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Discussion in 'Hats' started by Davidson, Apr 7, 2007.
Excellent transformation on that one Terry! It's great that you've saved yet another nice old hat.
Thank you Rick! I appreciate that!
I finally finished the ribbon and bow work on this Silverbelly Stagecoach conversion. I had a thin ribbon on it originally but the hat didn't look right to me because of its tall crown. While I'm hesitant to put a contrasting color on Silverbelly, this 1 1/2 Burgundy ribbon seemed to work out pretty good.
I gave the bow just a touch of an upward swoop...
On the head. I'm not exactly wearing the right outfit with this hat. It would be better suited if it was paired with a sport jacket rather than with a Carhartt...
Another nice one, TJ. I have not seen you mess one up yet!
Love the color combination. I personally like contrasting colors.
Thank you, Bill. I have to say, it's definitely a nice looking hat. The pictures don't do it justice. The Burgundy on this one seems a little more muted than some colors and the contrast worked out well for it. The only thing with this hat is that it's more of a dress hat than casual.
Back is 2017 I bought a Stetson No. 1 conversion from @bond with a burgundy ribbon. I’ll probably never let it go.
Thank you, buddy!
I'll keep my fingers crossed on that! Just in case!
I think it pairs well with the Carhartt.
Yeah, Burgundy worked ou
Thank you, buddy!
Just finished putting some more 1 1/2 Burgundy ribbon on a Silverbelly Bradford LTD. This one started out as a 7 1/8 OR clone. I took it apart a couple of years ago to size it up and after I reblocked it, I accidentally ripped through the back of the hat when I was putting in the brim break. Needless to say, I was sick over it. I stripped it down of its ribbon work and brim binding and used it on another project. I really liked this hat so I thought I'd try to see if I could save it. I taped it up from the inside and then I stitched and reblocked it again. After I took it off the block it felt solid and everything held together. I put another thin ribbon back on it but that didn't hide the stitching in the back. So, once again, I took the thin ribbon off and used it on yet, another hat project. After I put the Burgundy ribbon on my Stagecoach, I thought I'd do the same with this one and see how it would turn out. I used the same upswoop style on the bow work as I did on the Stagecoach except that the shorter of the double tailed bow swoops up higher than the longer one. Anyway, I was glad that I was able to save it. It's a little smaller in specs than the Stagecoach with its 2 1/2 brim width and its medium height crown, both are 7 1/4 in size, though...
Before: It ain't pretty, but it's solid.
You can still see the repair stitching when I had the thin ribbon on it
After: You can still barely see the stitch holes around the brim where the binding used to be, but I have an idea and a use for those stitch holes. But more on that later after I take a trip to the fabric store:
Stagecoach and Bradford, side by side: The Stagecoach with its taller straight crown at 5 inches all around as creased, and with its wider brim at 2 3/4, while the Bradford is no pushover with its more casual look and a straight sided respectable crown height, that's not exactly short, at 4 3/4 all around, as creased.
Ribbon work on the Bradford, and it hides the repair quite nicely:
Not a significant conversion, but I wanted to turn this silverbelly Stetson Premiere Stratoliner I picked up as a souvenir on a trip into something more to my liking. I had intended to cut out the sweatband and reblock it slightly taller to take the bring width down to 1 ¼”, but the starting width was wonky, so instead I simply stretched it over my hatshaper to make it more oblong, and added a moderate-sized ribbon and bow.
And with its new bash under natural and incandescent lighting.
Great job Terry.
2 1/2 inch brim has become my favorite... I believe it looks good on most everyone.
Its taken awhile but I agree.
I like the Burgundy Terry, very nice.
Nice job BJ.
Thank you, Perry!
Thank you, Bob.
Thank you, Rusty! This one's flanged a little flatter so it looks just a tad wider than it actually is.