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Peters Brothers

Bill Hughes

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My son picked up the hat yesterday. He sent pictures and it looks ok. I asked for a bound brim and or style ribbon...got a simple ribbon and unbound brim. So... I’ll take a trip to Texas hatters when I get the hat in hand at Christmas time.

When I was there I was told, by Brad, they could not do bindings on brims. It will be interesting to see your pictures when you get it.
 

DougC

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My son and my hat are home from TCU! First impression--this hat is pretty great! The conformateur worked fantastic--I'm somewhere between a 7 and a 71/8 and this hat fits perfectly. The natural color is a nice change from the silver belly I normally go with. And the 50/50 beaver and whatever (rabbit probably) feels very nice without too much stiffener. I would put the felt somewhere between my 7x Open Road and my Alessandria. We had rain yesterday, so, the first thing I did was snap down the brim and head outside. Water doesn't seem to bother this hat at all! I'm not bothered by the lack of binding on the brim Like I thought I would be--again, a little different from my normal hats. Pictures to come.
 

Scuttle

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Yes, but at least I got the Peters Brothers sweatband which is the main reason I went there. Even though the seam will have to be re-sewn it’s still a good sweat.

A few days ago I grabbed a Stetson 100 that will need some work. It also is beige. So I’m thinking I’ll send out all three together. Question is to whom? I have two in my mind I’m contemplating.

What is the status of these two hats, now? I'm especially eager to see what becomes of the 1932 in skilled hands.

~ S.
 

Scuttle

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They are at Vintage Silhouettes waiting their turn with Art Fawcett. They’ve been there since December 19th. I actually sent the two Peters Bros and a Stetson 100.

In good hands at last, then.
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~ S.
 

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Bill Hughes

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Here is the 1932 Shady Oak.

The plan for this hat was a full restoration. Meaning a full cleaning, new sweatband, keep original liner, keep the brim at 2 3/4" raw, replace the ribbon, double bow, and re-block as much as possible.

I like the sweatband itself. It's a nice sheepskin band and it has the Peters Brothers name. That is the main reason I wanted them to do the work. To get a Peters Brothers sweatband.

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I got the Peters Bros 1932 back from Art Fawcett this last week. Here are the results.

I gave Art pretty much free range with this hat. Art went with a darker ribbon than I had suggested. It's a dark navy blue (almost black). I know it was cleaned a couple of times but is still stained/dingy. I may try cleaning some more but to me this hat has character. With the tight pinch and stains I feel it has the "been there and done that" look to it.
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Bill Hughes

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I am very hesitant to post these pictures. I have dealt with Brad Peters and his employee (sorry I don't remember his name). Both are very nice and want to do a good job. I can tell they really want to do well. Remember, Shane no longer works at Peters Brothers and he was the main person doing the needle work.

Last week I went to Peters Brothers to pick up my two hats. I did not leave with them. I pointed out to Brad that I could put my middle finger behind each ribbon and he agreed the ribbons were loose. He was very nice and made sure I understood that since Shane left they are learning on the fly how to do things.

Today I went back and picked up the hats. I am not going to comment further. I really like both of the guys there and hope they get really good with their needle work.

The plan for this hat was to reshape into a fedora and replace the ribbon with this 1 1/2" blue. Band was to have double bow. Crown bashed to be a diamond. I kept the brim at 3 1/4" raw.

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Here is what Art Fawcett did for this 1960's Shady Pines/Oaks. Sorry no head shots as yet.

Art went with a Forrest Green ribbon with a tan accent. It looks fantastic in person and the pictures aren't shabby. While talking to Dave he told me the sweatband was a bit brittle and starting to crack. So I got another sweatband from Peters Bros and sent it to them to replace. I have the original sweatband and to me it seem fine - but what do I know. When you get an expert to help and give advise - take it. There was a bit of a problem in that the brim wound up being trimmed from 3 1/4" to 2 3/4". I had not wanted that but like the saying goes "a third world problem". The wider cowboy hats have such a stiff brim I'm sure it's difficult to deal with. There is one noticeable spot on top of the brim that didn't come clean. I may work on it some more - or not.

I wish I could have got this kind of work accomplished at Peters Bros. It would be so convenient being so close. I really hope everything works out there. But as long as I have access to guys like Art I'm a happy camper!
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I got the Peters Bros 1932 back from Art Fawcett this last week. Here are the results.

I gave Art pretty much free range with this hat. Art went with a darker ribbon than I had suggested. It's a dark navy blue (almost black). I know it was cleaned a couple of times but is still stained/dingy. I may try cleaning some more but to me this hat has character. With the tight pinch and stains I feel it has the "been there and done that" look to it.
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I like a hat that has stories to tell. Looks well loved and good for another 100,000 Miles.


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AbbaDatDeHat

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Last night I snagged this green Peters Brothers Shady Oak Bankers Special One Hundred. I have not received it. Can anybody help with dating it?

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Wow Bill:
Another 100 to go with your tan one. This one has to be a one in a millon being that color. Love it. The color makes me think of Bamas Portis. Age wise i think you’re gonna have to bite the bullet till you can look under the liner. Maybe another 30s?? I think you are officially the Shady Oaks guru now. Ha
Very very nice catch Bill.
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