Hat Shapes and Styles Featured by the American Hat Company

Hat Shapes and Styles Featured by the American Hat Company american hat


American Hat Company has been making the best cowboy hats in the world, both felt and straw, since 1915. Made in Bowie, Texas, each hat is handcrafted by skilled craftsmen. Whether you’re looking for a hat to wear to a rodeo, ranch work, horseback riding, a concert, dancing, or just to add to your everyday wardrobe, American Hat Company has the perfect hat for you! Their goal is to provide their customers with the best quality American made cowboy hats.

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Photo provided by American Hat Company. Photo by Christopher Thompson

American Hat Company uses presses from the mid-1800s and sewing machines that have been in service since before 1950. Each and every piece of machinery is specialized for each step of the hat-making process. Additionally, each hat is finished and sanded by hand. The only cowboy hat that can meet the standard of style, quality, and durability you’d expect from an American-made product is one made by the American Hat Company.

American Hat Company prides itself on the fact that there are no set expectations for men’s and women’s hats. Hats are not limited to just one style, so people can create a suitable hat style specifically for them. Hat shapes and styles also vary based on location, lifestyle, and personal preference. American Hat Company offers you a selection of quality hats in different price ranges and colors, as well as your choice of hat shape, including crowns, pleats and brims.

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Photo provided by American Hat Company. Photo by Christopher Thompson

There are two main types of hats, felts and straws. Typically worn in the cooler months, felt hats are very popular as they came into existence before their straw counterparts. Straw hats are usually worn in the summer because the material and vents are much better for warmer weather. Additionally, straw hats can also be made from many different materials, colors, and styles.

American Hat Company hats are sold worldwide in most Western stores. However, you will not be able to purchase a hat directly from their facility in Bowie, Texas, as they only sell in bulk. When you purchase your American hat, your hatmaker will be an integral part of the process of getting it to look the way you want. They will use steam to mold your hat to your face, style and taste. If you don’t already have a distinctive shape you prefer to wear, they’ll help you decide on a crown and brim shape. The crown is the top of the hat that covers the head and the brim is the flat part that shields the face and shoulders from the sun. Some of the crown styles are listed below.

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Photo provided by American Hat Company. Photo by Christopher Thompson

open crown

American Hat Company is known for its open crown and flat brim, which means it is a cowboy hat without a crown or brim shape. All hats originally start out open and flat, then the customer has the opportunity to have their hat shaped to their exact specifications with the help of a hat shaper. You will have much more ability to make these changes as your styler is shaping the hat because it has not yet cooled and set the shape. This is one thing that other hat companies have steered away from because it’s easier to have pre-creased hat styles that are pre-finished. American Hat Company has gone one step further and wants you to have the perfect custom hat to fit your personality. Black is the best-selling color year after year.

Hat Shapes and Styles Featured by the American Hat Company open crown
Hat Shapes and Styles Featured by the American Hat Company

Seller

A cowboy will be the most common and traditional hat shape. It is distinguished by the central dent in the middle of the crown, with two notches on the sides of the crown. It is the oldest crease found on cowboy hats and one of the most popular and best-selling styles decade after decade. Natural is a color that can be great for both a work hat and a dress hat due to the lighter color.

Hat Shapes and Styles Featured by the American Hat Company cattleman
Hat Shapes and Styles Featured by the American Hat Company

West Texas Punch

The West Texas Punch, or WTP for short, is usually associated with West Texas cowboys. That’s where you’ll see this shape most often, especially on the larger 5” brim hats compared to a standard 4 1/4” brim hat. It’s big, bold and very simple.

Hat Shapes and Styles Featured by the American Hat Company west
Hat Shapes and Styles Featured by the American Hat Company

cold hand luke

The Cool Hand Luke, or CHL for short, is typically worn by bull riders, rugged cattle riders, and the younger crowd. It is a less traditional shape and can easily become part of your signature style.

Hat Shapes and Styles Featured by the American Hat Company cool hand
Hat Shapes and Styles Featured by the American Hat Company

gus

The Gus is a hat shape created as an ode to Augustus McCrae from the movie Lonesome Dove. This style is for men or women who want that Old West flair for their crown hats.

Hat Shapes and Styles Featured by the American Hat Company gus
Hat Shapes and Styles Featured by the American Hat Company

minnick

The Minnick shape is a more modern shape used by people of all ages. It is very similar to the Cattleman style, but the crown will be a bit higher, making it a modern cattleman style. People who traditionally ride horses or compete on horseback can wear and fit the Minnick-style hat more tightly on their heads, so there is less chance of it coming off when riding. This one is shown on a Silver Sand hat which is considered more of a dress hat for special occasions due to the much lighter color.

Hat Shapes and Styles Featured by the American Hat Company minnick
Hat Shapes and Styles Featured by the American Hat Company

fashion hat

Fashion hats can come in many colors, shapes, and thousands of other customizations to make the hat your own. They essentially have a shorter brim and a more feminine crown. Creativity is absolutely limitless with a fashionable hat.

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Hat Shapes and Styles Featured by the American Hat Company

Cowboy Lifestyle Magazine

This article was created for the spring issue of Cowboy Lifestyle magazine, which was published in early April. You can see this article and many more by consulting the full problem. For more information on Cowboy Lifestyle magazine, visit the website here.

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Hi, I’m Megan deFabry, I grew up in Reno, Nevada and now live in Austin, Texas. I am passionate about digital marketing and journalism, especially within the western industry. I love farming, rodeos, country music, and keeping up with the western lifestyle!


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