Common Hat Questions

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Q: I’m looking for a ____ Hat. I checked your product catalogue and didn’t see it. Can you make it?
A: In most cases, yes. I’m sure you can appreciate it’s just not possible to show all the different variations of crowns and brims. If it’s made from fur-felt and you can supply us a good picture – yes we can make it. Generally we already carry the same style of hat, we just shape it based on the photo or if it’s a movie hat we shape it from watching the movie and seeing the hat from all possible angles to get the look just so. We can do up to a 6″ (inch) high crown and a 5″ wide brim.

Q: Can I get the same style hatband that the original movie hat had?
A: If it’s a satin ribbon and bow, or plain leather; then yes. Other than that the answer is probably no. This is likely the hardest thing in replicating a movie hat because the costume designers/actor/director/ or perhaps all three came up with a very unique type of hat band to make the hat stand out above the crowd. We make our version of the hat, and you can choose any hatband that you may see on any of the hats in our product catalogue.

Q: Do you have to put holes in the hat to put on a windstring?
A: Yes. They go right above your ears, to allow the latigo lace thru. It’s the original and best way to put on a windstring. You can buy commercial stampede strings that have clips that go up under the sweat liner and jam into the crown. We hate them. They mess up the fit of the hat and they don’t hold tight in a real strong wind. We know we’ve tried them.

Q: Can you mail me a catalogue of all your hats?
A: WE have NO print catalogue – trying to be environmentally responsible. ALL OUR HATS are listed here on our online catalogue.

Q: What colors do you carry?
A: Starting with the lightest, here’s our colors

CHOCOLATE :: MOSS GREEN :: NAVY :: GRANITE :: CHARCOAL :: BLACK CHERRY :: BLACK   Click for more information.

Q: Why does the same color appear different in your hat pictures?
A: The difference in {indoors; outdoors; bright day or cloudy day} lighting accounts for the variance in color. In addition every computer will display colors slightly different. Please understand that color variances caused by individual computer monitors is beyond our control. THE BEST REPRESENTATION OF OUR HAT COLORS IS IN THE GROUP PICTURE BELOW.

Cowboy Hat colors

Our Cowboy Hat colors



A typical beaver in his natural habitat: water.

Q: What is beaver fur-felt/what quality do you carry?
A: Beaver Fur felt is beaver and or rabbit fur mixed with felt to produce a material that lasts 5-10 times longer than wool felt. This is by far the best material from which to manufacture fine hats.

We make working hats, not fashion hats, and because of this we exclusively use beaver fur felt because it is the best for repelling rain and snow. Click here for more information.

Q: What’s the correct way to measure my head?
A: The best is to have a helper, and click here and follow the simple steps.


Common Hat QuestionsQ: Do you carry straw hats?
A: No. There’s a number of reasons we don’t. Straw hats were not worn by old west cowboys, they considered them peasant or farmer headwear. Yes; in the deep south Plantation Owners did but that was generally before the cowboy era.

Straw cowboy hats became popular starting in the 1920s with the advent of modern rodeo’s. Rodeo Cowboy’s didn’t want to trash their good fur felt hats so they started wearing straw cowboy hats, during the events, because they were cheap. Nothings changed – they still are. We make hats that last.

And the last reason  we don’t carry straw cowboy hats is we don’t find straw hats much cooler than a good beaver hat, and those popular Guatemalan leaf hats are such a tight weave they are really hot, and also heavy.


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