This vintage cowboy hat was made in the 1960s by Eddy brothers of California. It is marked a 5X beaver quality. The X system is, unfortunately entirely meaningless, as it differs wildly manufacturer to manufacturer, model to model and year to year. It is marked “water repellent” and has a red liner. The felt has stains, pen marks, a few small moth bites, and it looks like someone had a pin in the front of the crown. It has a two cord band, a flat brim and a cattleman’s crease.
This Sears mail order wool felt cowboy hat dates from the 1930s through mid 1940s. It was an inexpensive working man’s hat, and while it has a cheap wool felt body, it has a nice leather sweatband and good quality ribbon work. Usually companies skimp on costs the other way around.
Why should ’60s Nashville stars have all the fun? Found this original suit on eBay. Sadly, the pants are much too short. Definitely not an all-the-time thing, but it puts a smile on my face to drag it out from time to time.