A Granite Stetson Felt cowboy hat with a classic silver buckle on the hat band.
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A Granite Stetson Felt hat with a classic silver buckle on the hat band. Be a little more country and get this awesomely beautiful hat. This Stetson hat is made of wool felt and made in the USA. The brim is 10.6 cm and crown is 10.6 cm.
In 1865 John B. Stetson made his first hat the "Boss of the Plains" and the Stetson hat company was on its way to becoming the mark of quality, durability, innovation and beauty. Stetson became the the essence of the spirit of the West. The name is synonymous with the cowboy lifestyle and is the best known cowboy hat manufacturer in the world.
Stetson hats are made with only the highest quality materials, ranging from raffia straw hats in their outdoor collection, to crushable soft wool felt. Indulge your need for luxury with one of Stetson's premium fur hats. Whether seeking a style for every day wear or for that extra-special occasion, Stetson has a style for you.
Hats are mostly made of Felt, Straw or Wool. Felt hats are the most expensive, Wool is less pricey and straw hats are the least expensive. For a hat made of felt, the cost is often determined by the amount of beaver fur in the hat and is marked by the amounts of X’s indicated on the inside of the hat. The higher the X, the more beaver fur is used and this normally makes the hat more durable with a softer and smoother feel.
Straw hats also sometimes also have an X on the inside, this specifies the quality of the straw and how tight the weave is. Typically on our Shantung Panama hats there is an X rating.
A top quality felt hat can last from 20 years to a lifetime because of the durability of beaver fur. One reason for buying a high end hat is so that is can last a long time.
Some general rules for hat storage –
1. Most important rule is to not put a lot of pressure on the crown or brim because this may ultimately cause the hat to lose its shape.
2. When placing the hat on a flat service, place it brim up and crown down.
3. During long periods when your hat is not warn, it is better to store a proper hat box.
4. Store hats in a cool, dry environment. The worst place for a western hat is in a hot car.
To Travel with a hat, some make use of Travel Hat Boxes with Handles to buy here at Trailsaddles.co.za. These solid containers protect the hat from damage.