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Havana

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Here are two of my favorites. The first is an Akubra Cattleman pinched and rolled in a 1950's style commonly seen in old westerns. I have three of these in different colors. It's my favorite western style though it is more classic Hollywood than true West. Roy Rogers wore a similar style as did William Holden in the Wild Bunch and Clint Eastwood on Rawhide. The second one is an Akubra Bobby completely reworked into more of a 1920's style. This look was inspired by some old Tom Mix serials. Sadly, this hat has been sold. I love western hats because there's so much latitude for making it your own. The style is really wide open in terms of size, crease, color, brim shape, and even the band.

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kokopelli

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50's

I really like the look of your cattleman! It reminds me of the western serial's I grew up watching (i.e. Sky King). The leather jacket also sets the period. Nice curl/roll too. Ron

Havana said:
Here are two of my favorites. The first is an Akubra Cattleman pinched and rolled in a 1950's style commonly seen in old westerns. I have three of these in different colors. It's my favorite western style though it is more classic Hollywood than true West. Roy Rogers wore a similar style as did William Holden in the Wild Bunch and Clint Eastwood on Rawhide. The second one is an Akubra Bobby completely reworked into more of a 1920's style. This look was inspired by some old Tom Mix serials. Sadly, this hat has been sold. I love western hats because there's so much latitude for making it your own. The style is really wide open in terms of size, crease, color, brim shape, and even the band.

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J.T.Marcus

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Havana, Those are two of the best looking cowboy hats I've seen in a long time. (And where I live, I see a lot of cowboy hats!) :eusa_clap :eusa_clap :eusa_clap :eusa_clap
 

RBH

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While I do not wear western hats much anymore, here is a recent shot of me in my vintage Texas Hatters Lone Star Dude.

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kokopelli

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East Tennessee
Nice

Check out that hat! Nice.. Ron

RBH said:
While I do not wear western hats much anymore, here is a recent shot of me in my vintage Texas Hatters Lone Star Dude.

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The Average Joe

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middle, Tennessee
I've posted this one before on the "What are you wearing today?" thread, so some of you've probably seen this one. Sorry, it's the only picture I have online at the time.
This is an 8X Beaver Quality Cavalry in Silverbelly from Tonto Rim Trading Co.
The cavalry acorns are sold separately at this site, too.
http://tontorim.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/page28.html
This particular hat also comes in cream and black. I plan on ordering one of each when the finances allow.
When I received this one, the crown work was as you see it, but I had to rework the brim to more of my liking.
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I'm actually wearing this one today with a dark red bib shirt, blue jeans and boots.
"The ladies love the bib shirts around the office."lol
No, I'm not wearing a wild rag and vest, this picture is from Halloween.:D
 

Bud-n-Texas

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It is a very good hat for what it was designed for. The sweat is intended to stick and that is just what it does. When cutting cattle it wont come off, the flip side, is that it is kind of tacky and not as comfortable as a regular leather sweat. I originally bought it as a dress hat, now I have a Black Gold Straw for dress and use this hat when I need it to stay put. Both are great hats, just made with differing applications in mind. Hope this helps.
 

kokopelli

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Dress hat

Thanks for the tip. I was thinking of a summer dress hat use as well. I haven't been on a horse and/or worked cattle in 30 years, but I do drive my Jeep with the window down:D Ron

Bud-n-Texas said:
It is a very good hat for what it was designed for. The sweat is intended to stick and that is just what it does. When cutting cattle it wont come off, the flip side, is that it is kind of tacky and not as comfortable as a regular leather sweat. I originally bought it as a dress hat, now I have a Black Gold Straw for dress and use this hat when I need it to stay put. Both are great hats, just made with differing applications in mind. Hope this helps.
 

PastimeSteve

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Colorado
Nice hats!

Thanks for sharing the pictures guys. :eusa_clap Havana, as I said over at Indylounge, I really like that cattleman. It's funny this thread came up because I have to attend a "Cowboy" Christmas party tonight and I don't own a stitch of Western wear. Too bad I didn't order that cattleman when I first saw Havana's. At least I'd have a darn hat! ;)

Steve
 

kokopelli

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Western wear

In CO... Can't be more than a trip the store... Stock up for next year.. Ron

PastimeSteve said:
Thanks for sharing the pictures guys. :eusa_clap Havana, as I said over at Indylounge, I really like that cattleman. It's funny this thread came up because I have to attend a "Cowboy" Christmas party tonight and I don't own a stitch of Western wear. Too bad I didn't order that cattleman when I first saw Havana's. At least I'd have a darn hat! ;)

Steve
 

Bud-n-Texas

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PastimeSteve said:
Thanks for sharing the pictures guys. :eusa_clap Havana, as I said over at Indylounge, I really like that cattleman. It's funny this thread came up because I have to attend a "Cowboy" Christmas party tonight and I don't own a stitch of Western wear. Too bad I didn't order that cattleman when I first saw Havana's. At least I'd have a darn hat! ;)

Steve

The Denver area is full of western wear. I lived ther from 87 until 95 and never found a shortage. Shepplers is a starting point, my favorite is just outside of Aurora, Lancaster's on Colfax is tops. When the National Western is in town, deals can be found at the show.
 

kokopelli

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