Inspired by the hat worn by John Wayne in his classic John Ford Cavalry Movies
Baron Hats takes great pride in having been one of John Wayne's favorite hat makers both for his classic movies, and for his personal use. For over 40 years, Wayne loyally came back time and again to the Baron Hats Studios in Burbank, California to have his hats made. As with everything in his life, he was very demanding, stubborn, and knew EXACTLY what he wanted, and didn't settle for anything less than original and flawless hats in every respect! That is why we took such great pride in the fact that he came back to us! Whether they be "Sunday Going To Meetin' Clean and Polished", or "Rio Bravo Bullet-Holed and Aged" (with our exclusive process!), Wayne demanded perfection, the best materials, and an almost insane respect for detail! And Baron delivered! In fact, we still have most of his blocks, which Mr. Wayne himself had to approve before we used them.
Most Wayne fans and historians believe that the middle 1950s brought Wayne his most complex and sophisticated western roles. With the guidance of the great director's Farrow, Ford and Hawks, Wayne made the films that would forever etch his own legend and that of the American Western in the minds of the world cinema. "Rio Bravo", "Rio Grande", "Hondo", "The Searchers", "Horse Soldiers", each gave Wayne a chance to show not only his craft, but also a maturing, and a soul that was as deep as the valleys he rode through. Master Hat maker, Mark Mejia used the inspiration of this period in Wayne's career to create "The Saddle Master". Exemplifying Wayne at his most straight-forward and traditional, Mark has fashioned a true classic!
Please allow 8-12 weeks for completion of your order.
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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.