The Open Road Guild

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

  1. indycop

    indycop I'll Lock Up

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    You just gotta get one in black now!
     
  2. Lefty

    Lefty I'll Lock Up

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    Tango Yankee has the only one one that I've ever seen, and I doubt he's going to part with it. Besides, living within 50 miles of Amish country, and sporting a pretty long beard, I don't wear black hats. There's enough confusion in the world. ;)


    Here's the part about the thread by Carter in which the type of bash in my 7x is discussed. Unfortunately, his photos seem to have disappeared since yesterday.


    I think I've solved the mystery of what to call the curious bash in put into my 7x. Thanks to the guy who bumped the "hat creases" thread today, or I never would have found it.


    Here's a post by Carter:

    I guess it can't be too strange, if there are multiple names for it.
     
  3. mingoslim

    mingoslim Practically Family

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    An Adam OR Clone

    My most recent eBay find . . . and at $29.90 a steal of a deal . . .

    [​IMG]

    Think I dun good?
     
  4. Mark G

    Mark G A-List Customer

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    Wow! that's a beauty for under $30 no less. Congrats!:eusa_clap
     
  5. Lefty

    Lefty I'll Lock Up

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    Ditto. 3x the price would have been ok. 2x would have been quite good. For under 30 though, how could you pass it up?
     
  6. Justdog

    Justdog Practically Family

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    Royal deluxe

    Got the royal deluxe cleaned and blocked. Was smelly and had a stiff cattelman crease. When it returned it was still blocked in the cattleman crease but far better size wise as it was blocked back to its original size. I sort of got it as a beater and was not impressed with it. I left it downstairs. Recently I took it off the rack and punched out the cattelman crease. The hat seamed way softer without the micro dirt and stiffner in it. No indication of felt content. I fooled around with it and it seemed to take a center dent with the sides dented in. Not a pinch fedora. I turned the whole brim down to look a bit like a los alamos but the brim did not take that well. I snapped the back up and left the front down. The felt turned soft and the bash just took naturally. It also seems like a totally different hat and bigger which makes it fit low on my forehead instead of way up like the classic cattleman it once was. I wear it quite a bit and even though it had a few moth blemishes it is an awesome hat now. I learned that when I aquire a hat I will just keep it around for a while then go back to it later. Gradually you can personalize it if it is of good quality. This deluxe OR spends 4 hours in the sun protecting me from the UV and I am suprised that my head does not roast, smile, It is a testiment to vintage hat quality.
     
  7. Justdog

    Justdog Practically Family

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    Stetson OR 15 3x Beaver

    Heard and read on here that 15 usually meant the beaver designation and that sounded logical. The 15 I just got has 15 in the sweatband and 3x beaver in the liner. Have not seen this before. The hat is moca brown which I had not seen before.
     
  8. Fifteen = samolians $

    Actually 15 /20/ 25 and on usually meant the dollar price point and was related to the quality of the hat but did not indicate a beaver rating.

    15 = $15
    20 = $20
    and so on with the higher the price the higher the quality of the manufacture.

    One thing is as inflation was present it seems that a 15 in 1925 dollars would probably be better quality than a 15 in 1950 dollars.
     
  9. jimmy the lid

    jimmy the lid I'll Lock Up

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    Yup. And, for a number of years, 3X Stetsons were typically priced at $15.

    Cheers,
    JtL
     
  10. Justdog

    Justdog Practically Family

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    Thanks

    Thanks for clarifying that , just never saw a 3x designation in the liner as well as the sweat embossed with the 15. Have to get it cleaned and blocked and will post a pic.
     
  11. mingoslim

    mingoslim Practically Family

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    A nice 100 . . .

    But if I might, I do not think it is a true OR . . .
     
  12. The 100 is similar but lacks the bound edge from what I see. Still nice lid!
     

  13. Yep, its way better. :p ;)
     
  14. Justdog

    Justdog Practically Family

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    OR

    Yes not true OR but 100. Band is pictured in an add a lounger posted, maybe the mustang, hard to tell which hat goes with what description.
     
  15. Justdog

    Justdog Practically Family

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    Thks

    Thks to whoever made it. Thks for the comment
     
  16. Only experienced hatters at the factory were allowed to handle these expensive bodies because they didn't want to entrust making such a hat to a newbie that is for sure. ;) Whoever made it likely had been a hatter for decades. They knew what they were doing.
    It wasn't just a comment it is strue. A common Open Road could have been made on the line by anybody. Yours is the work of a master craftsman using top notch materials. :eusa_clap
     
  17. Justdog

    Justdog Practically Family

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    Gulp!

    Wow! Well I sure appreciate the experience in here that lead me to appreciate these items.
     
  18. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim One Too Many

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    If I had a Stetson 100, I sure wouldn't worry about whether it was an Open Road or not. Those 100s are the cream of the Stetson line...that's an absolutely superb hat! :eusa_clap
     
  19. Justdog

    Justdog Practically Family

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    Thanks

    Thanks for the positive post. Been wearing it a lot.
     

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