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Western, anyone?

GreatBritishWesterner

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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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It reminds me of Matt Dillon's hat.
 

Thundercolt

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Since Resistol already coined the name Stagecoach I guess I'll have to refer to it as a Western Flat Top Bowler.

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T Jones

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Here's a couple of old school Westerns that I refurbished. The lighter one is a 3X Resistol and the other one is a Knox Stagecoach. Both sport a Montana Pinch with a Mule Kick in the back. The Knox has a 7 inch open crown and a 4 1/2 inch brim width with a 1/4 pencil curl.

Before and After pictures on the Knox:
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3X Resistol. 6 1/2 inch open crown with a 4 inch brim width.
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Thundercolt

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Thanks for being the first to step up TJ!

The transformation of the Knox hat was nothing short of miraculous.
Everyone has different taste in their styles of hat shapes, creases and profiling.
All I can say, from my point of view, is the styling on your hats is some of the best I've seen.
 

T Jones

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Thanks for being the first to step up TJ!

The transformation of the Knox hat was nothing short of miraculous.
Everyone has different taste in their styles of hat shapes, creases and profiling.
All I can say, from my point of view, is the styling on your hats is some of the best I've seen.
Thank you buddy. I appreciate that.
 

Thundercolt

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Planter hat (repro from the monkey wards catalog) Maker - The Great Plains Hat Company.
 
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GreatBritishWesterner

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Bell Crown hat made by Tim Bender of TP&H Trading Co. with a pencil roll and black bound edge, 2" sweat band, blue satin liner, plus a black leather hat band made by John Cody. Mid-1800's style if my memory serves me well.
They also make that same hat on The Last Best West and it's just as nice.

I mostly buy my hats from them all the time and I usually go for the Golden Age Hollywood Westerns from the 1950s and 1960s as that is where I take major inspiration from them costume-wise along with the odd 1960s and 1970s Spaghetti Western flavouring added to the mix but still remaining true to their historic roots while also keeping the same romanticised side intact.
 

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