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SEASON GREETINGS FROM LONGHORN HATTERS...., accepting Christmas Orders now. LAST day to ship to guarantee Christmas delivery is Monday,December 11, 2017...., We wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and may your head always be blessed!!!....., Don Livingston's LONGHORN HATTERS




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GYPSY’S WAGON BOUTIQUE in Cloudcroft, New Mexico  - (CLOSED)

 Women’s Designer Cloths and Specialties I received the hats, they are awesome...I have already had interest in them right out of the box, so I think we have a winner here!”

Thanks, Mona Poplawski   -  Owner Gypsy's Wagon Boutique

Tustumena Lodge - Home of the Guinness Book of World Records Hat Collection. 25,000. (Posted in Hat Facts in The Itinerary Section of the site). At Tustumena Lodge, Kasilof, Alaska, they once prided themselves on having clean, affordable rooms with all the amenities a fisherman needs to enjoy in the great Alaskan outdoors. in the company of colorful Alaskan locals and other guests.
The owner wrote: "If your mouth is watering, and you're ready to book your trip, just let us know how long you can stay.(Be careful, we came on vacation 14 years ago, bought the lodge, and never went home!"

The Lodge closed for a while, and re-opened.  Unfortunately, because of a stage of bad ownership, the famous hats were throw out and are gone forever, but the Guinness record still stands in the memories of those that saw it at Tustumena Lodge in "The Land of the Midnight Sun"!!

Antiques of a Mechanical NatureSpecializing in patented and mechanical tool and technology antiques. Turn of the century tools of the trades, including a wide selection of antique hatters irons.

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Specialty Shops selling
LONGHORN HATTERS CUSTOM MADE HATS

GYPSY’S WAGON BOUTIQUE in Cloudcroft, New Mexico  - (CLOSED)

 Women’s Designer Cloths and Specialties I received the hats, they are awesome...I have already had interest in them right out of the box, so I think we have a winner here!”

Thanks, Mona Poplawski   -  Owner Gypsy's Wagon Boutique

Tustumena Lodge - Home of the Guinness Book of World Records Hat Collection. 25,000. (Posted in Hat Facts in The Itinerary Section of the site). At Tustumena Lodge, Kasilof, Alaska, they once prided themselves on having clean, affordable rooms with all the amenities a fisherman needs to enjoy in the great Alaskan outdoors. in the company of colorful Alaskan locals and other guests.
The owner wrote: "If your mouth is watering, and you're ready to book your trip, just let us know how long you can stay.(Be careful, we came on vacation 14 years ago, bought the lodge, and never went home!"

The Lodge closed for a while, and re-opened.  Unfortunately, because of a stage of bad ownership, the famous hats were throw out and are gone forever, but the Guinness record still stands in the memories of those that saw it at Tustumena Lodge in "The Land of the Midnight Sun"!!

Antiques of a Mechanical NatureSpecializing in patented and mechanical tool and technology antiques. Turn of the century tools of the trades, including a wide selection of antique hatters irons.

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~MORE COMMENTS FROM CUSTOMERS ON LONGHORN HATTERS HATS~

Hey Don......, I love my hat ("THE THING"), it fits perfectly and I love the Honorary Texan Certificate Lol! You are the best by far and best consumer service ever . I will definitely be ordering more custom work from you in the future here's a pic of my "THING" hat , I'm going as mcreedy for Halloween lol! This is definitely the coolest hat ever!..., Walter E. Davis, Lenoir City, TN

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Hey Don.........., The hat came today! ("THE RIFLEMAN") Excellent work! I love the color and fit. I will wear it proudly this weekend. Next week I will send you some pictures with it on. Thank you for getting it to me so I can wear it for the shoot.

Thanks again Don!......., Terry "THE UNHOLY GHOST" Kiefer, WESTERN WILD BUNCH (SAAS) Sparta, WI.

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 Don....., We received "THE PALE RIDER hat, Custom made for Dalton (Dilio)!! It's just awsome!!! Great work,Don!!! Thanks again!! We will send pictures of Dalton in "THE PALE RIDER" as "The Preacher" in our wedding...., Ed n Melina Diamond, Milton, WA.

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Hey Don,......, I got my FESTUS hat in the mail this morning and I love this hat! I haven't taken it off yet! The fit is perfect, the antiquing is great, and it's shaped just like Festus would want it.

