VINTAGE SHUDDE BROS. CUSTOM BEAVER FELT HI-ROLLER GAMBLER WESTERN COWBOY HAT
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Up for auction is a Vintage Shudde Bros. Custom Beaver Felt Western Cowboy Hat. This style of hat (the cut and crease) is called the "Clint Hi-Roller." The name comes from the quality and style of hats that were typically worn by Gamblers / Hustlers of the Old West. Generally, these hats are made from only the best material and were very expensive to purchase. The Shudde Brothers are located in Houston, Texas and have been making custom western hats since 1907. The Shudde Brothers have made hats for people like John Wayne, as well as, restored the hats of many others including Sam Houston. Being that I did not have a lot of information on my thrift store find, I took this hat to a well-known Western Hat Maker in the town I live in. This family owned company has made hats for everyone from Stevie Ray Vaughn to Burt Reynolds. Ironically, I discovered that the Founding Father of this Hat Company I visited did his apprenticeship with the Shudde Brothers back in the 1920's. These wonderful people gave me quite a bit of information on this hat. First, they sized the hat and said it is a true size 7. Next, they told me the material was genuine beaver felt. The manager even told me that he could enlarge the hat up to two sizes if I wanted to wear the hat myself. I was also told the hat was from the 1950's and originally cost between $80 and $100 to make back then. The gentleman said to make a hat like this one today would cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $600. The condition of this hat is in good to very good. The hat retains good form and has been well cared for. There are some very minor areas of moth damage (see photos), but these areas are hardly noticeable. I have taken a picture of the worst area. Again, the damage is minimal and could be remedied with a wider hat band, so I was told. This Vintage Shudde Bros. Beaver Felt Clint Hi-Roller is rare and you don't see western hats like this very often. So, enjoy this one! Whether you are going to wear this hat or just leave it on your hat tree for your friends to see, this 1950's Cowboy Hat commands attention and will be the topic of many conversations to come. THANK YOU AND GOOD LUCK PAYMENT PAYMENT IS EXPECTED WITHIN 24 HOURS OF THE AUCTION ENDING. I WILL HOLD AN ITEM FOR 2 DAYS. AFTER THAT IF THERE HAS BEEN NO ARRANGEMENTS MADE OR COMMUNICATION I WILL HAVE TO RE-LIST THE AUCTION ON THE 3RD DAY. WE PREFER PAYMENT IN THE FORM OF PAYPAL, WHERE YOU CAN PAY SECURELY WITH CREDIT/DEBIT CARD OR CHECKING ACCOUNT. PLEASE UNDERSTAND THIS IS A MEANS OF LIVING FOR ME. ONLY BID IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT PAYING. SHIPPING SORRY, I DO NOT SHIP INTERNATIONALLY. SHIPPING INCLUDES DELIVERY CONFIRMATION. THIS ALLOWS US TO TRACK THE ITEM AND HELP ASSIST WITH A SAFE DELIVERY. WE GLADLY COMBINE SHIPPING. COMBINED SHIPPING CHARGES ARE BASED ON WEIGHT OF ALL ITEMS BEING SHIPPED TO ONE ADDRESS. ITEMS ARE SHIPPED VIA US POSTAL SERVICE AND CAN TAKE 6-10 FOR DELIVERY. TERMS OF SALES 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. IF YOU ARE NOT COMPLETELY SATISFIED WITH YOUR PURCHASE, RETURN FOR A FULL REFUND. REFUND WILL BE GIVEN IF ITEM IS RETURNED IN THE ORIGINAL CONDITION IT WAS SENT (CLEAN, NEW, UNUSED, SEALED) AND RETURNED WITH DELIVERY CONFIRMATION WITHIN 7 DAYS OF RECEIVING ITEM. IF ITEM CAME WITH TAGS THEY MUST STILL BE ATTACHED WHEN RETURNED. NO EXCEPTIONS. BUYER PAYS FOR RETURNED SHIPPING. .