Western, anyone?

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

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  1. Yahoody

    Yahoody Practically Family

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    that is a great hat!
     
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  2. J Williams

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    It’s a bit hard to tell especially in the picture but the block on my BRE almost looks like they wrote 406 and then replaced the 6 with a 5

    The dimensions and blocking appear very similar.

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  3. Ross Young

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    With the 7” crown listed I’d say it’s a good bet on 406. Several are found in the Pre 1940’s Western thread predominantly in various Nutria grades but also very similar looking No. 1’s
     
  4. J Williams

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    Yeah I do believe it is 406, this one is a clear nutria. Justin the previous owner dated it around 1910 but I’m not sure how he arrived there.
     
  5. Redshoes51

    Redshoes51 One of the Regulars

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    What a GREAT looking hat!!!

    I'd wear it!!!

    ~shoes~
     
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  6. Resistol Stagecoach in cordovan:

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  7. Ross Young

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    Quick one @ ‘work’ today
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  8. dh66

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    Very nice!!!
     
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  9. dh66

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    Great work! That's excellent
     
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  10. J Williams

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    Thanks DH - the sweat is hanging on for dear life and the felt has a few stains but hey it’s 100 years old!
     
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  11. It doesn't get any better than that! It deserves respect & I know you will give it just that.
     
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  12. Yahoody

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    Little chilly this morning. New hat it taking on a good shape. I really appreciate it when all 6 critters, tails on fire, stampede by me when I am trying to take a photo :confused:I know they aren't shy so they must really dislike the new hat :eek: Obviously no taste in riders or hats!


    A more typical photo op.
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    Today.....
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  13. Ross Young

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    Nice pics, Yahoody. Hat looks great, dig that coat too!
     
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  14. Yahoody

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    Thanks Ross. Coat is a wool Pendleton I picked up over a year ago or more. Really like it but had never worn it till this morning. Great in the 40F temps and a little wind this morning. Bought it for the high collar :D
     
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  15. 1961MJS

    1961MJS My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Hi Yahoody
    I'm guessing 6 inch or better open crown on both, with 5 inch brims? I work with a 6'4" dude who could wear that size fine. Did I guess right? You're also on CASCity right?
    Thx
     
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  16. J Williams

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    Thanks Jack, I do cherish it. I would like to look into actually having the original sweatband restored. Has anyone heard of someone doing this? Basically the leather still has some life in it but the natural reed is toast and protruding from the little loop they usually sit in which is torn and broken in a few spots. It's also just hanging onto the hat in a few spots as most of the needlework is gone.
     
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  17. Yahoody

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    Easy to just buy a new nice leather sweat and hand sew it in. I have bough a couple dozen pre sewn to my size from a dealer on Ebay. He does nice work.
     
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  18. Yahoody

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    Hey Mike,
    I do post at the CAS forums on occasion :) Black hat is a 5" brim and a 5.5" crown. New ash colored one is a store bought, 4.5" brim and a 6" crown. The store mis-shipped me. It was suppose to be a 5" brim and a 6" crown. The correct hat should be here Tuesday:D Hat in my avatar is a round dome, 5" open crown and a 5" brim. So the crown looks shorter than it is. I'm 6'1" 200#. Once you start wearing 6" and 7 " brims in the straw hats and felt sombreros a 5" brim seems tiny. But a 4.5" brim makes a lot more sense if you are getting in and out of a truck. As does a crown under 6".

    Both sides of the family homesteaded in Norman and Duncan in the land rush days. So suspect you know why I typically wear open crown hats ;)

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  19. You look like an hombre to be reckoned with there Yahoody.;)
     
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  20. 1961MJS

    1961MJS My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Yes I do. I went to a Wichita Wranglers baseball game in July, I put sun block on the neck, but the back of both ears peeled off. Now I have hats.
    Later
     
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