John Elder Movie Hat
We make our version of the John Elder Movie Hat – a classic cowboy hat hand made by the last best west
From the 1965 movie The Sons of Katie Elder.
John Elder isn’t very popular around town, when he starts asking questions about how his mother lost the family ranch, in,The Sons of Katie Elder. This is one of those formula westerns from the 1960s. Dean Martin, Earl Holliman, and Michael Anderson Jr. play 3 of the brothers, who all come home for their mother’s funeral. Its not long before they start hearing whispers about their father being murdered and their mother cheated out of the family ranch.
James Gregory is great as the slimy “businessman” who stole the ranch, and once again George Kennedy gets to play the thug in a 1960s era western. He plays the part with relish and is one of the movie’s high points.
Common Hat Sizing Questions
Q: What’s the correct way to measure my head for a hat?
A: The absolute best is visit your nearest mall and try sized hats on until you know your size and best fit click here for more detailed information.
Q: Can my hat size change?
A: Oddly enough it can. If you gain a lot or lose a lot of weight your hat size can change.
Q: I bought a good hat that fit me well a while back, and haven’t worn it in a while, and now it seems like it has shrunk. Is that possible. Can a hat shrink?
A: This is likely one of the most common issues hat owners have. The hat itself doesn’t shrink, but the sweat band inside the hat can. When you wear a cowboy hat chances are you will sweat in it, which will get the leather sweat band wet. Sometimes even really wet. Then the hat is taken off and not worn again for a week or 2 or maybe months. During this time the leather sweat band dries out, thus causing the leather to shrink slightly, causing the fit to tighten up. Generally wearing your hat for a day will stretch it out again. And if you have our hat retainer/stretcher– this little tool will either keep the size and fit correct, as the sweatband/hat dries, or stretch it out for comfort when the fit tightens. read more on cowboy hat care
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