Texas-sized Hats

This shop in downtown Brayn, Texas, had a very interesting mix of products. Women’s clothes, at price points ranging from $32 to $495. Spice rubs with silly names like “Chicken Shit” and “Good Shit” (Because those kinds of jokes never get old. Apparently.) Embroidered pillows with Bible verses. Handbags. Boots.

And an entire case of these Texas-sized hats.

Bryan, Texas
photographed 11.24.2017

PS – Those hats haven’t been creased yet, which is why they may not look like you’d expect a cowboy hat to look. Here’s everything you need to know about different hat creases. Because we knew you were wondering.

Posted on December 11, 2017, in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Well, now we know why those hats looked rather strange. Which crease would you choose? Tom Mix for me, please.


  2. I would love one of those hats. Might go with the Telescope crease. Thanks for the history lesson with the image. Had an uncle who made dress hats. I just got a felt hat to hike and keep my cabesa (sp?) warm on cold damp days. I will pass on the spice rubs !


    • Yeah, I passed on ’em, too.

      A couple of careers ago, I worked with a cowboy poet and would attend the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada. Before I went there, I thought all cowboys looked like the ones around here – but there are distinctive regional styles, based in large part on weather. Different kinds of crowns, for example, are warmer than others. It was always interesting to go out there and see what everyone was wearing.


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