Standard San Francisco thin ribbon fedora

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272103091111

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.

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Biltmore Silver Buckle Open Road

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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.

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Beaver Fifty Open Road

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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.

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Stetson Open Road 25

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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.

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3X Stetson Open Road RENSH

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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 Beaver quality, likely made in the 1950s, then renovated by Shudde Bros in the 1960s (it is stamped RENSH) at which point it received a new Stetson authorized sweatband, without the Open Road stamp. It has a wind string, is a 7-5/8 Long Oval and has a 2-3/4″ brim.

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Stetson 3X Open Road

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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.

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Stetson 4X Stetson Open Road

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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 has the model name marked on the reorder tag rather than the sweatband, is made of heavier weight modern felt, has the Stetson Authentic X hologram sticker still on the sweatband, and is a 4X quality felt.  While the reorder tag puts the brim at 2-3/4″, it measures out to 2-7/8″.

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