 Can't no way be happier!!! I really enjoyed the documents that came with it, pretty cool stories for sure. I'm probably going to get a little frame for Festus' bio.

 Anyway, thanks again....., and I'm sure glad I found LONGHORN HATTERS..........., Pat Mikell, Punta Gorda, FL

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Don,......., I received the hat ("THE 50 X BEAVER DON WILLIAMS"). It looks fantastic and it feels great! Thank you for all of the work you did. I have never had a hat sit and fit on my head as well as this Don Williams hat. The uniqueness of the hat and all the different features definitely make this a one of a kind. Thanks again!

 I would like to hear more about the Outlaw Josey Wales jacket. What is the price and what measurements do you need from me? I love that you make this and that it is from one of my favorite movies.

 Thanks Don! Jason R. Skemp, Urbandale, Iowa

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This is the best hat I've ever owned (THE TRAVIS)! Very high quality Guatemalan Palm Leaf, keeps my head cool and a perfect fit! I get compliments wherever I go!....., Great product Don!..... John Carter, Las Vegas, Nevada

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Hey, Don!...., I'm back from South Carolina and have tried on my Festus hat. I LOVE IT, and I know my sweet Daddy is smiling from Heaven!!! Thank you so much for perfectly making something so precious for me!!......., Lynn Brunson Stokes, Vernon, Texas

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Hi Don...., I know it's been sometime that my 'THE DON WILLIAMS' was delivered, and needed to let you know just how awesome this hat is. Not only does it fit like a glove, it is simply the nicest looking best quality hat i've ever seen. Your attention to detail is very obvious. When I can get someone to photo it (I don't have a cell) I will put it on your FB page.

I have not installed the replacement rattle on the WESTERN DIAMONDBACK RATTLESNAKE HATBAND you made for me yet, and will attempt that this weekend. Anyways, thank you again for everything, I can't express how much it's appreciated......, Peace my friend - Mark Anderson, Apple Valley, Mn.

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Don....,Thanks again for a great hat. ("THE DON WILLIAMS") All my Cowboy friends got your email from me last night where I played a concert. I hope that was ok...., they want to know if you can do other hats like GEORGE Strait's and Yokum's?

All the best...., Billy Jackson, Centerpoint, AL. ...."HONORARY TEXAN"...., (ABSOLUTELY!!!)

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Hi Don......, thank you for blessing our heads with your masterpieces of the 50X BEAVER, "GOOD, BAD, AND UGLY" and "THE THING" hats ......, your time to listen and work with me & your patience with me on the hats will forever make it a unique treasured work of art.

I hope you have some spare time coming up as I'm already planning our next hats for you to do your magic on . YEE HAW COWBOY !!!...., Thanks Don...., from Taurean & Jacqueline Fisher, Colchester, Essex, UNITED KINGDOM

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My Don......, I love my Vest (THE RIO GRANDE OLD COWBOY VEST). If I could, I would Marry it. Will take a picture in the Vest with my Festus Hat. Please tell Terry (TERRY HEFFNER, SEAMSTRESS) a Thank You......

Thank you again....., Ricardo Lofton. From the great City of Chicago.

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Just took delivery this past week of "THE RIFLEMAN" hat from Longhorn Hatters, and all I can say is wow!!! It's like Lucas handed it to me himself.

 The attention to detail is amazing with the chocolate leather hat band adorned with silver and turquoise conches; and D-rings laced with leather strapping.

 Outstanding job Mr. Livingston. I'll treasure it always....... Tom Drayer, Moreno Valley, CA

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Hi…..,What GREAT customer service! My dad LOVES his hat(THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER). I gave it to him for Xmas (2016) and it turned out amazing; he wears it all the time. I’m really looking forward to "THE DON WILLIAMS", which is for me

I’ve been eying it for a long time, but wanted to see how my Dad’s hat turned out before re-ordering. I’ve been to two Don Williams concerts and always wanted a hat like his; I also saw one of his original hats at the Country Music Hall of Fame and thought it was so cool. I’m really looking forward to it! ....,Thanks, Sean Gyll, South Jordon, Utah

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Don. ......., Love "THE WYATT EARP" hat. Thanks for your great craftsmanship, AND "THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES" hat is awesome. I love that hat. I feel "baaad" when I wear it. Again, thanks for your GREAT craftsmanship on both hats,......., Dominic F. Giarratani, Austin, Texas

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Dear Don......, I picked the hat (THE GOOD, BAD, & UGLY 100% BEAVER) up from customs yesterday and they had no issues with anything and the duty fee was tolerable. It looks GREAT!!! Very good job, indeed!!!

