It common in hats of this vintage. Its from the early 1950s as demonstrated by the O. (Office of Price Stabilization) price tag used during the Korean War. The ribbon is stained, the felt is stained/soiled, and there is a small hole in the front-center of the crown where a pin used to be. Its not pristine, but it has good bones and its completely wearable as it is.
It has a great genuine patina acquired over the 70 years of its life. If you have any concerns about the condition or need to see flaws etc. Please request additional photos and Ill get you what I can. I can send you photos of stains, moth damage, etc.
Im downsizing my collection and I have several other hats for sale. Theses are all used hats and show signs of prior wear. The photos are a part of the description so look close and ask for more phots if you are still not sure.
I do not guarantee fit. When the manufacturers sizing is available I will provide that. I can provide interior length and width measurements, but I cannot accurately measure the circumference. Upon request, I can provide you with the circumference/size as determined by a milliners sizing tool, but in my experience that tool measures hats approximately 1/2 size or 0.5cm smaller than the actual size.The stiffer the felt the less accurate the tool is. My opinion on the fit is just my personal take and is NOT to be relied on for how the hat will fit you (its just how the hat fits me). I package hats with care, but the box, packaging materials, heat, and the care shown by postal employees all work to distort crowns and brims. Shaping and reshaping hats is part of the fun of hat ownership, and this hat will need some shaping when it arrives. I cannot attest to the originality of the hat or its component parts. I dont know if repairs have been made or what methods were used in any repairs. Leather sweatbands are prone to dry rot and other problems. I try to provide accurate photos, but I make no warranties on the condition of the leather. Some sweatbands that look like leather may be a synthetic material. Im not an expert on determining the composition so please make sure you evaluate sweatbands from the photos and ask questions if you have any concerns.
I do not guarantee that leather looking sweatbands are in fact leather. Vintage hats are by definition old. Old things wear out, develop issues, sometimes need repair, etc.Look at the photos carefully and request additional photos if needed. Color rendering is always a potential issue. Please request outdoor photos in natural light if you have any concerns about the color rendering. Some of my photos may be indoors in artificial light and the colors shown will not be accurate compared to what they look like in natural light. Hats also look different in direct natural light compared to indirect light. If accurate color rendering is important to you please ask for photos in natural light, but even those may be different from the color of the item. Felt colors in particular are hard to accurately capture. My home is shared with a cat and a dog so please take that into consideration if you have allergies or other pet concerns.
I dont invoice buyers and if you win multiple items you will need to pay for them separately. The box and any other accessories are for display only and are not included unless expressly stated otherwise in the listing.
Please see my other auctions and good luck. The item "Vintage Stetson 3X Beaver Quality western cowboy O.Era hat 7 1/2 Long Ova" is in sale since Friday, December 3, 2021. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Men's Hats". The seller is "deadlyhandsome*1" and is located in Merced, California.
This item can be shipped to United States.