The Mattie (True Grit 2010)


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baron hatsbaron hatsInspired by the Hat Crafted by Baron Hats for Hailee Steinfeld as Mattie Ross in the Coen Brothers’ “True Grit”

It is always a great challenge when you create a hat that not only enhances the actor who wears it, but is an intrinsic part of the plot. For example, the “Puritan Style” hat with the intricate array of special spiritual jewels and American Indian amulets that we crafted for Russell Crowe in the remake of “3:10 To Yuma” became a character onto itself (which is offered on this website).

Mattie Ross’ hat has great emotion impact, since it is one of the few personal effects she receives that belonged to her murdered father. She ends up wearing much of his clothing, including his hat, both out of necessity, and as a “statement” to Rooster, and the world, that her father is not to be forgotten, and more to the point, is to be avenged.

Therefore to successfully create the Mattie hat remake of “True Grit”, you must work backwards. First thinking of how the hat will evidentially look on your actor, and then creating a hat that has the masculine styling of the one her father would have worn, yet, doesn’t look “dress up” or silly on the young girl when she wears it as well. Much thought was put into this hat by the great Oscarå nominated designer Mary Zophies, so that indeed it would read as a reminder of Mattie’s father, yet somehow “fit” with her character throughout the movie.

A glance at the detailed design notes (left) by costume designer Mary Zophies and Baron’s Master Hatter Mark Mejia, along with the costume test production photos, shows just how much thought and development went into this hat from initial concept to final production “hero” hat (a “hero hat” is the one worn by the stars of a production). Check out especially the brim size, color and width of the hatband, and of course the color of the hat itself.

The sure sign of professionalism is when something looks “easy”. It works so well on the character that you give little thought to all that went into its creation. This was such a hat!

We are therefore proud to offer the “Mattie”, a hat inspired by the one we crafted, and was worn by Oscarå nominated 15-year-old Hailee Steinfeld who played the pivotal character of “Mattie Ross” in the Coen Brother’s remake of “True Grit”.

A great hat strong little girl growing up way too fast in ones self, or your daughter, or grandchild, or godchild, or sister, or that very special friend.

The “Mattie” comes with a stitched and engraved leather sweatband, silk-satin lining, our special Lifetime Guarantee, and a signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

It can be ordered either in the original production 200XXX Beaver or 100% Western Weight Fur Felt and can also be ordered through our Flex Pay Payment Plan.

It is carefully packed, then shipped in a custom made Baron hat-box, which you can use to permanently store your “Mattie” for safe keeping!



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The Mattie is available in 100% Western Weight Fur Felt or 200XXX 100% Beaver

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Baron Hats is pleased to offer a FlexPay Payment Plan for this custom order at no additional cost or interest.

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Our Classic Reproductions hats are custom hand-made-to-order, so please allow approximately EIGHT WEEKS FOR DELIVERY. If you must have the hat sooner, e-mail us for special Rush Delivery prices and your delivery date needs to:


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By submitting this order you understand, agree and accept all conditions as set forth in our Service Agreement, including, but not limited to our custom hat refund policy. Unless otherwise noted, shipping dates as they appear on your invoice, are approximations. Conditions beyond our control including, but not limited to availability of special custom materials can effect completion dates.

Interested in having the hat in a different color than the original? E-Mail us with your color choice and we’ll let you know if we can custom craft it in that color for you.

* Disclaimer: “True Grit”, is TM and © (or copyright) 2010 by Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions, Scott Rudin Productions, and Mike Zoss 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, Inc, and any content on this site relating to “True Grit” are not authorized by Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions, Scott Rudin Productions, and Mike Zoss Productions, or any of its related entities. The “Mattie” offered on this page is made in the style of classic hats as are standard in the costume industry. Baron Hats, Inc., 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 Russell Crowe, Ben Foster, Christian Bale, Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin, Matt Damon, John Wayne, Jeff Corey, Hailee Steinfeld, Kim Darby, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Ellen Chenoweth, Mary Zophies, Stephen Spielberg, or Lori DeLapp, or their representatives and assignees, or by Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions, Scott Rudin Productions, and Mike Zoss Productions, or their representatives and assignees.

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