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.
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.
Brim Width 2-7/8″
Ribbon Width: 1-18″
Crown Height: 5-5/8″
This vintage cap was made in the 1930s or 1940s, for motorcycle or aviation use. It is made of leather, with a flannel lining. It has snap-down ear flaps, with early WK snaps and a spring loaded buckle.
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.
This vintage cowboy hat was made in California by Bailey as part of their western B-Bar-B line. It has a tall crown and a wide curled brim. The style is marked as the Carlsbad.
This vintage fedora was made by Rittenhouse and sold by Blocks. It has a center dent with pinches, a wide black band with a streamlined bow and a bound brim. Inside is a brown leather sweatband.