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Cowboy Hats & Western Hats

At NRS we are proud to offer the largest selection of authentic cowboy hats. You'll be sure to find the perfect Western hat in various styles including straw, felt and more. Shop top brands such as Stetson, Resistol and American Hat.

How to Wear a Cowboy Hat & Other Western Hats

Functional, iconic and stylish — the cowboy hat has proven to be timeless over the years. When considering how to wear a cowboy hat, you can choose from a few different options. To model the look of a true rancher or cowboy, let the sweatband come in contact with the forehead and sit comfortably above your eyebrows and ears. Complete the ensemble with a plaid button up shirt and quality American jeans. Another rather trendy way to wear these Western hats is to prop them back on your head. Keep in mind, they won't stay on when the wind blows!

Nowadays, people sport cowboy hats with just about any type of clothing. In fact, cowboy hats are the perfect accessory to add a little Western flare to an otherwise modern outfit. For example, women often use them to top off anything from wedding dresses to fashion forward tops and skirts. Ultimately, what to wear with a cowboy hat and how to wear it boil down to personal preference and style.

1. How should a cowboy hat fit my face?

When considering how to pick a cowboy hat that best suits your face, look at several shapes and try them on. With a creased crown and a rolled brim, these timeless hats have a knack for looking good on anyone. According to the general rule, you want the edge of the crease on the brim of your hat to be even with the outside of your face. Of course, some people prefer a more narrow or wide fit. In the end, the choice is up to you and your personal preference.

2. Can you tell me how to shape a cowboy hat?

If you want to reshape your cowboy hat, we recommend using a steamer. NRS offers a Jiffy Personal Hat Steamer to help out with shaping your hat. Keep in mind, when steaming a cowboy hat, it's important to only let the steam touch the exterior of the crown rather than the interior. If you aren't knowledgeable in creasing hats, there's a chance you will oversteam. As a result, we suggest you seek professional help for their shaping process in one of our retail stores.

3. How should I store my cowboy hat?

In terms of how to store a cowboy hat, always keep it in a dry place that doesn't get too hot or too cold. Most hats are equipped with a high-quality leather sweatband, and this will shrink if it's exposed to heat or direct sunlight for long periods of time. Hat cans are a great option for felt and straw hats. NRS offers a wide range of hat cans among our cowboy hat bands & accessories to help you with proper storage and protection.

American Hat Co 40x Open Crown Felt Cowboy Hat

NRS offers a variety of cowboy hats to suit your style and needs. In this video, we take a closer look at a customer favorite — our American 40X Open Crown Cowboy Hat. Listen to our product specialists go into detail about the options we carry online and in store sand how you can get the perfect hat at NRS today!

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Learn More About Cowboy Hats from the NRS Experts

Choosing just the right cowboy hat for you can be a complex decision. These iconic fashion items are a great representation of personal style and identity. Check out the following resources to discover how to wear a cowboy hat and much more!

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How to Clean a Cowboy Hat: Care Tips for Straw and Wool Felt Hats

July 1, 2020

Whether you're wearing it for fashion, competition, or a hard day's work, it's important to know how to clean a cowboy hat so it looks and fits great for a long time. But cleaning is only half the battle — knowing how to store a cowboy hat properly also determines how long your favorite headgear will last. While there are many kinds of cowboy hat materials, we'll be focusing on two of the most common: felt and straw.

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How to Wear a Cowboy Hat

April 15, 2020

While cowboy hats are traditionally used to protect ranchers, cattlemen and the like from harsh sunlight and other elements (all without blowing off in the wind), they can also be used to make an eyecatching fashion statement. But there are so many different styles that you might not be sure how to pick a cowboy hat that looks great on you and enhances your wardrobe. That's where we can help.

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