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The cowboy hat is defined by its high crown and wide curved brim, typically associated with the attire of North American cowboys. It is still worn today all around the world, although it is especially linked to ranch workers in the western and southern United States, western Canada, and northern Mexico.
The Mongolian horsemen of the 13th century were the first known people to wear a broad-brimmed hat with a high crown while riding. The hat has a broad brim that provides shade and a towering crown that acts as insulation. Hot and sunny locations inspire designs with unusually wide brims such as the sombrero of Mexico.
Men's cotton, straw, and leather cowboy hats provide both a timeless, edgy look and UV protection. Western hats are frequently distinguished by their wide brims, which offer a significant amount of shade and were originally created to be worn for hours of cattle wrangling. You still need daily sun protection that matches your attire even if you're not lassoing livestock.
There are numerous materials available for Western cowboy hats, each with its advantages. The most expensive and long-lasting hats are made of premium leather. If you want a hat that will last for years, premium leather is the way to go.
For hot summer days, straw hats are far more affordable and practical. Although they don't last as long as high-quality leather caps, they are more than enough for casual wear. In terms of cost and toughness, felt hats fall between leather and straw.
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How do you care for your cowboy hat?
You should always keep your hat with the brim facing up. Keeping the brim on a flat surface will cause the brim to wrap over time making it lose its shape. Make sure to grab your hat by the brim as grabbing the crown can crumple or dent the crease.
How should a cowboy hat fit?
When you are purchasing a cowboy hat make sure that fits well on your head. There is no issue if it’s tight, as cowboy hats tend to expand with heat. After wearing it for an extended period of time, it will fit your head comfortably.
How to fit a cowboy hat to your face?
Wear a cowboy hat that is neither tall nor short if you have an elongated and thin face. A cowboy hat with a high crown and slanted brim will suit well a rounded face. Rounded cowboy hats with curved brims will suit a person with a square jawline, wide forehead, and strong cheekbones.
Who invented cowboy hats?
John Batterson Stetson is known to have invented American cowboy hats. During his adventure in the American West, he had seen worn-out, flea-infested bowlers and coonskin caps that failed to protect the wearer from the sun. In 1865 he designed a hat that was called “Boss of the Plains”. He designed it to be waterproof, durable, lightweight, and fashionable. They became popular and eventually came to be known as ‘Stetsons’, which later changed to the term cowboy hats.
Does the color of cowboy hats mean anything?
The "bad guys" wore black hats, while the "good guys" wore white hats in Westerns from the 1920s to the 1940s. Today the same rule does not apply, if you are a bad guy, the colour of your hat is not going to change it. You can wear whatever colour and design you want. Nowadays there are many materials and designs to choose from.