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carouselvic

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Not all 100’s came with hard shell suitcase, here is the cardboard type
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I had read.. I think on this site. That the 100 of certain era was essentially 7XCB badged as 100 with a fancy 100 box. Never have had a 100 in hand to compare to my 7XCB


The problem is you would need to compare hats made at the same time. A 1960s One-Hundred doesn’t compare favorably to a 1940s 7XCB. The later One-Hundred hats are nice, but they really haven’t impressed me as the ultimate Stetson.
 

M Hatman

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Those are good choices. For pre-war hats, the Boss Raw Edge hats were the top of the line, which I believe would make Clear Nutria the best quality for that time period.
No.....Nutra was in the middle...3X,4X, 5X and of course 7XBeaver were better (IE More expensive) hats.
From 1932
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These hold true for their western listings too. Their finest hats have always been the "Beaver" hats.
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jlee562

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M Hatman

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I stand corrected, I think I was recalling this 1903 ad:

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Not even then. You are reading advertising puffery......(for a TOUGH as NAILS hat).
AWESOME ad by the way!;)

Here is a contemporary price list for your ad, From a 1901 Stetson Wholesale Catalog....

3X and "Real Beaver" are still the most expensive. Note the "Real Beaver" would retail $12-$26 based on those prices.
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Since the mid 19th century Beaver has been more expensive and harder to source. We almost eliminated them by the 1840's by over trapping. It is thought to be the most desired fur for felt hats for some time......no doubt Nutria was (is) as tough as the animal the fur comes from, but beaver ha s historically been King for hatters and buyers.:)
 
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M Hatman

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Here is an additional listing (From the same 1901 catalog) listing SOFT Western Hats.....

NOTE: these are listed as "SOFT Hats"........the Boss Raw Edge are not........and "Staple Shapes" (their name for their most popular western line at the time). I believe the "Boss Raw Edge" were what we call "western stiff" now.

Also of note: "No. 1 Quality" is the entry price point AND they have a 1X!!!! (which is less than Nutria).o_O

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Fed in a Fedora

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I am looking at ordering an Akubra military slouch but would like to know how the sizes compare to their CampDraft.
I wear a 58 in the CampDraft and that is perfect for me.
Order the same in the military slouch?
 

bonedaddy

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I want to remake the hat Kurt Russell wear in "The Thing" (1982), see attached photos. I want to use an Akubra as a basis and reshape it to resemble the movie hat. I though about using the Akubra Sombrero (photo on the table), but I am unsure. Maybe the crown on the Sombrero is too high? Can anyone help me find a good Akubra to reshape for this purpose?
 

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bonedaddy

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Is there a reason you want it to be an Akubra as opposed to any other western style hat as a donor body? You could save yourself the step of flattening out the curl if you started with an uncurled brim to begin with.
Good point. I just really like Akubra. For a durable outdoor hat that will hold up against the elements I don't know any better option. So that's why.

I thought that maybe the Rough Rider might also work, although the end product might be somewhat smaller than the hat in the movie. But given that the movie hat is so enormous it could even benefit from a smaller donor.

What do you think?
 

Who?

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I can’t resist asking, where do you intend to wear this rather unusual piece of headgear?

What reaction do you think it will produce in those who see you wearing it?

You don’t give a clue to your location, so it is difficult to guess your potential “audience”.
 

wsmontana

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I want to remake the hat Kurt Russell wear in "The Thing" (1982), see attached photos. I want to use an Akubra as a basis and reshape it to resemble the movie hat. I thought about using the Akubra Sombrero (photo on the table), but I am unsure. Maybe the crown on the Sombrero is too high? Can anyone help me find a good Akubra to reshape for this purpose?
You could just get this one:

https://www.baronhats.com/products/the-rj-the-thing

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johnnycanuck

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I want to remake the hat Kurt Russell wear in "The Thing" (1982), see attached photos. I want to use an Akubra as a basis and reshape it to resemble the movie hat. I though about using the Akubra Sombrero (photo on the table), but I am unsure. Maybe the crown on the Sombrero is too high? Can anyone help me find a good Akubra to reshape for this purpose?
That could be a good option. The brim may be wider in the Akubra sombrero. Are you planning on wearing it like Kurt? Over a hoodie? you would have to go up a few hat sizes to make it fit.
Here is a great video about a recreation.
Depending where you live, cowboy hats May come up on the buy and sell groups. They do where I live. So it may be worth it to wait for a gently used hat to come up and try to re-shape it.
Is this going to be a summer or winter hat? camping, yard work hat? Or just a fun weekend hat?
Let us know how it goes.
Johnny
 

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