Borsalino fedora

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This vintage hat was made by Borsalino for the export market.  It is a size 7-3/8 with a 1-7/8″ brim.

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1940s Frank McLoud fedora hat

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This vintage fedora was custom made in the 1940s by Frank McLoud & Son of 134 N. 9th Street, Reading, PA. It is made from brown fur felt with a mid-width ribbon and a raw edge brim. The brim measures 2-13/16″ wide and 5-3/8″ tall.

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1920s Borsalino Fedora

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Here’s another one that’s been in my collection for a long time.  This Borsalino was made in the 1920s, with a classic straight sided crown, nearly flat brim and wide ribbon with a twisted knot bow.  Made for the export market, this one has an unreeded sweatband with a laced, crimped top edge and was sold by A.L. Rafuso of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada.  It is a 7-1/4 with a 2-1/2″ brim and 5-1/2″ crown.

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1920s Berg Fedora

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This vintage hat was made in the late 1920s-early 1930s by Berg. The hat is made for lightly heathered charcoal gray fur felt. It is from the short-lived fashion for a twisted ribbon on the right side of the hat, opposite the bow.  The bow has a feathered trailing edge, fashionable for the time, and the hat has a high, tapered crown- considered very sporting at the time. It has an underwelt brim, and an unreeded wide black leather sweatband with an embossed top edge. The hat is a 7-1/4, and has a 2-3/16″ brim and a 5-5/8″ crown.

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Royal Stetson Playboy fedora hat

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This vintage hat was made in the mid 1950s by the John B. Stetson Co. from their Royal Stetson grade felt.  It is their famous “Playboy” model, with lightweight felt, a stitched raw edge brim, marrow ribbon and diamond shaped bents on the side of the crown.  The hat is a size 7-3/8, with a 2-3/4″ brim and a 5-3/8″ crown.

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Beaver Fifty Open Road

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This vintage fedora was custom made in the 1960s from pure beaver felt, and originally sold for fifty dollars, making it extremely expensive at the time.  I have owned many 7X clear beaver Stetsons from this era and the dress weight beaver felt has a very similar feel.  It is a 7-1/4 and has a 2-3/8″ brim and a 5-1/4″ crown.

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