Western, anyone?

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

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  1. T Jones

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    Well, I really can't call this 20X Beaver Az-Tex a Western anymore. It started out as a 6 7/8 Western but I reblocked it to a 7 1/4 LO and converted it to a thin ribbon fedora...
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    On the other hand, this blue Resistol that I'm currently working on also started out as a 6 7/8 Western. I blocked this one up to a 7 1/4 LO as well but will be keeping it Western with a simple Cattleman and slightly curled 3 inch brim...

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    Thanks to the fellow Lounger who sent me these hats.
     
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  2. Blare

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    that is one fantastic photo! Amazing texture

    thank you for the perspective
     
  3. Riot Earp

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    It sounds (and looks) like you are turning that Resistol into a Stetson Range, which is a hat I like.
     
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  4. T Jones

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    I actually never gave any thought to it looking like a Stetson Range hat. I didn't know what one was until I googled it. Except for the taller crown on mine it's basically the same profile. The blue Resistol has a 6 inch open crown and will be 5 1/4 inches tall, as creased , compared to the Range's 4 1/2 inches. The brim width is the same 3 inches and will be shaped the same. I did a Resistol Ridgetop the same way this past Summer. Except the crown on this one is 5 inches tall, as creased. Still the same 3 inch brim. It's a style I like too...
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    I was wanting to do something similar to the hat Eastwood wore in the movie, "A Perfect World", when I did the Ridgetop.
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  5. T Jones

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    I finally got my 4X Blue Resistol finished. It started out as a way too small 6 7/8. I blocked it up to a 7 1/4 LO to fit me. I had to block this one twice. The first time around the open crown was 6 inches but didn't quite look right with a Cattleman crease. I took it apart again and lowered the crown height to 5 3/4 inches. This second blocking gave me a fuller and more proportionate looking crown. The brim is 3 inches with a Cowboy curl. I was able to reuse the original two ply thin ribbon and liner.

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  6. Mm25

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    Great profile and I love the color!
     
  7. T Jones

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    Thank you Mm! Much appreciated!
     
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  8. Outstanding as always, Terry. Now we need shots of you wearing it outdoors in natural light. I too love the color!
     
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    Nice work TJ!! It turned out looking fantastic!
     
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  10. T Jones

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    Thank you Dale!
     
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    Thank you Brent! Ive been trying to get some good pictures of the hat to catch the profile. I took a few selfies but they just don't cut it. My wife tried to a few of me wearing the hat but that didn't work out too well either. She's too short and I'm too tall. I'm either going to have her stand on a bucket or I'll have her get a pic of me standing on the steps while she's standing up on the porch!
     
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  12. Steve1857

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    No matter whether or not you get photos of you wearing it Terry, it's one wonderful Western conversion job, yet again. Congrats.
     
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    Thank you Steve!
     
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    Thanks, Cuz. It took a damn minute but they finally did.
     
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    Thanks, HJ. Not a better compliment to be said about a hat. Much appreciated.
     
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