Posted by Michaelson from 188.8.131.52 on August 18, 1998 at 11:59:34:
In Reply to: Re: Herbert Johnson Hat followup question... posted by Matt Walker on August 18, 1998 at 11:13:19:
: Michaelson, actually the price is $270.00. I have no idea why the price is listed as being that high in the Indy's diggs page. I'm not sure what you mean by a hard or velour finish. It is fur felt and is soft to the touch. If you could describe more what you are asking me I might be able to help. And I do remember one person in the forum that was very opposed to HJ hats and he insisted that Gary white's was more accurate, I think his name was Isaac.
: Matt Walker
The "hard" finish I refer to is the usual after blocking laquer application that holds the shape, and makes the felt a little more water resistant. The velour is a finer brushed felt that raises the "pounce" of the felt, and softens the shape of the hat itself. The Poet is offered in either finished felt, according to their catalog. And yes, I now remember the message you're referring to, but that is the only one I remember. I believe that was the only one I've read singing the praised of the White fedora, too. Regards. Michaelson
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