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5 reasons why everyone loves black cowboy hats

Luke wearing one of the black cowboy hats at Long Road festival

Our black cowboy hats are always popular with our online customers or in one of our pop up shops in the Americana festivals. Of course, our cowboy hats are a bit different: designed by Vera Black herself and handmade in the UK, they fuse Americana, rock’n’roll with a cheeky edge of pirate mischief. As shown by Luke in the photo above as he takes a break in front of the Vera Black pop up shop at the Long Road festival.  But why are our black cowboy hats so popular? We’ve got five reasons for you.

1) Black cowboy hats are iconic

The black cowboy hat is one of those iconic looks. Black goes with everything. The hats can be formal or informal and they never go out of style.

Check out this epic El Noro Oro fedora (the name means Black Gold in English).

2) Black cowboy hats can lend an air of respectability or mischief


It’s a bit like the British love of tea. Need a quick pick-me-up? Have a cup of tea. Need to calm down and relax? Have a cup of tea. 

A black cowboy hat can add gravitas to an outfit, yet the same hat worn with a different style of clothes – or even attitude – can suggest an air of mischief, or even an edge of danger.

Here is the talented model and photographer Matthew Jake Pomroy with a moody black and white self-protrait in one of our bespoke black fedoras.

3) Black cowboy hats work with many different styles

They can suit the gothic look as shown by the Nighthawk Fedora in our Sleepy Hollow fashion video, the rock star look with our ever-popular Hombre hat. Or with a bit of extra pazazz, they merge with the steampunk look as shown by our Vamp top hat.

4) And black is the perfect base for bold colours

Black cowboy hats don’t have to stay black. Check out our stunning Ruby Tuesday gambler hat. We also do a vibrant Midnight Express model in both fedora and gambler hat styles. For the times when you really want to turn heads!

5) But black and silver will always be a kick ass combination

Black cowboy hats always look fantastic with silver features. Two colours; perfectly suited to give an air of laid-back class! Take our killer Tomahawk fedora, with the silver and black amhurst pheasant feather, that matches perfectly with the labradorite and blank onyx stone pendants. Or the Copperhead Gambler with its extra silver crescent moon and skull pendant at the back. 

The dilemma is not about whether a black cowboy hat is perfect for you, but which of our black cowboy hats are perfect for you!

Check out our full range of cowboy hats here.


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