Stetson One Hundred – Rands

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This vintage hat was made by the John B. Stetson company in the 1960s. It is their Beaver One Hundred model, made from pure beaver felt, originally retailing for a hundred dollars. It has a lining from Rand’s of Billings, who probably did some cleaning or renovation at some point. It measures 21-1/2″ inside, about a 6-7/8″.

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Shepler’s Stetson Open Road

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This vintage hat was made in the 1960s-1970s by the John B. Stetson company for the Sheplers western store, and is co-branded. It is a size 7, and while labeled a “Tulsa” model for Sheplers, it is identical to Stetson’s Open Road of the period.

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Boss Raw Edge Stetson cowboy hat

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This vintage hat was made in the 1920s by the John B. Stetson Company of Philadelphia, PA from clear nutria felt with a “Boss Raw Edge” brim treatment for the Vic Hanny Co. of Phoenix, Arizona. The hat has a 4″ brim, a 1-1/4″ ribbon with a twisted knot and feathered trailing edge. The sweatband is marked LOT 6300, along with Reingold and Getz. There is a tag, which has been taped back together at some point, under the sweatband which reads,”Hat Satisfaction is a part of what you pay for herein buying a hat; there’s no extra charge for it. If you don’t get it bring back the hat; the money is on call. Vic Hanny Co.” The hat has six cattle brands branded into the felt.

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1960s Mallory by Stetson Open Road hat

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This vintage hat was made by Stetson under the Mallory name after their buyout of that brand. Stylistically, it is identical to the Stetson Open Road. It is a size 7, and has a bound brim, narrow ribbon and cattleman blocked crown.

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1930s Stetson Montecristi Optimo Panama Hat

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This vintage hat was made in the 1930s by the John B Stetson company from a high quality Equadorian Panama hat body and was sold by The Coop, Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is blocked with an Optimo crown, and sports a backwoven brim edge. The 1930s Stetson size tag is heavily faded but reads 1/8, though it measures out to a size seven.

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