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Pre- 1940s Stetson dress hats.

Jesse John

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Here’s one I picked up on the outskirts of Philadelphia. It appears to be a custom order Stetson. No markings on the sweatband other than some initials. The block tag has minimal information and is the only sticker inside. The felt quality is absolutely incredible. @Ross Young and I think it’s an Excellent Quality. What do you think? 1920s?

Unfortunately for me it’s a size 7.
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Just Daniel

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No tags behind the sweatband? That would help.

That 3X trademark looks like it has an earliest use of 1895 (see 2nd pic) It does not have the “rainbow” at the bottom left. In the 30s these mostly gave way to the 3X roundela. I can’t get much farther than that.



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I'd like to leave it to the experts to tell me what model and age this Stetson is.
Too bad about tear at liner tip. Un reeded Shudde Bros replacement sweat was made by Asepto Leather which I read went out of business in the 30s. Thin felt that molds like the proverbial clay. Feels like a large 7 3/8

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Just Daniel

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Just Daniel

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Alan!

Always with the AMAZING hats!




Stetson Star

Early 20th C. Stetson... age would be a guess, but that guess would be somewhere pre-1920. Condition is excellent for its age. The unlined hat weighs in at 3 1/2 ounces with a medium weight durable felt. When steamed and brushed, the 3" brim took on a deeply scooped flange - original?... I'm not sure. 5 1/2" crown height. 2" Fray sweatband, with "the fray" imprint running vertically across the width of the sweat. Scalloped size sticker with a very clean label - original store price of $4.00? A small repair to the reed looks to be wax.

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Just Daniel

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Those are SWEET! I have one in grey and it is one of my favorite hats! Awesome!

In blue!


Circa 1935 THE Royal Stetson Homburg, un-reeded black sweat, Navy Blue felt, black trim.........with Box! 2nd one I have (the other is a derby, also with its box).
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And the box....
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Will get more when I am done restoring the box (It is a bit rough, but then so am I , but without nearly the age on me).
 

Rmccamey

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Circa 1935 THE Royal Stetson Homburg, un-reeded black sweat, Navy Blue felt, black trim.........with Box! 2nd one I have (the other is a derby, also with its box).
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And the box....
Top of lid....
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and body
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Will get more when I am done restoring the box (It is a bit rough, but then so am I , but without nearly the age on me).

What a great find to get that age of hat with the box.
 

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