Western, anyone?

Discussion in 'Hats' started by kokopelli, Dec 7, 2007.

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  1. Monte

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    Nice one Renault. You could be from a different time.

    I'm on and off the lounge in cycles and I remembered that I had a very old, no-name western which I haven't shown yet. It had some scattered remnants of a sweatband with very tiny stitches, a dark ring where the medium ribbon used to be, and nothing else. Therefore, I took the hat and a spare sweatband to a sewing service I use for alterations. They called me in later to pick it up. Not only did they do a great job, but they only charged me $12!

    The color is a warm beige. The felt is the most flexible and thin that I've handled, but seems to be holding the pencil curl just fine. The crown has a cattlemen's crease but I may change it? It's a little too tapered for my tastes.
    At any rate, it seems very old to my eye and I have a feeling it's '40s or older so here it is alongside a '50s OR to give some idea of scale.
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    Me with a t-shirt and cowboy hat, no less:
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  2. Monte

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    Haha, just realized my shirts says, mad hatter.
     
  3. Monte

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    I probably won't be posting any pics of her but,..........we just had a baby girl! She is healthy and cute as well. Maybe she'll put her own pics up someday if she's a hat wearer.
     
  4. WesternHatWearer

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    Congratulations to you and your growing family! :D
     
  5. frussell

    frussell One Too Many

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    Renault- great hat, and great location. The article and Bastrop area bring back lots of good memories of the first half of my life. We had a small ranch between LaGrange and Schulenburg. Can't beat the Texas Hill Country. Frank
     
  6. Joao Encarnado

    Joao Encarnado I'll Lock Up

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    Nice! Big brim, big crown!

    Another big crown! I think cattleman crease is not a crease for big crowns so I probably would change it.
     
  7. H Weinstein

    H Weinstein One of the Regulars

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    I hope you'll find it as useful as I and others have :)
     
  8. 1mach1

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    Congratulations! :eusa_clap
     
  9. Congrats Monte. I like that Western you're wearing. Very vintage looking.
    I found that a tapered brim seems to do best with the cattleman or Alpine crease. That hat would also look good with a "Tom Horn" or "gus" crease.
     
  10. Renault

    Renault One Too Many

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    Monte, congrats on baby girl. And a very nice old hat!

    Frussell, I know that area well!!

    Much obliged to all for nice words!
     
  11. RJR

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    Nice big lid,Monte.
     
  12. I had a re-enactor buddy that got his hair caught in a drill press & it "scalped" him.
    Can't imaging what it was like back in early 1800's living thru that....
     
  13. Renault

    Renault One Too Many

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    PM on the way!
     
  14. bowlerman

    bowlerman I'll Lock Up

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    I wore this last night in my garage. Rarely goes beyond my property. Stetson austral with a Boswell pipe. Just decompressing.



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  15. KingAndrew

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    Renault, that hat looks fabulous on you.

    Monte, great (and great big) hat. Congrats on your growing family. Kids are truly wonderful.
     
  16. Jeff, you look like a real Mountain Man there!
     
  17. Joao Encarnado

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    Nice one Jeff. You should get it beyond your property.
     
  18. Renault

    Renault One Too Many

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    Love to see another fellow hat wearer who enjoys a good pipe!

    Great hat, nice pipe!
     
  19. Joao Encarnado

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    New Stagecoach!
    Resistol Stagecoach Turkey Creek.
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    More pictures on the "new hats" thread.
     
  20. bowlerman

    bowlerman I'll Lock Up

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    Thank you, gentlemen. I think I'm too short to wear it out-- makes me look like the letter T ! ;)
    Joao, thAt new stagecoach is sha-arp!

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