Rowdy Yates Ready to Ship Hat in Pure Beaver, Size 7 3/8
This small brimmed hat is the style worn by Clint Eastwood in that old TV western series, Rawhide (1959-1965) . We have added our optional medium trail dust, giving the hat that worn, just off the cattle drive look. Final sale.
Crown Height: 4″ inches
Brim Width: 3 1/4″ with bound edge
Crown Style: Pinched front, pecan top
Color: Sand in 100X beaver fur-felt with medium trail dust
Hatband: 1 inch rough out leather and comes with a windstring (no grommets)
Rowdy Yates Ready to Ship Hat – This small brimmed hat is the style worn by Clint Eastwood in that old TV western series, Rawhide. We have added our optional medium trail dust, giving the hat that worn, just off the cattle drive look.e
Clint Eastwood played Rowdy Yates, the lead hand for Trail Boss, Gil Favor (played by Eric Fleming) and many of the episodes had Rowdy right in the middle of the action.
Mr. Eastwood parlayed his star exposure in this TV series to the lead in a number of foreign filmed westerns you may have heard of. The 3 Spaghetti westerns (Fistful of Dollars, for a Few Dollars More, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly) would for ever change the western genre and Clint Eastwood emerged a budding movie superstar.
A Bit of History
Since the Dawn of Cinema the Western has been the greatest ongoing saga in film history. The first true motion picture was a western (naturally!) made by Thomas Edison’s Company in 1903, called The Great Train Robbery.
Most of us have a favorite western series we grew up watching on Saturday mornings. For many of the Baby Boomer Generation these would include hats from series like
Have Gun Will Travel :: The Rifleman :: Wanted Dead or Alive :: The Virginian :: Wild Wild West :: Hopalong Cassidy
And then there are the modern westerns, which have gathered quite a following. Shows like
North and South :: Gods and Generals :: Lonesome Dove :: Purgatory :: Deadwood :: Broken Trail :: Justified :: Longmire
And any lover of the western would have to include Lonesome Dove as the finest western story yet told on film.