We use the best designers and makers of hand made movie star 1870's and 1880's cowboy and "Hats From Lonesome Dove" for sale. We strive for authenticity in our "Original Gus Hat" the pieces we reproduce from the 19th and early decades of the 20th century. Our custom hats and cowboy leather is made to order and to last a lifetime.
If you have bought gus mccrae cowboy hat in the past - the head measurement you get should be close to the hat size you are used to buying.
Look straight ahead and have your helper measure your head. Using the soft tape - they should measure over your hair, just above your ears, and a half inch above your eye brows.
Make sure the tape is slightly slack - but not loose. You should be able to feel the tape but it should not be tight - or the fit will be as well! Measure twice - to be sure. We must emphasize again an accurate head measurement in inches or centimeters is a must to get the best fit possible for each client. BUT ONCE AGAIN NEVER MEASURE TIGHT. If your helper pulls the tape and your eyes feel like they are popping from the sockets you may want to back the measurement off a mite. :)
Match your head measurement to the closest corresponding hat size (at right) and make a note of it for when you order.
Hats Worn In Western Movies
Beaver Fur Felt
Is dense and virtually waterproof. It consists of beaver and/or rabbit/hare fur blended with felt to produce a material that lasts 5-10 times longer than wool-felt. A fine Beaver and Beaver blend fur-felt hat can be re-blocked and shaped numerous times, and is the best material from which to manufacture hats. Supposedly the higher the beaver content the higher the X factor - but unfortunately there is no standard within the hat making fraternity - and a lot of confusion. On the Internet few hat sellers tell you what their fur-felt is comprised of - not to mention seen straw hats promoted as 100X.
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