Jump to content
SASS Wire Forum
Sign in to follow this  
Whiskey Hicks

Hattery

Recommended Posts

Do any of you pay much attention to the look of more historic looking hats or maybe the styles or regional inspirations for the pinches, brims and crowns?

 

I don’t know what major difference a wrangler, gunslinger, or outlaw would want in a hat from the NW like Wyoming to to the more middle plains states. I can kind of guess the Southwest tends to favor low cut bolero styles for the lighter weight?

 

I’m just rambling, but I noticed as I’m growing my hair out, my cheap gambler hat doesn’t fit very well anymore.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I used to years ago...but then SASS changed. Things became more about time and speed and who was the fastest and 10-10-4 close target scenarios that won’t confuse the gamers. The accoutrements and dress also seem to have fallen off as important. 
I guess when I enjoyed it more I cared more. 

 

  • Like 3
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Will  James wrote a book titled "Cowboys North and South."  Goes into a lot of detail regarding dress and gear to include the variations you might see in CA and other places.   Cowboys in the south wanted hats with wide brims and tall crowns to allow for shade and romm for hot air to move away from the top of your head.  Northern cowboys chose narrower brims and shorter crowns to hold the heat in during cold weather.  None of that seems to hold true any more

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I still wear the type of hat I have always worn. Like my dad wore. 4 inch brim, cattleman crease, slight dip to the brim in front and silver belly or black.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
30 minutes ago, Colorado Coffinmaker said:

I like really KOOL Hats

IMG_0334 2.jpeg

Throw some goggles and snorkel on that thing and you're all set, CC. :D

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I find myself wearing a Bowler/Derby more and more; ain't that right @Smokey Dave#BowlerBros

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.