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Re: Hats(Fedoras)
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2012, 02:12:48 AM »
Long story but that's why I don't buy from primo they treated my very poorly when I asked them for help with a bencraft hat.
Well no kidding!  Why would they clean other store hat? Its competition

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Re: Hats(Fedoras)
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2012, 02:19:32 AM »
Well no kidding!  Why would they clean other store hat? Its competition
Many companies do little things kike that for free as a courtesy or a small fee. I'm not going.to take this OT, feel free to Pm me.
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« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2012, 02:48:16 AM »
I get the trionfo from bencraft and I am also extremely happy with that quality! I used to buy hats from primo and found that the hats were not great and the customer service was horrible!

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Re: Hats(Fedoras)
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2012, 02:04:28 PM »
Many companies do little things kike that for free as a courtesy or a small fee. I'm not going.to take this OT, feel free to Pm me.
Freudian slip?  ;D
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Re: Hats(Fedoras)
« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2012, 02:18:51 PM »
Freudian slip?  ;D
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Re: Hats(Fedoras)
« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2012, 04:55:26 PM »
omg that is horrible! Stupid stock keyboard! Time to switch back to swype. I would never say that word even as a slip...

Sue them for bigotry :P

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Re: Hats(Fedoras)
« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2012, 11:39:38 PM »
From the current posts, it seems that some of you swear that Primo is nicer/better service, and some say Bencraft is better and that Primo is nasty.  Well FME, I think they're both nasty! 

I have (in addition to previous hats from Bencraft and Primo) currently a Akubra which I got in Australia.
Akubra IMHO makes great fedora's.  The only downside to their black fedora's are that when they're under the sun long enough they start turning brown.

Other than that, my longest lasting hat is a Trionfo from Bencraft (the Akubra is still too young to beat it).

Tip: If you are headed to or in E"Y and you need to repair your hat, cheapest place I found was at Ferster on Meah She'arim/Geula.
You'll pay way less than anything even close to what you'd pay in the USA.

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Re: Hats(Fedoras)
« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2012, 12:02:34 AM »
I'm considering getting a custom made beaver felt hat from www.vintagesilhouettes.com. The reviews on www.fedoralounge.com are raving.
What do they charge?

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Re: Hats(Fedoras)
« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2012, 12:05:35 AM »
I posted this earlier in the funny/strange/interesting video thread, but in case you haven't seen it it's appropriate here! :)

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Re: Hats(Fedoras)
« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2012, 01:21:22 AM »
I got most of my hats from Bencraft and only Borsalino. My first borso lasted for 6 years of daily use and my current one is 4 years and counting.

I'm considering getting a custom made beaver felt hat from www.vintagesilhouettes.com. The reviews on www.fedoralounge.com are raving.
Wow, such a large forum dedicated just to fedora's..  :o go figure.

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Re: Hats(Fedoras)
« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2012, 09:55:43 AM »
What do they charge?

$385 plus shipping.  For beaver that's a good deal. Beaver is much more rain resistant than rabbit, the standard felt used for most fedoras.

The correct link is www.thefedoralounge.com

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Re: Hats(Fedoras)
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2012, 10:01:45 AM »
$385 plus shipping.  For beaver that's a good deal. Beaver is much more rain resistant than rabbit, the standard felt used for most fedoras.

The correct link is www.thefedoralounge.com
What animal is the standard Borsalino made out of?
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Re: Hats(Fedoras)
« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2012, 10:05:10 AM »
What animal is the standard Borsalino made out of?
For beaver that's a good deal. Beaver is much more rain resistant than rabbit, the standard felt used for most fedoras.

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Re: Hats(Fedoras)
« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2012, 05:33:23 PM »
Is anyone happy with their hat purchased at The Hat Box?
I bought 2 hats from them over a year ago, 1 lasted 6 months, the other still 'works'. Both had problems with the brim (as someone noted above).

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Re: Re: Hats(Fedoras)
« Reply #29 on: August 13, 2012, 06:33:10 PM »
Is anyone happy with their hat purchased at The Hat Box?
I bought 2 hats from them over a year ago, 1 lasted 6 months, the other still 'works'. Both had problems with the brim (as someone noted above).
My Shabbos hat is from the hat box I got it around 4 years ago and it is still in excellent condition. I don't think it makes much sense to say that Borsalino  amazing quality long lasting hats for Bencraft, and then can't or wont make high quality hats for other stores. Why as a brand would they do that?