Javascript DHTML Drop Down Menu Powered by dhtml-menu-builder.com
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
November 19, 2017, 03:41:00 am

Login with username, password and session length

Search:     Advanced search
* Home FlashChat Help Calendar Login Register
Currently there are 0 Users in the Cas City Chat Rooms!
Cas City Forum Hall & CAS-L  |  CAS TOPICS  |  CAS FAQ (Moderators: Marshal Halloway, Will Ketchum)  |  Topic: I need a hat! 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: I need a hat!  (Read 4904 times)
flatapple
Very Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 53


« on: August 18, 2013, 09:36:47 am »


Being a newbie...I need a hat!  Just what makes a hat cost $300.00 plus dollars!  Help with any info for a big headed newbie to get a hat at a newbie price..."One size fits all size doesn't work for this head".  7 5/8 hat size.
Logged

BOSS #217
STORM 435
HighWall
Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 6


« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2013, 09:53:53 am »

Being a newbie...I need a hat!  Just what makes a hat cost $300.00 plus dollars!  Help with any info for a big headed newbie to get a hat at a newbie price..."One size fits all size doesn't work for this head".

you might have better luck if you mentioned what size you are...
Logged
Pay Dirt Norvelle
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 266



« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2013, 10:30:17 am »

I just bough a hat from River Junction and it costs all of $80.00 plus shipping.  You might look at their website to see if you can find one you like.
Logged

PAY DIRT NORVELLE
SASS #90056
NRA ENDOWMENT LIFE MEMBER
COYOTE VALLEY COWBOYS #37
RATS #650
Adirondacker
Very Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 88



« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2013, 10:56:21 am »

 Just what makes a hat cost $300.00 plus dollars!  

Sure like to know the answer to that question myself--since, especially, the price of beaver pelts has dropped so low that many trappers don't think the considerable work of skinning, fleshing, etc. is worth the price the pelt will bring.  I found this out a few yrs ago when I tried to interest two licensed trappers in removing a few beavers causing damage on land I owned--neither thought it was worth their time.

Buying a used hat on ebay would be my suggestion, except that your head is even more outsized than mine, which takes a 7-1/2! Most hats available on ebay were bought by pinheads, so finding even a 7-3/8 is tough.  A hat can easily be stretched one size, often two sizes, with a proper hat stretcher, which I couldn't live without. 
Logged
TwoWalks Baldridge
NCOWS
Top Active Citizen
***
Offline Offline

Posts: leet



« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2013, 10:44:13 am »

Needs immediate attention:  Rodeo King hat - 7 5/8  Shipping $18 dollars - current bid 11.00.

http://www.shopgoodwill.com/viewItem.asp?ItemID=13984896

Sold - $11.00 plus shipping
Logged

When guns are banned, fear the man with a hammer
harleydavis
NCOWS
Top Active Citizen
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 204


NCOWS #C31 SASS #3740 NRA GAF #394 5th Minn. Infry


« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2013, 04:04:48 pm »

River Junction hats are a very good hat for the price. They also have a better quality hat in the $200. Consider some of the Civil
War hat makers, depends on your persona and time in history.
http://www.clearwaterhats.com/Old%20West/oldwest1.htm
http://www.dirtybillyshats.com/
http://benderhats.com/hats1.html
Might take a bit of time, but you will get a very authentic hat especially if you are 1860-1870's oriented. Clearwater hats are custom made to your melon requiring a detail measuring and tracing. Also, they will custom make you a hat to your specs. Also, if you can make a trip to McGregor Ia and spend a couple hours with Paul @ River Junction Trade Co. on his old hat steamer, you will have a helluva hat.
Logged

I remain, respectfully,
Harley Davis
"I do not believe in ghosts so I do not burn a candle waiting for them. As to the killing of a bad man, when it comes to a fight, it is the other man or me. And when the deed is done, why bother the mind? Afterall, the killing of a bad man should not bother anymore than the killing of a rat, a vicious cat or an ugly dog" James Butler Hickok when asked if he ever thought about the men he had killed.
Major 2
"Still running against the wind"
Deputy Marshal
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 10286


Cracker Cow Cavalry


« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2013, 04:23:30 pm »

two for 3 is harleydavis suggestions...

Clearwater & Tim Bender  very good ......

Dirty Billy  Roll Eyes  not so much, Good stuff & poor people skills, they don't call him that for nothing.
Logged
Pay Dirt Norvelle
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 266



« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2013, 05:21:47 pm »

I din't think about Civil War hats.  I have two from Mr. Bender and they are great!  You do have to wait a while as he makes them to you measurements.
Logged

PAY DIRT NORVELLE
SASS #90056
NRA ENDOWMENT LIFE MEMBER
COYOTE VALLEY COWBOYS #37
RATS #650
Major 2
"Still running against the wind"
Deputy Marshal
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 10286


Cracker Cow Cavalry


« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2013, 06:53:05 pm »

Tim is a class act ...that is a Tim Bender Bell Crown in my avatar....
I talked to him on the phone, he walked me through taking a measurement
asked few simple questions ...and the Hat was perfect fit.

