Spaghetti Western Replicas' Hat
This hat is no longer available as Spaghetti Western Replicas (owned by Diana Martinez) went out of business as of 2018.
- Price: $325
We’re not in business anymore. We closed it down 2 years ago.... it had reached the point that our craftspeople and suppliers were retiring and none of the younger generation wanted to learn the trade.....so it became an end to an era. It was a sad day. We had the real deal....heirlooms not costumes. We sold all over the world for 17 years. It was fun and we “met” a lot of people. - Diana Martinez
We conducted business out of our basement and had an internet only business....we sold all over the world. - Diana Martinez
We didn't actually supply other companies with our merchandise but we had several people who purchased our items then used them for patterns and reproduced them at a lesser price and much lesser quality.... all of our items were of very high quality and an heirloom. Sadly the copycats even used some of our pictures or took pictures of our product then sent their inferior product to people. One copycat even used our sterling silver rattlesnake to make a mold for his plastic rattlesnakes.....we heard from a bunch of customers over that one. - Diana Martinez
The hat was probably our most difficult item because each hatter had their own idea of how the hat should look. I think we fired 8 hatters before we found one to make it like we wanted. We even put our own “mule kick” in the back and rolled one side of the brim ...... our hatband was hand carved....not machine done....oh what fun. - Diana Martinez
The original hat had a bound edge and a hand carved hatband. I'll have to look up how high the crown was and the width of the brim. That's what made it so different. Plus we customized it to each customer. If it was a short or small person we d adjust the brim and crown or for a large guy we adjusted to a bigger brim and crown - Diana Martinez