the crown. I'm optimistic Art will send me back what looks like a new hat and I think my daughter will do a great job painting an elegant grape vine motif over the ink stains.
What an awesome and unique idea.....

Gotta have pics when that is finished and what a tale to stay with hat...

That story will be told over and over again by all who read it here.. Every summer when they break out their panama's it will flash back and be retold..

Wine Guy you could wind up a legend ....:D
 

Panamabob

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A couple of unusual hats...both mistakes. We asked for a semicalado with just one inch of the semicalado. They made one, but it was supposed to be horizontal in design, not diagonal. Second one, was supposed to be a 5 inch crown for a size 7 3/8. It's a 5 inch crown, but the hat is a size 8. :) I'm trying not to let my Ecuadorian friends and family raise my blood pressure any more. Grin and bear it.

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WineGuy

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Ordinary Guy said:
What an awesome and unique idea.....

Gotta have pics when that is finished and what a tale to stay with hat...

That story will be told over and over again by all who read it here.. Every summer when they break out their panama's it will flash back and be retold..

Wine Guy you could wind up a legend ....:D


Thanks for kind thoughts OG, I think if there is going to be a happy ending to this nightmare it will be due to Art and my daughter.
 

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