Solid Wood Hat Stand PLUS Hat Stretcher

$65.00

Solid Wood Hat Stand PLUS Hat Stretcher -Two great items that fit perfectly together a Solid Wood Hat Stand and a Solid Wood Hat Stretcher & Size retainer to keep your hat in that perfect fit and size. The two pieces are designed to fit together so once your hat stretcher is inside the hat it fits on top of the stand for long term storage or display.

    • Hat Stand
    • Solid Wood
    • Height: 13 1/2″ inches
    • Base: 5 1/4″ square -1 1/2″ thick
    • Top: 4 3/4″
    • Hat Stretcher/Retainer
    • Works on any hat
    • Works on hat sizes 6 7/8 to 8
    • Long Oval head shape

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Hat Stand with hat stretcherSolid Wood Hat Stand
PLUS Hat Stretcher/ Hat Shape Retainer

Solid Wood Hat Stand PLUS Hat Stretcher – Two great items that fit perfectly together a Solid Wood Hat Stand and a Solid Wood Hat Stretcher & Hat Shape Maintainer to keep your hat in that perfect fit and size. The two pieces are designed to fit together so once your hat stretcher is inside the hat it fits on top of the stand for easy long term storage or display.

Solid Wood Hat Stand

The Wooden Hat Stand is made from new, unfinished wood, glued and screwed together and comes fully assembled. The hat stand is ready to be stained or painted to suit your taste. Or just leave it natural.

    • Hat Stand
    • Solid Wood
    • Height: 13 1/2″ inches
    • Base: 5 1/4″ square -1 1/2″ thick
    • Top: 4 3/4″
    • Hat Stretcher/Retainer
    • Works on any hat
    • Works on hat sizes 6 7/8 to 8
    • Long Oval head shape

Solid Wood Hat Stretcher & Hat Shape Maintainer

The “Hat Tree” is made from genuine wood and is hand crafted in the U.S.A. for sizes 6 7/8 – 8. The hat stretcher and retainer protects your hat investment by maintaining the hat’s size and preventing shrinkage. It is great for all types of hats including felt, fur felt and straw hats. Never wear a pinching, uncomfortable hat again. Instructions for use are enclosed including how to stretch a tight hat.

    • The hat stretcher will work on sizes 6 7/8 – 8

Anyone that wears hats will appreciate this tool….

We recommend all customers who OWN a good hat, get a hat stretcher. If you have a tight hat this little tool is just the thing to stretch your tight hat to fit. It is a small cost for a tool that will keep ALL your hats fitting properly. As well, if you only wear your hat seldom; or have a number of hats you wear, you will find our wooden hat stretcher a valuable addition to maintaining the perfect shape of your custom cowboy hat for long term storage or display.We recommend all customers who OWN a good hat, get our hat stretcher/size retainer. It is a small cost for a tool that will keep ALL your hats fitting properly. As well, if you only wear your hat seldom; or have a number of hats you wear, you will find our wooden hat jack a valuable addition to maintaining the perfect shape of your custom cowboy hat.

Options for your Custom Hat

Add a Cavalry Cord $20.00

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Cavalry Legend

Slouch Hats” worn by many Cavalry soldiers since the days of the American Civil War often include a colored cord that slides over the standard satin ribbon and bow hatband, which is referred to as a cord, braid, hobble, wrap, or acorn.

Guidelines for the use of the Cavalry Cord and colors were first outlined in 1890 in Circular 10, from the U.S. Army Adjutant General’s Office. Different colors are used to identify different branches of the service. The most common color, yellow, is worn by all enlisted Cavalry soldiers. Infantry wear white, Scarlet is for Artillery; Black; Chaplains/Staff, Black/Gold; Field Officer, Black/Silver; Warrant Officer.

The original reason for the acorns at the end of the cavalry cords is believed to have been to keep the cavalry man awake in the saddle, from the gentle drumming as the acorns bounced off the brim.

Battle/Combat Knots

There is a Cavalry legend that credits a non-com during the Civil War with tying knots in his cord to signify he’d been battle tested. The idea caught on and many units took to the practice on both sides. You can see an example on our Josey Wales Hat. Today cav cords can be knotted but it does not signify battle tested. Shoulder patches originated in the First World War to identify units, battalions or regiments. Combat patches (to signify a period of service in a war zone) started during the Second World War and continues to this day.

