This vintage fedora was made in the 1940s and was sold by Standard, of 738 Market Street, San Francisco, California. It is made in the thin ribbon, thin binding “Open Road” style. It has an early style sweatband, with a taped rear seam, and where the cloth reed tape is stitched to the brim break. It has a card from “Personality” hats, also of San Francisco, under the sweatband, possibly from a cleaning.
This fedora was made in Canada by Biltmore from XXXXX fur felt and was sold by Sacred Feather of Madison, WI. It is a classic thin ribbon fedora style, with a 2-5/8″ brim.
This vintage fedora was custom made in the 1960s from pure beaver felt, and originally sold for fifty dollars, making it extremely expensive at the time. I have owned many 7X clear beaver Stetsons from this era and the dress weight beaver felt has a very similar feel. It is a 7-1/4 and has a 2-3/8″ brim and a 5-1/4″ crown.
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.
This hat was made by the John B. Stetson Company. It is their iconic Open Road style, with a thin ribbon, narrow binding and a fedora flanged brim. This one is a 3X quality, originally sold in Bozeman, Montana at McCracken’s, and sporting a 2-3/4″ brim.