Stetson 7x Beaver 50

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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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1950s Rittenhouse fedora hat

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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.

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

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Stetson One Hundred presentation case

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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.

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1930s Protecto The Rancher cowboy hat

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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.

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

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1940s Dobbs suede finish fedora hat

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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.

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

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