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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    You can still buy hat boxes. I like that saying..
    “Having your hat boxed”, means to have the creases steamed into it. All hats are just a round dome at first, then they place it in a steam press that puts the creases and dents in the right places, creates the shape of the hat.

    So having your hat boxed meant going to the haberdasher where they would place your hat on a form and steam the shape into it. Sorry, I assumed we knew? But I guess it’s not something the average person does much of these days? I wonder if there are any shops who still perform this critical function?

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    That is damn funny! I recall hearing a quote from the second war, some Brit was saying about the American pilots, “they’re overpaid, oversexed, and over here!”

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphaGT View Post
    “Having your hat boxed”, means to have the creases steamed into it. All hats are just a round dome at first, then they place it in a steam press that puts the creases and dents in the right places, creates the shape of the hat.

    So having your hat boxed meant going to the haberdasher where they would place your hat on a form and steam the shape into it. Sorry, I assumed we knew? But I guess it’s not something the average person does much of these days? I wonder if there are any shops who still perform this critical function?

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    Not heard the term Russell. Interesting info.. Will store it in my leaky brain lol .

    Makes sense too as I guess there will be a top section with the appropriate lumps on to make the creases and the whole thing will be as in a box
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    Quote Originally Posted by mad-moon View Post
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    Oh dear, I seem to be painting myself into a corner. But I reserve the right to call anyone who knows more about something than I do an "expert". It helps with my self-esteem
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    The old adage.......
    "If you want to get ahead, get a hat"


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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Not heard the term Russell. Interesting info.. Will store it in my leaky brain lol .

    Makes sense too as I guess there will be a top section with the appropriate lumps on to make the creases and the whole thing will be as in a box
    Seems like I saw the process on tv, on an episode of “How it’s made”, they toured the Stetson factory. And they had different forms for different hats, a metal or wooden frame the shape of the finished hat, with many small holes in it, a top and bottom half. A big hinged top, with steam lines attached, they’d take the unfinished hat and place it over the bottom form, press down, just as pressing a shirt, Steam would come out, and voila, a perfectly creased hat!

    So after you bought a hat that you wore every day, and it got bent, and people sat on it, rained on, etc, a trip to the hat shop was in order, to restore the shape of the hat. Or, so has been my understanding of the whole, “hat boxing”, thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphaGT View Post
    Seems like I saw the process on tv, on an episode of “How it’s made”

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    I find that programme frustrating. The narrator Tony Hirst comes out with no end of technical inaccuracies. It may just be down to the script, but they should at least try and get somebody with a bit of technical knowhow reading things through.

    I mean, since when is a jig a "fixture" or an electric motor end cover/shield a "bracket"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    I find that programme frustrating. The narrator Tony Hirst comes out with no end of technical inaccuracies. It may just be down to the script, but they should at least try and get somebody with a bit of technical knowhow reading things through.

    I mean, since when is a jig a "fixture" or an electric motor end cover/shield a "bracket"?
    I’ve noticed that too, but I’ve always thought that’s what the people who are making whatever they are reviewing told them? They can’t be an expert on everything, so they take the tour, the factory manager gives them the details, and they just repeat it. It’s amazing the people who run factories who have no technical background, the were promoted from operators, most often, and the people who designed the machines are back in Switzerland.

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    I just dont think I suit hats...yeah I wear a winter dome fleece on the bike but its a dress down affair.

    I would like to look like Kid Creole but just think I would get my head kicked in for being too dressy

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