One of our goals from the very beginning was to carry hip, trendy, in-style clothing and accessories with an authentic western feel. We all grew up passionate about western style and it was important to us to carry what we consider to be “real” western brands.
Attend any country concert or local rodeo in the last few years and one of the most popular trends in mainstream fashion is the straw hat. We’re not talking the traditional cowboy style straw like this:
That is, until we discovered Charlie 1 Horse by Hatco – the company that also owns Stetson and Resistol hats. The Charlie 1 Horse Hat Company makes western fashion hats that appeal to wide variety of people—their highly embellished, traditionally shaped cowboy hats are HUGE with barrel racers right now, and their funky fedoras, crushable straws and old west styled hats have been worn by celebrities including Kid Rock, Richard Petty, Eddie Montgomery, Gretchen Wilson, Tracy Lawrence and Hank Williams, Jr., just to name a few.
Charlie 1 Horse has been around since 1978, but just recently experienced an explosion in popularity. We were sold on the brand after meeting rodeo cowgirl and designer (now Director of Product Development) Kaci Riggs at the Western and English Sales Association market in Denver last year. The booth was one of our top priorities to visit, and Kaci was extremely helpful in getting us set up with a selection of hats that sold amazingly well for us—as well as helping us pick out personal hats for ourselves!
There are so many things to love about these hats – from the unique Charlie horseshoe firebrand on the front, to the fact that each style is carefully handmade with great pride in America. The brand’s website proclaims “These hats are not for the fainthearted” and we agree—which makes them perfect for us and our customers!
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