The JT Chance (Rio Bravo)
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Inspired by the hat worn by John Wayne as Sheriff JT Chance in Howard Hawks' Classic "Rio Bravo"
Chance, Dude, Stumpy, Colorado Ryan, and of course Feathers!
These are the immortal characters that bubble over like skillet-sizzled sun-washed oil paints in the American Western classic, "Rio Bravo" (1959), Howard Hawks' masterful, and iconoclastic answer to "High Noon" based on a short story by BH Campbell, and written by two screenwriter icons: Furthman and Brackett.
Wayne's hat as "Chance" is one of his most eclectic of his career.
This seemingly ever morphing and weathered "dough-crown" has a life of its own. In fact the hat changes before your eyes throughout the movie, with the brim moving upward when Chance is being friendly-like, and down when he must become the toughest Sheriff in the West.
There's a reason it's seen "better days", since it's actually the hat Wayne wore in “Stagecoach”, and many of his westerns thereafter, usually reblocked, and shaped by legendary Master Hatter Eddie Baron, who also blocked and aged it for its last performance in "Bravo". (Wayne "retired" this hat after the movie)
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DISCLAIMER: "Rio Bravo", and the character name of "Sheriff John T Chance" are TM (Trademarked) and © (or copyright) 1959 by Warner Brother Pictures and Armada Productions A ny reproduction, duplication or distribution of these materials in any form is prohibited. "Cogburn" hat is made in the style of classic 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 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 John Wayne, Armada Productions and Warner Brothers Pictures. Specifically Baron Hats is 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, his estate or his representatives.
|Brim Shape||Turned up front and back|
|Brim Width||3 3/4 "|
|Crown blocked at||4 3/4" - 7" Tall open crown before blocking and reshaping|
|Crown Shape||Broken Diamond – with Mule Kick - Optional Hole on front top of crown|
|Felt Quality||100% Western Weight Fur Felt or 100% 200XXX Beaver|
|Sides||5 ½ "|