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Jesse John

One of the Regulars
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206
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New Jersey
You should feel very lucky indeed, Jesse John. Beyond the local historical significance of a man most of the rest of the world have never heard of, you have a Borsalino, which most people in and outside of the USA have heard of. Congrats.
Shame about the sweatband, but that is one very interesting piece of Borsalino history.
As Brent said, post it in the Borsalino Brotherhood thread. Your hat knowledge will increase many fold.
Many thanks my friend. Yes, the sweatband is as hard as rock. A shame but at least the felt is in decent shape ;)
 
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That is one helluva hat dude

O chit HJ! Killer hat man.
Thank you guys! Like BB's pic above, the 7XCB is a fine hat regardless of its original price point, case or no case, era, etc. And when you find one it is usually in pretty good shape because they weren't everyday hats. When I got this one the hat & case had a bit of a basement musty smell but nothing some fresh Red Cedar chips couldn't handle.
 
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Location
Central California
Putting away summer hats and pulling out more felt when I came across one of my favorite hats. It’s a vintage Walden (no “Worth”) that Rick @humanshoes made for me. There’s a great deal to like about the hat, but for me it’s the friendship and kindness of Rick that makes it a favorite. Rick salvaged the original center of the liner and sewed in into the new liner and he reproduced the leather sweatband markings right down to the original font. The hat is very nice, but it’s people that matter and I’m blown away by Rick’s kindness. It’s incredible to count such friends among folks I’ve never met in person. Thank you again, Rick.


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Rmccamey

I'll Lock Up
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Location
Central Texas
What a beauty, Brent. Rick is one for great detail.

Putting away summer hats and pulling out more felt when I came across one of my favorite hats. It’s a vintage Walden (no “Worth”) that Rick @humanshoes made for me. There’s a great deal to like about the hat, but for me it’s the friendship and kindness of Rick that makes it a favorite. Rick salvaged the original center of the liner and sewed in into the new liner and he reproduced the leather sweatband markings right down to the original font. The hat is very nice, but it’s people that matter and I’m blown away by Rick’s kindness. It’s incredible to count such friends among folks I’ve never met in person. Thank you again, Rick.


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Blare

I'll Lock Up
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Putting away summer hats and pulling out more felt when I came across one of my favorite hats. It’s a vintage Walden (no “Worth”) that Rick @humanshoes made for me. There’s a great deal to like about the hat, but for me it’s the friendship and kindness of Rick that makes it a favorite. Rick salvaged the original center of the liner and sewed in into the new liner and he reproduced the leather sweatband markings right down to the original font. The hat is very nice, but it’s people that matter and I’m blown away by Rick’s kindness. It’s incredible to count such friends among folks I’ve never met in person. Thank you again, Rick.


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Wonderful job
 

humanshoes

One Too Many
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Location
Tennessee
Putting away summer hats and pulling out more felt when I came across one of my favorite hats. It’s a vintage Walden (no “Worth”) that Rick @humanshoes made for me. There’s a great deal to like about the hat, but for me it’s the friendship and kindness of Rick that makes it a favorite. Rick salvaged the original center of the liner and sewed in into the new liner and he reproduced the leather sweatband markings right down to the original font. The hat is very nice, but it’s people that matter and I’m blown away by Rick’s kindness. It’s incredible to count such friends among folks I’ve never met in person. Thank you again, Rick.


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That big old hat was a pure joy to handle and work on Brent and the pleasure was all mine. So much beautiful real estate and you wear that one like you own it my friend.
As much as I enjoy making and working on hats, nothing compares to the human relationships formed in the process. It is amazing that we've known each other so many years and never exchanged a handshake, but I don't think that takes away from our friendship one little bit and I'll always be grateful for it.
 
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