Hat style identification guide

Photobucket
Looking for a certain style but don’t know what it’s called? Look no further.

The Anatomy of a Fedora

Photobucket
For those of you looking at buying a fedora, for those of you reading my listings wondering- what does this all mean? What part of the hat is he talking about? Here you are.

Bossay Open Road fedora

This vintage fedora was made in the 1950s by the Bossay Hat Company of Pampa, Texas.  It conforms closely to the lines of the Open Road or Stratoliner style, with fedora blocking and flanging, a thin ribbon with a western style bow and thin binding  It is creased with a teardrop crown.  There is a wind string and button.  There are several stains to the felt, and the sweatband has hardened and has cracking. It is interesting to note that the sweatband is unreeed and has a taped rear sweatband seam, something which by the time frame this hat was made had largely been abandoned by the larger makers.
Size: 7-1/8Brim Width: 2-3/4″Crown Height: 5-3/4″
   
Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket