Western, anyone?

Discussion in 'Hats' started by kokopelli, Dec 7, 2007.

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  1. J Williams

    J Williams A-List Customer

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    Nice job on the dating. My Nutria is from ‘The Sport Shop’ in Las Vegas which has been near impossible to search for. Found a few things but nothing definitive but I’m still working on it.


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  2. carouselvic

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    put me down as a non-believer on any date from the 20's or 30's
     
  3. YOU are right, That hat is definitively from the 40's through the 50's.....a little research right HERE on the Lounge under size tags and liners will reveal this fact.....
     
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  4. Wyldkarma

    Wyldkarma One Too Many

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    Please forgive my ignorance on hat dating. I found an online photo collection of H.W. Starr “The Saddle Shop” along with addresses and dates of the photos from the Oakland Museum. So my presumption was the hat must be from this time period. I could be wrong, it's happened once or twice before. ;)

    The sweatband in the hat shows the address as 530 Broadway Oakland CA. 2 photos below are from the 1930s showing “The Saddle Shop” at this location, same as the sweatband in the hat. My original assumption was the hat was from that time period but actually the shop could have been in that location up until it moved in 1951, I have no idea when they actually moved from 530 Broadway to the shop at 716 Broadway. The oldest photo of the Saddle Shop appears to be from 1906 when it was called the Starr Harness Shop. . The shop ultimately closed sometime in the late 1960’s.

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  5. Great information!!! Lots of fun.

    Again, look the hat over carefully, It is NOT from the 20's-30's.....Go with the "they did not move until 1951" date.

    Now that said, you have an AWESOME hat there!!!!!!!!!! regardless of date!!!!;)

    PS Check out THESE threads!!!! : https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/dating-vintage-stetsons-by-liner-a-field-guide.32679/

    AND: https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/dating-vintage-stetsons-by-size-tag.46483/
     
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  6. Wyldkarma

    Wyldkarma One Too Many

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    Always learning :) even at 66 yrs old. Thanks for helping me date this thing properly, and bursting my bubble. lol.
     
  7. We are ALL of us learning!!!! At least we should be. There should be no burst bubble. You have a WONDERFUL hat I would love to find!!!!! And in great shape......In my size, they are unicorns that command more than I can give.......:(
    A Stetson Nutria is a nice thing to own and enjoy!!!!!:)
    Enjoy it for what it is!!!;)

    PS: I just have to say the saddle stamp on your sweat has to be one of the absolute coolest store stamps EVER!!!!!!!
     
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  8. Ross Young

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    All Hallows’ Eve or any given Thursday? Have a safe one everybody, happy Halloween!
    Polariod’s of a 7x CB ‘cowboy’ and Brothel Girl.
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  10. AbbaDatDeHat

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    Hey Ken:
    I’ve found on the lounge if you want the right answer, or quick answer....take a stab at it...you’ll quickly find out if you stabbed well. Lol
    Great research on the store. Always a plus for a special hat and that IS a special hat.
    Dating hats??
    Was vs is.
    A hat was.....made whenever??
    A hat is....in my hand!!!
    I’ll take IS every time.
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  11. Bamaboots

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    Stetson and Jesse the bootmaker.
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  12. dh66

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    Nice one! I like the short brim on it.

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  13. dh66

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    I don't usually go much for the black hats, on my head anyway, but that's a mighty fine one, Cuz. Black boots, on the other hand, are a completely different story. Especially when they're shined up right. Be safe out there tonight in 'em.

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  14. Wyldkarma

    Wyldkarma One Too Many

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    It's such a great help having all these super knowledgable folks just a knifes throw away. ;) I love going through the old archives and looking for hat info. But wow, such a time suck. lol.
     
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  15. Desert dog

    Desert dog My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I always like seeing that Stetson! Perfect boots also!

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  16. Bamaboots

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    Thanks, Cuz. I find I can't wait for cooler weather to break out the black hats. Most folks are one side of the fence or the other on black hats. A few talk of wearing them for formal occasions only. If I didn't like a black hat, I wouldn't wear one then either. Black boots are a favorite. These are smooth ostrich that will shine up like patent leather if you need it. Just noticing how wrinkled these old boys are becoming. Shoulda wiped the toes off before I took the pic. Home before dark. Enjoy yourself with the kids if that's on the agenda.

    Thank you, Dd. Always appreciate your comments on this hat. Really enjoying seeing your posts. You've got me on a hunt for a Pendleton jacket because of that great one you've posted.
     
  17. ^^^What he said, BB!
     
  18. J Williams

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    Beauty! I’m seeing some perfect black hats in the lounge these days. Is that a No 1? Let me know if you find another just like it my size




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  19. Bamaboots

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    J, it's one of those unmarked Stetson's that came with a Fray sweat and not marked as a model anywhere. I would put it in the BRE category. If I find another in "our" size, I'll be sure to let you know in the PNHH thread.
     
  20. J Williams

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    Oh I knew a quip was headed back my way. Took me a second to figure out the thread. I will be glad to see it nonetheless but do vow to have one on my head one day.


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