Western Styles


  
The first cowboy hat didn’t look like you think.
   
The first western-style hats looked more like the Spanish-style Bolero hat than the traditional pinched-crown hat we know today. Wide brims and tall crowns offered protection from the sun, insulated the head, and proved ideal for the demands of the hard-working pioneer.
  
Today western hats have become a fashion statement. Cowboy hats are part of a wider global heritage and the favorite of cowboys, cowgirls, athletes, musicians, and movie stars alike.