Quite the hat builder you are, Randall! That one should wear well for many years to come.
Finished this 7XCB OR fedora conversion tonight. A conversion that couldn’t be helped, mostly.
A 7 3/8 late 50s bought recently that was spotted all up, if you all remember. $30!!!
Had to sew on new binding and added a matching 1 1/2” frayed bow.
You can see in one of the pics that it had a weird suntan line caused from the old ribbon and worse, the wind string! First I’ve ever saw of that, especially where it must have never moved and stuck way up high like this.
A wide ribbon was needed to cover it. Plus there’s that faded sweatband halo that appears fairly high on the crown of many ORs. Y’all know what I’m talking about.
Well, I have plenty of 7XCBs ORs anyway, so I didn’t mind making this one into a fedora.
My first frayed bow. I changed the direction of the slanted cuts on the bow just to make it different from the usual.
Had to clean and reblock it, which after all that scrubbing loosened up the stiff felt a great deal.
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