Monday, November 30, 2009

My New Hat!

For summer, assuming we ever have summer again before the glaciers start moving south, my new straw chapeau from Montecristi Custom Hat Works in Santa Fe. The band is a custom hand-painted piece I picked up at End of Trail a few years ago. Montecristi makes a wicked straw fedora, too...

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice hat.




< snicker snicker snicker >

anonymous...... errrr.... uhhhh....ericire12 said...

All hat.... No cattle!

Anonymous said...

now that's a dandy hat...

Anonymous said...

Nice Hat MB. What's the name of that hat shop just off the plaza? A little late commenting on your Santa Fe food tour, but that is one of my favorite cities for food, and I do agree that The Shed is at the top of my list as well. The 11 hour drive from North Central Texas is well worth it!

-TexGun

Matthew said...

Great lid.

Their fedoras are superb.

Ulmus said...

Now that's a hat!

seeker_two said...

Now that's a cunning hat....

Clark Kent said...

Insanely jealous - so I gotta find something negative to say about it. Ah, here we go: isn't it likely to blow away in a stiff breeze, being straw and all? Catch fire easily?

John Harmon said...

I like it!

natetinstman said...

Careful Michael you might be misidentified as a Texan or New Mexican.... Oh wait that wouldn't be a bad thing!!! Nice choice in head gear. Hope you all see good weather by early May. Since I have to trek across country to be in Ft. Collins for 3 months come next year.

Michael Bane said...

Anon...you're thinking of O'Farrell Hats, just off the Square. My friend Kevin O'Farrell died a couple of years back, but his superb hat company lives on. Definitely one of the top cowboy hat companies on earth!

http://www.ofarrellhatco.com/

mb

Michael Bane said...

Check out the O'Farrell #168...Kevin always told me I shoulda bought one when I could have afforded it...

mb

Anonymous said...

All this talk about the hat and no one asks about the gun in the pic (sigh)???!!!

That sure is a purdy lever gun ya got there, pard.

Please tell us more about it.

Michael Bane said...

It's a Cimarron 1873 "Brush Popper" in .357 Magnum, half-octagonal half-round barrel, with a full-house short-stroke and action job from Long Hunter:http://www.longhunt.com/

http://www.cimarron-firearms.com/RepeatingRifles/1873.htm#

It's my main cowboy match gun and is one of the slickest lever guns I've ever shot.

mb

Anonymous said...

Michael, What brass-powder-bullet combination are you shooting in the '73?
Life Member

Michael Bane said...

RE: ammo...

cowboy stuff...158 gr RNFP LaserCast bullets over Alliant Red Dot, because it's been available at a pretty good price recently. Also real accurate at cowboy velocities. I load in .357 cases...most are Starline, but I've accumulated a lot of mixed lot .357 over the years, which I use as my practice brass...

mb

Michael Bane said...

Prefer Federal small pistol primers, but, hey, you take what you get these days...

mb

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