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MisplacedHillbilly

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Not difficult as it will typically want to return to its original position, but you may see a remnant of the edges of the dent.

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I agree with Bob. It should more or less pop back into shape without too much difficulty.

Lincoln Bennett & Co Bowler - nice catch btw.
Thanks fellas, I been wanting to try a bowler for years but wasn't confident enough. I found this one and I'm hoping the fit will be right as the seller didn't know the size. But going from the pictures posted with a tape measure across the length and width of the sweat its definitely in the ballpark. Seller excepts returns so that helped boost my confidence. I didn't know anything about Lincoln Bennett & Co until I dug around here a bit, figured the $29.99 buy it now price worth the gamble on the dent
 

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Thanks fellas, I been wanting to try a bowler for years but wasn't confident enough. I found this one and I'm hoping the fit will be right as the seller didn't know the size. But going from the pictures posted with a tape measure across the length and width of the sweat its definitely in the ballpark. Seller excepts returns so that helped boost my confidence. I didn't know anything about Lincoln Bennett & Co until I dug around here a bit, figured the $29.99 buy it now price worth the gamble on the dent
That is a great price for a Lincoln Bennett.
I would have easily paid double at least for it.

Please post photos of the liner, sweatband, and any labels underneath.

Remember too, to post it in the "The Bowler or Derby Hat" thread.

Once again, congrats on the buy :)
 
Happy National Straw Hat day!
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Could anyone shine some light as to the maker of this hat. I can't find any information as to a Royal Park. I've seen a JC Penny's Marathon that looked identical to this, so I'm assuming
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this one was made by Lee as well. I'm also assuming it's a 1940's model. Any information would be helpful and please correct me if I'm wrong on speculating the time period.
 
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Could anyone shine some light as to the maker of this hat. I can't find any information as to a Royal Park. I've seen a JC Penny's Marathon that looked identical to this, so I'm assuming View attachment 614496 View attachment 614497 View attachment 614498 View attachment 614499 View attachment 614500 View attachment 614501 View attachment 614502 View attachment 614503 View attachment 614504 this one was made by Lee as well. I'm also assuming it's a 1940's model. Any information would be helpful and please correct me if I'm wrong on speculating the time period.
Anything on the bottom of that manufactures/to duplicate tag behind that reeding tape? Sometimes manufactures name is printed along the bottom of that tag. Also if we could see the rest of that Union tag
 

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Anything on the bottom of that manufactures/to duplicate tag behind that reeding tape? Sometimes manufactures name is printed along the bottom of that tag. Also if we could see the rest of that Union tag
Hi Blare, No indication anywhere as to the manufacturer. I'll get a better shot of the union tag.
 

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Anything on the bottom of that manufactures/to duplicate tag behind that reeding tape? Sometimes manufactures name is printed along the bottom of that tag. Also if we could see the rest of that Union tag
Hi Blare, I checked and there isn't any information on the manufacture/ duplicate tag. Here's a full pic of the Union tag as well. Hope this helps.
 

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gilligan

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Anything on the bottom of that manufactures/to duplicate tag behind that reeding tape? Sometimes manufactures name is printed along the bottom of that tag. Also if we could see the rest of that Union tag
Hi Blare, I started doing some research on the union label on this very sight. From what I found, the union label I have with the type of little insignia at the upper left would date this hat in the 1940s.
 
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Hi Blare, I checked and there isn't any information on the manufacture/ duplicate tag. Here's a full pic of the Union tag as well. Hope this helps.
Thanks Anthony. Not sure this Union tag helps narrow it down much further. But I think late 40s to 50s reasonably fits with this hat.
 
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Hi Blare, I started doing some research on the union label on this very sight. From what I found, the union label I have with the type of little insignia at the upper left would date this hat in the 1940s.
Gotcha…. I wasn’t sure about this version of the “bug”
 
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gilligan

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Could someone please give me any more information on a Western hat that Stetson made in the 1950s? I saw a photo of a Western fedora that was very similar to an Open Road. It had a bound brim which was wider than the Open Road, cattleman's crease, and a 1" to 1 1/2" grosgrain ribbon with frayed bow tips on the back side of the bow. This would have been a Royal Deluxe model. Any insight ( rarity, etc. ) on this model would be helpful.
 
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Could someone please give me any more information on a Western hat that Stetson made in the 1950s? I saw a photo of a Western fedora that was very similar to an Open Road. It had a bound brim which was wider than the Open Road, cattleman's crease, and a 1" to 1 1/2" grosgrain ribbon with frayed bow tips on the back side of the bow. This would have been a Royal Deluxe model. Any insight ( rarity, etc. ) on this model would be helpful.

You should know by now that, without photos and hopefully some tagging information, nobody here can help you.
 

gilligan

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You should know by now that, without photos and hopefully some tagging information, nobody here can help you.
If you would take the time to read my question correctly you would have noticed that I do not have the actual hat but was only inquiring as to any information to this style of western fedora that Stetson made in the 1950s. Rest assure, if I would have that hat, there would of been photos.
 
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If you would take the time to read my question correctly you would have noticed that I do not have the actual hat but was only inquiring as to any information to this style of western fedora that Stetson made in the 1950s. Rest assure, if I would have that hat, there would of been photos.

The reply is the same. You're basically saying, "Hey, I'm thinking of a hat. What kind is it?"
 

gilligan

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The reply is the same. You're basically saying, "Hey, I'm thinking of a hat. What kind is it?"
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Okay, here is the only pic of the hat I'm asking about. This is the model I'm interested in finding out more information. I do know it is a 1950s, red liner with Royal Deluxe on the sweatband. Seems different than an Open Road.
 
View attachment 615374 Okay, here is the only pic of the hat I'm asking about. This is the model I'm interested in finding out more information. I do know it is a 1950s, red liner with Royal Deluxe on the sweatband. Seems different than an Open Road.
Looks quite similar to these:
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Could also be the later model (not the 30's-40's) Stetson Laloo. Really there are so many.
Look over the Stockman Farmer/Miller Stockman catalogs posted around here for ideas.
 
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gilligan

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gilligan

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Wow, thank you Hatman. That is a tremendous help and I thank you very much! Excellent reference point!
Hatman, the more I look at these photos the more I see that none of them are quite the same as this hat. I noticed on the hat I'm inquiring about; it has a flat brim and a ribbon and bow treatment identical to an Open Plains but with a bound brim. It's a good starting point for sure but there's an odd mix to this hat. It doesn't seem to exactly fit. I do appreciate you pointing me in the right direction.
 

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