This vintage cowboy hat was made in the 1920s by the John B. Stetson Co. of Philadelphia, PA and was sold by the E.C. Olson Co. of Rapid City, SD. It has a high, square sided, square topped crown with shallow dents, a bound brim with a light flange and a mid-width ribbon. It is a 7-1/4, with a 3″ brim and a 5″ crown.
This is a rare John B. Stetson Boss of the Plains, made in their No. 1 quality fur felt. Known as the “hat that won the west”, this was a real working cowboy’s style, with a flat, raw edge brim and a short, straight sided crown. This is a relatively late production example of the model, which can be dated between 1933 and 1935 by the NRA Code tag. The brim measures 3-1/16″ and the crown measures 4-3/8″.
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 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.