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What Hat Are You Wearing Today ?

MikeinRome

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Today, an old Stetson with an early mark... not sure I've seen another. Likely early 20th century, The Fray stamp, large scalloped size tag, silver foil store imprint (in unusually good condition) and stub sweatband ribbon are all indications of age. It is the only Stetson I have with a three digit LOTXXXX stamp. Good quality felt and one of those textured Fray sweats that wear like iron.
Here's the Stetson logo on Alan's sweatband as shown in the 1900 Catalog . This logo was used on Flange hats and Novelty hats of $30 and up per dozen.
 

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The Shoe

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Loads of catching up to do after my trip to Australia. Only one hat for me over that time, though. I had an Akubra Blue Mountains waiting for me at the hotel when I arrived. Since I was the photographer, I haven’t got photos of the hat for the trip. I just put it on for some pics today.
The big brim and the front and back dip provided excellent protection from the severe Melbourne sun for my ears, nose and neck.
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Etsuko chopped off the top of the hat in this photo, but I love the swoop from this angle, so I’m adding it anyway.
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