The Cap That Won The West

Bang the drum slowly, friends, because the cowboy hat and its cousin, the farmer’s straw hat, are vanishing from the Plains. Just as folks in the rest of the world have discovered cowboy hats as Texas chic, the real thing has been relegated to weddings, funerals, and VFW dances. The rest of the time, the basic Texas head will likely be topped off with a new headdress, whose first advantage is that it probably arrived free of charge.

The Cap That Won The West

Bang the drum slowly, friends, because the cowboy hat and its cousin, the farmer’s straw hat, are vanishing from the Plains. Just as folks in the rest of the world have discovered cowboy hats as Texas chic, the real thing has been relegated to weddings, funerals, and VFW dances. The rest of the time, the basic Texas head will likely be topped off with a new headdress, whose first advantage is that it probably arrived free of charge.

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