The Open Road Guild

Discussion in 'Hats' started by John in Covina, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. Only pic in file, Roger:

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  2. Rogera

    Rogera My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Thank you! That's a good looking hat
     
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  3. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    Greetings All:
    Hey Rogera, here’s one that’s not a true sweat stamped OR but it looks just like an OR to me except for the “no bow” ribbon. Brim is 2 3/4”, marked Genuine Panama sweat. Light, comfy and breathes well. Hope that helps.
    Be well. Bowen.
     
  4. ronssmith

    ronssmith New in Town

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    Greetings. I just joined the forum recently to learn more about the Akubra Campdraft Deluxe, as my sons ordered one for me as a birthday present. It should be here by the end of this week.

    Here is a shot my older son took the other day of me wearing my 4X Open Road that I bought in Arizona in 1985.

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  5. RJR

    RJR

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    This one is marked Panama and OR.
     
  6. Desert dog

    Desert dog My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Great looking brim! It fits you well. I have two Campdrafts, one deluxe, in moonstone. I am very happy with mine and wear them a lot. Welcome aboard! A lot of good people and information here.

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  7. ronssmith

    ronssmith New in Town

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    Thank you sir! That OR has been through slightly more than half of my life (so far).

    Coincidentally, my silverbelly Campdraft Deluxe just arrived from Katoomba! Just have to decide now on how to bash the crown.
     
  8. rclark

    rclark Call Me a Cab

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    Royal Stetson Open Road
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    Sweat has some deterioration but the felt is sublime. Liner clean as a whistle.
     
  9. moontheloon

    moontheloon I'll Lock Up

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    wonderful piece Rick ... envious
     
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  10. rclark

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    Thanks Ant! As a collector I was a bit disappointed in the conditions the sweat, but the felt is unlike most any Royal Stetsons that I have handled. Extremely light and pliable.
     
  11. Frunobulax

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    That's gorgeous, Rick. Sweat be damned.
     
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  12. moontheloon

    moontheloon I'll Lock Up

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    sweat doesn't look too bad to me

    not like something that will worsen anyway

    love that hat
     
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  13. rclark

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    Thanks so much! I'm very pleased despite my quibbles about the sweat!
     
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  14. rclark

    rclark Call Me a Cab

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    Not too much. Think I may attach some cloth tape behind the weaker spots to bolster it up a bit to ensure it will not split further. Arrived intact but dry. Added a light touch of Lexol and the darn thing fell apart on me. I felt sick but it would have happened no matter what. Regardless, I do have another hat or two!
     
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  15. Is it easy to reshape the crowns on the new Stetson Royal DeLuxe Open Roads? Does anyone know what the open crown height is? Thanks in advance.
     
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  16. Yes, easily reshaped & mine look to be 5 1/2 to 5 3/4 inches.
     
  17. M Hatman

    M Hatman My Mail is Forwarded Here

    From a late 50's early 60's Stetson Western Catalog....THEY SHORTENED THE BRIM!!!!:eek::eek::confused::confused::mad: More on the Catalog here: http://www.thefedoralounge.com/thre...a-of-the-golden-era.92141/page-4#post-2375635
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    PS From what I can tell that short brim OR did not last long at all but went back to normal in short order. However that short brim version (that was renamed) was produced for a while and actually became a favorite for auctioneers!!!!
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  18. Mr. Cragganmore

    Mr. Cragganmore New in Town

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    The problem with a Stetson fedora is that there are so many great models. I’m in a bit of a quagmire right now. I’m about to purchase one but hmmmm, which one. If only I had an endless cash flow...
     
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  19. alanfgag

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    It was the end of the road.
     
  20. quikrick

    quikrick Practically Family

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    I sniped this on eBay a few months ago. The eBay pics show the Silverbelly OR pretty wrinkled up. I tried really hard to get the wrinkles out with steam, but they prove to be pretty stubborn. The two pics with the world map in the background are after I gave it my best shot with steam. The brim is still kinda wonky. Oh and a shot of me in Santa Rosa NM in front of the Route 66 Auto Museum from a recent road trip. I noticed that the pics are out of order! I have no idea how old this Open Road is, the eBay add said it was from the 60's?[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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