Cattlemans crease

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Dinerman, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    I didn't want to hijack another thread, so-
    who here wears their hats with a cattleman's crease?

    I have it in my resistol san antonio, and my stingy brim cavanagh
     
  2. Duck

    Duck Practically Family

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    I just do not like the way they look on me. I have worn my cowboy hats with the Montana (Gus) crease for years and years and years. That could be why I think the cattleman's crease just doesn't look right on me, but look great on others.
     
  3. majormoore

    majormoore Vendor

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    I wear a cattlemans crease hat, 4 5/8 open crown when hat was blocked and a 4" brim, and some with a 4 1/4" brim.

    Mike
     
  4. Joel Tunnah

    Joel Tunnah Practically Family

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    I wear my fedoras this way occasionally, although I've grown to love the stockman bash better - with mule kicks, please.

    Joel
     
  5. Andykev

    Andykev I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Cattleman's crease

    I prefer the "Harry Truman" look, which is the pinch front. I believe LBJ wore the true crease you speak of. I think it requires a taller person, IMHO.
     
  6. Bart

    Bart Familiar Face

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    This is the best for me. It's the brim that I keep changing, trying to figure which I like better. Any rules of thumb or just personal preference?
     
  7. epic610

    epic610 One of the Regulars

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    i wear..

    my open road with the brim snapped down like a fedora, but with the cattleman's bash. interesting look .....combination of urban/western.
     
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  8. Michaelson

    Michaelson One Too Many

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  9. Matt Deckard

    Matt Deckard Man of Action

    I tend to mix it up once in a while with an old brown Dobbs fedora of mine. It's very 20's on a fedora.
     
  10. feltfan

    feltfan My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Dinerman, I suspect it's easier to do when you live in the West.

    I sure wear my OR-style hats with the cattleman crown.
    I usually, but not always, snap the brim down, fedora-style though.

    I did have one cattleman I didn't like- a narrow, less generous
    block used on a 60s Cavanagh 100. I had Art reblock it open
    and I put in my own fedora-style crown. But if it looks classic
    to me, I leave it.
     
  11. Bart

    Bart Familiar Face

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    Cattleman Crease or Outback?

    Anyone wear an Outback or bash an existing hat in an Outback style? It's an interesting change of pace. Maybe some of our Downunder friends could join the conversation.
     
  12. context

    I have a Cattleman which I wear when dropping into the rural supply store for bales of hay etc, or attending the cattle sales, or just out and about in my truck. I would never own or wear anything in the style of the Pastoralist though, that is worn by greedy stock agents, weekend farmers, arrogant graziers and their equestrian wives, and just plain posers like politicians on lightning visits to the 'bush'. no dinkum bloke would be seen in one.
    The fedoras I wear everywhere else. I do not own a classic cowboy hat, as it just ain't my culture (did have a Jim Bailey once tho), but they are de rigeur for those who play and follow our anaemic version of country music over here which owes a lot more to Nashville schlock than Dale Watson frinstance.
     
  13. DOUGLAS

    DOUGLAS My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    This is one of a few I have that looks good with a cattlemans crease.
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    A bit softer
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  14. I'm agreeing with Feltfan, epic610 and Bart. All of my ORs (2 felts + 1 straw) and my felt Resistol San Antonio have an Alpine/Cattleman bash - with the front brim snapped down. I have a wool felt Resistol that I re-bashed from a pinch to an Alpine crown, cut down the brim from 3 1/2" to 2 3/4" and steamed on my brim ring, hoping to snap the brim down. I guess wool isn't as easy to work with as fur felt. Just didn't have the same look even though it was the same dimensions as the ORs. I reshaped the brim back cowboy style and use it as a beater around the farm in Virginia.
     
  15. Bart

    Bart Familiar Face

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    Cattleman Crease

    No, it couldn't be, could it? A greedy stock agent?
     
  16. Bud-n-Texas

    Bud-n-Texas Practically Family

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    Before and after shots of my Resistol San Antonio

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    I wear a cattlemans crease on all my westerns, but I just don't care much for it on a fedora.

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  17. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    my resistol san antonio
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  18. Bud-n-Texas

    Bud-n-Texas Practically Family

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    Here is another San Antonio, just a different color.
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  19. DOUGLAS

    DOUGLAS My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Not greedy GentlemanFarmer, just hungry;)
    Beautiful hat you have there.
     

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