Straw or felt? White, brown, blue, purple, red or iridescent? Just in time for the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, here are a dozen places to buy a cowboy hat in Cowtown.
Barbara’s Custom Hats features the most amazing gallery of hats in every shape and color imaginable. Whether you’re shopping for fashion or purpose, it’s worth a browse here. Their website also features a great primer in choosing and taking care of your hats.
The Best Hat Store will work with you on budget, material, and shape. They stock thousands of hats on-site so it’s likely you’ll walk out with one that looks and feels great. They’ll also help reshape an aging felt hat that’s seen better days.
Cavender’s Boot City features a broad and colorful selection of pre-made hats. If you don’t need something custom, or you need something in a hurry, this is the place to look.
Fincher’s White Front Western Store celebrates 120 years in Fort Worth this year. Their expertise and their collection of accessories –– from concho and bone hatbands to hat stretchers, to a clear vinyl cover for rainy days –– are matchless.
Jobe’s Hats is located outside the Stockyards the La Gran Plaza mall. In addition to a classic selection of vaquero-approved felt or straw hats, you’ll find some fun and funky fashion colors and shapes as well.
Lazy J Ranch Wear has a great collection of felt and straw pre-made, ready-to-wear styles in a variety of sizes. Fair warning: You may end up leaving with more accessories than hats!
M.L. Leddy’s Boots & Saddlery is another legendary store in Fort Worth located in the Stockyards. Four generations of the family have staffed the enterprise, and you’ll leave with a western classic.
Maverick Fine Western Wear has something for both adults and kids. The women’s section features a lot of fashion-forward colors and non-traditional shapes. If you’ve ever wanted to know how to clean a felt hat, Maverick’s also got you covered!
Peters Brothers Hatters crafts custom hats and they can recreate pretty much anything that you have a picture of. Perhaps that’s why the costumers from the Yellowstone prequel 1883 tapped this century-old family business for costumes used in the local film production.
Sean Ryon Western Store is best known for custom saddles, but you can find a classic hand-creased hat here as well. The family’s had a storefront in the Fort Worth Stockyards since 1944.
Western Legacy’s motto is: Legacies are earned, not bought. And the collection of store-available and custom-made specialty items is dazzling and unique.
Wide Brim in the Hotel Drover caters a little more to western fashion than function, but the jaw-dropping array of colors and textiles is compelling.
Hat tip: For the best fit, experts recommend measuring your head about ¾ of an inch above your ears. Use a dressmaker’s measuring tape, and consider having someone help you measure evenly.