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What is the connection?
Where is the reference?
Stetson used to make Sombreros but that was many years after the cowboy hat. Is there any proof the design was somehow an inspiration for the all-weather cowboy hat?
This is being removed because Sombreros are already linked in the article.
- No problem. Some of these really minor edits need not go to talk if the edit summary explains all, which in this case, it did. (smile). Montanabw(talk) 22:36, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
This talk page needs refactoring/archiving
Not too sure what the idea is behind the postings on this page and its layout but I really think it needs to be refactored and/or archived. These separate "articles" and "question/answer" sections on this talk page probably should be moved off onto subpages, leaving just regular posts from editors. -- œ™ 01:06, 14 May 2010 (UTC)
kenny chesney and bret michaels style hats
I don't know if there a name for the styles of cowboy hats that are very popular these days (brim curved down in front and back, rolled up on the sides, and often made of straw) inspired perhaps by kenny chesney and bret michaels, but seems to me that they should be pictured or mentioned on this page. If you image search straw cowboy hat, the style is hardly all you see. (Wikipedia needs a big "pictures of hats" page to help people identify what they're looking for.) 126.96.36.199 (talk) 17:48, 28 August 2010 (UTC)
- Nah, not here. Celebrity stuff is sort of irrelevant, the beat up straw hat thing will be out of style in a couple years. And Bret Michels isn't even a country singer! Besides, even Bono wears one sometimes and he's an Irishman, for pete's sake! LOL! Not worth discussing in this article though I suppose celebrity cowboy-derived hats could go somewhere. In the real west, anyone wearing one of those things might as well stamp a great big sign on their back that says "I'm a dude! (grin). That said, while I'm not involved with WP hats, your idea of photos to lead to articles is a good one, I think. Is there a list of hats, or even a good navbox? Montanabw(talk) 03:04, 29 August 2010 (UTC)
Very Stetson biased
I feel that this article is almost more of a Stetson advertisement than an actual unbiased article on cowboy hats. While I am certainly not a western style hat expert I feel that this article could use some work to make it more credible. Just my two cents.
- This is probably be because the best sourcing so far has focused on that company. I am not opposed to expansion of the article by adding information from other manufacturers. However, it IS fair to say that Stetson played a significant role in the design and development -- this to the point that when I was a kid, I remember a lot of written sources used "Stetson" and "cowboy hat" almost interchangeably, sort of like "Kleenex" for facial tissue or "Velcro" for hook-and-loop closure. Montanabw(talk) 01:49, 22 May 2011 (UTC)