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The Conversion Corral

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Davidson, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. bond

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    This is a 3x western conversion I just finished. Was pretty dirty and original sweat was dry rotted. Cleaned up the felt ,reblocked it up a size and replaced the ply ribbon with this silver belly 1 1/8" width ribbon and added matching wind cord.
    No cutting on the 2 7/8 raw edge brim.
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  2. Bob Roberts

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  4. RJR

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  5. bond

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    Thanks for comments guys!



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  6. LuvMyMan

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    I will be sending BOND another hat for him to work his magic on very soon!
     
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  7. T Jones

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    Here's one that I'm just now getting around to finishing up. It was a Resistol Stagecoach that had some serious brim issues. I could only save 2 1/4 inches of the brim, and I hate stingy brims, let alone it being a black hat, which I also hate! So, I wasn't in a hurry to do anything with it. I was bored yesterday and I got around to getting it nearly completed, save for the ribbon. Here's the stingy brimmed bugger and my ribbon choice, grey 1 inch mid ribbon. I also gave the crown a nice deep Tear Drop crease with a high tight pinch....

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    It came out nice. It's just that I don't like black hats or stingy brims.
     
  8. FedOregon

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    It does look good, though. Maybe you can find a buyer or a gift-ee? You do great work!
     
  9. Joao Encarnado

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    Now that is something new.
     
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  10. T Jones

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    I'm talking Fedoras, not Westerns. On my fedoras I want my brims no wider than 2 3/4 and no less than 2 5/8. On Westerns, I really don't like anything over 4' and no less than 3' on brims, depending on what look I'm after. Too much brim looks like a bird bath sitting on top of one's head.
     
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    Here's a loungers favorite and well worn Stetson I recently resurrected for him. He wanted me to save the liner inset and incorporate that into a new silk liner. Also gave it a deep cleaning in a gas bath and replaced the sweat with a vented one. All the holes in front of the hat are for pins which he will reattach. IMG_6927.JPG IMG_6976.JPG IMG_6980.JPG
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  12. RJR

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    Nice job,Scott.
     
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    Thanks guys.


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  14. bond

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    Also updated this Stetson that I posted a couple weeks ago by adding the brim binding. Feels finished now. IMG_6988.JPG


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  15. Redfokker

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    Pretty! It looks like butter!
     
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  16. RJR

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    Nice job.
     
  17. Joao Encarnado

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    Nice job on that Stetson
     
  18. Miamibruno

    Miamibruno Practically Family

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    Here's my first conversion from a Stagecoach to fedora. Please don't tell Joao I stingy brimmed a Stagecoach. It is now only a 2 3/8th inch brim. And hats off to @Tjones who started me down this road about a year ago. Finally got the right tools.

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  19. Good job, Bruno. I like the contrasting ribbon.
     
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  20. T Jones

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    Thanks MB. The hat looks great. You did nice job with it.
     
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