Posted by Michaelson from em12_686.utsi.edu on June 29, 1998 at 10:35:31:
In Reply to: Petersham Ribbon posted by Brian on June 26, 1998 at 15:29:03:
: Just to let anyone who doesn't know. Petersham ribbon is quite standard among the textile dealers and is available from loads of these places.
: It's nothing fancy. And in fact holding a few types beside each other - you would never tell the difference in a billion years.
: I got the HJ fedora about 2 years ago. I couldn't tell you what the ribbon is. Does it really matter!!?? Some guys on here posted that it's the over all look they want to achieve not 100% prop replication! Save yourselves some sleepless nights about buying a fedora that doesn't have petersham ribbon! Just get the HJ fedora.
: Each to their own! (Insurance for any flak!) :)
I just think everyone is concerned with the fact that the current ribbon is shiny, where the Petersham is not. The current silk version doesn't weather very well. But regardless, I'd want a Herbert Johnson with ANY version ribbon on it. Regards. Michaelson
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