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quikrick

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Wearing my latest refurb project. This is a 1950s era 3X Beaver Quality Stetson Western that was gifted to me. It came to me in a very dirty, faded out, and sweaty mess. The person who gave it to me said that this hat had a story to tell. I was going to throw it in a bucket of Naphtha to clean up the staining and the dirt but decided instead to leave some of the "story" intact. I washed it down and got the sweat stains out and left some of the other staining on it for that "worn lived in look". Anyway, it's obvious that the original owner actually worked in this hat. It was badly stained with dirt and sweat. The sweat band was crumbled up and falling off and the original liner was also missing. Its original 3 ply ribbon was still intact as well as its thin ribbon brim binding, (both still remain stained with the working dirt and sweat of the original owner). I took it apart, cleaned it up some and blocked it up a size to a 7 1/4. The hat was definitely worth saving. Even though it was faded from exposure and stained, the felt was still solid.

Before:
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A nice little surprise. The original manufacturer's label was still intact and I was able to save it:
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Washing it up and then onto my Randal Alan block:
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Finished, with some of its life history preserved:

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Still gotta sew the hat band onto the hat:
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On the head:
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Damn Terry. I just stand back shaking my head in awe. Your work is awesome. Well done!
 

Short Balding Guy

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Early morning dog soirée. Tio (Horatio) and I strolled the neighborhoods. My "neighbors" left their firework remnants all over. I did come prepared with a trash bag as I have in years past. I filled a trash bag and did not get all in the parking lot of the Park reserve. Perhaps later today I can head back and thoroughly pick it up. I am disappointed.

During my early morning dog soirée I wore a Stetson Playboy. The pine green is a unique felt hue. Arriving home I thought it would be interesting to have a Whippet and Stratoliner in the same felt hue join for a group pic this morning.

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Our low sun combined with the warmth and humidity have the pics not accurately presenting the colors. I think they do a mostly good job portraying this small part of the history of Stetsons hats from the same decade.

Cheers. Be safe, be strong and see you on the streets soon, Eric -
 
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Blare

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Early morning dog soirée. Tio (Horatio) and I strolled the neighborhoods. My "neighbors" left their firework remnants all over. I did come prepared with a trash bag as I have in years past. I filled a trash bag and did not get all in the parking lot of the Park reserve. Perhaps later today I can head back and thoroughly pick it up. I am disappointed.

During my early morning dog soirée I wore a Stetson Playboy. The pine green is a unique felt hue. Arriving home I thought it would be interesting to have a Whippet and Stratoliner in the same felt hue join for a group pic this morning.

i-4CsjpQ8-M.jpg


i-gphcxDP-M.jpg


i-JCGzJn4-M.jpg


Our low sun combined with the warmth and humidity have the pics not accurately presenting the colors. I think they do a mostly good job portraying this small part of the history of Stetsons hats from the same decade.

Cheers. Be safe, be strong and see you on the streets soon, Eric -
There ya go Eric.. leaving us all green :D Beautiful hats today sir!
 

Short Balding Guy

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There ya go Eric.. leaving us all green :D Beautiful hats today sir!

Have a pine green day sir. Thanks!

Trying to get chores done early before the days heat sets upon Minnesota. I cut the lawn, trimmed some bushes in a Sunbody. Darn this hat is tough. Half way through I dunked my head and the hat in the lake. The heavier palm leaves soaked up some moisture and let it drip through the remainder of my efforts. I see no wear and tear - yet. Worth every penny, IMO.

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Cleaned up I went for a walk to stretch my legs out. I wore a Stetson Premier Milan.

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My dog and I got back whooped. My dog sport's a black curley coat and his coat was HOT to the touch. Darn if only he could change to a lighter coat. Perhaps something in a warm weather friendly fabric mix. ;) :eek: The humidity is higher than our normal.

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Best, Eric -
 
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Blare

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Rumad

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Hanna Hats made me an 8 Piece Patchwork Linen cap which arrived just in time for a trip to the beach today. I like the variety of Irish Linen colors and textures. The cap is nice and light, and very comfortable.
A pretty small crowd on the beach today, probably a few people from off island, but still pretty quiet for a major holiday weekend and plenty of room for safe social distancing. I'm not complaining.
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Love that cap mr Jones
 

Hat and Rehat

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Hanna Hats made me an 8 Piece Patchwork Linen cap which arrived just in time for a trip to the beach today. I like the variety of Irish Linen colors and textures. The cap is nice and light, and very comfortable.
A pretty small crowd on the beach today, probably a few people from off island, but still pretty quiet for a major holiday weekend and plenty of room for safe social distancing. I'm not complaining.
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One more avenue for the green snake of envy to sneak in. You suck, Jonesie, but I love you for it.
 
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