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The Official Stetson Nutria Quality Thread

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I seem to recall that quite some number of years ago, one of the gulf states (LA or MS?) declared war on nutria.

There may have even been a bounty.
 
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RossRYoung

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Thanks all, appreciate the kind words! The felt is in unusually good shape, along with the bow and ribbon showing very little wear. It was sold as ‘excellent’ condition, and aside from the sweatband, I’d say an accurate description. I am thrilled to have it in the stable.
 
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Mickey Q

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I recently received this hat I found online. Aside from the sweatband being toast and the liner missing, the hat is in nice vintage condition. The crown is 6” tall and the brim is 3”. The binding/ribbon contrast with the felt is very nice.

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Looks like my Stetson Nutria. This is the only other one of the same color I’ve ever seen.
 

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Mickey Q

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My Stetson Nutria. Funny how in 98% of the old catalogs it has the Nutria hats listed as more expensive than the regular beaver ones. It’s such a good feeling hat on the head and the color seems so rare.
 

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belfastboy

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My Stetson Nutria. Funny how in 98% of the old catalogs it has the Nutria hats listed as more expensive than the regular beaver ones. It’s such a good feeling hat on the head and the color seems so rare.
Does it have strong red undertones to the colour? I have a Stetson nutria in a really nice chestnut brown but it doesn't have what seems like the strong red that is in yours.
 
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My Stetson Nutria. Funny how in 98% of the old catalogs it has the Nutria hats listed as more expensive than the regular beaver ones. It’s such a good feeling hat on the head and the color seems so rare.


This is a 1922 dealer price list (prices are per dozen) and among the western felts, nutria is a less expensive option than even 3X beaver. I like nutria, vintage and modern, but I concede that beaver usually makes a “better” hat…in my experience anyway.

good to see yours and I particularly like that liner.

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Mickey Q

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This is a 1922 dealer price list (prices are per dozen) and among the western felts, nutria is a less expensive option than even 3X beaver. I like nutria, vintage and modern, but I concede that beaver usually makes a “better” hat…in my experience anyway.

good to see yours and I particularly like that liner.

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Here are some nice older pages too. I love looking at those catalogs. Some of them nutria is more expensive and on others they aren’t. I still prefer regular beaver felts better but the nutrias are amazing too and feel great on the head.
 

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Mickey Q

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Here are some nice older pages too. I love looking at those catalogs. Some of them nutria is more expensive and on others they aren’t. I still prefer regular beaver felts better but the nutrias are amazing too and feel great on the head.
 

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One Drop

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My Stetson Nutria. Funny how in 98% of the old catalogs it has the Nutria hats listed as more expensive than the regular beaver ones. It’s such a good feeling hat on the head and the color seems so rare.

Real nice, did you just pick that up on eBay ? If so, I had my eye on it but hesitated due to the colour, seeing the same on someone know caused a tinge of regret, it looks superb. Wear it well, if it's the one I saw, you stole it at that price !
 

Mickey Q

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Real nice, did you just pick that up on eBay ? If so, I had my eye on it but hesitated due to the colour, seeing the same on someone know caused a tinge of regret, it looks superb. Wear it well, if it's the one I saw, you stole it at that price !
Yeah I just got it off eBay last week. Ended up giving 145 for it so I think it was a great deal!
 

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