"I've got a John B. Setson Panama with a 3" kettle-roll brim & a telescope crown that I've been wearing in summer for almost 10 years. It's called a Rhett--you can guess where it got the name--& it's one of…"
For summer nothing beats an Amish straw hat-inexpensive,well made,cool and they look uncannily just like a mid 19th century one-crown flat on top like a boater but a good 1-1 1/2 inches taller with a flat 4…"
"I needed a new black dress hat, so I went to River Junction. The guy told me he had one exactly like the one Kurt Russell wore in Tombstone, so I bought it sight-unseen. It was made in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, by the Flying Eagle hat…"
"Actually that's what I have done. I search out old fedora's. I found one smashed on the floor in a junk shop in Fort Bragg, CA. I punched out the top and it was fine and it fit like a glove.
I call it my "story hat",…"
"From Googling images of Paul Newman in BC & TSK, I see that Paul Newman wore at least four different hats in the movie. One was a derby (bowler), another was a processed wool or fur hat with a flat, round top and a short brim curled like a…"
"Just head into Billings MT and have Rand build one, they ain't cheap but a Rand hat is worth every penny you pay for it.
Not the best picture, but Rand built this one for me in 2001, it don't copy anyone ele's, it was what I wanted…"
"The hat I've been searching for is the one that Paul Newman wore in BC and the Sundance Kid. It wasn't exactly like a cowboy hat, but it looked right to me. I went to my personal hat guy who is the sheriff in Lusk MT. He…"
"Just got my copy of RIP Ford's hat in the 1854 photo. Mike at Buckaroo Hatters did it!!!
I have sent the enhanced pictures of his hat to at least 10 different hatters over the years. Mike responded "I can do it" AND HE DID!!!!…"
"I've had my old black hat abt 30 yrs & it's sort of my trademark. This thing has been thru so much a pal of mine insists it can't be cleaned, it has to be rendered. About the only time I wear it any more is when I go…"
"I still smoke my Maduro cigars--3 or 4 a day. I have to soak in a warm bath in the mornings to loosen up the joints, so I'll relax in the tub & have a cigar. I'll have after lunch, one after supper, & then one…"
"I don't think I ever got a pack of green Luckies in a C-Rat, but I heard a story that some did. We got the four pack...Winston's I think.
When I was a kid, living in Kansas, I rolled Bugler or Bull Durham, which was funny…"
"Dad had a rule on the ranch. He'd hire a cowboy who rolled his own smokes only if the wore a felt hat. He'd hire a cowboy who wore a straw hat only if he smoked tight-rolls. I asked him why. "Son," he…"