Rand’s Custom 8x beaver cowboy hat

This hat was custom made by Rand’s Custom Hatters of Billings, Montana in 1989. It has a pencil curled brim and a shallow Gus crease. It is made in their 8X beaver felt.

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

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Jeffrey Banks / Lakeland blanket coat


This coat was made in the late 1970s by Lakeland, and was designed by Jeffrey Banks, in the early days of his career.  It is a classic double breasted peacoat/mackinaw style, made in red and black striped blanket material. The coat draws heavy influence from earlier decades and Lakeland products, like the 1947 “Jackinac”. The silhouette and material are straight out of the 1930s or 1940s, but updated with more modern luxuries like a quilted liner. The Lakeland x Jeffrey Banks line of the late 1970s and early 1980s was made up of these reproduction pieces, in the same way the current Ralph Lauren RRL line is today.  Another can be seen here: https://vintagehaberdashers.com/2013/12/16/jeffrey-banks-lakeland-shawl-collar-mackinaw/

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Gibson and Barnes A-2

This is an older Gibson & Barnes reproduction of a WWII Army Air Corps A-2 flight jacket. It is made of heavy russet brown leather, with dark brown knits. The pockets are authentic patch style, not the hand-warmer style they are currently using. The jacket has a one piece back. The jacket has a Scovill Gripper Zipper and Scovill snaps. The tag is long since missing, but the cut, detailing, hardware, and liner color and material identify it as an older G&B.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to Shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to end of knit cuff): 25″
Length (to end of knit waistband): 24″

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Stetson Gun Club


this hat was made by the John B. Stetson Company in the mid 1980s. It is made of fur felt, grown soft and pliable through decades of usage. It bears the Gun Club model name, used since the 1950s on a variety of styles. This one has a raw edge brim, and a C-Crown, with a medium width ribbon. The proportions and feel of the hat are very similar to the 1950s Brent “Adventurer” model. The sweatband bears the Stetson crest imprint, oddly the earlier “stars” variant on the design used in the 1950s and before. The sweatband material itself is pure 1980s Stetson.

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

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1980s Davis Hats fedora

This hat was custom made by the Davis Hat Company of New Mexico (Not to be confused with the Davis Hat Company of Texas). The location of Albuquerque given on the sweatband dates the hat from between 1978 to 1998. From the styling, I’d guess the age as mid 1980s, riding the Indiana Jones boom. The hat has a tan body and a darker brown ribbon. The hat has a wide centerdent with front pinches, and a raw edged brim. Inside, the hat has a black leather sweatband, and a liner with the name of the custom shop which made it.

Moth bites scattered on top and bottom of brim and on crown. Of particular note, a large moth bite at the back of the underside of the brim, near the sweatband seam, and a patch of mothing on the underside of the brim at the edge near the front, one of which goes all the way through. Sweatband is in need of replacement- curled, stiff and cracking

Size: 7-1/4
Brim Width: 2-3/4″
Crown Height: 5″
Ribbon Width: 1-7/16″

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Cambridge Dry Goods barn jacket


This jacket was made by Cambridge Dry Goods. It is an interesting mix of preppy styles, taking the basic form of a classic canvas barn jacket, with its six pocket front, and mixing it with the contrast taped seams of boating blazers and school uniforms. The underside of the collar, the pockets and the lining are all tartan.

Chest (pit to pit): 26″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 22″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23″






Cotler workwear jacket


This vintage jacket was made in the 1980s by Cotler. It is heavily influenced by designs of the 1930s, with its belted back and pleated pockets, and its leather jacket influenced side buckles. It is tagged a size 44.
Chest: 23″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 27″









Blue Resistol cowboy hat


This cowboy hat, made by Restistol, probably in the 1980s, is very close to the classic cowboy hats of the 1920s and 1930s, with its tall crown, Tom Mix crease, and pencil curl brim edge.  It is a navy blue fur felt, with a two cord hat band.  It was sold by “The Maverick”. with locations in Tempe, Chandler and Casa Grande Arizona.  The model is the “Tempe Diablos”, presumably made for members of the charity.
Size: 7-1/4
Brim Width: 4″    PhotobucketPhotobucket