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Discussion in 'Hats' started by Rundquist, May 4, 2004.

  1. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    Stetson Standard Quality sold to me by our very own Richard Morgan. The sweatband is shot, but it's comfortable to wear, so I left it as is. I like the proportions and the felt. Richard's listing said it is from the 1930s.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. steur

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    Both are lovely additions to your already impressive collection, Max.
     
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  3. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    Stetson The Gun Club. I like the shape that Ignacio gave it, but the felt is... So so[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  4. RJR

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    It looks good on you,Max.
     
  5. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    Thank you, Bob.

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  6. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    Max, you’re growing into the el vaquero look quite well. Is it growing into you?
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  7. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    No. It is quite comfortable, though.

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  8. TheOldFashioned

    TheOldFashioned One Too Many

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    After some sketchy roundabout travel courtesy of the USPS (Northville, MI - suburb of Detroit --> Pittsburgh --> Detroit --> NW Indiana), my Hurd's derby arrived today a day late:
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    Dates somewhere between 1925 and 1934. Hurd's opened in 1908 and expanded to second East Lansing location in 1925. Union label is the pre-merger in 1934.

    The hat body, ribbon, and binding are in mint condition. The sweatband is almost completely detached, but is extremely supple. Should be a relatively easy fix. Good opportunity to practice.

    Not bad for $7 I think, plus seller threw in a Champ hat box.
     
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  9. Steve1857

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    Nice catch. That's a beauty.

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  10. Joao Encarnado

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    The quality of the felt on the The Gun Club is unknown...
     
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  11. TheOldFashioned

    TheOldFashioned One Too Many

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    Thanks! I'll have to do a side-by-side comparison with my Stetson from similar timeframe. Just an eye test led to a quick measurement of the brim width. The Stetson came in at 2" and this one from Hurd's was 2.25". It'll be interesting to compare and contrast the two hats.
     
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  12. Steve1857

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    Let us all know how the comparison goes.

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  13. Stetson One-Hundred arrived. It needs a cleaning, but no mothing or other damage. I’m splurging on a couple gallons of new Naptha as what I have is brown despite my filtering efforts. I’ll post more once it’s cleaned and presentable.

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  14. AbbaDatDeHat

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    Sweet Brent. That’s a good one.
    Are you gonna take the lining out before the bath.???
    I would, better safe than sorry. I had one that faded out.
    Just sayin....
    B
     
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  15. First I’m scrubbing the ribbon and binding with a toothbrush and some old-school Crest toothpaste. The liner is coming out before the bath and it won’t go back in before I finish reconditioning the sweat (it just has a couple of small cosmetic issues).

    The felt most closely resembles the Churchill 50 I/we had, but I’d give the edge to the Churchill.
     
  16. rclark

    rclark Call Me a Cab

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    What do you plan to use to recondition the sweatband?
     
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  17. I usually do a very light application of mink oil on the back side of the sweat and the front gets a couple light coats of Pecards. I’ve tried other conditioners but this is the regiment I’ve found to work best for me.


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  18. AbbaDatDeHat

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    Good call.
    Plain Crest toothpaste works wonders.
    That’s some old school trick i learned when i was in the Suck.
    Liner looks pretty good so that’s sweet.
    Ps: be carefull withe the Crest. It can leave a somewhat blueish tint if not rinsed well. Little is better.
    I had great results on silverbelly. More tan idk.
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  19. Steinbockhase

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    I am aware of the common household uses for toothpaste, but I am curious why you guys emphasize using the Crest brand?
     
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  20. Tukwila

    Tukwila My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Which Pecards do you use? I have 3 different kinds, regular, antique and finished leather.
     
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