 It is a little on the tight side, however, which I think is due to it being a rounder shape than my husband's Justin hat. Does it give through wearing or is there any easy non destructive way to widen it mildly (or elongate the shape to more oval)? (Instructions were sent, and the fitting is complete!!)

 Thank you so much! My husband LOVES the hat! Kind regards,....., Daniela Kazmierczak, Breman, Germany

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Don,......, Received the hat today ("THE DON WILLIAMS")....it's perfect! I was so excited I had to go ahead and give it to my son, Austin....HE LOVED IT!!!!!! Thank you so much...he won't be in a legends show until the end of Feb., but I will for sure get a picture and send it to you...thanks again for everything......, Dani Reynolds, Louisville, KY

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Hi Don,....., The Festus came today. Thank you so much for your great communication and service. The Festus fits perfect and looks great. I'm 70 yrs old and a life long cowboy hat wearer. This truly is a great hat......, Thanks again, Robert "Bob" Erpelding, Davenport, IA .

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Mr. Livingston:....... Hello. My name is Isaac Smith. I recently recieved one of your Pale Rider hats for Christmas as a gift, and it is easily the nicest and best quality hat that I own. The hat fits perfectly, and it is very comfortable to wear. The information sent along with it was very interesting as well. I am amazed by the fine quality and craftsmanship of the hat, and I shall always wear it proudly....., Isaac Smith, Lake Elsinore, CA

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Hi Don....,The hat (THE GOOD, BAD, & UGLY) has arrived!! Well, about all I can say is: Wooooooooooooooooo-Hooooooooooooooo!!! My gosh, your attention to detail is FANTASTIC! To say I love it, is an understatement!!!

 I got home late last night, and it was on the porch. It had been delivered after my wife got home.

 I hurriedly opened it and got a big wide grin! Wow! is all I could say for what seemed like several minutes.

 The hat was cold, but I had to try it on...all too briefly as my wife insisted "My Christmas present should get back into the box!!" It was with great reluctance, after only about 30 seconds, BUT I put the hat back into the box..., lol...

 Seemed to fit...can't wait to try it on when it's room temperature, not as cold as if it came from inside the refrigerator! LOL!!

 Thank you my friend, tremendously so, & Merry Christmas (2016)....., Rex Adams, Vacaville, CA

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Don...., I got my FESTUS and couldn't be happier. I wore it out yesterday and people instantly recognized whose hat it was designed after....., I can hardly wait to get my Vest, and wear them both in town. Thanks so much for this hat......., it's just what I wanted!!!...., all of the material sent with it was GREAT!!....... a former Texan...., Raymond Smoker, Searcy, Arkansas

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Don, I received my James Dean Cowboy Hat from the movie "Giant" today. Wow, as soon as I put on my head it fit perfect, it looks perfect too. You really captured the same hat that he wore in that movie. Its perfect in every way, a real masterpiece. Thank you sincerely,......., Derek Belmonte, Silver Springs, Nevada.

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Don....., I received my hat (THE PALE RIDER). It fits well, and looks GREAT...., I love it!!!

I will be more than happy to post a review for you...., Regards, Kerry Keepers - Writer/Actor at Bright Frontier Films, Apache Junction, AZ.

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I just received my new hat (THE DON WILLIAMS), and it's the greatest hat I've ever seen much less owned. It is a tad loose (perfect ) and snugs up nicely with the included re-sizers. I want to thank you for making my new hat.

 Now this old Minnesota Scandinavian has to summons the stuff to wear it. I come from a culture of under representing the self so this is new territory for me.

 I sent my grand-daughter Marcella your story (TEXAS TALL TALE), and she says thanks,

 Thanks Don,......, Richard Greene, New Ulm, MN

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Dear Mr. Livingston,.........Just received my "GOOD, BAD, & UGLY" hat! Can't believe the wonderful job you did on it! I am so impressed! Thank you so much! It fits like a glove right out of the box. The guys in my Cowboy action shooting group ("THE SAND CREEK RAIDERS", BYERS, CO) are jealous already!

 Thank you so much for your hard work! I will definitely get another eventually and make sure to recommend your work to everyone! So glad I will have it for the 4th! Long live America!!!!! Thanks again,......., Kyle "THE KID" Hannigan, Denver, CO.

