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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Standard San Francisco thin ribbon fedora

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This vintage fedora was made in the 1940s and was sold by Standard, of 738 Market Street, San Francisco, California.  It is made in the thin ribbon, thin binding “Open Road” style. It has an early style sweatband, with a taped rear seam, and where the cloth reed tape is stitched to the brim break. It has a card from “Personality” hats, also of San Francisco, under the sweatband, possibly from a cleaning.

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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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1930s Lee Water Bloc

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This vintage fedora was made in the 1930s by Lee.  It has the early Lee Water Block logo featuring a sailing ship.  The hat is a sporty style from the period, with a sharply curled flange to the rear of the brim and a relatively tapered crown. It has an overwelt brim.  The hat is a 7-1/4, with a 2-5/16″ brim and a 5-1/2″ crown.

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1950s F.R. Tripler fedora

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This vintage fedora was made in the 1950s and was sold by F.R. Tripler & Co of Madison Avenue, New York City. It is light brown fur felt, with a wide black ribbon with square bow knot. The crown is nice and straight for this era, and the hat has a very lighweight felt. The brim measures 1-7/8″ and the crown measures 5-1/8″.

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Resistol Park Lane Beaver 20 fedora hat

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This vintage fedora was made in the late 1950s by Resistol, designed by Harry Rolnick.  It is their Beaver Twenty Park Lane model in kitten finish fur felt, originally retailing for $20, making it an expensive hat at the time. It has a fancy pleated lining and Resistol’s Self-Conforming sweatband. It has a cavanagh edge seamless overwelt. It was originally sold at Hastings, California. The brim measures 2-7/16″ and the crown measures 5-3/4″.

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