1960s Brooks Brothers fedora

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This vintage fedora was sold by Brooks Brothers. It has a tapered crown, centerdent with pinches and a black leather sweatband. It has a stitched overwelt sweatband.  The brim measures 1-3/4″ and the crown measures 5-1/4″.

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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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Stetson Open Road 25

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This hat was made by the John B. Stetson Company.  It is their iconic Open Road style, with a thin ribbon and a fedora flanged brim. This was their high end Stetson 25 model, meaning it cost 25 dollars when new.  It has a wind string, a cut-down 2-1/4″ brim and a laced sweatband.

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