Cowboy hats have never been as popular as they are today.
When they were first invented it was all about function and not all about style, like it is today. Cowboy hats were born out of necessity. They were worn to protect the wearer’s face and neck from the elements, both the blazing sun as well as the harsh winter cold. The early adopters of this hat style were not concerned about their wardrobe or appearance, all they were concerned with was their safety and comfort. Today the cowboy hat has become a fashion icon. The hat is worn by people all over the world as a part of their hip fashionable wardrobe. The amount of cowboy hat styles out there truly boggles the mind. They now come in all shapes, sizes, colors, materials, and they even make hats for different regions.
The cowboy hat rose to prominence via the “Spaghetti Westerns” and actors like John Wayne truly brought the hat style into the limelight. That popularity has steadily grown year after year making the cowboy hat one of the most popular hat styles in existence today. You can find hats out there for men, women, and even children. There are so many styles out there to choose from including, high crown, wide brim, rolled brim, chin strap, and stained. The materials these hats are available in is just as varied as the styles including, straw, tea stained, sewn wheat, suede, corduroy, felt, Toyo, and so much more. These hog tying, horse riding cowboy hats were a huge party of early western culture and are just as big of part of modern day fashion as well. Especially in the summertime, straw cowboy hats are one of the most popular hat styles because they not only keep your head cool but they also offer you a fashionable eye catching, head turning look. These summertime cowboy hat styles include Raffia Cowboy, Outback Tea Stained Cowboys, Toyo, Serape, Western styles, and others.
The country music scene is riddled with cowboy hats. Many of the top country musicians in the world are hardly ever seen without a cowboy hat. Whether or not you are an actual cowboy or just have a little cowboy in you, you cannot let yourself go another hat less season. Every hat is unique so make sure you look at every aspect of a hat before you choose the right one for you.