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Discussion in 'Hats' started by Rundquist, May 4, 2004.

  1. Hurricane Jack

    Hurricane Jack I'll Lock Up

    Those crocheted hatbands were used by Stetson & Resistol on their western hats thru the 1970's but were quickly replaced in the early 1980's by the chicken feather hatbands made popular when the movie Urban Cowboy came out in 1980. If you were lookin' for love in all the wrong places you had to have chicken feathers.
  2. RJR

    RJR I'll Lock Up

  3. I just hate those chicken feather bands.
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  4. AMEN Brother!!!!!!!!!!
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  5. Michael A

    Michael A My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Ha ha, I got a Stagecoach yesterday with a chicken feather boa. Might even have been some pheasant in it. Damn thing bled all over the hat and I had a heck of a time brushing it off. I haven't gotten around to taking photos of the Stagecoach yet, maybe later today. If the gale force winds go down.

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  6. Michael A

    Michael A My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Nice. Got any photos? Old polaroids you could scan. Ha ha. Early 80s clearance and the band would seem to support the 70s dating then?

  7. Hurricane Jack

    Hurricane Jack I'll Lock Up

    Yes & I hate those crocheted bands too. Nothing dates the look of a hat more.
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  8. Hurricane Jack

    Hurricane Jack I'll Lock Up

    Most do have pheasant & prairie chicken feathers. I had one that also had bits of squirrel fur & a talon or two from something.
  9. ;)

    Yuck. Got rid of almost all feathers from my hats.

    I avoid them but there are some I can't... don't want to change my Stagecoach hats.
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  10. Michael A

    Michael A My Mail is Forwarded Here

    I don't mind being dated to the 70s. Livin' was easy and I was young. I didn't wear hats until the end of that decade and then it was a long hair fedora that I cadged out of some dead guys cache. I was just wondering the other day what became of that hat, or even for sure the brand.

    Hmm, I probably don't want to examine the remains too closely then. And speaking of oddities, I saw a lamp today made out of two caribou hooves.

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  11. Michael A

    Michael A My Mail is Forwarded Here

    A Resistol Stagecoach that also came yesterday.
    [​IMG]P1220950 by Michael A2012, on Flickr
    Feathers gone and replaced for now with horse tail.
    [​IMG]P1220951 by Michael A2012, on Flickr
    Too stingy for Joao at 3 5/8". Crown stands 5 1/2" in the front and 4 1/2" in the back as it's currently bent. A whim purchase at a moment of low resistance. Ha ha. Pretty much original condition, including the pinhole in the front where they had sewed the feathers on. Not sure what I have in mind for this.
    [​IMG]P1220952 by Michael A2012, on Flickr
    [​IMG]P1220956 crop by Michael A2012, on Flickr

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  12. It's a nice color. Does it have the paper tag behind the sweatband?
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  13. Michael A

    Michael A My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Interesting question Joao and the answer is yes, it had, barely. It detached and started to come apart as soon as I starting peaking behind the sweat.
    [​IMG]Resistol Stagecoach Original Label by Michael A2012, on Flickr

    So as can be barely seen, it has been modified. The brim was cut down most of half and inch. Looking closely at it I would say it was an owner done job.

  14. Thank you.
    The Dry Gulch had a "crocheted" hatband so if you say it had feathers... it was modified.
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  15. Michael A

    Michael A My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Interesting info Joao. Do you have the old Stagecoach catalogs?

  16. Nothing like a new hat to get you out of bed and feeling better! I do like the color. I would probably convert it to a fedora style, probably a Sacrilege.
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  18. An original Dry Gluch
  19. Amos f h

    Amos f h Familiar Face


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  20. Hey all!
    I went back to the thrift store where I bought that G1 to see if the detachable collar had been donated with it. I spoke to the manager, who told me she'd ask the folks who were sorting when it came in. She also invited me to look around the sorting area in case it was sitting in a "what the heck is this" pile. Didn't see it, but I did spot a pair of hats, nearly identical, and had to check them out. A Pilgrim and a Brent, both in near minty condition. Asked for dibs when they were priced. She said make an offer. I offered 40 bucks for the pair, expecting a counter offer. She just said Deal!

    Here's the Brent.


    The crown is 5" open, brim 2 5/8". Band is 1" , bound in 1/4" ribbon. 125g total weight.
    I know I'm not the best at dating hats, but I'll venture a guess of mid 50's. Any input always welcome!
    Now to get pics of the Pilgrim.

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