The inspiration for this handmade hat came from the stories I have read about Murdo Mackenzie. He was known for his hard work, dedication, and commitment to square dealing. He was a founder of the Stock Growers Association, a lawyer, banker, and manager of a large sheep farm. Mackenzie dealt with many struggles and realized that if he was going to succeed in the West, it wouldn't be because of skills with a six-shooter. It was his gunless grit that earned him the position of mayor of Trinidad.
This is the hat style I see him wearing when he was at the White House pleading the cattlemen's cases for regulations of railway fees, which were crippling ranchers' profits. This is the man that accomplished that.
20X, Belly Hair, Mink, and Chinchilla are pure fur.
- Crown: 4 1/2" hand-shaped
- Color: The color shown is chocolate brown but you can pick your color
- Brim: 3 " hand-shaped unbound
- Every hat is handmade to order: no mass production, less waste, more love
- Black leather custom sweatband made in the USA
- Hatband: 5/8" grosgrain ribbon made in the USA
- Hats ship in 8-12 weeks
The hat shown is basic but I can customize it any way you would like. Wearable art 100% made in the USA. I welcome calls with any questions.
Colors: The colors available shown in images. Along with being a handmade product, the X quality of the hat will affect the color and can cause one hat to be slightly different than the next. Please see individual qualities for color availability.
I use the finest fur/fur blends, which are more durable and more serviceable. The better the fur, the more abuse it will take, and the easier it is to do something with it year after year. Fine fur blends produce a softer refined feel and create a higher quality hat.
Note: These hats will be made as ordered (they are not ready-made), so there is still going to be a lead time of 8-10 weeks for delivery as we will be working them in with all our custom orders.
Prices will change according to the items you add on or change from the basic price. All my hats are made by hand with love and care in my Sturgis South Dakota location. All hats (shapes, designs, colors, embellishments) only show suggestions. The options and possibilities are endless. The only limitations are your budget and time frame.
If you have decided that you like this hat but want it with a different design or as a custom, one of a kind, I can do that! Just send me an email or give me a call with your thoughts, and I will put them into action.
If you are not able to stop by my Sturgis South Dakota location, I can still get one made for you. I need a couple of pieces of information:
Wrap the tape measure (or string) around the largest part of your head until the two ends meet at the center of your forehead just above your eyebrows. Firmly hold the tape or string mid-forehead with your finger, not too tightly or too loose. The goal is to determine precisely where your hat will sit for the most comfortable fit.
If you're using a ruler and string, proceed to step two.
Take the string from your head, being careful to hold onto the endpoint, so you have an accurate account of your head size. Measure the string with the ruler.
Even though the hat sizes provided are standard across the USA, various factors can affect the fit, such as the hat maker, the material of the hat, and even how much hair you have.
Handcrafted, wearable art made in the USA!
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