Western, anyone?

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

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  1. Another hot one in store for today. Gotta get out early to enjoy felts for a while.

    Resistol Stagecoach with beaded snakeskin pattern hatband.

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  2. Bowtie Birmington

    Bowtie Birmington Familiar Face

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  4. Bamaboots

    Bamaboots I'll Lock Up

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    Great combo but that band is something.
     
  5. Thanks guys. The band width is perfect for the crown height & the contrast is just about right. It's the small 15/0 beads & it's a busy pattern. I like the combination a lot.

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  6. M Brown

    M Brown One of the Regulars

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    Here's an O'Farrell I picked up from an estate sale. It was crammed onto a closet shelf, smashed, dirty, and neglected, and hardly looked like it had any life left in it. But I knew from the fur felt, sweat band, and liner that this was a diamond in the rough. This one is from the Canyon Road shop.
    (edited to correct the shop location-I have another one from the Durango shop-it's a "Heaven's Gate" Western Fedora)

    So I gave it the Roy Rogers soaking treatment along with a good scrubbing of shampoo, set it up with string and let it dry to about 90%. Then I put it on my antique wooden hat block and let it finish drying, then gave it some steam for final shaping.

    The hat band (braided horse hair) came from a shop in Marathon, Tx and has been waiting for the right hat for about 10 years. Once I had the O'Farrell blocked and ready the band went on with some light stitching to hold it in place.

    This turned out to be an awesome hat!
    Here's a photo of the drying process.
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    and here's the finished hat. I changed up the crown crease since I already had several 'gus' creased hats and flattened the brim a bit for more sun shade.
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  7. Blackthorn

    Blackthorn I'll Lock Up

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    Good job, M Brown.
     
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  8. Nice save @M Brown ! I like the crease and the band.
     
  9. Nice save! Glad to see you didn't cut the brim. Would like to see pics of the sweat embossing & liner, & build info on the back side of the sweat.

    Welcome to the forum. Look forward to seeing your other hats.
     
  10. Desert dog

    Desert dog My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Great job on that one! The band looks perfect on it!

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  11. dh66

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    Nice one! And I agree with the rest of the fellas....that band is sublime

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  12. dh66

    dh66

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    Nice work!

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  13. dh66

    dh66

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    J.C. Penny straw from a few decades ago went to the lake with me today.[​IMG][​IMG]

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  14. Desert dog

    Desert dog My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    That is nice! I like the older vented straws. Looks like a good day for the kids!

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  15. Cornshucker77

    Cornshucker77 Call Me a Cab

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    Love it Jack.
     
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  16. Cornshucker77

    Cornshucker77 Call Me a Cab

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    Excellent M.
     
  17. dh66

    dh66

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    Thanks DD. And yeah, it was a great day for the kids.

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  18. She is Cherokee living in TN but I can't recall her name at the moment. She did a great job with it.
     
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  19. Ok, I think I may have gotten some bands from her too, on Ebay. THat one's killer!
     

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