Hats from Texas Department Stores

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Rmccamey, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey One Too Many

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    I am starting a new thread to attempt to capture or catalog Department Stores in Texas that sold what we now consider to be vintage or collectible hats, whether western or fedora or otherwise. If you have a hat with a Department Store stamp from Texas, I’d really like to see them.

    I’ll start the ball rolling with this Stetson Twenty Five that came from Berman’s Department Store in Colorado (pronounced with a long A: co-lo-RA`-duh) Texas (founded in 1881). Their mother and the three Berman brothers moved to the southern part of Texas from Russia in 1905. When the brothers were grown, they moved to Colorado in 1931 where one opened a 5&10 store, another opened a grocery store, and Max opened a department store. In 1939, the town officially changed its name to Colorado City to avoid, what was then, the continual confusion of the town with the state of Colorado. Berman’s Department Store closed in 1967.

    From the crown and size tag, this hat looks to be a ‘60’s model. It is interesting that it still lists “Colorado” rather than “Colorado City”. I have put out some feelers to find others who might have hats from Berman’s to see if they all have only “Colorado” printed on them, or if there might have been something special about this style or model of hat. So far I have had no responses.

    Thanks in advance for all your posts and feedback. Enjoy.


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  2. TheOldFashioned

    TheOldFashioned Practically Family

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    Champ B-17 from Meyer Bros White House Stores:
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    The Meyer brothers left another retailer, Foleys, after a dispute and bought out the White House Stores in 1946. These were smaller department stores in the greater Houston area. They expanded to ten or so locations over the next decade and sold out in 1959.

    Entrance at one of the original locations, now a discount bookstore:
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  3. jlee562

    jlee562 I'll Lock Up

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    This has also been posted in the 3x thread...

    3x OR, embroidered Last Drop liner
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    Here was a lucky Google hit on the Stripling's store:
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  4. TheOldFashioned

    TheOldFashioned Practically Family

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    Early 1940s Dobbs from E.M. Kahn & Co:
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    Founded in 1872, E.M. Kahn & Co was the oldest retail store in Dallas. At time of sale in the 1960s there were seven locations in downtown and suburban Dallas. Here's a picture of the downtown location:
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  5. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey One Too Many

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  6. Rmccamey

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  7. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey One Too Many

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    A hat from Hudgins Apparel in the eastern part of the state, Gilmer, TX.

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  8. J Williams

    J Williams One of the Regulars

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    The 7X CB I just picked up is also from Washer Bro's in Fort Worth
     

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  9. Rmccamey

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    An excellent example from Cow Town. Thanks for posting.

     
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  10. suitedcboy

    suitedcboy One Too Many

    That 7XCB is amazing. It looks like you just grabbed it off the shelf at Washer Bros in 1954. What a find!
     
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  11. Bill Hughes

    Bill Hughes One Too Many

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    Here’s a No. 1 Stetson from Cuenod Dry Goods Co. in Mc Gregor, TX.

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  12. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey One Too Many

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    I changed the ribbon. Here is the original. BTW I still have the original if I ever decide to switch back.
     
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  14. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey One Too Many

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    That one is nice in either configuration!

     
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  15. Wyldkarma

    Wyldkarma One Too Many

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    Kallison's Western Wear building was located in downtown San Antonio, Texas since 1899. This is where my Resistol 100 came from. Amazing quality & workmanship. 20190729_165642-1008x756.jpg 20190729_165636-1008x756.jpg PhotoPictureResizer_190729_171103286-1024x760.jpg 20190729_170015-1008x756.jpg 20190729_165821-1008x756.jpg 20190729_165654-1008x756.jpg 20190729_165659-1008x756.jpg
     
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    Wyldkarma One Too Many

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  17. Wyldkarma

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    Its sure a beauty.
     
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  18. J Williams

    J Williams One of the Regulars

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    Thanks I couldn't be happier. That resistol looks really nice! I have to start looking at those.
     
  19. Frunobulax

    Frunobulax

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    Disney Twenty, with Cavanagh edge, from Washer Bros.

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    I tried flipping those last two several times, but they keep coming back upside down. Oh, well...
     
  20. Supernatural Tulcan Panama from Norton-Ditto in Houston.

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    First location (Barringer-Norton Building) beginning in 1908:

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    Then the Esperson Building (1946).

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    Later moved to the Soutwest Bank Building (1956).

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    Hat department in the background.

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