You can get a Boss of the Plains Hat that looks just like the one that were made in the 1800’s. I use the same techniques and tools to make these hats. They are hand made one at a time. This way you get a custom made hat that will fit like it grew on your head. I have studied the photos from that era to recreate the exact same hat right down to the sweat stains on the ribbon and what looks like dirt on the hat. The sweat stains aren’t real sweat it is just made to look like it is. The Boss of the Plains hat is the original cowboy hat.