Do you know what your western hat says about you?
Does your hat shape compliment your face? Is it shaped properly for competitions and/or everyday use?
I recently spent time with my trusted friend and western hat expert Craig Strein of Silver Spur Saddle Shop. While I was in his shop, he was shaping a felt hat. Naturally curious, I asked if I could interview him and film what he was doing. He was gracious enough to say yes.
In this video, you’ll see what goes into the shaping of a quality cowboy hat. Craig will talk about how he got his training and explain why, after over 40 years, shaping hats is something he loves to do.
Interview with Craig Strein: Part One
Interview with Craig Strein: Part 2