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Montana Open Crown Hat

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Item: 002616



The wide, flat brim of our Montana Hat will keep the sun off your face when out working or lollygagging under blue skies. A variation of the “wide awake” and Quaker hats worn by men in the 19th century, this is a favorite from the annals of hat history.

Made from black wool, this men’s hat features stiff, extra wide brim, a black grosgrain band and chin strap with removable slide.

Created from 100% wool, unlined. Crown rises 5 inches, stiff brim 3 ˝ inches wide. Made in the USA. Available in sizes M-XL.

Want to keep your hat in shape while in storage? Try our Hat Stretcher.

Oversized: This item is considered oversized for shipping purposes, and may incur a surcharge if expedited or shipped internationally.

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Sizing Chart sizing
Hat Size
(up to)
7 to 7 1/8
22 1/4"
7 1/4 - 7 3/8
7 1/2 to 7 5/8
23 7/8"

Product Reviews  

Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.30/5.00 stars from 20 reviews

Great hat, super fast service - lookin good!
As an actor portraying a sheriff well before 1900, i needed this sort of hat and ... within a week! The hat arrived well before the scheduled delivery date, safely inside a sturdy box. I received compliments on my 'period correct' hat - so you deserve my compliments! Thank you!
May 4, 2024
Frank Haraksin
Gilbert AZ
Caveat Emptor
I should have paid more attention to the review from Rich from San Antonio (7/2/16). The hat is very stiff does feel flimsy. The xl I purchased was slightly too large but since I didn't care for the hat, I decided to return rather than exchange. That's where the problem comes in. Because the hat can not be stacked, it requires special handling from shippers. That was explained to me at UPS who wanted $57 to ship back. After that, I called Historical Emporium for help. Their only suggestion was to try the Post Office. I did and they wanted $47. So I guess I'll just hold on to it or see if I can donate it to a theater company.
Jul 1, 2022
a difference
It is not the first time I buy from Montana the most interesting clothing if not frontier gear. I miss my Remington too, but I have found the hat I always been looking for, this one! I can't give 5 stars for a simple reason. I am not used to do it I have just managed to wear it half hour in a two weeks delivery timeline! Not enough but it fits perfectly well on my head. Better if I had `Geronimo's face but I don't and yet, having had it made extra water repellent, I am super pleased with it. Now I need to find a rattle snake skull and I will be happy with it all. Where do I live?~ In Cornwall, UK! if anybody could see how many idiots are having holiday around with thick leather hats looks like they have just missed an audition for a part in a western film. I spotted this hat in a very old movie with John Wayne. I was fourteen. Now 72 finally found it. Stunning one believe me...better with a mokassin's skull on the forehead by the way
Sep 9, 2021
Mawnan Smith Co
Great hat!
This was purchased as a gift, He absolutely loved it!! This has been his go to hat since Christmas!! Thank you! Was true to size, fit perfectly and was great quality
Jan 15, 2021
Weogufka AL
Spirit of oleTombstone
I got a Montana open crown ordered and sent This IS Wyatt Earp The wide brim tall crown the simple but effective way this old west "lawman" hat was made harkens back to a tough no nonsense time If your a reenactor Looking for reproduction head gear...THIS Historical Emporium is the store to mount up with Good prices good product Hats seem to be researched and match old west photos ! Hat is easy to keep brushed and clean. Hat feels comfortable It's wool Hats in the old times WERE made of wool I'm happy camper with staff and product They care! Staff gets your order gets your hat to you in good shipment box, well marked! So I give Historical Emporium big thumbs up. Steam punk alert! stovepipe hats available at this site!
Jul 9, 2020
Peter Gurney
Vine Grove Ky
Great hat
This is a well made hat. It looks great. I seen hats similar style and 3 times the price. I highly recommend this hat
Jul 2, 2020
Big John
Hammonton Ne
Great hat
This house was just what I needed. Shipped really fast
Sep 26, 2019
Marshall Mi
Low price high value
Great value for a good looking western hat that can be shaped to desire
Feb 28, 2019
Jim Ed
Chicago Il
Historic and Solid Quality
Looked a long time, in real trading posts and western wear catalogs and shops, and this is the best "Injun Joe" hat. Very sturdy, beautiful surface, perfect fit.
Dec 20, 2018
Tucson Ar
Too limited
I purchased an extra large, and I could barely force it onto my head and it sat there painfully. They definitely need to expand the range of available sizes. Other than that the hat seemed to be of decent quality.
Nov 3, 2017
Tulalip Wa
Looks Great... but flimsy
I have a lot of hats in my collection. I do western reenactment/gunfighter shows. I like having different hats for different characters. When I saw this hat on your website, I thought I'd finally found a style like the one that Tommy Lee Jones wore in "Lonesome Dove". I've wanted one for some time. The hat I received looked exactly like the one advertised on the website.... I guess I just assumed it would be a sturdy hat. The quality of this hat is the type that you might find at a Halloween costume shop... perfect for one night of wearing.... but not something that will hold up through weekly shows.
Jul 2, 2015
Rich in San Antonio
San Antonio Te
This hat is very much like the one worn by "Billy Jack" in the movie from some time ago and this is exactly what I was after. Good material, stiff and well made. Hats like this sell for twice the amount I paid with Historical Emporium. Would highly recommend this item!!!
May 28, 2015

Very nice hat but Capt. Woodrow Call would've preferred it a bit thicker material. Will look great when I add my sorrel and black braided horse hair stampede string cuz first thing I did was throw away that "lil chin strap" as they call it and "season" it for 2 weeks hanging in barn. Nuff said! Woodrow this ones for you :))
Feb 27, 2015
Branson West Mi
Awesome Hat
I love my new hat! Came in the day it said it would. Amazing American Made quality!. And it is big enough to fit my dome!
Nov 26, 2014
JT PAttillo
New Braunfels Te
Nice Hat
This hat seemed light at first, but after working with it for a while the weight feels great. For the money I do not believe you can buy a better quality hat made anywhere, let alone one made in the USA.
Nov 3, 2014
Lebec Ca

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