"The Marshal"


 
          
          
 
 


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Reproduction inspired by the hat Baron Hats made and was worn by Marshal Matt Dillon in long-running classic TV Series
"GUNSMOKE"

 


On September 10th, 1955 Television history was made. Not only was it the premier night for TV’s most legendary series, but it was the first and only time that the greatest of all legendary icons introduced a TV show.  For on our TV screens, in glorious black and white, stood John Wayne Himself, in full western regalia. He spoke directly to the audience: "Good evening. My name's Wayne. Some of you may have seen me before. I hope so. I've been kicking around Hollywood a long time. I've made a lot of pictures out here. All kinds. Some of them have been westerns and that's what I'm here to tell you about tonight. A western. A new television show called "Gunsmoke". When I first heard about the show "Gunsmoke", I knew there was only one man to play in it. James Arness. He's a young fellow, and may be new to some of you. But I've worked with him and I predict he'll be a big star. And now I'm proud to present... Gunsmoke."

Then the famous western street flashed onto the screen, and we heard for the first time, what was to become one of the most familiar of all TV theme’s, written by Rex Roury. And that street, and that theme would flash on again and again for a record 20 years and 633 episodes, becoming the longest-running and most loved American prime-time drama TV series in history.

John Wayne was right. James Arness was to become not only a big star, but as big a legend  in TV as Wayne was in the movies. Both portrayed the greatest of American heroes. With values, moral and spiritual persistence, and an unwavering loyalty and  uncompromising sense of  justice.

Standing by Arness’ side for that almost quarter of a century was Milburn Stone as Doc Adams (who was the only other actor to stay with the show for the entire 20 year run). Then came the unflappable Amanda Blake as Miss Kitty in a close second for longevity, followed by the comic relief and humanity of Dennis Weaver as Chester, and Ken Curtis as Festus, not to mention to wonderful Buck Taylor as Newly!

And thanks to creators John Meston and Norman MacDonnell, along with literally hundreds of other writers and directors, (including another legend, Sam Peckinpah), Gunsmoke never become “old hat”. It continually broke new ground with such controversial issues as racism, especially of African Americans and American Indians, of rape, of drug and alcohol abuse, of prejudice towards the handicapped and mentally challenged. Calling it “ahead of its time” is an understatement, especially when you realize that “Gunsmoke” came before such innovative westerns as “High Noon” and “Shane”. 

Through those years Baron Hats has been honored to have made hats for this series. Not only have we made hats for James Arness, but also for regulars Dennis Weaver and Buck Taylor. We have had countless requests for many of these hats, but the most requested, naturally, is for the “main man’s” hat.

It’s a hat that makes a strong, clean statement with pure lines and a big-shouldered Mesa-sloped crown, which will make any man who wears it feel its weighty importance, and suddenly become worthy of what it represents!

Obviously in its long run, Marshal Dillon's hat took on several changes. For example, the color of the fur felt became first a bit lighter and then darker, and therefore we wanted to represent the hat that is most identified with Marshal Dillon. And we all agreed that the "Pecan" color hat (see photo above) is the most famous and memorable.. so pecan it is!

"The Marshal" is offered in its original 200XXX 100% Beaver Felt. It is available in the original "aged" look (utilizing our special process that gives the hat the look of being out on the range, as we did for the hats that James wore in the series), or "New". It comes with our engraved leather sweatband, silk-satin lining, our special Lifetime Guarantee, and a signed and numbered personalized Certificate of Authenticity. Each "Marshal" is also shipped to you in its own custom Baron hatbox, suitable for storage!

You can also order "The Marshal" with our Flex Pay Payment Program.

THE MARSHALL Hat Specs

Color

Pecan

Felt Quality

100% 200XXX Beaver

Crown

6 ½ "

Front

5 ¼ "

Back

5 ¼ "

Crown Shape

Telescope

Brim Width

4 ½ "

Brim Shape

Turned up sides

Brim Edge

Pencil Roll with matching Pecan bounded edge

Hat Band

1 " matching Pecan “recherché” Grosgrain ribbon and Gentleman tie finish

Sweat Band

Engraved Leather

Aging

Optional

Baron Hats is pleased to offer a FlexPay Payment Plan for this custom order at no additional cost or interest. 


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Our Classic Reproductions hats are custom hand-made-to-order, so please allow approximately EIGHT WEEKS FOR DELIVERY.  If you must have the hat sooner, e-mail us for special Rush Delivery prices and your delivery date needs to: rushorders@baronhats.com

PLEASE NOTE:  HATS PURCHASED VIA FLEXPAY WILL NOT BE SHIPPED UNTIL ALL PAYMENTS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED

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$281
200XXX 100% Beaver

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$1125
2OOXXX
100% Beaver


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By submitting this order you understand, agree and accept all conditions as set forth in our Service Agreement, including, but not limited to our custom hat refund policy. Unless otherwise noted, shipping dates as they appear on your invoice, are approximations. Conditions beyond our control including, but not limited to availability of special custom materials can effect completion dates.

 

Interested in having the hat in a different color than the original?
E-Mail us with your color choice and we'll let you know if we can custom craft it in that color for you.

 

"Gunsmoke" theme (c) Rex Roury - all rights reserved

DISCLAIMER: "The Marshal" hat is made in the style of classic Western hats as are standard in the costume industry. Baron Hats is not affiliated in any way, nor do they by fact or inference imply to hold any other rights or sponsorship or copyrights or trademarks as held by any individuals, or companies mentioned or pictured in association with this offer, including, but not limited to Mr. Arness, CBS Television, Filmaster Productions Inc., CBS Films, First Draw Video, Fox Video,  Paramount Television or Viacom.  Baron Hats, nor their representatives, sub-contractors, or assignees are not affiliated in any way, nor do they by fact or inference imply to hold any rights or authorization, rights of association or sponsorship or endorsement of the use of any copyrights or trademarks as held by any individuals, or companies mentioned or pictured in association with this offer, including, but not limited to Mr. Arness, CBS Television, Filmaster Productions Inc., CBS Films, First Draw Video, Fox Video,  Paramount Television or Viacom.  Specifically  Baron Hats nor their representatives, sub-contractors, or assignees are not affiliated in any way, nor do they by fact or inference imply to hold any rights or authorization, rights of association or sponsorship or endorsement of the use of any copyrights or trademarks as held by John Wayne, nor his estate or his representatives.

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