Stetson Rancher straw hat genuine Shantung Panama authentic 10X: I'm crazy for Her Grace: the Crown: a very comfortable hat for the summer.
Stetson Rancher straw hat: I get crazy -:)
I get crazy for Stetson hat's tall crown, the big crease, the fender bender dent on side, the wide brim, and the little hatband. Oh yes.
The only flaw: the sweatband
This is my 4th Stetson hat, 2nd in straw, and the only flaw of my Stetson straw hat (and Shantung like this) is the leather sweatband.
When gets wet by sweat or rain, you must wait a lot of time for drying, perhaps another material like felt would have been better, sure.
However, I'm crazy for Stetson hats, I get hooked on this design of the crown, the crease, the dent, the bream, the hatband: crown like this is for me ”trademark“ of Stetson, remember me the hat of glorious U.S.A. air cavalry, like that of lieutenant Kilgore in Apocalypse Now. Wow.
The sweatband is the only flaw for a hat that I like a bunch, I get crazy for this crown style.
First times I listen to speak about Stetson hats, was in Jim Thompson's novel, and I began to realize how is an icon hat for the U.S.A.
What I like of Rancher Stetson Hat
The Rancher Stetson hat is very comfortable for the hot seasons, even if you can wear it when you prefer, in winter too in interior space; oh yes, even when I'm in home I wear the hat, a lot of times, almost always, it comforts me.
I began to wear the cowboy hat style for practicality, to protect me from the rain and snow when I go for fields every day with my dog in winter too.
I always have been captivated by cowboy hats, so I tried to wear, and I can't go out of the home without, but the curious thing is I wear even in the home.
Because of wear, the hat, for me is something like a tattoo: I make for myself, and I know there is, is something make me feel better even when nobody sees it.
Brings the hat is something that is part of you, like a tattoo.
The style of Rancher Stetson hat is something classic, the thing I like most of all: Her Grace the Crown.
Tall 5 inch (about 13 cm) although seems taller, and I like more for this aspect too, the crease is solid, a good bump, and the beautiful fender bender dent on the side: great, makes me crazy, and the little hatband, a touch of style.
The brim is wide, and in contrast to Grant Stetson hat where I folded the brim as roll, in the Rancher hat I left wide as I received.
Price and shipping of the Rancher Stetson hat
I live in Italy, and find a Stetson hat made in the U.S.A. is not so simple, not for me at least, but in Europe too.
There is the website of Stetson Europe, but the choice is limited in comparison to the U.S.A. market, especially for the straw cowboy's hat, and the hat's design is different, I think is just for the European market, political choice of the brand, I imagine.
I have two felt Stetson hat, purchased one close to my home, and one by a German vendor.
Two very good quality hats, 100% wool felt, light, comfortable, high quality field-tested under the strong rain and snow, one of best test for try the quality hat.
Both these hats are made in China, and aren't present on the U.S.A. website hat's vendors, I think are items for Europe by the John B. Stetson Company, indeed are present in Stetson Europe website.
The price of the U.S.A. hat is affordable, less the shipping and customs charges more, but there isn't alternative for me: if I want a Stetson like this, I must purchase in the U.S.A.
Practically I pay almost double, passion is this too.
Now and then is right to make ourselves a gift, and for me, a good hat is always something special, that makes me feel better.
Look at the beauty on this page.
So, keep well your hat&stay in touch -:)
The author: Felice Amadeo