The cowboys of the west that drove cattle for a hundred dollars had a hard job in harsh conditions. The weather was either really hot or extremely cold. The cowboys in those days hade a certain word robe that they wore. The most important item was the Boss of the plains hat. IT had many uses for the cowboy. From protection from the weather to using it to drink our of. The Boss of the plains hat with it’s open cown and flat brim . The Boss of the plains hat is the hat of the real cowboy.