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    Thanks Kevin. Good info.

    I looked up this product and it reminds me of one I use for soft shell jackets called NikWax. Its a "wash in" type thing, but the spray would likely work better!

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    I Googled "how to protect good felt hats", having two from Dirty Billy.
    There are good YOUTUBE vid's on the subject.
    Might want to view them for more info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Tinny View Post
    Back again:

    I Googled "how to protect good felt hats", having two from Dirty Billy.
    There are good YOUTUBE vid's on the subject.
    Might want to view them for more info.

    Respectfully,
    Kevin Tinny

    Kevin/all,

    I may be wrong, but Dirty Bill does not produce felt hats. He almost fell over in his store when I once inquired about purchasing a ?felt? hat from his esteemed establishment... If memory serves right, after an on the spot education - his brimmed are made from some sort of semi-aquatic mammal (???).

    Best bet, if you do own a DB hat, is to call him directly for the straight skinny on how to correctly protect and clean his particular covers (they are far from cheap but will last if cared for).

    Hope this helps!
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    With respect:

    First a Kepi and then my felt Gen'l. Longstreet style from him.

    FWIW: I was singled-out as a naval officer during inspection for wrong trousers.
    Seems I was issued "BAM" trousers ot PNCLA. The roar in ranks still echo's.

    Tx and sorry for the borderline hijacking.

    Kevin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob FreemanWBR View Post
    Kevin/all,

    I may be wrong, but Dirty Bill does not produce felt hats. He almost fell over in his store when I once inquired about purchasing a ?felt? hat from his esteemed establishment... If memory serves right, after an on the spot education - his brimmed are made from some sort of semi-aquatic mammal (???).

    Best bet, if you do own a DB hat, is to call him directly for the straight skinny on how to correctly protect and clean his particular covers (they are far from cheap but will last if cared for).

    Hope this helps!
    Wool felt is flimsy and doesn't hold it's shape very well. A beaver hat in a quality item.
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    Over the years I have had a good number of hats and caps. I have a good Amish made straw hat that I wear sometimes for long events, like artillery. I prefer my high top bummer that I have had for years. I works well with ear muffs.

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