This vintage boater was made in the early 1920s by Knox, and originally sold for $20, making it quite an expensive hat in its time. It has a light russet brown leather sweatband and a pleated lining. It is a 7-1/4, with a 5-1/8″ crown and a brim which measures 2″ on the front and back, 1-3/4″ at the curl of the side.
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 vintage hat was made in the 1950s by the John B. Stetson Company. It is their high end 7X Clear Beaver Quality and has a 3-1/8″ brim. There is no size tag and no reorder tags under the sweatband, but the opening measures 7-3/8″ by 6-1/8″, with a 21-1/2″ circumference.
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.
Bee’s answer to the Stetson Open Road. Thin ribbon, wind string, bound brim. Center dent. Fancy pleated lining. This hat’s probably from the 1950s. It claims to be “custom made” but just how “custom” it really was- who knows?