This vintage cowboy hat was made by Resistol. It is chocolate brown and has the brim turned down front and back. It has a three inch brim, the model name is the County Sherif (their spelling, not mine), the official color was known as brass, and the original price was $20.
This hat was made by Stratton for the US Forest Service. It is made from Stratton’s heavyweight fur felt. Originally, it was flanged similar to a fedora, rather than the flat brim of Army or Park Service campaign hats, and had a center dent. It has been re-creased, and the brim has been re-shaped through wear. It is a 7-3/8.
This fedora was made by the John B. Stetson Company, probably in the late 1980s-early 1990s. It is made of Sovereign grade fur felt and was originally sold by Stark & Legum of Norfolk, VA. It is a size 7-1/2 regular oval.
This vintage fedora was sold by Sears in the 1950s. It is a thin ribboned model, with a c-crown. It has a brown leather sweatband, marked with the Sears logo and “Formease”. It is tagged a 7-1/8, but measures out closer to a 7.
This vintage Dobbs fedora was made in the 1940s. It is a thin ribboned style, and originally sold for $20, making it an upmarket model at the time. It is a 6-7/8, has a 5-1/2″ crown, and at some point became the original owner’s fishing hat here in the rivers and streams of Montana.
This vintage fedora was made in the 1940s by Portis. It is their “Crest” model. It has a wide brim with narrow binding, a teardrop crown and a mid-width ribbon with distinctively Portis mother of pearl ring in place of a traditional bow. It has a transitionally reeded sweatband, marked, “Portis – America’s Best Value”, “Swansback Water Repellent – Cushion Band”, and, “Montana’s Largest Mens Store – Weins – 33 35 37 E Park St. Butte”. The liner has the Portis logo and reads, “Portis – Fashioned By Hand – Swan’s Down Finish”.