One of the fedora models that for whatever reason have become intensely collectable, with large sized examples realising astonishing prices. This Stetson Whippet dates from the middle-late 1940s. These hats have broadly flattering dimensions, with medium height crown and medium width brim, which probably adds to their allure. Broadly, though, it would seem that Stetson’s marketing strategies from the 1940s-50s are still affecting buyers today!
The various sweatband markings and stamps.