Rated 5 out of 5 by 4
Rated 5 out of 5 by Infidel Nice hat
I bought this hat figuring to use it for an everyday "beater" because of the low price. I was really surprised at the quality of the hat. You come to expect quality from Stetson but there's still the "get what you pay for" factor.
Because it is such a nice, well made hat it has come to be one of my favorites. I still use it for everyday wear where anything can happen to the hat, from bad weather to being knocked off my head and hitting the ground before I can pick it up. It's holding up very well and I get all kinds of compliments on it.
This is the kind of western hat that you expect to see a western man wearing as part of his normal attire. I can't afford to be running through $200+ hats when what I need is protection from the sun and weather and this hat fits the bill very well.
Mine ran just a bit large so at first I shimmed the sweatband a little but later I bought a hatband and snugged it up as tight as I could. That was just enough to get it to fit perfectly and incidentally "dressed up" an already fine looking hat. I also steamed it and shaped it myself to get it looking just the way I want. If you're not familiar with the process you're better off going to the local western store and having them do it for you.
So what I've got in this hat is a great looking piece of gear that I'm glad to wear every day, but if it gets blown off of my head and swept away by the river or trampled to bits in a corral or a crowd I won't shed any tears over the financial loss. I really hope they bring this hat back in stock because if they do, I'll buy another to put away for a backup when this one meets it's inevitable fate.
February 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 Great Hat
This is a very nice hat. I have a small issue with the brim because it is a little lopsided, one side of brim is formed up higher than the other. I put a rubberband around the hat to even out the brim and it worked sort of. I may need to take it to a local western shop and have it blocked to my liking.
December 23, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Halcot19 Excellent hat. Color as shown goes with everything. Well made and good fit. Shipping was fine.
December 23, 2011