Paul Lashton Crown Insert Repair Strips
The product seems to do a nice job of reinforcing once applied. It is a little tricky getting it smoothed when applying. Satisfied with the end result.
It’s exactly what I needed and was incredibly simple to use. It also is almost invisible to in the hat and completely invisible on the outside of the hat. SO happy to have found this.
I rescued my favorite panama hat, a classic Borsolino. The cracking was pretty bad, and the larger D shaped repair patch might have been more appropriate. But the V shaped strip worked, and was easy to apply.
All panama hats are vulnerable to damage at the pinch of the crown. If the hat doesn't have any reinforcement there now, it's going to need to be repaired later. This is the stuff!