3X Stetson Open Road RENSH


This hat was made by the John B. Stetson Company.  It is their iconic Open Road style, with a thin ribbon, narrow binding and a fedora flanged brim. This one is a 3X Beaver quality, likely made in the 1950s, then renovated by Shudde Bros in the 1960s (it is stamped RENSH) at which point it received a new Stetson authorized sweatband, without the Open Road stamp. It has a wind string, is a 7-5/8 Long Oval and has a 2-3/4″ brim.

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1930s Carlsten NJ fedora hat


This vintage hat was made in the mid-late 1930s for Carlsten of Elizabeth, New Jersey.  It is a classic high crowned gray fur felt fedora with a wide black ribbon and blind stitched underwelt brim.  It has an unreeded sweatband and a 2-5/8″ brim.

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Lee Leeston Fedora Hat

This vintage fedora was made in the late 1930s or early 1940s by Lee as part of their Leeston line.  It is a lightweight, unlined fur felt, with broad brim binding and a black ribbon.  The hat is creased in a teardrop crown.  Inside, there is an unreeded sweatband, which, as is typical for that type of sweatband of this era, has dropped many stitches.  Please see the photos.  The sweatband leather is stiff.  It was sold by Burt-Easter Haberdashery which had locations on Pennsylvania Avenue and on H. Street in Washington DC.  There is light staining and wear to the felt, staining to the brim binding, and a moth track on the bottom of the brim.
Size: 7-1/8
Brim Width: 2-3/4″
Ribbon Width: 1-3/4″