This vintage cowboy hat was made in the 1920s by the John B. Stetson Company of Philadelphia, PA from Clear Nutria felt. Interestingly for such a huge western style, it was sold by John S. Harman & Son, Hatters, 87 New Bond Street, London. The felt is amazingly pliable, with a high crown, a curled brim edge and a thin ribbon. The lining is green, and the sweatband is textured brown leather, both bear a very detailed Stetson stamp. The lot no on the back of the sweatband, 5157, helps to date the hat. The brim measures 4-1/4″, the crown measures 6-1/4″.
This vintage overcoat was made in the 1920s-1930s by Regency House of London and New York. It was styled in Golden Square, London, and was sold by Carson Pirie Scott & Company, a high end department store based in Wisconsin. It is made in an extremely bold black and white herringbone tweed, with raglan shoulders, broad lapels, a plain back and button adjuster cuffs. It is half-lined, as was typical of overcoats of this period. There is an internal breast pocket, a smaller pocket, and a button on throat latch for cold weather.
Tagged size: 39
Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Sleeve (center of collar to cuff): 36″ (about equivalent to 27″ sleeves and 18″ shoulders)
Length (base of collar to hem): 48″