There are plenty of casual straws or hats you might wear to Rodeo or to town. You can party in these hats or you can go to work. The main thing is they keep the sun from boiling your brains and blistering your neck. That's why they look like that, and if you don't have one out here, you're nuts.
There are serious hats for the man who needs to look a bit dressier. Most of these come close to 200 dollars and are quality fur fabric.
Pricey hats. How's $700 grab ya?
As for me, I favor Stetsons..that is, Stetsons I bought years ago and still wear. I know I'm no fun..but good is good. In fact, when it comes to Stetson, good is great. I brought a nice, narrow-brimmed Stetson straw with me this year. I bought it in Tucson some time ago and it still looks brand new. So I'm fixed, thank you very much
Oh. Narrow-brimmed? Yep. Most of my hats are low-crowned and narrow brimmed because those big wide-brimmed jobs, however beautiful, make us short folks look like thumbtacks and/or mushrooms. We do have our pride.
Now if you're looking for tack like saddles, bridles, lariats and spurs, that's just down the street. But you can get almost anything you want to wear at Wranglers..
..as long as it's Western.
Saddle up, riders.