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Old 02-17-2009, 06:20 PM   #31
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Posse up, Pilgrim! (Yeah, I'm actually starting to talk like that.)
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I ain't messin with a man in a cowboy hat who's smokin' rugged lookin' ce-gars. That's one bad dude right there...
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I don't know if anyone addressed this, I didn't see it, but you do not want a wool felt hat. They suck. You want a fur felt, most are generally beaver.

The X count addresses the softness and the amount of fur in the hat. Like it was said earlier here, the higher the X-count, the higher the quality of the hat. They are more comfortable and conforming, and retake their shape better if squashed. Stetson Premier Collection has a hat called the Diamante. 1000X Chinchilla & Beaver fur for a cool $5,000.

I don't have $5,000 for a hat, or even $1,000, and figure neither do you. Well thats OK, because 10X is an excellent hat for normal folks, maybe even too much for the occasional wearer. There is nothing wrong with lower X counts either, you just have to find a balance of cost and quality. I have a 4X Bailey and it is ok, but think I would probably spend a little more money for a little better hat if I had it to do over.

There is also nothing wrong with a straw, and you can get one at a better price point. If you see an X count on a straw, it is an indication of quality only since they obviously don't have any fur. I have a 10X Resistol straw that is more hat than I would have bought if I hadn't stole it during a great sale.

Good Luck and enjoy.

Once you get a hat, do we need to start talking about boots...?
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Hesitate to bump this, but an update was needed.

Since the bug wouldn't go away, I went with Mattg's suggestion, got the Resistol 2X Pueblo.

The biceps are up to 18.5", I no longer use fuel in my car, I merely give it a quick jab with my spurs, and I no longer buy condoms, as that's what rattlesnakes are for.

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I laughed a lot with this hat thing... I needed to laugh a little.
In here, where I live near the Venezuela-Colombia border, and near of the Guajira region... the most pupular type of hat is the called "Cañaflecha" some kind of straw (caña - cane) and it's specially braided with a very old tecnique from local indians, The hat have some caracteristics... if you count from the outside border of the hat to it center, must have 300 loops or rings, that's why it's called VUELTIAO too (vueltiao means a lot of loops or turns). Other caracteristic is that don't shrink or lose his shape after get wet, can be rolled in to a 3" tube and don't lose the shape (this is the most common presentation; rolled in to a 3" tube). In Latin America the straw hat rules but a Cañaflecha or Vueltiao it's a straw 100x equivalent they are expensive if you consider what is the average cost of any other straw hat (any good Cañaflecha can run about $50)
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On the other hand, in Venezuela the Llaneros (our local version of cowboys) wear straw hat too, but when they have a special ocation, use the luxury "pelo e guama" hat. It's made from Giant Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis) fur, because the Giant Otter is a endangered specie is illegal hunt or trade any product from it. A "pelo e guama" hat can cost $500 easily
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Can't sell out my hat, but Asmel and Bighead got me thinking, I need some endangered species boots.

If I can't get Komodo Dragon boots, someone mentioned Tony Lama. What do I look for in boots? I still wear jungle boots most of my off time, so I haven't a clue where to start.
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Can't sell out my hat, but Asmel and Bighead got me thinking, I need some endangered species boots.
If I can't get Komodo Dragon boots, someone mentioned Tony Lama. What do I look for in boots? I still wear jungle boots most of my off time, so I haven't a clue where to start.
White cocodrile maybe?
Loblan are made in here....
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You have to e-mail for a price, that must mean super expensive.

Beautiful boots. Is crocodile durable?
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Can't sell out my hat, but Asmel and Bighead got me thinking, I need some endangered species boots.

If I can't get Komodo Dragon boots, someone mentioned Tony Lama. What do I look for in boots? I still wear jungle boots most of my off time, so I haven't a clue where to start.
You want them to be snug, but not overly tight with a very slight slip in the heel. There are several different heel & toe styles, you'll just have to figure out what suits you. I like a medium heel and medium point toe (not one for extremes, what can I say). I knew a guy once who said if you couldn't kill a cockroach in a corner is wasn't a cowboy boot, but many who wear boots regularly will swear by roper style boots (low heel and round toe). Check out Bootbarn.com. My personal choice is Nocona and Ariat, but Justin, Larry Mahan, Tony Lama, and several others make excellent boots.

Crocodile, elephant, water buffalo, and ostrich are all very durable hides that will last a lifetime if properly maintained. $200-$500 retail will generally buy you a very good pair of exotic boots depending on the skin/brand.

Since we talked about $5,000 hats, check out these boots...

Lucchesse 125th Anniversary Limited Edition...only 125 pairs of hand tooled American Belly Alligator will be made at $12,500 a pair.
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