Vintage 1950s Stetson Twenty Sovereign Trilby Ska Hat Black Fur Felt Mens Size 7
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This is a wonderful Stetson “Twenty” black trilby hat made in the “Sovereign” quality that dates either to the late 1950s or early 60s. The Sovereign line was a better quality line, equivalent to a 3X Beaver, and more expensive that the Royal and Royal Deluxe. The Twenty designation was because, during the 1950s and early 60s, a Stetson Twenty would cost $20. There was a slightly better quality, closer to a 4X Beaver that would cost $25, called a Stetson Twenty-Five. The lining is stamped “Stetson Sovereign” and the sweatband is gold stamped “Stetson Made in Canada” and with the retailer’s name “Regal Hat Stores Ltd. Montreal” with the original owner’s initials “HS” stamped beside. Note that the Stetsons produced in Canada were of identical quality to American made Stetsons. The foil label at the back sweatband states that it is a size “7”, which is a size medium. It measures 22” around the sweatband and 7 5/8” by 6 1/4” across the opening. The brim measures 1 3/4” in width and the crown has a height of 5”. It is in very good condition with no noted issues. The crown is wrapped in a wide black grosgrain ribbon and bow. Great looking hat…..nice quality and perfect trilby style!