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 Ive had a Amish, it was a hot bugger, I know you can say , man up ,,, but I hate a hot head :)   what kind of straw would be period 1850 aboutish?   Van Goghs straw looks like it would work,, but he aint selling

 I actually want something I could wear for "costume" and just outdoors,,,, so I could get a natural worn in look

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Comment by John Masciale on June 5, 2012 at 3:06pm

I like the straw hats the docents at Williamsburg wear.  I got one last time I was there.

Comment by Nicholas A Bechtel on June 5, 2012 at 3:37pm

Hey Steve there a number of Civil War Sutlers on the web. here is one that is reasonably priced.

http://www.fcsutler.com/fchats.asp#Straw Straw hats towards the bottom. Some can be pricy...depending on the Authenticity desired. These are not at a bad price. 

Comment by Matthew Mickletz on June 5, 2012 at 4:31pm

I was kickin around getting a straw hat too.  Here are a few other guys that sell em to the Civil War crowd.  Not sure on availability though.

South Union Mills - they have a bunch of other cool stuff too.  Hats are pricey, but I've heard good things.  

Ezra Barn House Goods - LOTS of cool stuff!  Mrs. Crabb (taking over after the sad loss of her husband) is wonderful.  Hats are cheaper too!

Let me know if you get a hat from either of them, I'm curious as to quality.  I know both to be reputable in the "authenticity" category.  


Comment by Nicholas A Bechtel on June 5, 2012 at 4:46pm

Hey Matt thanks for posting additional places to get reenacting goods...always looking for other places.


Comment by Steve Jeter on June 6, 2012 at 8:11am

Ill be lookin when I can & pass along what I can find. Palm leaf hats are big down here,,, but I dont think at all period

Comment by Steve Jeter on June 6, 2012 at 9:38am

sorry , got carried away LOL no more pics


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