http://www.ebay.com/itm/271577537059 In the 1950s and 1960s, Stetson’s top of the line hat was the Stetson 100, which cost a whopping hundred dollars at the time. For that money you got a hand crafted pure beaver Stetson hat in a leather presentation suitcase. This is one of those cases, in the smaller Open Road / Fedora size, as opposed to the larger cowboy hat size.
This vintage cowboy hat was made in the 1930s by Protecto. The model name is “The Rancher”. It has a wide bound brim and a five cord hatband. The sweatband is an early 1930s style, with a wide embossed stripe at the top. The liner is the nearly identical to the “Last Drop” image as is found on Stetson hats.
This vintage hat was made by Dobbs in the early 1940s. It is made of a suede-finish fur felt, with an underwelt brim edge and a teardrop crease. This is typical of sporty fedoras of the wartime period. The hat has a brown leather sweatband, which bears the slanted Dobbs name. The hat was originally sold at Vandt’s Mens Wear of Missoula, Montana.
This vintage fedora was made in the 1950s by Dobbs. It is their “Westward” model, their answer to the Stetson “Open Road”. It has a C crown, narrow ribbon with western style bow and bound brim.
This vintage boater was made in the 1950s. The body of the hat was likely made in Italy, and then finished by Luca’s Custom Made Hats, 509 John Street, Utica, NY. The hat has a traditional striped ribbon, a mesh liner, and a floating leather sweatband to help the stiff hat conform better to your head shape.
This cowboy hat was made by Resistol as part of their old-west styled “Stagecoach” line. It was probably manufactured in the 1980s, and is made of high quality fur felt. It has a great 1920s style, with a wide, curled brim, and a tall crown. The hat has a buckled leather band, appropriate for the 1920s style.
This vintage fedora hat was made in the 1950s by Wormser. It is made of Supreme Quality fur felt. The model name is The Rambler. The hat has a bound brim, a shallow C crown, and a pleated bow. The hat has a brown leather sweatband and a white liner with the Wormser crests.
This vintage cowboy hat was made in the 1930s by G.W. Alexander & Co. of Reading, PA. It was sold as a house-branded hat by William Paul Brodt Inc., one of the premier hat sellers and manufacturers of Washington DC. They were located at 509 11th St, NW, and sold hats to many of the major politicians of the day. The hat is blocked on a San Fran Sr. block. It has a wide brim and a three cord ribbon. It is labeled “The Elk Brand Hat”, a line sold by Brodt’s.
This vintage canvas hunting cap was made in the 1930s. This one has seen some heavy use, with fading to the canvas. It has internal earflaps, and a back brim which can flip down to protect your neck in the rain.
Brim Width: 2-1/2″ front, 2-1/4″ back