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Here 'tis

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I think Tonto Rim used to have that in their catalog.

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Save the image to your photos, and then enlarge; you can read 'em clearly then

 

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Or click at the bottom of the page above the arrow where it says "Click Here for full size view of hat creases and brim styles." ;)

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A lot of those creases have been around for years, but their names change, usually due to a popular character in a movie or something similar. For example, the old "Packer's" crease and "Montana Slope" are now lumped together in what is called a "Gus" crease, from "Lonesome Dove." It was even called the "Tom Horn" for a while after Steve McQueen's role in the movie by the same name. I've seen where the old "Two-Dot" has been called the "Rooster" after John Wayne's memorable portrayal. And the old slope crease that Tom Mix made popular has been called the "Tom Mix" and the "Quigley."

 

A lot of them were named after the area where they were made popular, and when I was a little kid, a lot of the creases were "regional" and some guys could actually tell where a person was from just by the crease in his hat. For example, I originally heard the "Tycoon" crease referred to as the Palo Duro. We're seeing that "regional" trend sneak back in a few places today. When I see the "Taco" crease, for example, odds are the guy is from Texas. When we see the "Ash Tray" with a flat brim, chances are the guy is from one of the Buckaroo states, i.e., Northern California, Idaho, Nevada, or Oregon.

 

I know there are a few people who claim that some of these creases weren't around during the late 1800's. They were. They just weren't as "popular" as they are now. It's kinda like green-plaid sports coats today. They're out there, but very few people wear them.

 

You've got to remember, most of the creases came about just because that's how a guy would grab his open-crowned hat when taking it off his head. Eventually, it became the stylish thing to do. Ah, yes. You gotta love the vanity of fashion. :)

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