Hey, I have a question...I have 2 nice Stetsons western hats, one is a 30X felt in black (El Patron) the other is a 10X in light tan. I used to wear western hats, but it really never set well with me. I have been trying to sell them on Ebay, Craigs List, not a single hit. Is it possible to have them reblocked into a fair semblance of a teardrop fedora? Or a 'C crown'? I know it can be done, as i had a cheaper one done at Langstons in OKC, (kinda outback style)but I was wondering if this would be more benificial to me? I have 2 Biltmores which I love, so would I be disappointed with them. BTW, one of the Biltmores is from Henry the Hatters here in Detroit, and they advertise that for 65 smackers they will take apart, reblock, shape etc. Here is a photo of the Stetson, too nice a hat to just keep in a box all the time.
As to the Western hat, I bought a modern Open Road (stiff hat) with cattleman's crease on E Bay, and not wanting that crease, had it re-blocked to "center dent with pinches." That was my intention all along in buying the hat--experimenting with reblocking it that way. It worked fine and I wear it. It doesn't look that different from the original cattleman's crease, but different enough for me to want to wear it around here. So by all means, go for the re-blocking of the Western hat in a way you like. I'm not sure I'd go for c-crown on it though.