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Discussion in 'Hats' started by D00R, Mar 19, 2007.

Was it worth saving

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  1. From the very limited information and lack of good pictures....my guess, and it is only a guess is that your hat is what is commonly called a "campaign, trooper, or police hat"" from your description of the other symbols on the sweat, it could very well have been sold at the post store of Fort Sheridan here in Illinois.........
    If you provide better pictures we likely can assemble more information.....
    As a side note......the Marines still use these hats......and for the last 100 years the official color would be an OD or brownish color for all services. Additionally for military the crown was done up in a "four pinch", whereas yours has a center crease........that and the apparent black color would suggest perhaps yours was used for a Sheriff or other police use.
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  2. I'm in Germany. I buy on Amazon.
  3. FedoraFan112390

    FedoraFan112390 Practically Family

    What kind of hat would my father's be described as, and what sort of band is that? Would like to find one similar

    As you can see it was a bit floppy. These are the only pictures I have of it.
  4. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat Familiar Face

    Lol..Bustin a gut here!! I can STILL recall my response to them when they suggested that to me!! Suprised you didn’t jump on that harder Justin! Oh Happy day... Be well. Bowen. Chuckles. That hats def a Stetson Cam”pain”(sic) hat. Stetson Crest, black band hard to say but def a “Smokey” of sorts.
  5. Shagen

    Shagen New in Town

    Hi Scott her new to the forum have been wearing hats my whole life lately a military campaign soft cap from early 2000 Can anyone date this Stetson hat for me and the hat box. I saved it from the dump and hope to find a home for it.

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  6. Welcome to the Lounge! I'm no expert, but I think that box is from the 1950s. If you look carefully behind the sweatband (don't crack it or pop stitches if you can) there may be size and re-order stickers. Those would give clues to the date of the hat.
  7. Based on the liner I don't think it's a Stetson.

  8. jlee562

    jlee562 My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Yah I saw that hat on eBay too. No, anybody can find a Stetson box and put a hat in it.

    I can't really think of an example where it was anything more than seller ignorance though, there aren't really any counterfeit Stetsons.
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  9. Yeah, I figured the same thing. Find hat in an old Stetson box...must be a Stetson. I wasn't implying somebody was counterfeiting Stetsons, but I wouldn't doubt someone would knowingly pass off an unlabeled hat as a Stetson at all. Sadly, I've learned the hard way humans are a fairly untrustworthy lot when it comes to money.
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  10. For some, "Stetson" is like "Kleenex" and applies to anything that looks like a Western.

    Sent directly from my mind to yours.
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  11. RJR

    RJR I'll Lock Up

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