The Blondie (The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly )
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Inspired by the hat Worn byCLINT EASTWOOD in the beginning of "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly"
In 200XXX 100% Beaver, 100% Western Weight Fur Felt or the original Hand-Woven "Fine Eccellente Grade" Panama straw (not pictured)
If you didn't read correctly above, you may already be drafting us e-mails saying "this is not the hat that Eastwood wore in "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly", nor in the two preceding "Dollar" movies!
We know, we know. But we're also right! You're thinking of that classic brown Gaucho styled telescope crown beauty with the piccola curva brim and hand-tooled leather hatband (and let's not forget the bullet hole!). We know, since we sell that hat (and poncho), on our site as well!
But actually, if you watch the beginning of "The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly", you'll see that "Blondie", as Eli Wallach loves to call him, is wearing this decidedly "upper class" hat. By now, the "Man With No Name" (who actually did have a name, at least a first one... and it was "Joe"), was completely identified soley by his classic hat and poncho. Which is why director Sergio Leone along with his constant costume and production designer, Carol Simi, wanted to make him look a bit different in the beginning of this epic western.
Eastwood plays a "bounty hunter" with a great "catch and release" scheme. He keeps sending Wallach, (named Tuco: The Ugly, or actually, his full name was: Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez!), a notorious outlaw with a major price on his head, and lots of "Wanted" posters scattered throughout the plains, into the clutches of various Sheriffs, so that he can collect the reward. Then, just as Wallach is about to end his life at the end of a rope, Eastwood shoots him down, collects him, races out of town, and then takes him to another town for yet another reward! Of course splitting the money with Wallach, or, at least... sometimes. Therefore Eastwood had to be in "disguise".
And thus the wonderful "Celebrazione di mattina" style hat with the eye-catching unusual barretta piana edge-rolled brim, along with its cinghia dei ladri leather hatband with a poiana feathered fringe adornment was created. And in place of his ever present poncho, he was given a white long-coat with baker cloth-covered matching buttons! Many felt it made him look a bit like an angel... which goes perfect with his "good" title.
In fact, the actual hat was made of a fine Panama Straw - one of the first and only times Eastwood ever wore such a "delicate" hat. So light was the hat, that you can see the brim flopping around like a fish out of water in many of the early scenes when he's on horseback!
Not to worry, however, after Eastwood double-crosses Wallach, and their "partnership" is over, he's back to his regular costume.
We offer this unique hat in both our exclusive 200XXX 100% Beaver, and 100% Western Weight Fur Felt (pictured here). We believe this beautiful and gracefully shaped hat goes best in a thicker fur version. However, if you'd like to order it in the original hand-woven Panama, we offer that as well.
As with all our custom hats, the "Blondie" comes with our special Lifetime Guarantee, a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity, our engraved leather sweatband and custom silk-satin lining.
And if you'd like your hat to look like you too have been wondering the dusty sun-washed plains of the American West for the last ten years, we can age the hat for you, with the same secret technique we use on all our western movie hats, at a small additional cost! (Sorry, no aging on the Panama straw version)
We also offer this special hat with our FlexPay payment plan. You can order the hat in four monthly installments at no extra cost or interest. And the hat goes into production after the first installment.
So whether you decide to order this unique classic in Beaver or Fur Felt, or in the original Panama, remember that it brings audacious luck and outrageous courage to anyone who wears it. For remember, you're the man with the gun, not the outlaw with the rope! Or as "Blondie" once said: "You see, in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig!"
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All Rights Reserved. The "Blondie"" is a classic style hat as is known in the hat industry, and Baron Hats, Inc., is not affiliated in any way, nor do they by fact or inference imply to hold any rights or authorization of the use of any copyrights or trademarks as held by MGM/UA or their representatives and assignees.
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|Brim||4 3/4" Barretta piana edge-rolled|
|Color/Style||"Celebrazione di mattina" style hat|