Dating stetson hats by size tag

dating stetson hats by size tag

How can I tell what year my Stetson is?

The color (based on the pictures) can be gun metal, granite... It the tag is still there intact it will have the color name. The year... based on the liner and size tag, it can be from the 70s to modern days since Stetson still uses the same liner and the size tag. The tag behind the sweatband is this one.

Is this a vintage Stetson hat?

Not really vintage. Hope you didnt pay too much for it. Most people tend to think that any hat with the word Stetson in it has value. Of note, any Stetson hat made at the original Stetson factory in Philly would not have had any union label inside, pre-1985 or otherwise. The Philly factory never used them.

Does a Stetson Open Road hat have a liner?

Stetson Open Road are a cross over Hat and dress weight and doesnt have the last drop liner . Musher and Asudef like this. I think @Michael R. is right about the Resistol western and the bucking horse. I have a Nutria Quqlity Stetson from the 40s with an embroidered liner of a horse and rider and a 3X OR with an embroidered last drop liner.

When did the Stetson become so popular?

I focused on the hatband and JBS hat pin and from my recollection having sold a few Stetson working retail, Im putting closer to 95 than 83. That hatband style got real popular about 20 years ago.

How can I tell what year my Stetson model is?

The color (based on the pictures) can be gun metal, granite... It the tag is still there intact it will have the color name. The year... based on the liner and size tag, it can be from the 70s to modern days since Stetson still uses the same liner and the size tag.

Is my Union Stetson a vintage hat?

M Hatman likes this. The Union label on your hat indicates it was made between 1983-1995. Not really vintage. Hope you didnt pay too much for it. Most people tend to think that any hat with the word Stetson in it has value.

Are all Stetson hats with the wordStetsonin them valuable?

Most people tend to think that any hat with the word Stetson in it has value. Of note, any Stetson hat made at the original Stetson factory in Philly would not have had any union label inside, pre-1985 or otherwise. The Philly factory never used them.

Why is it called a Stetson?

Like Kleenex and Xerox, Stetsons are so widespread and ingrained in the culture of hats that the name is practically a universal term. The Stetson story began in the mid-19th century in East Orange, New Jersey, where a boy named John Batterson Stetson learned how to be a hatter from his father, who was already successful in the trade.

What is the history of the Stetson?

Stetson is a brand of hat manufactured by the John B. Stetson Company. Founded in 1865, John B. Stetson Company began when the founder headed west and created the original hat of the pioneering American West, the “Boss of the Plains”. This Western hat would become the cornerstone of Stetsons hat business and is still in production today.

When did Stetson stop making hats?

The Stetson Hat Co.ceased production in 1968 and licensed another hat company, but these hats still bear the Stetson name with the hats being produced in St. Joseph, Missouri. Later the license was transferred to another hat company in Texas.

Is Stetson still in business?

Today, Stetson is available in the US, Canada, Mexico and throughout Europe and Asia. The brand currently carries western hat, fashion hat, fragrance, eyewear, apparel, footwear, belt and accessories, and bourbon.

What is the difference between a Stetson and a western hat?

Stetson also produced “dress” hats, distinguished from “western” hats by narrower brims and shorter crowns, but it was his “Boss of the Plains” style hat and its many variants which fueled the companys growth and fame.

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