I just bought another Open Road, its a 3x, light tan hat probably from the 60s judging from the original hat box and the fact that the liner was sewn in and not glued. Mostly 3x hats were every day type of hats for work, so this was not considered in it's day a high quality dress hat. Compared to my Imperial Open Road it is way down the list on quality. But, when I compare the felt to new ones it's still miles ahead. It's just amazing how far down the quality has went on newer fedora's. I don't want to make the Akubra lovers upset, but in comparing this hats felt to my fed deluxe felt is really amazing. My fed deluxe's felt looks rough, as though they stopped the pouncing and sanding process a couple of steps earlier than what's on my Open Road. Also, it is not board hard like the new ones are, you can still shape it to any style you want. I honestly don't think I will ever buy another new fedora. To come close to the quality of an old one you have to spend at least $400. maybe more. The Optimos and some of the custom ones of other hatters are very nice but the price limits most people to just one or 2. Only a few can afford to fill their shelves with those babies. Vintage fedora's take more time to find, but they are like finding a hidden treasure when found.