1920s Gimbel homburg hat

This vintage hat was made in the late 1910s-1920s by Gimbel. It is a shallowly flanged homburg style, made in lightweight fur felt, and creased with a center dent and pinches. It has a wide ribbon with a feathered trailing edge, as was the fashion of the time, and narrow binding. The has has an unreeded sweatband with a taped rear seam- the stitching of the sweatband is still in tact. It is tagged a size 6-7/8.

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1920s Warwick Homburg hat

This vintage homburg was made in the 1920s by Warwick. It is made of forest green fur felt, with a center dent and widely spaced front pinches. It has a wide ribbon with a feathered trailing edge, as was the popular style of the day. The hat has an unmarked unreeded sweatband and a silk lining.

Size: 7-1/8
Brim Width: 2-5/8″
Crown Height: 5-5/8″
Ribbon Width: 2″

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1960s Dunlap open road hat

This vintage hat was made in the early 1960s by Dunlap, and was sold in uptown Butte, Montana by Jim Spier. The hat follows the traditional dressy western form, most famously sold by Stetson under the Open Road name, but made by many manufacturers before and since that name was coined. The style is defined by its narrowly bound, flanged brim and straight crown, usually with a cattleman’s crease. This one has a wind string. This hat has a black leather sweatband, stamped with the Dunlap logo, “Hand Felted by Master Craftsmen” and “Kashmir Finish”, stampings which they shared with the Champ brand-name.

Size: 7-1/4
Brim Width: 2-1/8″
Ribbon Width: 3/8″
Crown Height: 5-3/8″

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Royal Scot men’s fedora

This vintage fedora was made in the 1940s by Royal Scot and was sold by Jim Spier in Butte, Montana. The hat has a striped grosgrain ribbon, a bound brim and a teardrop crease. The brown leather sweatband is unreeded, and the hat has a fancy pleated lining.
Size: 6-7/8
Brim Width 2-7/8″
Ribbon Width: 1-18″
Crown Height: 5-5/8″

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Stetson 7x Beaver 50

This vintage hat was made in the 1960s by the John B. Stetson company. It is the Stetson 7x Beaver 50, which coexisted with the 7X clear beaver quality and later replaced it. This hat cost $50 at the time, and was one of the more expensive of Stetson’s offerings. This one dates from the end of the run, and bears the silkscreened last drop liner instead of the earlier embroidered version. The sweatband is a high quality brown one, which Stetson continued to put in these top of the line hats after they were discontinued in the lower priced models. It has a laced rear and has a stamp from Joseph’s Men’s Shop- Austin, Texas.

Size: 7-/3/8
Brim Width: 3″
Crown Height: 5″

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