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Don...., received my "FESTUS" hat today (6/6/16)...., it's GREAT...., fits perfectly!! Makes me want to go over to THE LONGBRANCH for a cold one!! "Doncha see!!"......., I'm a fixin' to really enjoy this hat..., NOW, one of my prized pocessions!!! Gotta show it to Ruth, my mule!!!......., Theodore Stowers, Whittier, CA.

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My hat (THE BUTCH CASSIDY) is hands the down the best quality hat I have never worn. Longhorn Hatters is the only hat company I will ever suggest to someone when getting themselves something, or a gift for someone else! Keep up the great work! Wreck em!!!....... Matt Rodger, (NEW TEXAS TECH GRADUATE) Fort Worth, Texas

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Don Livingston...., Got my hat (THE RIFLEMAN)......., and I love it!!!! I couldn't believe how soon it got here. The craftsmanship is just wonderful!!!! Thank you!! Thank you!!......, Carol Charboneau, Malone, NY

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Don....., My hat (THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES) just arrived........, I could not be happier....,A PERFECT FIT!!! The craftsmanship is outstanding! I will be calling you after the first of the month regarding an outfit!........ Cheers, Bruce D. Gordon, Belmont, NC. 

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Dear Mr Livingston...., I received the 2 ND DON WILLIAMS hat today, and it is fantastic...., the color is perfect and the Military Cord hat band looks great. I thought the other DON WILLIAMS hat you did for me could not be beat....., but I was wrong. Shortly I will be ordering THE DERBY, THE HONDO, AND THE MATT DILLON.

 I have told many people about your work......., hopefully you will receive orders from them......... at any rate......, thank you so much for your service and talent....., The Best,......, Stanley L. Akers, Richmond, VA.

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Don Livingston's hand crafted creation of excellence (THE INDY FEDORA) was the third thing I sought out when I arrived home a few scant hours ago. As a hat guy, this is the coolest lid that has ever rode rough shod atop my meloness cabeza. And the medium distress job is perfecto to boot. Thanks Don! Love it to pieces!...., Mark Stedorro, Corpus Christi, TX.

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Hello Don,.....,I received the hat ("THE BUTCH CASSIDY") today and it is everything that I expected it to be.It is beautiful, and it fits perfectly. I thank you very much. I love it. Your people did a good job! EXCELLENT hat!.........., Thank you! I wish you and your family all the best........, Happy Trails....., God Bless You....., Peyton Tunstall, Mandeville, LA.

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Greetings Don,......, I just received my "DON WILLIAMS" hat and it arrived in great shape. Its a very good replica of Mr. Williams hat. My wife and five year old daughter gave two thumbs up, so all is good. Thanks for your work. Gary Jennings, Chapmansboro, TN.

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Dear Don........, Received my WYATT EARP hat today, I am very pleased with the final product. It is a very handsome hat, fits well, looks great. Thanks again for your help......, Respectfully, Gary Ostlund, Taylorsville, Utah

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New Awesome Hat. Thanks so much for the re-work on my "OUTLAW JOSEY WALES" hat. It looks a million times better on my little pea head. I wore it so much when I got it back that the sole of my boot has separated from the bottom, and it doesn't look right unless I'm sporting both. Thanks again for the keepsake and craftsmanship. It is truly a treasure to me. Told my girlfriend that if the house caught on fire, I'll go back for the other stuff after I make it out with my guitar, Photo album and my Livingston hat. Scout's honor. I'm very proud of it.......Rob Grayson, Crestwood, MO

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Don......., Got my "ROWDY YATES". All I can say is what a masterpiece. Don it fits perfect. Looks just like the one in the photos, absolutely beautiful. This hat really feels good on my head too. I just love it. My girlfriend says its the best hat she has ever seen on me, and she is a brutally honest person. Thank you so very much. Love the reading material thanks. Sincerely, Derek Belmonte, Silver Springs, Nevada

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Hi Don,......I'm real pleased with "THE FESTUS" hat. Always been a Ken Curtis fan.

 I've been Charlie Daniels' Twin Pines Ranch Manager since 1979 and have a fair sized collection of Western Memorabilia.

 I have had an ORIGINAL Ken Curtis hat since the early '80's, and had considered either having it distressed, or just wearing it until it became distressed, so I was glad to find your business.

It's a 40X, so now I have a before and after.

