What is it about a good straw hat that says it’s Summer time.
The sun-shading benefits and personality are one thing. Style and attitude are another.
Spring and Summer brings about the traditional hat switch from felt hats and leather hats to cooler straw hats.
Are you ready to switch?
Cowboy hats are as deep-rooted in Western heritage as cowboys and horses, so don’t be caught without yours! Not only to stay true to your cowboy or cowgirl way of life, but also to protect your skin and eyes.
A straw hat is the equivalent of stylish sunscreen. The brim keeps sun out of your eyes and also protects your skin. As the concern for skin cancer grows, more straw hats are now made with UV protection to further block harmful rays. Take advantage of the wide cowboy hat brim, and stay covered!
Now for the personality part of a straw hat – make it your own! Are you a classic cowboy, down to the bone – a George Strait kinda cowboy? Or do you live a little on the cowboy edge?
A straw cattleman hat is probably the hat of choice for traditional cowboys and cowgirls. Cattleman cowboy hats feature a creased hat crown and wide hat brim. The classic cattleman straw hat is ideal for wear while working and riding. Not to say cattleman hats don’t play well. Cattleman straw hats are just as functional at the rodeo, bonfire, or wherever your cowboy boots take you! Just ask Jason Aldean; he proudly sports a cattleman style cowboy hat.
If you want an edgier, outlaw cowboy hat, you might prefer a pinch-front straw hat. Pinch-front hats are a modern twist on the cattleman straw cowboy hat. With a “pinched” look at the front of the crown and a curled-up brim, your straw cowboy hat or straw cowgirl hat will have a much more outspoken personality. Pinch-front hats have gained great popularity thanks to country music stars who heavily favor this style.
For more than just driving cattle and mending fences, cowboy hats are an excellent casual hat choice at the rodeo, concert, while riding, and for staying cool and shaded beach side or poolside. Show your unique western style than with a fun and functional straw cowboy hat!
If you need a topper for a little cowpoke, check out our selection of kids cowboy hats for the latest straw hat styles.