The cowboy (or western) hat has a high crown and wide brim. There is usually a thin, decorative band around the crown. Owners customize the creases and bashes on the crown as well as rolling the brim to their liking.
Cowboy hats can be made of leather, straw, wool, or fur-based felt.
The first cowboy hats were made in 1865 by J.B. Stetson and the style and construction haven’t changed much over the years.
They are a unisex hat worn for both outdoor work and as a fashionable accessory. They can be plain or highly embellished with feathers, rhinestones, and decorative trim.
A few famous cowboy hat wearers are John Wayne, Tim McGraw, Jose Eber, Brett Michaels, and Madonna.
Written by TheVintageFashionGuild