 Charlie gives the ranch crew a new hat each year at Christmas. They are typically 20X.

 I have forwarded your web site to some of my "Over the Hill Gang" friends and hopefully sent some more business your way.

Thanks,......Thurman Mullins, Lebanon , TN.

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 HEY, Y'ALL......, l got my "FESTUS" hat the other day and I am plum tickled. I have worn hats with a 4” crown and it has taken me a few days to get used to ("THE FESTUS" has an open 6" crown)...., I am over the moon happy with my hat! The more I wear it, the more, the more I love it. You did an amazing job on this masterpiece and I can’t thank you enough. I will recommend you to everyone I know. Thanks again!...., LEE "FESTUS" SCOTT, AUSTIN, TEXAS

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Don, I received my "GOOD, BAD, AND UGLY" hat today and couldn't be more pleased. The workmanship is outstanding and the fit is perfect. I have always had a hard time finding a hat to fit right. My next purchase will definitely be the same hat but upgraded to BEAVER!....., Thanks again, Joel Rogers, Oklahoma City, OK.

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Don, I am still waiting to get the photos we took together in   "THE GOOD, BAD & UGLY", and "THE RIFLEMAN" hats. "THE RIFLEMAN" hat was a slam dunk of a Christmas present for my Dad. It fit perfectly, and I have never seen him so excited about a gift. Thank you for your excellent craftsmanship! Robert Cole Allen, Arlington TX.

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My name is Enrique Gonzalez. I live in The San Fernando Valley in Southern California.

 I saw Don Livingston's creation of the "PALE RIDER" Preacher Hat on line and fell in LOVE with the Hat. I called to order the hat and to my amazement,Don Livingston answered the Phone. Don gave me all the info where to send the payment to start the process of the custom hand made "PALE RIDER" hat, AND within 3 short weeks I had my hat mailed to me in a special custom Box to protect it from the trip to California from Texas. Enclosed, was a packet with info on the hat and an HONORARY TEXAN CERTIFICATE.

 I am satisfied 100% and Highly recommend Don's Products.

 Thank you Don Livingston for a Great purchasing experience of your LEGENDARY HATS!!! Enrique Gonzalez, San Fernando, CA.

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Hi Don......, I got my FESTUS hat for Christmas (2015) and I love it ! I have a western room in my home, and I am a HUGE Gunsmoke fan. : ) Buck Taylor has done paintings of the Gunsmoke cast and his one of "Festus" captures him perfectly. I’m going to order one and display it with the hat. : )....., I may order a Rifleman hat from you later on. : )....., Happy New Year, 2016......., Kevin P.Johnson, Desert Hot Springs, CA.

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Dear Don........, Just want to confirm receipt of the DOC ADAMS (Gunsmoke) hat...it arrived on Tuesday, December 22, 2015. We are very impressed with the quality and the time taken/attention to detail to make this particular custom-made hat. Your customer service was outstanding and we appreciated the updates on the entire hat making process. I will definitely pass on your company name to anyone interested in Western Wear. My husband (Nazerano) is delighted! Thank you very much!......., Diana Amatucci, Charlottesville, Virgina

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Don....., I received my "BUTCH CASSIDY" yesterday (11-3-15), and I must say It is GREAT and fits outstanding!! I love the look and I think it looks great on me.

 I appreciate all the documentation you sent RE: Texas and the Bob Wills tune. It's good interesting stuff with how they grow and cure the leaves of the palm, and then how you morph it into a fine looking, strong hat. I plan to get a lot of wear out of it.

 Thanks very much!! Sam LaPrade, Warrenton, VA.

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Dear Livingston-Longhorn Hatters............I received DON WILLIAMS hat yesterday. It's so nice and beautiful as I was thinking. Size is bit bigger, but can be adjusted with using your enclosed adjustments. From now on, I'm thinking ,when I play banjo, try this hat on. Thank you so much for your skillful work. Hope your business also will be more expanded......, Yoshino Hideo, Totskaku, Japan

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Don....., thank you so much for making me the hat (THE PALE RIDER) that Clint Eastwood wore in the movie........., IT LOOKS GREAT!!! I received it Monday (9-14-15). You do beautiful work. I will wear it proudly!! Hope I can get down to Texas in the near future and visit you there......, Mike Cirillo, Laconia,NH.

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LONGHORN HATTERS along with its' hats, is offering Wardrobe designs from various Clint Eastwood Films. We have consigned Terry Heffner, Master Seamstress to full fill this task.

