Removing Brand Pins, Labels, etc...

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Felt, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. Felt

    Felt New in Town

    United States
    Hi all, I'm new here and have really enjoyed looking through many of the threads!

    I've been wearing fedoras since I was a teenager but the hats I wore were expressly made not to have any visible branding information on them. (E.g., think of the Borsalino "religious" models.) But I don't really like their high crown and wide brim styles nor do I wear black hats now. (I prefer grey.)

    But in getting other styles, I don't like the branding that is so common on many other hats. But removing the pin on a Stetson leaves visible holes in the ribbon and many Borsalino's have the name stitched into the ribbon itself.

    Of course, I can always switch the ribbon but that's something of a pain. So, I'm curious if anyone else likes to "debrand" their hats, and if so, how do you do it?

    Many thanks!
  2. Edward

    Edward Bartender

    London, UK
    I wouldn't worry about the pinholes - I'm sure they'll disappear with time, same as a hole made by a lapel pin. Even if not, they'll never be seen by anyone not expressly looking for them. I tend to buy hats which don't have obvious labels anyhow, which isn't hard to find in a furfelt fedora. Akubra are great that way, many others too.
  3. Lawrence Ullman

    Lawrence Ullman New in Town

    I feel your pain! First thing I do when I get a new (vintage) hat is carefully remove any brand pin. (Must have a half-dozen Dobbs pins by now.) Feathers also come off. So far, any remaining pin holes are all but invisible. Those hideous sewn-in brand labels that new hats seem to be sporting are yet another reason to buy vintage!
  4. Jedwbpm

    Jedwbpm One Too Many

    West Coast Florida
    As far as the Borsalino logo on the band that is a separate part. you can take off the band and twist that part inside out so to speak and the logo with be gone.

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