Looking for hat information?

Discussion in 'Hats' started by D00R, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. D00R

    D00R One of the Regulars

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    I have been searching the web with nothing in sight only found 2 that were $500 and $300

    Sometimes a description in search wont work and only the name of a hat leads us to it.

    Im looking for a Black 5”inch or bigger would be cool, cowboy hat with a normal sized crown at an affordable price.
    Wool is fine.
     
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  2. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    How about a Tom Mix? You might need to iron out the curl to get the full five inches. You can also have one made for you; Agnoulita on Etsy (Agnoulitahats) can make you one in wool or fur felt for less than the hats you’ve been looking at.

    https://www.etsy.com/shop/AgnoulitaHats?ref=search_shop_redirect


    https://www.one2miniranch.com/stets...MI6MbFgJz65QIVURx9Ch2vxA_BEAQYByABEgKpjvD_BwE


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  3. jlee562

    jlee562 I'll Lock Up

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    I don't know of any off the rack hats with a 5" brim. Knudsen and Last Best West offer them on custom hats. I'd imagine Buckaroo as well.
     
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  4. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    The Stetson Tom Mix is 5 inches, but the curl eats up some of the width and would need to be ironed flat if the full 5 was wanted.

    I think the OP was looking at a more economical choice hence my Agnoulita suggestion...maybe $150 with shipping?


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  5. Yahoody

    Yahoody A-List Customer

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  6. milandro

    milandro One of the Regulars

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    Havve you seen my Resistol Black Gold 20X?

    This is the link

    https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/f-s-vintage-resistol-black-gold-20x.98323/#post-2607564

     
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  7. Yahoody

    Yahoody A-List Customer

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    Guess some info needs to be added. You won't find a decent factory made hat over 5" Most won't make 5" on a good day. I've never seen @ 6" and darn few at 5". At 5" wool hat is just junk and not worth buying IMO. Brim won't hold its shape. Most store bought cowboy hats will be 4" +/-. Going rate for a custom built hat, on a Winchester 100% beaver blank is $450 plus shipping. 5" brim hats are not the norm. Most blanks come in 4.5" +/- once blocked. It is pretty much impossible to get a brim bigger than 5" on the Winchester blanks if you have a 7+ size hat and want a 5 to 6 inch crown. 6" open crown is pretty typical in a western hat prior to shaping. 5" is a short crown. 7" is not uncommon. Wearing them there is a huge difference from my perspective between a 4" brim and a 5" brim. More yet when it gets over 5". Same with crowns, 5" is pretty short, 6" a better fit and a 7" is too tall. I wear a 7.5 hat size.

    This is a typical store bought cowboy hat, 4.5 Brim, 5" crown. It was made by Flying Cloud, a Amish hat maker and a really good hat for the price. May be the best "cowboy" hat you can get for the price currently.

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    This is a 5" crown, 4.75" brim, custom made 100% beaver hat. It is a BIG hat by any standard in a part of the country where folks are used to seeing big hats.

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  8. Yahoody

    Yahoody A-List Customer

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    This is a 5.25" brim and a 4.75" crown....it is a BIG hat I don't wear when it is windy. Seriously. As I mentioned I wear a 7.5 hat. Big head and I am 6'1" 200+ on my good days. Bigger the body and head the easier it is to wear a big hat. Something to think about when looking for a big brim hat.

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    this is a 5" brim and a 5 crown from River Junction

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    this is a 4.25" brim and a 5" crown

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  9. D00R

    D00R One of the Regulars

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    The wide brim looks badass on you !
    Where did you get the 5.25 inch brim ?
     
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  10. RBH

    RBH Bartender

    Here is a 5 inch brim made by Buckaroo.

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  11. Yahoody

    Yahoody A-List Customer

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    Thanks. Other than the RJ hat they are all handmade 100% beaver hats.
     

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