The Other Open Roads...

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  1. alanfgag

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    That Wekony still makes me weak in the knees. Nice to see it again!
     
  2. The List...

    Adam Adamajestic
    Adam LBJ Style R
    Adam Lonestar
    Adam Mainliner
    Adam Tan Texas (64 L.B.J.K)
    Adam Texan
    Adam Texarkana
    Adam Waco
    Akubra Campdraft
    Alexander 4x4
    Bailey Beaver 20 ??
    Beaver Brand River Runner
    Biltmore Wilderness
    Bradford Ltd Kingston
    Borsalino Alessandria
    Byron ???
    Champ Ranger
    Champ Texan
    Churchill Beaver 35 ??
    Courtney ?? ( for Harry Livingston)
    Disney Ranger
    Dobbs 20 ???
    Dobbs Westward
    Dobbs West Open Trail
    Dunlap 20 ???
    Kenworth Imperial ???
    Knox 20 ???
    Knox Westlite
    LaSalle ???
    Lee Corral (JCPenney Marathon, Towncraft, etc.)
    Lee Trail
    Mallory Dallas
    Miller Douglas (Beaver Brand or Biltmore ?)
    Park Crest Western
    Penney Marathon
    Peter Bros Shady Oak Bankers Special
    Portis Sterling
    Portis Pathfinder
    Resistol Dalworth
    Resistol Saddler
    Resistol San Antonio
    Resistol The Wide Country
    Resistol Waco
    Richman Bros Rambler
    Schoble Mainliner
    Shudde Bros ???
    Society Club ???
    Stephen L. Stetson Open Road
    Stevens The President
    Stevens ??? (Imperial & DeLuxe)
    Tanbark 1546
    Wormser 3X 10Star
    Wormser Texan
    Various Store brands (ie Richman Bros, et al)

    Thanks HatsEnough....
     
  3. Is this a company model or just a hatter's custom creation?
    Got shots of the insides?
     
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    I honestly don't know much about Wekony, I think some other members have hats by them. Could be just a local maker, not a national brand.
     
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  5. Michaelshane

    Michaelshane One Too Many

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  6. HatsEnough

    HatsEnough Banned

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    That looks like a great Dobbs!
     
  7. Hoss & da Posse

    Hoss & da Posse One of the Regulars

    Not sure what I have...this is one of a batch of hats I won on ebay. It is marked as a Stetson 3X "Open Trail". 2 3/4" bound brim and embroidered "last Drop" liner. I have turned up nothing in the lounge about Stetson open trails, only those made by Dobbs. It does not have a wind trolley, size tag or manufacturers label. It does have a number stamped on the backside of the sweat and there is a translucent vapor barrier between the sweat and the felt. Maybe its the western cousin to the open road or the dressed down version? Curious if any one has information...thanks, Hoss

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  8. carouselvic

    carouselvic I'll Lock Up

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    Spring 1961

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    Your hat may be older, can you show the size tag?
     
  9. Hoss & da Posse

    Hoss & da Posse One of the Regulars

    Unfortunately, there was no size tag but I certainly appreciate the info you provided...thank you
     
  10. Benzadmiral

    Benzadmiral Call Me a Cab

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    "There ain't nuthin' like an Open Road. Or Open Trail, or Dodge City, or Lone Star, or . . ."

    Colors other than silverbelly and tan seem to be rare, huh? If I take Art Fawcett up on his discount to Loungers offer, I'm ordering a neo-OR in dark brown!
     
  11. carouselvic

    carouselvic I'll Lock Up

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    Brown & Black Miller Stockman 1949

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  12. Benzadmiral

    Benzadmiral Call Me a Cab

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    Overheard in the Miller Stockman store, January 1949:

    "Ah'm in town for the Stock Show, son. Lemme see a 'Deming' in a size seven an' a half."

    "Yes, sir. Our Miller 'Deming' or the Stetson 'Deming'?"

    "Stetson, boy. Ah'm a Stetson man, first, last, and always. Hm. Now that's a right nice hat. You got a deal!"
     
  13. Joshbru3

    Joshbru3 I'll Lock Up

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    1941 Knox Decarole

    The Knox Decarole

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  14. zetwal

    zetwal I'll Lock Up

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    ... looks nice!
     
  15. Now that would be more of a "Other Stratoliner" since the OR didn't come out until the late 40's & this is a lightweight....
     
  16. alanfgag

    alanfgag

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    Very interesting find, Josh... from the American Hebrew and Jewish Messenger, 1941

    "...Today, Knox lightweights made by the Decarole Process are accepted as surpassing the finest any country has ever produced. Only by this exclusive process can lines of style be hand-worked into a felt so light, ... "

    Referring to Borsalino?...
     
  17. KC Capellor

    KC Capellor One of the Regulars

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    Resistol "Dalworth" Open Road

    Here's my newly acquired Resistol "Dalworth" Open Road clone. Silver Belly 3X beaver, near mint, original price tag $25.00. Quickly dry-bashed it into a rough diamond, snapped the brim down, then dampened overnight into a smoother teardrop pinch.
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    on the noggin looks better than I do this morning...maybe if I shave?!
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  18. KC Capellor

    KC Capellor One of the Regulars

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    thanks guys, I was able to smooth out the teardrop crease a lot more by leaving a damp cloth on it overnight and gently forming with fingers. Now, if I could get the strong smell of moth repellent out... at least the upside is zero moth bites!
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  19. TPD166

    TPD166 One Too Many

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    If anyone is interested in a Resistol Westerner (7-1/2 LO), or a Bandera OR clone (7-1/4), I just listed mine in the Classifieds.
     
  20. redhawks2

    redhawks2 One of the Regulars

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    Resistol Monarch

    Well, here's an obscure resistol...the MONARCH. Nice condition and a charcoal gray color. I wear this hat a lot, so much so that sweat has soaked through and darkened the crown ribbon. [​IMG][​IMG]
     

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