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Dinerman

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For all the early westerns that don't fit into the Stetson westerns thread.


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Dinerman

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Another of mine, though I can't seem to find any of the photos I've taken of it.
So auction photos will just have to do. The felt on this one's about as thin as they come.

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Dinerman

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The Stetson liner is not original to this hat- It came from a moth eaten early '40s Imperial. Hat probably dates post 1940, but is stylistically quite similar to those made before the cutoff.

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ScottF

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Dinerman said:
Looks like a liner was added to this one fairly recently. The sweat definitely looks old though. Ebay photo grab.

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Good call, Dinerman - the sweatband indicated to me that it was 1920's or older. Definitely a much more modern ribbon/bow and liner. Due to very ground-in dirt (felt was crusty), and too small of size, I took the hat apart, scrubbed and re-blocked it to my size. Tony (Tumwater Hats) added a sweatband and bow - We thought that it was probably fur felt, but I'm thinking it might be very high-quality wool... and here's the result:

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ScottF

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Miller Hats - Tommy Grimes Copy

Biggest hat I've ever owned - 7" crown, 4 1/2" brim. This is Miller Hats copy of Stetson's 'Tommy Grimes'. Very dirty with the remnants of several bashes, so re-blocked and added a Tom Horn:

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fluteplayer07

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That thing is massive! Almost to the point where it's a bit unrealistic, if you ask me. Could you show us some head shots, for a reference?

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ScottF

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Dinerman said:
Wow- that turned out great!

Thanks. The scrubbing took out so much dirt you wouldn't believe it - I originally thought the hat was light brown, but it's almost white.
 

Nigel

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Dinerman said:
The Stetson liner is not original to this hat- It came from a moth eaten early '40s Imperial. Hat probably dates post 1940, but is stylistically quite similar to those made before the cutoff.

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That's one fine hat Dinerman. I've been looking for something similar, it's of the style worn by the Great Basin Buckaroos.
 

Dinerman

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This one may actually be more of a derby- hard to say without handling it, but the brim curl and open crown look that way. Wiiide brim. Possibly for the amish market?













 

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