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Cinco Peso
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« on: December 19, 2015, 09:34:10 pm »


How can Imake my hat look like it has been on the trail for a while? Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2015, 11:09:03 pm »

Wear it on the trail for a while?

Seriously, I think a fake aged hat would look ...fake.
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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2015, 11:51:40 pm »

Put that sucker on an wear it everywhere, faked hats do look fake, faked clothes look faked.   The clothes, hat and boots will never look right on you anyway unless you wear them and get used to wearing them.



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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2015, 11:53:35 pm »

Forgot, same hat 4 years later.


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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2015, 08:36:28 pm »

To get your hat headed right way takes a bit of nerve. I would suggest you first get the tea kettle boiling and steam it to the shape you like, then get it wet put it on and watch your favorite tv shows till it's mostly dry. Next step a light spray of water and a dusting of dirt ( clean cat litter will serve) shake off and wear it while you do some thing (shovel snow,mow grass what ever). Don't be real careful of how you store it other then putting on a bed flat, that's bad luck. Smoke from most any thing is good and dirty hands help. A few days of neglect and abuses will make it look real enough. To bad we all can't live in our fanaty! 
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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2015, 09:09:17 pm »

It will still look fake, wear it till it looks well worn. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2015, 10:47:58 pm »

I'd suggest that MQ's hat condition HERE:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1MX9QmaOcw
at ~1:10 is about as "used" as any self-respecting man would want.

`Coupla hours in the midday sun mowing the lawn (no tractors allowed), or one elk hunting trip should do it.
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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2015, 01:05:34 pm »

I'll sell you one of mine. Its been stomped by horses covered by things you  cant imagined and wore slap out.Probably got 10 or 12 years of grime from working cattle and horses. Got a small tear in the brim when I slapped a bull in the face. i sewed it up though good as new.
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« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2015, 02:20:07 pm »

Don Nix, that's dandy idea! Can I get in on this as I have one I could part with. It to has plenty of grime left although I tried to clean it up. A small hole it the crown and the liner is near falling out but if you keep it dry it doesn't smell  hardly at all. Oh and it has the old higher crown rather then the new style roper crown most stores here sell.
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« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2015, 03:06:15 pm »

If it's a good hat you can hand wash it and reblock it when wet, can add some stiffener when dry to help hold some shape.  Take the liner out, hand wash it and put it over a coffee can add some stiffener when dry and put it back in and it will stay where it belongs.   No need for an old beat-up hat to stink. 

Of course if it's not a decent hat you'll figure it out real quick, but life is too short to wear crappy hats anyway.


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« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2015, 08:32:43 pm »

Leave it outside for a few days in the rain, snow whatever! Just an idea! Tongue
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« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2015, 10:59:58 pm »

What I don't understand is what is wrong with wearing it?  Is everyone too ashamed to be seen in public wearing a hat?   
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« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2015, 09:54:34 pm »

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I'm with you . Just wear it , time will age it .
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« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2015, 11:35:53 pm »

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I'm with you . Just wear it , time will age it .

Anything else just looks like you tried to make it old, heck i fight to keep mine looking half way new.
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« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2015, 12:21:06 pm »

Same goes for gun leather.  A friend of mine was once admiring my Old West Reproductions holster and belt, and asked what I did to get it to look well broken in like that.  My answer was "Wear it and use it a lot!" 
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« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2015, 01:41:51 pm »

Same goes for gun leather.  A friend of mine was once admiring my Old West Reproductions holster and belt, and asked what I did to get it to look well broken in like that.  My answer was "Wear it and use it a lot!" 

Well in an age where people spend more for a pair of jeans that are supposed to look worn out than a pair with no holes and are a nice dark blue, I guess it's what we can expect. 

Heard for 2017 they are going to be selling pick-ups with fake rust and dents on them.   Grin
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« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2015, 04:46:48 pm »

May be something in that  Undecided

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« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2015, 06:39:15 pm »

Well in an age where people spend more for a pair of jeans that are supposed to look worn out than a pair with no holes and are a nice dark blue, I guess it's what we can expect. 



You know, in my lifetime I've worn out a LOT of pairs of jeans, and none of them ever looked anything like the "pre worn out" ones.
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« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2015, 07:38:30 pm »

You know, in my lifetime I've worn out a LOT of pairs of jeans, and none of them ever looked anything like the "pre worn out" ones.

And that is exactly the same results you'll get trying to "age" a hat.   Fake is fake, no matter how you look at it.  I really wish someone would explain what is wrong with just wearing a hat?   
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« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2015, 04:32:14 pm »

Poor ole Cinco Peso. Came looking for suggestion and got slammed. Don't figure we'll hear much more from him.
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« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2015, 04:45:28 pm »

Wear it, and shoot black powder....make sure that you have a top eject rifle that bounces the shells off the brim, and be certain to handle when cleaning your black powder firearms, too.   This technique is particularly effective on the lighter colored hats, but even a black hat will get some white ash from the powder.
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« Reply #21 on: December 28, 2015, 07:52:37 pm »

Poor ole Cinco Peso. Came looking for suggestion and got slammed. Don't figure we'll hear much more from him.

Well he got good honest answers, try to fake a hat it will look fake, I figured he didn't want lied to.   If anyone wants it sugar coated i think that's Willie Wonka's job.
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« Reply #22 on: December 28, 2015, 08:06:59 pm »

I had a really nice, plain 4" brim fedora ( think Indian Jones), wore it every day, had a nice bone choker hatband, and some great burns where my Sharps Paper Cutter blew gas out of the breech onto the brim.

Got stolen while at a Denny's in Taos.

Been breaking in the 4x beaver replacement my wife got me for the last 8 years. Still working on it.

I do try to keep some hats "nice" -
the Sunday Go To Meeting 5x Stetson, The Banker Silver Belly Stetson, the Short Victorian Topper, The Bowler, and the summer "dress palm leaf hats".

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« Reply #23 on: December 28, 2015, 08:50:12 pm »

I had a really nice, plain 4" brim fedora ( think Indian Jones), wore it every day, had a nice bone choker hatband, and some great burns where my Sharps Paper Cutter blew gas out of the breech onto the brim.

Got stolen while at a Denny's in Taos.

Been breaking in the 4x beaver replacement my wife got me for the last 8 years. Still working on it.

I do try to keep some hats "nice" -
the Sunday Go To Meeting 5x Stetson, The Banker Silver Belly Stetson, the Short Victorian Topper, The Bowler, and the summer "dress palm leaf hats".

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We are happy with not getting instant gratification.  Actually I have different hats for going different places, more than once I've came in the house with the mail, only to realize I had on sweats, no shoes and a hat, just habit, generally don't leave home with out it, have worn it to the ER when i knew I wouldn't be home for days.  I guess some of us wear hats and some just put them on for show.

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« Reply #24 on: December 29, 2015, 06:39:26 pm »

Clnco Peso asked a legitimate question.  People antique holsters, belts, knife sheaths, etc, etc, all the time. WHY are a few elitists slamming this guy? Is this the cowboy way? Attention Chuck Burrows, help this guy out!
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