This vintage hat was made in Fort Worth Texas by Peters Bros. It is a “Shady Oak Banker’s Special”, and originally sold for seventy five dollars, making it more than three times as expensive as an average fur felt Stetson of the time. It is made from dress weight beaver felt. The hat is styled similarly to an earlier Stetson Playboy, with a raw brim with a stitched edge detail and a thin ribbon. At some time, the hat must have had some work done, as it has a liner from Fort Worth’s other noted hatter, Hatter’s Hats.
This vintage fedora was made in the 1940s by “Royal”. It is a wool felt, factory blocked in a teardrop crown. The styling is similar to the Stratoliner model, with a thin western ribbon and bound brim, with fedora blocking and flanging.