Inspired by the hat worn by Ed Harris in the popular HBO series, "Westworld"
Originally crafted by Baron Hats
Are you a White Hat or a Black hat? Each guest of Westworld is asked this final question before they step into the simulated old western experience. It's an iconic and ancient tell, woven into the silver screen stories of Hollywood's gilded age. Are you the clean and composed hero with a stoic mind and a heart for justice or do you fancy yourself a darker shade of rogue?
Since its premiere, Westworld has quickly become one of television's most popular series. It takes the western genre to another level by provoking questions about reality, good vs. evil, and how our choices shape our lives.
William (played by Jimmi Simpson) is a perfect example of this as he constantly grapples with choosing between being the hero or villain. Cloaked in western dress, Will's guide asks, "There is one final touch. Which do you prefer?" and gestures to two walls.
On his left, a row of pristine white hats, to his right a row of black. This moment is the first of many choices William faces as he travels on his journey of discovery through the park.
Our shop's focus on traditional, timeless hat crafting techniques make Baron Hats a good partner for this series since the plot of Westworld focuses on an advanced people trying to reclaim the past in order to find their future.
We're proud to have made the iconic black hat worn by Ed Harris, as well as James Marsden's brown hero hat and the final black hat Jimmi Simpson donned in the last episode. These bespoke pieces of American craftsmanship are now available to the public.
Each hat is made in the old style, of 100% rabbit felt and masterfully hand blocked in our store. They are also available in 100% beaver felt and for a limited time are available in wool felt. All custom hats are handmade to order and made to the exact specifications as originally seen on the show. Each comes with a leather sweatband, silk lining, hat box, letter of authenticity. For a current turnaround time please call or email our shop.
Please allow 8-12 weeks for completion of your order.
Store credit or exchange only.
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Please note: The color of your hat will be just like the original. However, because of the many variances in computer monitors, the color you see on your screen may be slightly different that the actual custom made hat. Rest assured, you are getting the original hat in the original color!
* Disclaimer: "Westworld", is TM and © (or copyright) by Home Box Office (HBO), and Warner Bros. Television. Any reproduction, duplication or distribution of these materials in any form is prohibited. This web site, its operators, including, but not limited to Baron Hats, Inc., and any content on this site relating to "The Man In Black Hat" is not authorized by Home Box Office (HBO), and The Warner Bros. Television, or any of its related entities. "The Man In Black Hat" is made in the style of classic hats as are standard in the costume industry. Baron Hats, Inc. is not affiliated in any way, nor do they by fact or by 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 Home Box Office (HBO), and Warner Bros. Television, Ed Harris or their related entities.