Ok now to describe that shape! If you are a John Wayne movie actor fanatic yup we are fanatics! You will recognize this shaped hat (this was shaped many years ago and that shape will remain until someone steams it out) into the same shape as the 1948 John Wayne 3 Godfathers movie, another John Ford directed picture.If you havent seen it, its a must! Youll see this hat is shaped into that form. Now that 3X beaver is excellent! Its thick and very soft.
Back in that time a 3X Beaver was a great quality material! We measure each hat 3 times to verify the size, whether tagged or not. Since there was NO hat size standardization until 1970 when a group of the largest manufacturers got together and finally agreed on the sizing chart.That size chart is still used today. So this measured 22-5/8 inches which is 1/8 of an inch under a size 7-1/4 which actually measures 22-3/4 inches. This hat could be easily made to fit either a 7-1/4 but stretching it or the use of leather strips (or really anything but dad used leather strips) placed under that leather sweatband to fit a 7-1/8. If you have any questions please write us. The color dispute has been going on between dad and I so we are asking for some help.
These old eyes are not helping us on this one. Dad says SilverBelly and I leaning towards Taupe.
Please look at the pictures and tell us what you think? The very soft and thick beaver is a 3X but back then they didnt have the crazy scales like today!The older 10X is todays 100X. If you look at the liner logo it initially looks like it is embroidered into the silk? As we told it through the protector layer it just doesnt feel like its embroidered at all. But there is no ink running fading, its very sharp and clear to see the details. This was found in dads hoard of hats.
Please take a look at some of dads hats listed. Dating back to the 1890s, the very rare Stetson 1930s Nutria through many 1950s Stetsons, Resistol, Borsalino and many others.Size 7-1/4 or 58 or 22-5/8 inches. Matching thin grosgrain ribbon (yes the very ends look a bit frayed). If you have any question please write. Dad seems to know quite a bit about this hat. It was one he bought and just stored away, like so many others. Take a look at dads other great vintage hat he has listed, we try and list couple each week. If you have any additional information or corrections, please write us. This is just a really great hat! Please see our 100% Ratings and very excellent feedback. Dad has collected hats for a lifetime and there are 100s of them, on shelves, stacked in closets and spare bedrooms. We are slowly listing these special hats weekly. No Smoking - No Pets. The item "Vintage Stetson 1940s John Wayne 3 Godfathers 3X Beaver Taupe 7-1/4 Original Box" is in sale since Monday, December 14, 2020. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Men\Men's Accessories\Hats".
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