Hats “Made Especially for...”

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Just Daniel, Aug 8, 2020.

  1. Just Daniel

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    I asked a few days back if anyone had information on Stetsons made especially for someone famous or other because a few came up for sale from various western stars and personalities. Some hats seemed like they might actually have been for the person marked on the sweatband, others did not seem to match.

    Here are a couple, maybe a few other members have seen some, genuine or otherwise?
     
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    This had made especially for George S Patton caught my eye for the documentation. Am I wrong in placing this as a 50s hat? Because it’s safe to assume Patton didn’t wear any hats after 1945.


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  3. Just Daniel

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    Here’s one for Grant. Grant died in 1885. The size tag, sweatband, and crest look very 1900s.



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  4. Just Daniel

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    A later Stetson labeled for Ben Johnson. Could be true. It at least has some studio stamps and things.



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    James Cagney. Sweet hat.


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    Wyatt Earp made it to 1929. Not too many images of the hat, but someone thought it was $$$.

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  7. Just Daniel

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    Here is one labeled for Governor Ronald Reagan. Looks like a 50s 3X stamped Reagan fifteen years after manufacture? Reagan was not governor until the 60s.

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  8. Maybe I should have bought this and picked out a profitable name.

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  9. Just Daniel

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    Buying a stencil or leather stamp looks like a good idea...

     
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  10. AbbaDatDeHat

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    General George had a son, Major General George IV, 1923-2004.
    More than likely his??
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    Ps: no idea how Gen George Jr had a son that went to IV instead of III.
     
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  11. carouselvic

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    A Stetson Factory photo

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  12. AbbaDatDeHat

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    Cool
     
  13. Just Daniel

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    Ah. How could I forget. A big but-for: George S. IV was a major, lieutenant colonel, and colonel through the 60s; he is not likely to have had an aide.

    The hat still could definitely be his, certainly not his father’s. This briefcase was also up for sale as Patton’s, father of WWII fame.



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  14. carouselvic

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    I have a friend who served under Patton in Vietnam.
     
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