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GHT

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Thank you, Robert. Isn't making English Christmas puddings considered a form of alchemy?
When I was a child it was common practice to include small silver coins in the pudding mixture, which could be kept by the person whose serving included them. The usual choice was a silver sixpence, or if you were very lucky, a silver shilling. The coin was believed to bring wealth in the coming year, and came from an earlier tradition, defunct by the twentieth century, wherein tokens were put in a cake.

Another practice was for all family members to take it in turns to stir the pudding mixture and make a wish. We all wished for the shilling. Mother put sixpenny pieces in the mixture but there would only be one shilling. None of us ever worried about zinc or copper poisoning.

The Christmas cracker was another tradition. They always contain a joke, some trashy toy, (unless the were Harrods cracker) and the ubiquitous, paper hat. Oh, and one further Christmas tradition:
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T Jones

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Good to hear of your progress with your left knee replacement. Perhaps in between PT sessions is a good time for a few more T Jones conversions.;) Cheers Terry and good to hear you are recovering swiftly.

Eric -
Thank you Eric! That's not a bad idea at all. I can get around pretty good so there's no reason I can't get back to doing some conversions. Might even be therapeutic! I have a few in mind here, so I just might do that. Thanks Eric!
 

RBH

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I just had a total knee replacement about 11 days ago so I'm not doing much with hats for now until I recover just a little bit more. If anyone's contemplating knee surgery, it's a breeze, for me at least. Three days out, I was walking around my house without aid. My surgery was outpatient and the hospital PT had me up and walking on a walker shortly after waking up in recovery. Just thought I'd throw that out there for those who may be facing the same surgery but are putting it off for one reason or another. Anyway, here's a reposting of a 3X Resistol I refurbished a couple or so years ago. I reblocked it, gave it a new ribbon, reshaped the brim , and creased it with a Montana Pinch and a Mule Kick in the back. Older pictures from a couple of years ago...

Great news Terry!!!!
Glad the surgery went well and that recovery [for the most part!] has been going well.
I truly look forward to more of your great fedora conversions!!!

:edit to add:
I still love the looks of your fedora conversion with the vent holes in it!
 
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I just had a total knee replacement about 11 days ago so I'm not doing much with hats for now until I recover just a little bit more. If anyone's contemplating knee surgery, it's a breeze, for me at least. Three days out, I was walking around my house without aid. My surgery was outpatient and the hospital PT had me up and walking on a walker shortly after waking up in recovery. Just thought I'd throw that out there for those who may be facing the same surgery but are putting it off for one reason or another. Anyway, here's a reposting of a 3X Resistol I refurbished a couple or so years ago. I reblocked it, gave it a new ribbon, reshaped the brim , and creased it with a Montana Pinch and a Mule Kick in the back. Older pictures from a couple of years ago...

Good to hear you're bouncing back nicely, Terry. I've been surprised at how smoothly such surgeries have gone for several friends of mine.
 

Blare

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A Mallory Aristocrat, great hat, great description, the reserved seating suggests that I should doff my hat, whilst the lite ale, well it's not exactly champagne, is it? Cracking hat though!
Certainly the Mallory out punches the Miller Lite. Nice moss green today
 

PanosChris

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Not as many as usual, but it was a strange week workwise. The week in hats.

Cervo Bantam Loden
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Barbisio Doria View attachment 468064

Stetson by Failsworth
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Carl Blum Velour
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GA Dunn&Co velour
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Barbisio Egeo
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Whoa! Surprisingly though-given there are two great velours on the menu- I would pick the Cervo had to go with one. Please do me a favor and talk our good Italian friend up to find me one exactly like that ;)
 

Blare

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I just had a total knee replacement about 11 days ago so I'm not doing much with hats for now until I recover just a little bit more. If anyone's contemplating knee surgery, it's a breeze, for me at least. Three days out, I was walking around my house without aid. My surgery was outpatient and the hospital PT had me up and walking on a walker shortly after waking up in recovery. Just thought I'd throw that out there for those who may be facing the same surgery but are putting it off for one reason or another. Anyway, here's a reposting of a 3X Resistol I refurbished a couple or so years ago. I reblocked it, gave it a new ribbon, reshaped the brim , and creased it with a Montana Pinch and a Mule Kick in the back. Older pictures from a couple of years ago...
Glad to hear the surgery went well. Wishing you fast and full recovery
 

Steve1857

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You're right, I've been to Copenhagen, they are a strange lot. How they deal with a 50's Borsalino I cannot think. But I, good sir, think that hat is impeccable.

Thanks Robert.

Let me know if you ever come to Copenhagen again. We could meet up.

Not sure why you think Copenhagers are a strange lot. No stranger than Londoners for a Yorkshire boy like me :)
 

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