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"Uncontested - The Champ"

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Most of the links to ads earlier in this thread are now dead. I'll post by copyright yr groups what I have.

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Bill Hughes

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Here is my latest Champ. It's a dark green (I'm calling it Forrest Green). The first picture showing the bash is the most accurate for color. It has some teal in the color. This is the only hat I've ever bashed like this. Not really a C-Dent, not a Diamond, it just is what it is. The side pinches are minimal. It is definitely different - I like it.

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RJR

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Here is my latest Champ. It's a dark green (I'm calling it Forrest Green). The first picture showing the bash is the most accurate for color. It has some teal in the color. This is the only hat I've ever bashed like this. Not really a C-Dent, not a Diamond, it just is what it is. The side pinches are minimal. It is definitely different - I like it.

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Very nice,congrats.
 
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Somewhere south of crazy
Here is my latest Champ. It's a dark green (I'm calling it Forrest Green). The first picture showing the bash is the most accurate for color. It has some teal in the color. This is the only hat I've ever bashed like this. Not really a C-Dent, not a Diamond, it just is what it is. The side pinches are minimal. It is definitely different - I like it.

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A beauty Bill.
 
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Here is my latest Champ. It's a dark green (I'm calling it Forrest Green). The first picture showing the bash is the most accurate for color. It has some teal in the color. This is the only hat I've ever bashed like this. Not really a C-Dent, not a Diamond, it just is what it is. The side pinches are minimal. It is definitely different - I like it.

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Nice one Bill. Love the color.
 

AbridgedPause

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Gorgeous!!!
... and a little steam will straighten that ribbon wrinkle right out
is that an overwelt or a felted edge ?
looks to be the latter ... if so that adds to the amazing score

What's a "felted edge"? I know about bound/ribbon edge, raw edge, under/overwelt edge, Cavanagh edge, but never heard of "felted" edge until now. Do you have a pictured example?
 
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moontheloon

I'll Lock Up
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So many different names for the Cavanagh edge then... Was "felted edge" the word that Champ used to in their marketing or just a term you used to describe it?
"Felting" is a technique or step in the hat making process including heat , moisture and pressure ... and similar to the process used to achieve this edge treatment

hence the term "felted edge"

not sure if Champ had a name for the treatment ... if they did I don't know what it is
 

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