1920s Stetson raw edge homburg

This vintage hat was made in the early 1920s by the John B. Stetson company. It is an interesting transitional style. At the time this was sold, it probably would have been designated as a fedora style – at that point, “fedora” had a broader definition. It has a curled edge brim- the same curl used on Boss Raw Edge westerns of the period – this is the first I’ve seen it on a dress hat like this. With the proportions it has, and its curled brim, today it would be called a homburg or a “Lords Hat”. It has a wide ribbon with a frayed-edge bow. The frayed trailing edge was a popular styling cue on hats of this era. Inside, the hat is unlined. The sweatband stampings indicate that it is a “Select Quality” felt, which sold for $7 in the early 1920s. This made it an expensive hat for the time period. It was sold in Jackson, TN by the G.H. Robertson Co.
Size: 7-1/4
Brim Width: 2-3/4″
Crown Height: 5-1/2″
Ribbon Width: 2-1/8″

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