The Open Road Guild

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

  1. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey One Too Many

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    There was what was called a vintage Knox straw OR clone on eBay last week. Anyone know anything about these (or should I ask in the Knox thread)?
     
  2. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    I have same hat, OR Last Drop 3X.
    The brim is 2 7/8 all around. It’s a very nice hat. I think you will like it.
    Bowen
     
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  3. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey One Too Many

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    Thanks Bowen, I'm still looking at it. What might be a good price range for one in Very Good - Excellent condition?

     
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  4. AbbaDatDeHat

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    Hey guy:
    That’s such a personal preference thing. I try to shy away from “What’s this hat worth”?
    But, i LOVE embroidered Last Drops. Everybody outta have one. So i’ll say this...for a very clean, no flaw specimen more than 100 less than 300. I rarely pay more than 300 for any hat but have on occasion.
    Again, your desire for “that hat” trumps all!
    Good hunting.
    Bowen
    Ps: many times $50 separates will i buy it or keep looking. Then i ask myself “Is that $50 worth all the hunting for another? YMMV
     
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  5. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey One Too Many

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    Thanks Bowen, I completely understand the desire and pricing which is why nowadays I always ask for a range rather than a single price...because..."it depends"! Thanks for the info. I have not actually seen it in person, only pictures, but the owner is checking to see if it is embroidered. That will probably be my go, no-go decision.

     
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  6. AbbaDatDeHat

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    ^^^if it’s not embroidered i take back everything i said and have no idea of value.
    B
     
  7. Banhbaonho

    Banhbaonho New in Town

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    Would anyone be able to enlighten me on the age of the open road with the printed last drop liner? Also how is the felt quality from this area, is it malleable or on the stiffer side? Thanks!
     

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  8. deadlyhandsome

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    I’m not the best at this (huge understatement) but I’d say mid 1960s or newer and the felt will be firm...thinner than a modern western felt but on the stiff side. It can be a nice hat, but it wouldn’t be like an earlier easily molded hat.
     
  9. T Jones

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    Getting ready to refurbish and size up this soiled and moth-bitten '60s era 3X Open Road that's in desperate need of restoring. A fellow Lounger sent this one to me and I was happy to get it. It'll be my only actual Stetson 3X OR. I'll have more in the Conversion Corral


    As received:
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    On the block:
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  10. rclark

    rclark Call Me a Cab

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    Can't wait to see the results!
     
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  11. T Jones

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    Thank you buddy. It'll probably come off the block tomorrow and I can start putting it back together. Should make a pretty nice one when I finish.
     
  12. rclark

    rclark Call Me a Cab

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    How much sanding did it require?
     
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  13. T Jones

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    None at all. I just went over it a little bit with a yellow hat sponge, and that was mostly just to clean it up. On something like this I try to stay away from sanding as much as possible since the felt has already been finished from the factory. There's times when I might do some light sanding on my conversions but this one didn't need it.
     
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  14. rclark

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    Awesome! I've had great success with some very light sanding and maybe one or two that I would take back if I could! LOL
     
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  15. T Jones

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    Ha! Understood, RC! None of us have ever learned and progressed without making some mistakes along the way.
     
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  16. Just Daniel

    Just Daniel Practically Family

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    I totally agree, embroidered GTTLD liners are worth the effort - oil skin and pre-plastic liners more so. I have a couple and they are some of my favorites, hands down. Stars (not maple leaf) on the sweatband crest to make it perfect...

    ....still looking for the pre-plastic, embroidered GTTLD 7X Clear Beaver...

    Daniel



     
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  17. Sanford Goldstein

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    The open road is in Akubra Stetson open road 3x and it is atdecent price
    However I can’t find info on it

    Year? I know that the bow isn’t knotted so I’m thinking not 1950-1960’s... the liner isn’t pleated... the liner looks printed maybe butnitnusncoversd with plastic like material. However stamped open road it is not cattleman crease... and there is a modern looking akubra booklet.

    The stamping looks “off” too

    I’m interested in buying but first anyinfo I can’t seem to find much and two... is this even the spot to place this reponse)
     
  18. Dm101

    Dm101 A-List Customer

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    That is one beautiful hat!!
    With my favorite setup too in telescope!

    Sent from my LG-M210 using Tapatalk
     
  19. This should be a pretty rare hat. The crease could have been changed to a telescope at any time. What size is it? Read this thread to learn how Akubra used to manufacture the Open Road for Stetson under contract, which lead to the Akubra Campdraft.

    https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/stetson-akubra-open-road.52809/
     
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  20. Frunobulax

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    That leather band isn't necessarily original, either.

    Sent directly from my mind to yours.
     

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