Inspired by the Cavalry hat worn by CLINT EASTWOOD in “THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES”
From the moment you hear Jerry Fielding’s jaunty fife and drum score, you know you are in for something very different in an Eastwood film!
Though this western classic starts out as your basic “one-man’s-vengeance-against-the-world” movie, “The Outlaw Josey Wales”, thanks in large part to Philip Kaufman’s (“The Right Stuff”, “The Wanderers”, “The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid”) deeply moving and original screenplay, becomes something much more. In Josey Wales journey of revenge, he finds instead, redemption, and a new appreciation and understanding of this precious thing called “life”. This was a departure for Eastwood, and “Outlaw” began his methodical move away from violence for violence sake and more towards themes of forgiveness and compassion. Themes that Eastwood would explore over and over during his amazing slate of movies. And never before was there such a grand celebration of the Indian as a real live human being and not just a cutout “target” in some amusement park shooting gallery arcade (Eastwood always had a respect American Indian, and in fact, never killed an Indian in any film he ever made). And where have you seen a movie where Chief Dan George gets more girls than Eastwood?! And, of course he became the first real live Indian Chief to receive an Oscaré nomination for his role in “Outlaw” (having made the bittersweet line: “It’s a good day to die”, as famous as “Make my day”).
Baron Hats is proud of its long standing relationship with Eastwood, and we receive countless requests for his hats. Next to our “No Name” Hat (and Poncho), the “Josey Wales” hat is the most requested of Eastwood’s repertoire. The hat itself becomes a symbol of the Josey character. Once gloriously worn in battle, now stained and dirty and seemingly having been through hell!
Our “Josey” is inspired by this hat. We make it in either 100% Western Weight Fur Felt, or the original production 200XXX 100% Beaver. Both hats are made in the original Confederate Gray, and include the original military fob. They also include a custom hand-tooled leather sweatband, silk-satin lining, our Lifetime Guarantee, and a signed and numbered personalized Certificate of Authenticity.
The hat is made “new”. If you would like to have it “aged” as it was in the original motion picture, you can request that as well for an additional charge in the order box below. Our aging does not effect the integrity of the fur and is the same process we use on all our movie hats.
It can also be ordered through our Flex Pay payment schedule (see below).
“Dear Mark, I received my “Josey Wales Hat” yesterday. What a great hat! Thank you for your patience and your suggestions. The detail and the quality of this hat are outstanding. I plan on wearing it as a working hat, so I am especially appreciative of your craftsmanship which has made it a comfortable fit for long use. Thank you again for such a quality product and for taking your time to respond to my questions and requests. It was a genuine pleasure dealing with you. You are a true professional!” Sincerely, S.W. – US Navy
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* Disclaimer: “Outlaw Josey Wales”, is TM and © (or copyright) by Warner Brothers/ Malpaso Productions. Any reproduction, duplication or distribution of these materials in any form is prohibited. This web site, its operators Including, but not limited to Baron Hats, and any content on this site relating to “The Outlaw Josey Wales” are not authorized by Warner Brothers or Malpaso Productions, or any of its related entities. “The Josey” hat is made in the style of classic Western hats as are standard in the costume industry. Baron Hats is not affiliated in any way, nor do they by fact or inference imply to hold any rights or authorization, rights of association or sponsorship or endorsement of the use of any copyrights or trademarks as held by any individuals, or companies mentioned or pictured in association with this offer, including, but not limited to Warner Brothers, Malpaso Productions, Clint Eastwood, Chief Dan George, nor their related entities.