I’d be tempted to put a new sweat band in it and wear it as is.Just started brushing up and working on my circa 1930 Marathon "Wyoming". Covered with dirt, critter damage and appropriately I guess.....wood fire ash.
This is one hell of a hat......7" Crown and 4 1/4" brim!!!!!!
I picked it up a few years ago and it needed isolation and rest....it was actually damp! So slowly dried with dehumidifying pellets and moth balls. Critters are all dead and the sweat and felt are none the worse for wear, which shows to the quality!!!!
It will still show its history when done including the ash stains but this hat will wear its history well.....AND
it is a true 7 1/2..........with the blocking tag to show it!!!!!
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