Re: Gary White's services

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Posted by Michaelson from on April 02, 1998 at 16:00:22:

In Reply to: Re: Gary White's services posted by Greg on April 02, 1998 at 15:51:07:

: I have never dealt with Gary White, but I would be wary of his prices. He seems a little pricey. I had my hat recently steamed, cleaned, and blocked and it cost me $28. Again, I never asked him how much he charges for this service, but my guess is it may be high. If not, please someone correct me. Check around. There are some places that don't charge a dime except for a "gratuity." It stems from a tradition of old-world hatters providing a service to hat owners, asking nothing in return but what you feel suitable to pay for such service. Good luck and let me know if you find a less expensive price with Gary White, and let me know how you like his service.

Living in south central Tennessee, I have no choices regarding these services. There are plenty of cowboy hat people, Nashville is just up the road, but considering that our fedora's run anywhere from the low $100's upward, $28 doesn't seem to me to be pricey at all, especially if it was done correctly. I'll report what I find out once I make contact with Mr. White. Appreciate the information. I now have a figure to look at regarding this. I used to have access to this kind of service when I lived in Florida, but no longer. Thanks again! Regards. Michaelson

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