Recently acquired Viquez straw from Mexico. It was an impulse buy out of curiosity, but I rather like it.
That's a nice looking hat. I always liked the look of those Rosebuds but previously, I believe they were constructed of "Florentine Milan" as the Strats had been. I had a FM Start at one point, and hated it, as the treated weave made it feel like I was wearing a plastic bucket on my head.
I have a couple of hemp Milans I really like, so I think I'll take a look at those, now. Thanks!
Looks like it wants a center dent!!!!I'm not wearing it just yet but I will be real soon when I put it together. A Dobbs Western Conversion in the process that a generous Lounger sent to me. It's reblocked, the brim cut down to 2 3/4. The felt's been thinned and pounced to a smooth suede finish for a vintage feel. It dry creases real easy. I'm still trying to decide on the kind of crease I want. I'll do a dimensional brim on this so it doesn't look like it has wings when I flange it and snap the brim down.