It has been a bad week! I note with sadness the passing of my friend Kevin O'Farrell of Santa Fe, perhaps the greatest cowboy hatmaker in the world.
He was active with SASS in the early days, made hats for working cowboys, rock stars and U.S. Presidents. Each time huge success came calling, Kevin turned away so he could pursue his passion of making great hats instead of running a huge hat business.
The shop will stay open under his apprentice/partner, Russ, still pursuing Kevin's passion.
Good ride, cowboy.