I think the point we are trying to make is that the word “felt” (which is a noun) refers to the material made of matted animal hair.
The word “felting” (which is a verb) and an entirely different word, refers to the process of making felt.
One (felting) is the process and the other (felt) is the product and the result of that process.
In order to be more precise, we need to add a modifier usually either “fur” or “wool”.
If you use the Google search....."The Fedora Lounge, dating a Stetson." Threads will pop up and if you peruse those threads you will get the info you seek. One good indicator is the size tag.....shape/colour/fontHi all - I'm hoping to have your help identifying a Stetson fedora type hat. Going by the logo, it looks 1960s-ish. It's The Sovereign, size 7. The fur is a little longer than I'm used to seeing on Stetsons. Kind of a chocolate color. Adding photos here. Thank you in advance for your expertise!
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Hi all - I'm hoping to have your help identifying a Stetson fedora type hat. Going by the logo, it looks 1960s-ish. It's The Sovereign, size 7. The fur is a little longer than I'm used to seeing on Stetsons. Kind of a chocolate color. Adding photos here. Thank you in advance for your expertise!
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When I look at some of the hat pages on Facebook there are a lot of fancy coloured fedoras out there. I can garantee they are not fur felt but look damn good. I think there is a great market for hats at that price point. With Akubra hats now being about $200 Canadian I can see the temptation for the lower price point just to see if you like wearing hats and if a style even suits you.
Some styles are more prone to be made in wool, pork pies, Stingy brims, entry lever western hats. Let’s face facts the majority of people don’t wear hats daily and the seasons they do wear them buying a new wool fedora every other year to keep it fresh is easier then a big purchase ever decade of so.
Tapatalk worked nicely for a bit ... was just wondering if there was something like it that folks were using now
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do you know the era of this hat? 50's , 60's, 70's?
I brushed and clean the hat, It looks very good
Here is a picture of store that sold this hat, located at down town san Antonio Texas .
Nice find. Nothing to add to what the others have already said. The Dobbs Westward is a great looking style and not often seen in black I think. Congrats.Hi Guys,
I received this new hat, could you please help me to identify it.
this is 7 1/4 but there is not label inside
Do you have an idea about the era? Brand?