Champ Stingy Brim

I like the unusual color of the liner on this one, along with its graphics. 1960s hats were good for that. It’s also unusual to see stingy brims like this with a bound brim- usually you saw welts. This one has the most characters I’ve ever seen stamped on the sweatband.

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Always on Top – Oasis cowboy hat

This hat, from the 1950s or 1960s, is a cheap wool felt. The welted brim edge is something you see on fedoras, but you just don’t see on nicer westerns. A hat like this needs it for stiffening. It has a horseshoe shaped crease, an imitation leather band and a very thin liner.

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