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For the members who wear hats, do you prefer to wear them in the modern style of riding high, or the classic style of mid forehead?
I checked with Bob and he said that the Cuencano actually has a lower crown at the front by 1/8 to 1/4 inch. The tear drop like push up in the crown on the Cuencano seemed like the best of both worlds, more classic and closest to HRH. I thought the Caballero with the White Cuenca might look too Mafioso as well, that's why I didn't try it. 
I ended getting the $25 white Cuenca and $145 Montecristi, both in the Cuencano block (centre dent with raised crown).
For a pair of odd summer wool slacks, is a medium to light weight POW check with blue overcheck and a plain weave OK? Or is that check best left for winter? Thanks.
All I can advise is that I don't like 'mixing' of codes. Such as a formal shirt made of marcella, wing collar or black satin bow tie with a business suit. However, you may hint upon more formal themes.   For instance, I think you'd be better off with a cream or silver satin tie (you could look at the Henry Carter silver grenadine), and a burgundy/red/cream silk pocket square (even better a square with a velvet texture or similar). You don't necessarily need a white...
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I don't think Coomb's or Brice's can replace the cork. They can do a leather half/full sole over the old cork. They may recommend instead of topy to remove the cork and do a rubber half sole, think a very thick topy. They may also be able to carve a leather outsole thicker so it replaces the cork's function. Tbh, I believe this problem is more to do with the nature of the GW than the cobbler's skill. They probably deal with this successfully all the time.
Did anyone manage to find out the difference in the crown height at the front of Panama Bob's Cuencano and Caballero? Can you lower the crown with steam like a fur? It might be tricky if the front pinch is in tight. I'll message him if not.
I'm totally confused about which hat corresponds to what hat on both sites. The price for a type of weave seems different, as do the wait times.   Maybe should give up and get this - at least it's rain proof: http://www.hatsbythe100.com.au/mens/panama/akubra-balmoral-weekender-natural-main.html
Any reason you used http://www.panamas.biz/ instead of http://the-panama-hat-works-of-montecristi.myshopify.com/ ?
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