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    there have been many pics of Ronald Reagan wearing a cowboy hat during his presidency...I think it is usually/always the same hat....does anyone know what brand and style this is....if you just punch in Reagan cowboy hat there are several websites which show the hat...thanks..and yes, I have asked a couple of the big hat companies and no one knows...

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    Looks to be a standard Stetson Rancher in Silver Belly but with a Tycoon crease instead of a Cattleman crease. Here is it in Cattleman crease =
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    Quote Originally Posted by gtdean48

    Looks to be a standard Stetson Rancher in Silver Belly but with a Tycoon crease instead of a Cattleman crease.
    But of course!

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    Thumbs up ^^^

    Good one Marc!
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    It looks like a costume hat from one of his movies...

    It looks like a costume hat from one of his movies.

    Movie cowboys of that era usually had one particular style of hat that they wore in film after film, to create a memorable character.



    This was his on-screen style during his cinema career:



    Actor Ronald Reagan loads his gun in the 1953 western film Law and Order, in which Reagan plays a retired US marshall who can't hang up his holster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pjstrass
    there have been many pics of Ronald Reagan wearing a cowboy hat during his presidency...I think it is usually/always the same hat....does anyone know what brand and style this is....if you just punch in Reagan cowboy hat there are several websites which show the hat...thanks..and yes, I have asked a couple of the big hat companies and no one knows...
    I have a Resistol Rancher that I bought on eBay with an open crown that I tried to copy Reagans hat with. It looks pretty close to me. I have a Stetson Spartan that could probably be re-bashed and would look close, but Reagans hat was more of a "bone" color than silverbelly I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KY Gentleman
    I...but Reagans hat was more of a "bone" color than silverbelly I think.
    I've got several Silver Bellies that all seem to have a different shade to them. The patina of RR's hat with wear in the California sun could account for it looking more bone. I know the SB OR that I wear for bushhogging the pastures is a lighter shade than my other SB's, even the other OR ones.
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    Their seems to be a copy at the Reagan Library made by Stetson for $185 dollars. I'm not sure if its an exact copy or not, but it seems to be .

    I'd like his style of hat myself.

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    Not to split hairs but I'd say the hat shown on RR's head above is no 4" brim. That is why I went with the Rancher model which is 3.5" brim. The crease of the Library hat is closer but not the brim, IMHO....
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