Western, anyone?

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

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  1. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey Call Me a Cab

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  2. Glad I could help! Obviously blocking will play a big part in how it turns out.
     
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  3. dh66

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    Topped 80 today, first wearing of the straw.
    50s/60s era big brim Resistol. The 4" fenders are nearly as high as the crown
     
  4. Lefty W.

    Lefty W. One of the Regulars

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    Bamaboots, what might this model be called? I really like the three-ply ribbon.
     
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  5. Bamaboots

    Bamaboots I'll Lock Up

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    Lefty, thank you, I do not know as there is no model name on the sweat or the liner, which is quite common with Stetson. It’s a 3” brim x 6” crown. I have seen a #1 quality, and 3X with the same dimensions and the bound brim and 3 ply so, a particular model could probably be assigned by scouring the Miller-Stockman catalog pages from the 50’s when Stetson offered some models from #1 quality to 7X CB and the 100 on a couple, I think.
     
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  7. dh66

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    Thanks TJ!
     
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  8. deadlyhandsome

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    For a few years now I’ve wanted to have a J. B. Books Shootist hat. The Duke wore this hat in several of his westerns, but I associate it with The Shootist. Today I bought a hat I have no plan of ever wearing simply because I wanted to use the rattlesnake skin hat band for my project. Now I need to find felt large enough. I considered using a current Tom Mix as a donor hat, but I want something better than Stetson’s 6X felt. I figure I need enough felt for a 7” open crown and a 4 1/2” brim, and it has to accommodate my 7 5/8 long oval head. That’s a lot of felt. Does anyone know of a source of high quality huge hat bodies? My one custom western using Winchester’s 50/50 beaver and rabbit is plywood stiff. I know I can’t get the equal to vintage felt, but I don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars for nasty stiff felt either. I’d appreciate any help offered. Thanks.

    the desired hat:

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    The donor sweatband (I’m leaning toward removing the rattles, but not completely decided).

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  9. Blare

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    Dang. A hell of a hat
     
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    :) I doubt that I’ll wear it much, but it’s just a hat that has always intrigued me. I’m also thinking of getting into cowboy action shooting...maybe not the most practical hat for it, but I don’t plan on being competitive.
     
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  11. Rmccamey

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    You could mount that one over the fireplace when not in use!

     
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  12. redlinerobert

    redlinerobert One of the Regulars

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    Ironic. I have a rattlesnake band on my Tom Mix and always thought I needed a taller hat to make it work a little better. Here is the hat you're looking for I think. The crown appears to be taller than 6 inches to me though.

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western-movie-hats/
     
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  13. deadlyhandsome

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    Thanks. Maybe 6” as creased, but I’m thinking a full 7” open crown. I’m really just looking for raw felt as I have a hatter in mind.

    The current 6X Tom Mix crown is 7” (at the back) so it really has the dimensions I’m after. I don’t want a bound brim edge and I’d like a better quality felt.
     
  14. redlinerobert

    redlinerobert One of the Regulars

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    I hear you, its not that bad of a hat. Bought mine at Kemo Sabe in Las Vegas. I cant wear short hats, they don't fit my large noggin and look out of proportion.
     
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  15. TheGuitarFairy

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    this lovely arrived earlier ... 4" brim, 6 1/2" crown
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    western ranch catalog 48'-49'
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  16. deadlyhandsome

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  17. Ross Young

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    Man that’s a beauty!
     
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  18. dh66

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  19. A beauty! Congrats!
     
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  20. redlinerobert

    redlinerobert One of the Regulars

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    Wow. What a great find!
     
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