It's 100% Nutrena with silk liner.
Logged
cpt dan blodgett
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1273


SASS Conv 2013


« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2013, 08:37:13 pm »

If'n yore baulking at a $300 hat, don't eben think of dirty billy, if he is making it; it will be outstanding with a price that reflects that
Logged

Queen of Battle - "Follow Me"
NRA Life
DAV Life
ROI, ROII
1961MJS
Guest
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2013, 11:12:48 pm »

Hi

This voice of experience says DON'T BUY A WOOL HAT!!!

They shrink.  The hat will look wonderful until it gets wet, then it gets smaller.  The crown tapers a LOT.  If you turn out to REALLY like this whole sport at some point you'll get wet.  I have a BUNCH (read way to darn many) hats now, but no wool ones.

Just my $0.02   Grin
Logged
Adirondacker
Very Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 88



« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2013, 08:22:02 am »



This voice of experience says DON'T BUY A WOOL HAT!!!


Wool is for clothing, not hats.  No quality fur felt hat should shrink at all, though the leather may.  Problem is, most hat makers (the factories producing hat bodies, not shops that sew on sweats, etc.) are duplicitous about fur content.  "X" used to mean 10% beaver fur, but now it can't be trusted to mean anything.
Logged
The Trinity Kid
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1457


These are some of my...Friends


« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2013, 11:29:23 pm »

Maybe ole' Rick has one he'd be interested in selling. Roll Eyes  I got a hat from the "Boot Barn" from Master Hatters of Texas (MHT) for $50.  I have no clue what it's made of.  It's not straw, but it held it's shape and size when I wore it through a three-inches-of-rain-in one-hour storm.   Might wanna try finding one of them.

--TK
Logged

"James shook his head and twirled his Colt into it's holster with a smile.  There was some coffee left in the pot, so he poured it in his cup and leaned against the wall by the door.  The sun was setting in the distance, creating a beautiful sunset. 
   “Texas has better sunsets.”  He heard Terri say next to him.  He turned to face her.
   “Of course it does.  But we gotta get what we can in the mean time.” He said with a lopsided grin.  She smiled back and pulled her Colt, stuffing the barrel into his belly.
   “Yer' getting slow.  Better work on that.”  She said and walked back into the house with the empty coffee pot. 
   “We saw that, y' know.”  Clint Rounds said laughing.   James turned red and tried to hide his embarrassment."   Excerpt fromTHE FLOPPY HAT FROM TEXAS," being written by yours truly.



   I was told recently that I'm "livelier than a one-legged man at a butt-kicking contest."    Is that an insult or a compliment?
Lead Waster
Active citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 30


« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2013, 06:11:55 pm »

I went to Sierra Trading Post (I think that's the name) and bought a really nice hat (I think so!) for $30. With shipping, $40. I mean, I can't really justify that much more as a newbie for a hat. It looks like good quality, but for a hat that will get worn for a day once every 2 months or whatever, I'm sure it will do fine.

I spent more for boots, but footwear is much more important than a hat. If the hat doesn't fit, it just looks goofy or falls off.

Logged
Octagonal Barrel
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 118



« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2013, 11:08:06 pm »

Being a newbie...I need a hat!  Just what makes a hat cost $300.00 plus dollars!  Help with any info for a big headed newbie to get a hat at a newbie price..."One size fits all size doesn't work for this head".  7 5/8 hat size.
Failing to find it in a thrift store.  The pride and joy of my hat collection is a jet-black Resistol.  Wear it daily fall, winter, and spring, and for CAS.  Get compliments on it every time I do wear it.  Only 4x's of beaver, but enough to look really sharp.  It's a Tycoon.  Steamed it to take the dents out.  Now it looks halfway between a modern hat and a period cavalry slouch hat.  I found it completely unused, with new tags inside, at a thrift store for $25.00.

What justifies a $300.00 price tag is the amount of beaver fur, which has a lot to do with durability and wear.  What makes the price tag is luck and thrift stores...

By the way, I wear a 7 1/8, and this Resiistol is a 7 1/4.  Very nearly too big.  Some use foam tape to make a hat smaller.  The historical (and somewhat modern approach) is rolled newspapers stuffed just inside the hat band.  I used a pigskin liner sewed to the right diameter for my head, then stuffed inside the hat band.  I used cowhide 1/8" shims to adjust it further.  My personal take is that adjusting a large hat to a smaller hat by more than 1/8" will be tough.  Also using steam and streching a hat more than 1/8" is pushing it in my opinion.  Others with better techniques are encouraged to reprove me.  ...Especially Delmonico and his like, who are experts...
Logged

Drew Early, SASS #98534
Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
Cas City Forum Hall & CAS-L  |  CAS TOPICS  |  CAS FAQ (Moderators: Marshal Halloway, Will Ketchum)  |  Topic: I need a hat! « previous next »
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.059 seconds with 21 queries.