This is an essential tool for reshaping a hat brim

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Doc Glockster, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. Zoukatron

    Zoukatron One of the Regulars

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    Thanks guys. I think I'll take it along to a hatter and get their opinion, I might then try it, I might not.
     
  2. belfastboy

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    I wish i shared that experience but it did not work for me. But then the two hat subjects were a 1/2 size small on me
     
  3. Zoukatron

    Zoukatron One of the Regulars

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    When you say the hats were 1/2 a size too small for you, do you mean that you're a size 7 1/2 and the hats were a size 7 (for example), or do you mean the hats were halfway off in size between a 7 and a 7 1/8?
     
  4. belfastboy

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    I am a true 7 3/8 and these were both vintage Borsalinos that had shrunk a bit to sit between 7 1/4 and 7 3/8. Just small enough so that when placed on my head put back to front pressure enough to gull wing the brim. No amount of ironing would remove it as the gull wing was created from that back to front pressure
     
  5. belfastboy

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    The only real remedy would be to send it to my hatter and have him remove the sweat, resize/reblock to a 7 3/8" and reinstall the sweat. I have one of the hats and may still do that just have to decide if it merits the expense.
     
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