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Blare

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A complete hail Mary on the size and hat arrives a 7 3/8 : )

Around 25% of sweat's stitching undone but rest solidly in place. Sweat is sturdy and supple but still, I'm not folding out to check for lot# ha .. I did spy hand written upon, red multi celled tag though. Sweat "V" stitched .. not sure where to put hat's manufacture date. Owner conveyed to me hat was found in the Rochester attic of a recently passed 95 yo woman .. hat belonged to her uncle.

Happy to be it's caretaker for a while.

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Tremendous. Great find. Congratulations
 
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I bought this hat recently at auction. I paid more for it than any previous vintage hat and I was really worried I over paid.

The sweatband is a replacement and there is some wear on the binding, but it’s a glorious hat. The brim is approximately 4 1/2” wide before the curl. The nine cord ribbon is a bonus. I love everything about this hat other than the size.

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Rmccamey

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Very unique!

I bought this hat recently at auction. I paid more for it than any previous vintage hat and I was really worried I over paid.

The sweatband is a replacement and there is some wear on the binding, but it’s a glorious hat. The brim is approximately 4 1/2” wide before the curl. The nine cord ribbon is a bonus. I love everything about this hat other than the size.

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Great hat Brent! I bet you were very happy to see the "unknown maker" revealed (or had the auction house got back to you on that?). Did you expect any other size? ;)


All I had to go on were those horrible photos, so yes, I’m very relieved it turned out to be a Stetson. I’m just glad it’s a size that starts with a “7,” but you’re right: 7 1/8 strikes again. :)
 
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RossRYoung

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That’s a killer Brent! Don’t know if I can recall that block # either, which is hard to do for these 7”+ crown bad boys. She’s an absolute beaut!
 

AbbaDatDeHat

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I bought this hat recently at auction. I paid more for it than any previous vintage hat and I was really worried I over paid.

The sweatband is a replacement and there is some wear on the binding, but it’s a glorious hat. The brim is approximately 4 1/2” wide before the curl. The nine cord ribbon is a bonus. I love everything about this hat other than the size.

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Very cool old Stetson Brent.
Not sure i’ve ever seen a 9 cord ribbon.
Since the orig sweat is history it might be a good candidate for an upsize to fit you. Should still have plenty of brim left. I don’t think the hat Gods would banish you from the lounge.
Perfect hat for those trout streams you have.
Just sayin....cool hat.
B
 
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I bought this hat recently at auction. I paid more for it than any previous vintage hat and I was really worried I over paid.

The sweatband is a replacement and there is some wear on the binding, but it’s a glorious hat. The brim is approximately 4 1/2” wide before the curl. The nine cord ribbon is a bonus. I love everything about this hat other than the size.

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Whoa, what a thing! Very useful to wear to "bring your own parking lot" parties :)
 

Blare

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I bought this hat recently at auction. I paid more for it than any previous vintage hat and I was really worried I over paid.

The sweatband is a replacement and there is some wear on the binding, but it’s a glorious hat. The brim is approximately 4 1/2” wide before the curl. The nine cord ribbon is a bonus. I love everything about this hat other than the size.

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Very impressive
 

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