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QUESTION ABOUT 3:10 TO YUMA BEN WADE HAT

Discussion in 'Ask The Artisan' started by EricRod, May 25, 2017.

  1. EricRod

    EricRod New in Town

    Greetings. I know my question isn't about a fedora, but I'm hoping someone can help. I recently had a 3:10 To Yuma Russell Crowe hat made for me. I felt that the overall dimensions of the hat were not correct. The hat makers were nice enough to offer to re-make the hat for me. They are asking me for the measurements for the new hat. Does any know the brim and crown measurements of the actual movie hat?

    Below is a pic of my hat and the movie hat. Am I the only one that sees that my hat is off?

    Thanks.

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  2. OC Fry

    OC Fry Familiar Face

    Based on the pics they are very close. Your hat might be a touch taller crown?
     
  3. EricRod

    EricRod New in Town

    Thanks for the input. So you're saying that my hat looks the same as the movie version? The brim doesn't look too wide? I think the size and shape of my face make the brim look wide. One of the reasons I got this hat was for its distinctive look. My version looks like a traditional cowboy hat. Am I seeing things? :(
     
  4. I think they are very close, but I agree with you. Your face is a bit narrower, causing the brim width and crown height to give a different effect. Perhaps 1/4" off the brim would help, and maybe push the crown down 1/4" - 1/2". Also, Crowe's hat seems to have a bit of a pinch in the front (likely from handling). But that might just be the light.

    However, my advice would be to wear it and get used to how you look in it. I think in time it will look more natural to you. I think it looks fine on you and is a good representation of the movie hat.


    Sent directly from my mind to yours.
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2017
  5. Hurricane Jack

    Hurricane Jack I'll Lock Up

    Your brim is wider & because of that the curl appears to be more open. The hatband appears to be wider & thicker than the original.

    You might send a PM to Lounger named Moviehats. He might know the specs on the original & the hatter who made it. You might also check the Movie Hats thread. I remember discussing the hat worn by the character Charlie Prince. I don't recall if this hat was discussed or not.
     
  6. Redshoes51

    Redshoes51 One of the Regulars

    What I see is that the original appears to be more based on a Bowler... your hat, not so much so.

    I also see a sharp crease up the front of the crown of the original hat... that your hat is lacking.

    Now, having said that, I am often told that I have no idea what I am talking about...

    But that's my take.

    ~shoes~
     
  7. emigran

    emigran Practically Family

    Check out Knudsen's hats...
     

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