Long before the word came to be synonymous with a magazine directed at hip young men, who later became dirty old men, Playboy was a model of hat put out by the John B. Stetson company. This example is tentatively dated to the middle 1940s, and is strange as Playboys go in that the felt isexceptionally thick – they’re usually exceptionally thin. The Playboy was a bit of a strange model in that it seemed to come bearing a wide variety of features. Some of them, like this one, have a raw edge, some have edge binding rayon, others have a variable number of stitch lines circling the brim edge. This one’s in a lovely shade of sage green that works well with any brown tones. A nice hat for country pursuits.