The 10 Gallon Hat

Lauren and I are hat obsessed. When Pharrell revived Vivienne Westwood‘s 1980s Buffalo hat at the Grammy’s earlier this year, we couldn’t be more in favor of the look and of the ridiculously yet brilliantly exaggerated crown. Did you know that Westwood was initially inspired by Peruvian women and their felt bowler hats when designing her ‘Nostalgia of Mud’ collection? I recently scoured the web, rounding up some of my favorite 10 gallon hats – or ‘Gus‘ hat as the cowboys dub it in the West. Crowns measuring less than 6 inches need not apply . . .

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(hats clockwise from top left: Downtowner Fedora $110, ASOS Fedora $21, Lonesome Dove Gus Cowboy Hat $104, Steton Silver Belly $239, Alexandar Cowboy Hat price unknown, Kule Malcolm Straw Fedora $405; images via Vanessa Jackman, The Sartorialist, Garcon Jon, Jeans Fashion & Streetstyle)

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  1. Mira wrote:

    Wow these hats look so rad 😀

    xx Mira

    http://www.glamdevils.com

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  2. Gap wrote:

    I feel so stylish when I put an hat on…
    xox, Gap.
    http://www.gaptoothedgirl.com

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  3. María wrote:

    A-ma-zing! I adore hats, and the selection you made is great!!
    Lots of love, xx

    http://marysreturn.blogspot.com.ar/
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  4. Elisa wrote:

    I super love the post!!! Great images <3

    http://www.MyFantabulousWorld.com

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  5. Chanel wrote:

    Erica, love those hats, but I would only wear them in the summer.

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  6. Yolonda wrote:

    I love a great hat….these are statement pieces. And I’m obsessed.

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  7. Love these hats!
    Hard trend to pull off though!

    MRB
    http://morganrbrown44.blogspot.com

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  8. Lauren wrote:

    I really need to get a funky hat
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

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  9. Jeanne wrote:

    Love these hats!!!
    XO
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.blogspot.fr

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  10. Konstantina wrote:

    Statement hats are so fun! Adore these hand painted ones!! http://www.aesthet.com/pl/accessories-32151.htm?lang=en&path=582937167

    6.5.14
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