Summer's Hottest Trend: The Cowboy Hat.
The cowboy hat is itself more of a symbol than a headpiece. Heavy with the lore of the old west, these classic tough guy accessories evoke rugged independence, hardened outdoorsmanship, and epitomize the Western style that is well in vogue this summer season. Whether you prefer a flamboyant “ten gallon” look, or the understated sheik of a gambler hat, we have everything you need to look the part- but make sure you leave your six-shooter at home cowboy, this here is a peaceful hat shop!
Vented Straw Cowboy Hats
Check out the coolest cowboy in town, coming in off of the dusty trail in his blue jeans and thick leather boots. But what’s this? He hasn’t even broken a sweat!
Thanks to ultralight-weight material and modern weaving techniques, you can have the rustic look of a cattle wrangler without getting the dreaded dampness of “hat hair” and all the sweat that results. Check out our selection of wide brimmed western straw hats and enjoy the perpetual shade as only a cowboy can.
Not all of us can be “trail cowboys”, and some may appreciate the lifestyle of independence and freedom without wanting to actually get our hands dirty. For these sorts there are hats of a more gentlemanly style- soft and colorful. Before you step into that posh saloon in the fashionable quarter, make sure you’ve checked out some of the fancier selections we have to offer.
The Gambler Hat
With a more formed, cylindrical crown and a shorter, sharper brim, the gambler hat is the international symbol of, you guessed it: the Wild West poker player. The good news is you don’t have to keep aces up your sleeve to take advantage of this hip Western look. Perfect for drinks at the watering hole, a stroll down the dusty streets of Laredo, or a game of Texas Hold’em. Hope you know when to fold’em!
Not to worry ladies, though the West was surely a place of raw machismo, today we offer a wide selection of cowgirl apparel with a feminine allure. Women may appreciate the more understated Acrylic Yarn Cowboy Safari Hat. For those bolder souls with an Annie Oakley spirit, check out the Woman’s Raffia Cowboy Hat with Leatherette Band. Whatever your particular style, we have a hat to suit it!
Mexican culture (and the Mexican people themselves) played a huge influence on Old-West Lore. Among many other things, Mexicans brought their own unique style of hat to the table (the same table has a bottle of tequila on it, so be careful). Whether it Is a Cinco De Mayo celebration, or just a costume party, the sombrero is a very cool novelty hat which fits right in with other (South)Western wear.
The upswing in the popularity of cowboy and Western wear this summer should come as no surprise. As the saying goes, “a classic never dies.” It doesn’t matter if you are a real old time waddy, or a high powered New York executive who has never mounted a horse, the old west is alive and well in this summer’s fashion trends. Get along to the e4hats shop and rustle up some style!