Stetson Education: Anatomy of the Open Road
Oct 10, 7.
I'll have to watch this thread. I've never asked a hat for a date! Oct 11, 8.
Dating stetson open road
Messages: 3, There's every reason to think it's a later hat, based on the stitching, printing on the sweat, box, etc. But stiffness of felt is not a good basis on which to date a hat, even a OR.
I have a OR "25" from the 50s that I sent in to Optimo for resizing and a new sweatband. No question that the hat is older, probably s. Graham was as impressed as I was with the felt.
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A great hat. But the felt is fairly stiff. Ever touch a bowler?
This hat has the name of the store from which it was purchased, Joseph's Man's-Shop Austin Texas and research links the store to the late president Lynden B. Johnson as being where he purchased his hats, There was a mural bearing his likeness wearing a Stetson Open Road hat beneath Joseph's name. Apr 17, †∑ Buy Stetson Men's 6X Open Road Fur Felt Cowboy Hat - Sfoprd Silver Belly: Shop top fashion brands Accessories at phelangun.com FREE DELIVERY and /5. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Stetson Men's 6X Open Road Fur Felt Cowboy Hat - Sfoprd Silver Belly at phelangun.com Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users/5.
Oct 11, 9. Why the name Open Road?
OK, in a way this is fftopic: in this thread, but the question crops up while again thinking about the history of this hat model Perhaps it is because of a Western reference which is unknown to this boy from the Low Countries, but from where does the name Open Road derive? Why the reference to the road, instead of the field?
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Stratoliner, I can fathom, in the context of the forties. The same for names such as Flagship or Cadet Blue. As for the Whippet, it has been discussed that nobody seems to know why Stetson named a hat after this dog.
But what about the Open Road? Oct 11, Rick, You sure do have a way with words. That one paragraph is a work of art!
M Hatman likes this. Messages: 5, I spent much of my youth in the American West, I had different cowboy hats. When I first tried on the OR in Phoenix around at 24, the name alone sent a tingle down my spine.
The salesman told me it was the LBJ hat etc. I didn't buy it then, I felt it was a "grown" mans hat. You need a certain format to wear it. Its classic lines, narrow band, set-up brim have made it a best-seller everywhere" much obliged, Digby.
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The Depression was over and people had ventured from their home towns on a scale never seen in history due to WWII. The automobile was making travel easier. Maybe life is better on the other side of the the horizon.
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Or, who knows what adventures we might find. Just some of my thoughts on it. Man this has turned into an interesting thread. Jun 5, I just had to bump this thread after all these years just because of the brilliant conversations about the origin of the "Open Road" Stetson and it's meaning!!!!! Simply wonderful Cheers, M.
Traditionally a hatter was seen as unreliable and lazy, only looking to make his money and go on. Stetson changed all that and built one of America's most well-known and successful businesses.
The longevity and history of the John B. Stetson Hat Company is based on innovation and quality. John led the hat industry his entire career by designing new hat styles for fashion and function.
Quality was his creed and for the past years that name and the word have been synonymous. Today the Stetson hat factory in Garland, Texas is one of the largest in the country and produces a line of hats in hundreds of different styles and colors.
In spite of this size, classic styling and premium quality remains the driving force behind each hat. As a result, Stetson hats are the most well-recognized hats in the world.
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This hat was made by the John B. Stetson Company. It is their iconic Open Road style, with a thin ribbon and a fedora flanged brim. This was their high end Stetson 25 model, meaning it cost 25 dollars when new. It has a wind string, a cut-down /4? brim and a laced sweatband.
If you are in between two sizes, choose the bigger size. You can always add padding to a bigger hat.
Oct 02, †∑ And now on with Dating Stetsons by Company Crests, Stetson Logos and Hat Liners As Americaís civil war ground to a close in and the post war rebuilding period got underway, a new era of advertising began-one with which we are still very familiar in our time. Stetson is just another word for cowboy hat, right? Almost. 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 midth century in East Orange, New Jersey, where a boy named John Batterson Stetson learned how to be a hatter from. Jun 05, †∑ Dating a Stetson "Open Road" Discussion in 'Hats' started by slimdigby, Oct 10, Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Oct 10, #1. slimdigby New in Town. Messages: Location: Denmark. Dear experts, I am trying to date my recently acquired vintage Open Road. The hat has a slightly higher crown than the contemporary OR and the brim is a bit narrower.
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