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Derby, Western, Fedora...a Venerable Legend, THE Stetson 3X...BEFORE 1970!!!!

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This 3X skinny ribbon showed up a couple weeks ago. 3 ½. It’s in fantastic condition and the felt takes a dry crease much better than I was expecting. I creased it from open crown to a couple different shapes dry on a fence post…my kind of western felt.


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MikeinRome

Practically Family
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A nice Stetson 3X I got on eBay from Bob at a bargain a couple of months ago. I was the only bidder.
 

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T Jones

I'll Lock Up
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I just posted this '50s era 3X Stetson Western in the WHAYWT thread yesterday. I've had this one a while and posted it before. It's been cleaned up, reblocked, and converted, and I just reflanged the brim again on a #19 brim flange. In fact, I think this is the only 3X I have. This hat's had a rough and abused history and the felt is still solid. Definitely a testament to the 3X's toughness.

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Alexwood

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I do not know if this hat is legit 1950's because the sweatband is black, seems to be too good of a price??? It is listed on eBay, SMALL SIZE 6 7/8 VINTAGE 1950’S MEN’S BLACK FEDORA HAT BY STETSON under the seller jamiexmas. I was also looking at Biltmore Imperial Homburg hats, but I was hoping to find a good deal on a Stetson Royal Deluxe St. Regis in a brown tone, size 56.
 
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MikeinRome

Practically Family
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1940's Stetson 3X with embroidered Last Drop liner. 3 1/2 inch brim, 5 1/2 inch open crown. Note that the sweatband was stamped twice in the front: once with "XXX" in larger letters and again with "XXX Stetson" in smaller letters. So it's not a 6X hat, Ha, Ha!
 

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