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Add Trail Dust $55.00 – $95.00

trail dustMany customers have been requesting that we dirty up their new hats to make them look trail worn. Pictured is a dusty Josey Wales – our Josey Wales hat with several years’ worth of trail dust – as if a hard living horse soldier had been wearing it.

We’ve got three different degrees of trail dust. Light (add $55.00) – medium (add $75.00), and heavy (add $95.00). Light would be what you see on our Boss Spearman medium would be like the dusting on the TRISTAN; and heavy trail dust looks like our Josey Wales.

This is a similar process that costume designers apply to hats in the movies and t. v. Looks authentic and yore friends will swear yer just got off a trail drive, or a hitch in the Horse Cavalry! You can add trail dust during the check out process – or request it when you call your order in.

Windstring/Stampede string

Add a Windstring/Stampede String $25.00

Our Windstring/Stampede String is made of heavy gauge Latigo lace {brown or black} and includes this complimenting leather slider. click image for a larger version

You can let us choose the right match for your hat or request brown or black latigo lace to go with your hand made cowboy hat.

Just add your request to the PRODUCTION NOTES as you build your hat.

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Horsehair Hatbands $20.00 – $55.00

Add a quality horse hair hat band to any hat (ADD during checkout with the purchase of a hat – not sold separately). Can be worn on ANY hat just by sliding it over the satin ribbon and bow {as seen on the Wasey} or wear it alone.

Horse Hair Hat Bands

Captain Call

Captain Call a custom cowboy movie hat from Lonesome Dove (1989)

Bound Brim

Binding the brim edge with the same Grosgrain ribbon as the hat band, strengthens the edge, making it stiffer and allowing the brim shape to hold better.

A bound edge finishes the brim off nicely with rich looking detail. Most small brimed, or Town hats, have a bound edge.

The open crowned hat style was perhaps the most common crown style of the late 19th century and sold in the mail order catalogues of the day like, Sears-Roebuck, and the Hudson Bay Company.

Cowboys would crease and mold the crown, to add character to their hat, and make it easier to pick up. Decades later the hat companies started pre-creasing the cowboy hats in the most popular styles.

A bound Brim is more difficult to re-work or re-shape – but can be removed fairly easily.

Sundance Kid Custom Handmade Hat

Open Brim

Not as dressy or showy as a bound edge, this unfinished brim edge was much more common on working hats, cavalry and military hats.

An unfinished brim allows you to shape and mold it to your taste – or easily change the look in the future.

An Unfinished Brim is more for an everyday-do-yer-work type Cowboy Hat and likely the more common of the two finishes for a wide brimmed cowboy hat. It is also fairly easy to reshape the brim of a beaver/beaver blend cowboy hat with just a steam iron and a bit of patience.

Our Sundance Kid Custom Handmade Hat is a good illustration of the typical 19th century nondescript everday cowboy hat

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Hat Sizes

Hat SizesBEST PRACTICES!

You should know your hat size – just like you know your shoe size, pant or shirt size. 

If you are new to wearing sized hats it is always a good idea to visit your nearest mall and try on a few.  That way you know the fit and what your size is. 

  • Most hat sizes have only 3/8th of an inch difference between them, so just a 1/4 inch makes a big difference in the fit of a sized / fitted hat.
  • If you are a hat person, order your usual North American hat size. Our sizing is the same. The chart at right gives our standard hat sizing and the corresponding European sizes.
  • If you own a good hat, and can’t remember the size, turn the sweatband down and look at the underside. Most good hat makers will write key info on the back, including the hat size.
  • If you only know your hat size in cm, find the corresponding hat size at right to order, then add your size in cm to the production notes as you put your hat order together.

Refund Policy

We are making a hand made Custom Old West, or Western Movie Hat for you. You will keep it. 99% of orders everything will go smooth. In the odd situation where it doesn’t – we will make you happy, and get it right 100% of the time.

Our Most Common Hat Question

Q: I’m looking for a ____ Hat. I checked your product catalog 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.   click for the rest of our hat facts

ALL HAT ORDERS SHIP WITH A WOODEN HAT STRETCHER A $25 DOLLAR VALUE.

NEW HAT PURCHASES ONLY

We recommend all customers who OWN a good hat, get a hat stretcher. It Is a small cost for a tool that will help keep ALL your hats fitting properly. As well, if you only wear your hat seldom; or have a number of hats you wear, you will find our wooden hat stretcher a valuable addition to maintaining the perfect shape of your custom cowboy hat. ~  Order a Hat Stretcher

Like all hat and leather products, our hat stands and hat stretchers are made in America.