Just to pile on a bit... I have had both Stetson Beaver 100 & Stetson One-Hundred. They are very close & think the One-Hundred pre-dates the Beaver 100. From what I've learned the One-Hundred was a 7XCB that was taken by a Master Hatter at Stetson factory & done completely by hand. The regular...
Does anybody know where American Hat Company & Bailey's get their western hat bodies made? I know HatCo has felting plant in Longview & Winchester in TN makes bodies but is there another source besides Fepsa in Portugal for western weight hat bodies?
I'm with you in the style department Moon = mid-ribbons, Playboy & Wanderer, & thin-ribbons, Open Road/Stratoliner.Within eye-shot of where I'm sitting = Campdrafts, Open Roads, Stratoliners, customs (both mid & thin ribbon), 2ply or thin leather banded Westerns. They get worn. All the ones in...
I had Art do that to my 7 1/2 7X CB but I was going to wear it regularly which I do.
I have a pristine 7X CB OR style in true 7 5/8 but it is a refurb by Schudde Bros.
The liner & size tag are 70's. Willing to take photos if you're interested in working a trade.
How wide is the brim?