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Western, anyone?

T Jones

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A future hat project, (as soon as I get caught up on other projects). A generous Lounger sent this one to me. It's a 6 7/8 Resistol Stagecoach in the 'Puma' color. I love working on Stagecoaches, or any other Byer/Rolnick Western for that matter. I already have a Western style in mind for this one when I get the time to work on it. It'll definitely be sized up and restyled, (maybe blocked up to a different size than I wear so I won't be tempted to keep it).

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VoodooSan

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Early 80s Stetson Winner, in camel color. A little banged up in shipping, so all I've done so far is get things un-bent. I'm thinking maybe a little more downturn to the brim, but not certain yet. This little guy had an adventure getting to me. From a local P.O. in North Dakota, to Fargo. Then just "in transit" for 6 days, until it appeared in Portland. Say, wha'? Then disappeared again for 9 more days before arriving in Denver. Lingered there for two days, then "in transit" again. Finally landed on my doorstep 19 days after USPS took possession of it. o_O
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Rmccamey

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A well traveled hat!

Early 80s Stetson Winner, in camel color. A little banged up in shipping, so all I've done so far is get things un-bent. I'm thinking maybe a little more downturn to the brim, but not certain yet. This little guy had an adventure getting to me. From a local P.O. in North Dakota, to Fargo. Then just "in transit" for 6 days, until it appeared in Portland. Say, wha'? Then disappeared again for 9 more days before arriving in Denver. Lingered there for two days, then "in transit" again. Finally landed on my doorstep 19 days after USPS took possession of it. o_O
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GreatBritishWesterner

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It's been a long time but here are some photos to share.
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My mother actually took the first one of me on the day my new hat from The Last Best West came. I am currently expecting a new one sometime in May (hopefully before my 33rd birthday)! And no, the rest is not in rhyme, that was by accident. The other two are from Christmas that year.
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From last Summer's 2023 Blue Rodeo, I was made sheriff though the position was honorary. I joined up with the new generation of UK Westerners and hopefully JB would soon get back to me. As for the black hat, it was a Rodeo King black Reno hat with a concho hatband added on and it was stitched on using Grosgrain ribbon of the same colour.
 

VoodooSan

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An hour-long drive out into the farmlands last weekend hooked me up with a nice lady disposing of some family estate goods. I came away with a New West Bailey, and so far I have no clue as to a model name. It’s a handsome hat, with nothing on the band but New West from Bailey, and the name of some long-gone store in Wyoming. The stock braided-leather hatband was nice enough, except it fastened together with the most hideous yellow-metal "bra-clasp" imaginable. A 7/8” horsehair was ordered and has taken its place. A very pretty drive resulting in the acquisition of a nice, if unspectacular, vintage western.

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A few weeks ago I received an RM Williams (Akubra) "Thoroughbred"(not the new one) which I posted earlier in the thread...... While I like it, it needed a good horsehair band (which I added), but I was still unsure. Looked to disproportional and tapered.
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THEN I decided to entirely re-block the hat on a 51 block. I did like it open crown.....but I like it even more now with a simple center crease. So it will stay like this for a while.........
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What are we if we don't keep "tweaking" our hats......;)
 

Rmccamey

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I like it. The simple center crease is one of my favorite styles. 20231117_174313.jpg 20230514_163928.jpg
A few weeks ago I received an RM Williams (Akubra) "Thoroughbred"(not the new one) which I posted earlier in the thread...... While I like it, it needed a good horsehair band (which I added), but I was still unsure. Looked to disproportional and tapered.
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THEN I decided to entirely re-block the hat on a 51 block. I did like it open crown.....but I like it even more now with a simple center crease. So it will stay like this for a while.........
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What are we if we don't keep "tweaking" our hats......;)
 
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AWESOME effects, HJ.
Thanks but it’s all the work of an app converting a pic.

The hat is an Akubra Territory I made to look like a planters hat. David Carradine wore something similar in the movie but his was a BE brim turned down. A few yrs ago a planters hat owned by a CSA General & worn thru the war came up for auction. It ultimately ended up being won by a museum. I sort of modeled mine somewhat like it.

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Early 80s Stetson Winner, in camel color. A little banged up in shipping, so all I've done so far is get things un-bent. I'm thinking maybe a little more downturn to the brim, but not certain yet. This little guy had an adventure getting to me. From a local P.O. in North Dakota, to Fargo. Then just "in transit" for 6 days, until it appeared in Portland. Say, wha'? Then disappeared again for 9 more days before arriving in Denver. Lingered there for two days, then "in transit" again. Finally landed on my doorstep 19 days after USPS took possession of it. o_O
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It was collecting Air Miles!
 

GreatBritishWesterner

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
An hour-long drive out into the farmlands last weekend hooked me up with a nice lady disposing of some family estate goods. I came away with a New West Bailey, and so far I have no clue as to a model name. It’s a handsome hat, with nothing on the band but New West from Bailey, and the name of some long-gone store in Wyoming. The stock braided-leather hatband was nice enough, except it fastened together with the most hideous yellow-metal "bra-clasp" imaginable. A 7/8” horsehair was ordered and has taken its place. A very pretty drive resulting in the acquisition of a nice, if unspectacular, vintage western.

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It reminds me of Matt Dillon's hat.
 

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