Two inquiries re fedora brim widths:
-What was the width of the fedoras Bogey wore? 2 1/2? or less?
-Is the new version of the Stetson Whippet considered a hipster/stingy brim fedora because the brim width is 2 3/8"? Or. was 2 /38" perhaps the Bogart brim width?
The reason I asked in the first place is because I have
to cowboy-worn Open Roads from New Mexico, each I
would say from at least the 60's, and each has a 2.5"
brim and a 5" open crown.
Then I picked up a dead ringer for an Open Road
recently up in Ventura for 60-bucks. It is in
Try shuffling through Hats Plus stingy brim assortment.
You may not find an exact match. But there may be something close
I just bought and received an Ideal Cap Co., solid color,
blue, 1940's style.
It is classic. Real wool, real leather sweat band, perfect
fit. The crown is lower than current New Era hats,
and I prefer that.
Apparently, the dark blue I got was pretty much
the cap worn by navy fliers in WWII.
Since I am originally from Philadelphia, I had to
add the pretzel man and his cap.
Even back in the sixties, pretzel vendors
wore these caps we called Jeffs. They
would wheel their carts up to the school
yard fence, take orders and pass pretzels
with mustard through the hurricane fence...