Cattleman Cowboy Hatband
Cattleman Cowboy Hatband – Riding for the brand.
3/8″ wide leather hatband with ranger fancy buckle set.
Color: Deadwood Brown
Any of our hatbands work fine for men or women and are easily taken off and put on another hat. Adds a nice dressy touch just like the old time cowboys used to do.
Fits hat sizes from 7 to 7 3/4. Shown on our Bohannon and Tom Mix hats.
“Riding for the brand” is an expression from cattle ranching days of the American “Old West.” Most literally, the brand referred to the way cattle were marked to indicate ownership, but its meaning goes deeper.
Brands originated so different ranches could identify their brand. In the early decades of ranching their was no barbwire and fences isolating each operation, so cattle would mingle freely across the range, often intermingling.
A ranch’s reputation was wrapped up in it’s brand, and every rancher knew the brands of all the ranches in his area. After time certain characteristics recurred over and over on brands. Terms like a rafter or a bar are seen in many registered brands.