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The Official Stetson Nutria Quality Thread

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Lefty, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. Lefty

    Lefty I'll Lock Up

    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.

     
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  2. Lefty

    Lefty I'll Lock Up

    mine
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  3. Lefty

    Lefty I'll Lock Up

    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.
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  4. Lefty

    Lefty I'll Lock Up

    campaign hat
     
  5. Lefty

    Lefty I'll Lock Up

    This looks familiar.
    sold in the classifieds by Tom-in-Perris
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  6. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

    I wish the seller hadn't stiffed me on that one.
     
  7. Lefty

    Lefty I'll Lock Up

    If they guys whose posts I'm quoting are still around, please post photos of the sweats and liners.

     
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  8. Here's a few more pic's of mine.
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    and one with it on my head. The felt on this hat is comparable to my Steton 25 Open Road.
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  9. Levallois

    Levallois Practically Family

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    Here is my only Nutria Hat and it's a Nutria Quality -

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    The cowboy on the horse is woven into the liner with various colored threads.
     
  10. Lefty

    Lefty I'll Lock Up

    Great liner on that one. Can you please post a shot of the crest on the sweat.

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  11. Levallois

    Levallois Practically Family

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    Here is the crest.

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    And a closeup of the embroidered liner -

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  12. Alex

    Alex Practically Family

    Love that liner!
     
  13. Lefty

    Lefty I'll Lock Up

    Here's ScottF's with the same liner.
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  14. Lefty

    Lefty I'll Lock Up

    TonyB's glowing example
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  15. Levallois

    Levallois Practically Family

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    Thanks Lefty! I was wondering how many others out there had this particular liner. ScottF's hat could be a duplicate of mine in terms of color and style.
     
  16. Lefty

    Lefty I'll Lock Up

    ebay grab
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  17. I'm curious, are you keeping the bash in that one?
     
  18. Lefty

    Lefty I'll Lock Up

    I have to, as the only thing I grabbed from ebay is the photo. ;)
     
  19. Duh! :eusa_doh:
     
  20. Lefty

    Lefty I'll Lock Up

    Thanks, Vic.
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    mine in action
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