Hatfields and Mcoys

Discussion in 'Hats' started by USS Marshall, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. USS Marshall

    USS Marshall New in Town

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    What kind of hat is it that Bill Paxton wears in the History Channel movie The Hatfields and Mcoys ?I really like the short crown ,wide brim and ,the color.
     
  2. USS Marshall

    USS Marshall New in Town

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    Hatfields and Mcoys hats

    what type of hat is it that Bill Paxton wears in the Hatfields and Mcoys ?I really like the low crown wide brim and color.
     
  3. Monte

    Monte A-List Customer

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    Probably meant to be a customized Boss of the Plains by Stetson. The open crown isn't really low until you put a crease in it and the wide brim gives the illusion that the crown is lower than it is. That hat was designed in 1865 by John B. Stetson for the demands of the American west. The felt is beaver fur felt.
     
  4. jlee562

    jlee562 I'll Lock Up

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    Just looking at a few pictures of the hats, I'm thinking it was more of a stylistic choice of the costume designer than an attempt at a completely historically accurate hat.
     
  5. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    If this is the hat you're referencing, that's not a boss of the plains, modified or no. Crown and brim are all wrong for that.

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  6. The Wiser Hatter

    The Wiser Hatter I'll Lock Up

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    I don't see boss of the plains either.

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    Flat wide brim is Boss of the Plains hat. Looks like a basic wide hat I am sure they just had them made by some hatter.
     
  7. Monte

    Monte A-List Customer

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    I stand corrected USS Marshall....
     
  8. I would call it a variation of a slouch hat, with a fedora crease. Slouch hats were common in the Civil War era,
    and took on all types of creases including open crown. I think most wouldh ave had a center dent type crease, but I could be wrong.
     
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    Hatfields in hats.
     
  10. fedoracentric

    fedoracentric Banned

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    Looks to me that the TV show hats are way, way wrong for a eastern/near southern post civil war era hat. Brims are way to big. Look at that original photo and brims look 2-1/2 or less even. Those TV hats are at least 4 inch brims. Bad. They all look like cowboys, not late 1800s eastern/southerners.
     
  11. Panamabob

    Panamabob Call Me a Cab

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    This has nothing to do with the hats, but the neighbors two doors down were: Rosie (Hatfield) and Homer McCoy.
     
  12. mingoslim

    mingoslim Practically Family

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    Actually, they are not all Hatfields. The gent on the far right is my Uncle Ock (Oscar C) Damron . . .
    Mingoslim
     

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