Canadian made Stetsons had gold foil tags. This one is also marked with a Canadian retailer’s stamp, so it’s easier to place the location of manufacture. It’s somewhere between a tyrolean and a pork pie in styling.
This old Frankfurt sold Wegener Florett fedora had extremely elastic, springy felt. It has an early style sweatband with wide embossing and a laced rear seam. The hat is of a casual style with a short brim and crown, and a felt ribbon.
This is one of the few hats I’ve regretted selling. The felt on these is so nice. The sweatband is one of the only modern ones I’ve found comfortable. But somehow, I just found myself not wearing it as much as I should. The rest of my hats I just plop on my head and I’m off. This one I worried about what would happen to it- if someone would spill a drink on it, if it would get stolen. As much as I’ve been able to dodge the Indiana Jones comments that seem to follow any hat with a brim, or any leather, this one really invited them. Because it is THE Indiana Jones hat. This one was an earlier custom job, without the dimensional brim, and it doesn’t have the raiders pinch, but even so- I always somehow felt this hat was wearing me, and not the other way around. So off it went. Someday I’ll get a custom to replace it, with dimensions and a color that suit me better.