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WW2 Felt Hat

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by JRich, Feb 28, 2022.

  1. JRich

    JRich Registered Guest

    I have recently inherited my Grandfather’s felt slouch hat which he was issued in Burma during WW2. Not only did it serve several years in the war, but he wore it for the next 70 odd years after that too. It was stored near a radiator and single glazed window for the last decade or so. It’s not doing very well, and needs some attention to clean and reshape it.
    Any advice? I have never done anything like this before, and with the significance of it to me I wouldn’t be comfortable doing anything which could damage it further. Any recommendations for a specialist repair would be appreciated too (southeast UK).
    Many thanks.
  2. JRich

    JRich Registered Guest

    This is the hat in its current condition.

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  3. The Vintage Merchant

    The Vintage Merchant Administrator Staff Member

    when it comes to men's vintage hats, I have always had good luck with the knowledgeable folks over at The Fedora Lounge. They have a website, but the last post i see is dated 2019, so i checked, and they do now have a facebook page, too: https://www.facebook.com/Thefedoraloungecom/

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