The Cowboy Hat Book

The Cowboy Hat Book

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by Ritch Rand, William Reynolds
     
 

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Revised to include presidential hats, new celebrity hats, and a fully updated resource listing of custom hatters.

The Cowboy Hat Book features an impressive array of cowboy hats, showcasing the wide variety of styles, colors, and fabrics used to create the cowboy hat, now a symbol of America and western culture that is recognized all over the world. Beginning

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Revised to include presidential hats, new celebrity hats, and a fully updated resource listing of custom hatters.

The Cowboy Hat Book features an impressive array of cowboy hats, showcasing the wide variety of styles, colors, and fabrics used to create the cowboy hat, now a symbol of America and western culture that is recognized all over the world. Beginning with a brief history of the cowboy hat, the authors go on to explain the building of the perfect hat, its care and feeding, hat etiquette, hat hair, and more. Beautiful photos of real cowboys and movie cowboys sporting their trademark hats illustrate how creases, brims, shapes, and trims are unique to the individual who wears each hat. The Cowboy Hat Book celebrates the history and importance of this unique piece of clothing that hasn't fundamentally changed in more than 100 years.

Ritch Rand's family has been making handcrafted hats for over twenty years. His hats have rested on dozen's of famous heads-from presidents to kings and heads of state to movie stars. He lives in Billings, Montana.

William Reynolds is president and CEO of the marketing, PR, and advertising agency Banning Company, Inc. The company has a special division that services the western and equine industries. He lives in Malibu, California.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586852580
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
06/16/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
712,472
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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My grandfather's Stetson rests on a shelf above me. R. C. Lawry wore his hat during the twenties an thirties, when he had the horse ranch outside of Tucson. That hat holds many of his great stories and memories--if it could only talk. There are no keys to unlock those tales, but the hat speaks of both good times and bad, in the sun and in the rain. The felt of the hat shows wear--wear from the passage of time, created and sustained by remembered, treasured experiences outdoors and on horseback. All old cowboy hats speak of experience. Each tear, each crease says something about the owner--where he's been or what she'd been through.

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