Saturday, February 28, 2009

Who wears Cowboy Hats

Cowboy hats have been worn by kings and ranch hands, by celebrities, political figures and businessmen alike.[1] If you wear a cowboy hat on your head, you’ll be called a cowboy.[2] While proportions, decorations, and scale change with the whims of fashion, basic hat style has changed little in the past five hundred years.

There are only two essential hat styles, brimmed and unbrimmed, which come in two basic forms, hats and caps. These are most often produced in one or two materials, felt or straw. [3] The original cowboy hat was a wide brimmed felt hat, with an open crown and a simple band. In recent years, however, the cloth baseball cap seems to have become the most common form of cowboy headwear. [4]

1. ^ Reynolds, William and Rich Rand (1995) The Cowboy Hat book. Pg7 ISBN 0-87905-656-8
2. ^ Bender, Texan Bix. (1994) Hats & the cowboys who wear them. Pg25 ISBN 1-58685-191-8
3. ^ Snyder, Jeffrey B. (1997) Stetson Hats and the John B. Stetson Company 1865-1970 Pg10 ISBN 0-7643-0211-6
4. ^ McDowell, Colin (1992) Hats, Status, Style, and Glamour Pg7 ISBN-10: 0500279446

1 comment:

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