We've got all sorts of threads mentioning nutria hats in both title and text, but there's no thread dedicated to Stetson's Nutria Quality (as opposed to Real Nutria, Clear Nutria, or just plain Nutria designations). As we've got threads for the other western/cross-over quality designations, it seems like a good time to get this one going.
As far as I can tell, there have only been around five people on the Lounge who have claimed to ever own a Nutria Quality lid. There appear to be a few references to Nutria Quality in catalogs and none in ads (that I've yet found).
Most of the Nutria Quality hats on ebay tend to be National Park Service hats or other uniform, campaign types, adding to the many references in the catalogs and descriptions by Loungers that Nutria Quality lids are as tough as they come.
So, let's see that Stetson Nutria Quality info.
Last edited by Lefty; 03-15-2011 at 03:54 PM.
Catalogs, thanks to vic and bluer
1949 - note the description of "service weight" on the Nutria Quality hat in the center of this first page.
Last edited by Lefty; 03-15-2011 at 04:52 PM.
Here's a few more pic's of mine.
and one with it on my head. The felt on this hat is comparable to my Steton 25 Open Road.
Here is my only Nutria Hat and it's a Nutria Quality -
The cowboy on the horse is woven into the liner with various colored threads.
It ain't like the old days, but it'll do.
Great liner on that one. Can you please post a shot of the crest on the sweat.
more ebay pics