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  1. Riot Earp

    Western, anyone?

    It sounds (and looks) like you are turning that Resistol into a Stetson Range, which is a hat I like.
  2. Riot Earp

    Western, anyone?

    It's interesting. When I put the hat on and look in the mirror straight-on, I see a low cattleman-ish crown with wider side dents. When I turn my head to the side and look at my reflection out of the corner of my eye, I see a semi-pinch. :)
  3. Riot Earp

    Western, anyone?

    I like the Gus crease a lot. Sadly, it doesn't look good on me. But it looks good on almost everyone else! I do have an Akubra with a semi-Gus crease.
  4. Riot Earp

    Western, anyone?

    Thanks. Yeah, from some angles the crease still has the cattleman look. I call this crease a Cattle Pinch, because it's a cross between a cattleman and a pinch. The side dents have been shortened front-to-back, deepened vertically and moved forward. Don Collier wore a hat with a similar crease...
  5. Riot Earp

    Western, anyone?

    I bought a 4X Beaver Stetson Rancher on eBay last month. It had a tall Cattleman crease, a ribbon band, and an asymmetrical brim curl. I think it was made in the 1980s or early 90s. It looked like it had been worn only once or twice. The crown was too tall in front for my liking, and so I...
  6. Riot Earp

    Ebay Hats: Victories, Defeats, Gripes & Items of Interest

    Here's an eBay Stetson 4X Beaver I just got. It has the tall "Rancher" crown and a 3 1/2" brim. The seller said it belonged to his father, who was from Kansas and was a country-western dancer in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s. I don't like Cattleman crowns, and so I think I'm going to re-crease it...
  7. Riot Earp

    Western, anyone?

    Akubra Coober Pedy in "Fawn" with a semi-Gus (semi-Montana) crease and a thumb-pinched brim. Arrived by mail today.
  8. Riot Earp

    Akubra Coober Pedy colors

    Well, the color got "grayed" by the lighting, but I like the hat. This is supposed to be some mystery "Fawn." :)
  9. Riot Earp

    Western, anyone?

    That is a beast.
  10. Riot Earp

    Akubra Coober Pedy colors

    I just ordered a Coober Pedy from him in fawn. His fawn looks lighter than Santone Fawn, but that's probably due to the lighting. He will reshape the crown and brim any way you want. I asked for a modified "Gus" crease and an upcurled brim. I'll post a picture when I receive it.
  11. Riot Earp

    Post New Hats Here!

    Leather outback hat purchased at Saratoga Saddlery in Saratoga Springs, NY. This hat is top quality - much better than anything made by Henschel. Here is a link to the hat's maker. All hats are handmade in the United States. http://www.headnhome.com/hatstore/
  12. Riot Earp

    Akubra hat problem...

    I owned a dark brown Kiandra (same color as your hat) that developed the very same color loss any time water touched it. The color became blotchy and washed-out looking. This usually only occurs when the maker uses powder in the felting process. But Akubra claims they don't use powder, and so I...
  13. Riot Earp

    Beaver Brand impressions?

    Well, I went ahead and took the plunge on a custom hat. I ordered a small brimmed outback/western from www.cowboyhatsandmore.com. $199.99 + shipping. Fur Blend: 8X Color Charbrown Size: 7 3/4 Crown: Center Dent Brim Size: 3" Brim Style: Pecos Brim Edge: Raw Trim: 2 Cord Band I'll...
  14. Riot Earp

    Beaver Brand impressions?

    I went to RIT long ago. Dave Brown is a good hat maker, if a bit cantankerous. :D
  15. Riot Earp

    Beaver Brand impressions?

    Yeah, I'm not sure if I'd be better off with a Premium (Heritage) felt Akubra. The prices are similar.
  16. Riot Earp

    Beaver Brand impressions?

    I am using this page: http://www.cowboyhatsandmore.com/customhats I clicked on Custom Outback Hats at the bottom. Does your Stoney River have a tapered crown? It looks pretty vertical in that picture.
  17. Riot Earp

    Beaver Brand impressions?

    Me too. I am ordering a custom 8X for $199 U.S. I want a Stoney River Outback, in a 3-inch brim. Their charbrown looks like a great color.
  18. Riot Earp

    NHD--Akubra Lawson

    To my eye, there is a noticeable difference between the Imperial and Premium (Heritage) quality felts. Compared to my Kiandra, my Lightning Ridge's felt is much denser, resists the elements better, and holds it's shape *much* better. By the way, the Lightning Ridge makes a very fine quasi...
  19. Riot Earp

    "It isn't a @*$%> cowboy hat"

    Agreed. The OR is probably best described as a western dress hat. I live in upstate New York. I only wear my outback hat while hiking, or during a snowstorm, to circumvent the "cowboy" comments. For some reason, I never get a comment when there is snow coming down. I guess people figure that...
  20. Riot Earp

    Western, anyone?

    Before and after (blurry) pictures of the Stetson. I modified the crown and the brim. It was my first time doing this. You can't see it, but the original crease line is visible in the back, toward the top of the crown.

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