Question: What do the Xs in a cowboy hat mean?

The X factor rating is determined by the materials used to make a felt cowboy hat. It is determined by the percentage of furs used in making the felt western hat. They use beaver, mink, chinchilla and other furs to make a felt hat. So basically, the finer fur a cowboy hat is made with, the more Xs a hat will be.

What does 3X cowboy hat mean?

Hats made of material rated below 5X generally contained a poorer grade of fur and little or no beaver fur. A 10X hat was made of 100% beaver fur. The X-factor was also a fairly reliable price guide, with a 3X hat costing $30 and a 4X hat costing $40 and a 5X hat costing $50 and so on.

What does 4X mean on cowboy hat?

the quality of 4X means the quality of the felt that is used. In this case, the Buffalo felt is labeled as 4x which would be flimsier and less quality than a hat that has 10x quality fur. The more xs you have, the better quality fur that was used.

Is a 4X cowboy hat good?

The quality of this hat is very good. The color is what I expected and wanted. It is a Stetson and the quality of this hat lives up to the Stetson reputation. However, I have given the overall rating a 4.

What does 20x mean on a straw cowboy hat?

So basically, the finer fur a cowboy hat is made with, the more Xs a hat will be. FUN FACT. In straw, the Xs are determined by how tight the weave and how narrow the straw reed used to make the hat. So, the tighter the weave and the narrower the straw reed used to make the hat, the more Xs a hat will be.

What is the most expensive cowboy hat?

Stetson is top of the line when it comes to cowboy hats. They are famous for selling the most expensive cowboy hat in the world, the Diamanté, for $5,000.

Is it OK to wear a cowboy hat?

It is perfectly acceptable to wear your hat, as you cross the dining room towards the door, but do not dilly dally, or the hat must come off. Exception to the Exception: While everyone agrees the hat comes off in church, it is okay to wear your hat in Cowboy Church, but then it comes off for the Lords Prayer.

What style hat does John Dutton wear?

John Dutton wears various hat styles and colors on the show so you really cant go wrong with just a strong felt cowboy hat. If youre a superfan, Greeley Hat Works has made an exact replica of his tan hat available here, but we think this option from Amazon is a solid affordable choice.

Can I wear a felt cowboy hat in the rain?

A light rain shower, drizzle, even a little snow will not destroy most felt hats. Heavy rain and thunderstorms are not good for felt hats. Straw hats (made of natural fibers) should NEVER be worn in the rain. A straw hat will not maintain its shape in wet weather.

How much should you spend on a cowboy hat?

They can cost as low as $20 or as high as $250 and up. Some artisan cowboy hats cost thousands of dollars. The great news is that there is a cowboy hat for every budget!

What does 20X beaver mean?

Does anyone know what the Xs actually mean when it comes to cowboy hat quality? Well, youre about to! The Xs stand for the amount of beaver that is in a hat. The more beaver fur thats in the hat, the better a hat it is, and the more Xs it is labeled with.

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