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

Discussion in 'Hats' started by M Hatman, Jun 28, 2018.

  1. alanfgag

    alanfgag

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    Tailored Edge - raw, subtly rounded, not felted. Clear nutria c.1939-41.

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    Mode-edge - thickened and reinforced (felted?). Marked 3X Beaver, c.1939-41.

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  2. Bamaboots

    Bamaboots I'll Lock Up

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  3. ^^^^ Whew! I was wondering where it was (thinking you had posted here before the New Hats thread). Very cool! Congrats Greg!
     
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  4. Bamaboots

    Bamaboots I'll Lock Up

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    I’m 0 for 2 in my latest attempts for hats outside or inside of my size range. My latest attempt, thanks to some MO enablers, one Setter, the other Retriever. I thank them both for their time and especially the effort of the Retriever to secure the hat. Probably the cleanest 3X OR I’ve seen and certainly the nicest one under my roof. The great thing about this one is the felt. Thin and dense with a fine finish. My only other 3X OR is likely a 40’s Model with an oilcloth protected LD liner and the same dimensions as this one. 2 7/8 x 5 1/2.

    This hat appears to be a much more recent rendition. Most notably there are no mfg labels underside and the LD liner is spot glued. The surprising thing about this hat is the felt. It is much more dense and thin than one I would have expected from this era. Every bit the equal of my 40’s hat and perhaps better and it does have a better finish. Makes me think of a new hat made with an old blank. Just my thoughts, not a claim. A really soft dress weight OR that can be shaped with a swipe.

    The 0 for 2 part is that it doesn’t fit, a bit off. Thought she wanted it but no.
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  5. Frunobulax

    Frunobulax

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    Holy cow, that's nice looking.
     
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  6. alanfgag

    alanfgag

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    Real nice.
     
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  7. Early 1950s "Spanish Trail:

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  8. Ross Young

    Ross Young One of the Regulars

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    Nice one, Bob!
     
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  9. TheOldFashioned

    TheOldFashioned Practically Family

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    Selv-Edge 3X:
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    2-1/2" Brim
    1/4" welt (Selv-Edge)
    5-1/2" Crown (open)
    1.75" Ribbon (just under)
    106g Weight
    Picked this up awhile ago but just recently got around to spending some time with it as it arrived rather crumpled. Still needs some work but at least it is to a point where it is wearable. There was no liner and there are no tags anywhere to be found. The only identification is the duplication number stamp on the back of the sweat. Fit is a touch loose, so if I had to guess I'd say it might be a 7-3/8 LO.

    The felt itself has a nice hand, and the Selv-Edge is an interesting finish. I believe I read that it was first glued, stitched to hold it together during the curing phase, and then the stitch was removed.

    The hat could probably use a proper reblocking and reflange of the brim. I struggled for quite a while trying to get it shaped like I wanted it. Still not completely happy as it currently stands. There is some slight water staining to the ribbon towards the back, though nothing too significant that it detracts from the overall appearance.

    Jury is still out if I'm going to keep this or not. I'll give it some head time and decide at a later date.
     
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  10. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    Very nice. Sometimes the hats that are a bit beat up are the best bargains.
     
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