 Below, is a comment from TJ Bynum, Clarksville, TN. RE: "THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES" coat.

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 Don,......., The Jacket ( "OUTLAW JOSEY WALES") came Saturday (July 11, 2015), I was not at home when it came. Just got back. The "JW Jacket" is everything I was hoping for... no complaints. Give my regards to Terry (Heffner)... she does FANTASTIC work. I will dress out and have some pictures made this coming week and will send to you.

 I am more than pleased... it was worth the wait..., TJ Bynum, Clarksville, TN. (aka Tom Horn SASS)

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Don,......., Received the "BUTCH CASSIDY" Hat just last week. Thanks for getting it to me in a very timely manner. I Love it! The craftmanship is second to none, and the darker color is exactly the look I wanted. Everyone that has seen it really likes it! Again thanks, Tyce Schrecengost, Kittanning, PA.

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Don, I wanted to let you know that I could not be more pleased with "THE TRAVIS" hat you made for me. As I told you when I first made contact with you I had been searching for two years trying to find the replica of the hat Laurence Harvey wore when he played Colonel Travis in the movie "The Alamo." Your efforts to help me one seldom sees these days. You viewed old movie shoots to assure the replica was perfect. I could not be more happy with the service you provided me and the hat you made for me. I can recommend you with no hesitation to any potential customers you might have. Feel free to use my phone number so your potential customers can contact me directly: 205-410-9027. Thanks, Andy Hollis, Birmingham, Alabama

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 ~LONGHORN HATTERS received this GREAT comment from Edmund O. Krebs, Jr., Springville, Alabama ........~

Dear Don: ....., The hat ("THE COMANCHERO" made from Guatemalan Palm Leaf) is great! I get compliments on it EVERY DAY, ............. Men, women, even teenagers are taken with this hat.

 I personally ordered "THE COMANCHERO", by phone, and on the other end was the most helpful, thorough individual I've ever worked with ready to help with a hat for me.

 Don Livingston came up with a design for "THE COMANCHERO" which were special to my wants and needs. He kept me posted with detailed updates on the progress of my hat, step by step, including progress photos with most of the updates, and when it came time to ship, I received all USPS shipping details, knowing when it left, it's progress along the way, until delivery to my local post office. What a pleasant surprise!

 This is the finest hat I have ever owned! The workmanship down to the leather band with Buffalo/Indian Head Nickels is superb! I had ordered it with a 5 and 3/4 inch crown with a pinched front, and a 6 inch brim in natural Guatemalan Palm Leaf with Stampede Strings (don't want the wind to take this away!) totally different from the hat featured on the Web Site. A Winter Felt is next!!!

 OH..........., before I had ordered a hat, my Oncologist, Sharon Spencer advised me that I would need to wear a wide brimmed hat to keep the sun out of my face,....., one that would protect me from the UV rays. After "THE COMANCHERO" came, I showed the supplied UPF technical data on Guatemalan Palm Leaf, and the hat to my Oncologist,......, she was impressed so much she had her nurse write me a prescription for it!

 Thanks Don, and GOD bless. The eyes of Texas - and now Alabama - are on you. Edmund O. Krebs, Jr., Springville, Alabama

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Felix Silla, Actor and Stuntman for over sixty years as a Little Person on screen and Television, consigned LONGHORN HATTERS to design the hat that Michael Landon wore when he played the Character ""Little Joe" Cartwright on the Bonanza Television Series, and SO......, "THE LITTLE JOE" hat was created. The following was a comment from MR. Silla RE: "THE LITTLE JOE" HAT....., "Today I received my LITTLE JOE HAT,job well done.It fits perfect.THANK YOU very much."............., Felix Silla, Las Vegas, Nevada

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 Don......., my Husband (Rick) could not have been happier with his hat band (WESTERN DIAMONDBACK RATTLESNAKE). It matches his boots almost perfectly. He is having fun scaring the grand kids with his Rattle snake egg gag. Thank you so much for everything. It actually was delivered on his birthday........, TOTALLY UNEXPECTED!!!! Again, thank you for making this possible as a gift for his birthday. You did it, and made it work. I am so thankful................, Denise Voshell, Fredericksburg, PA

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A SPECIAL REQUEST to design "THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES" COAT was made by David Shawn McKnight, a Wild West Re-enactor, from Arlington, Texas. After extensive consultation, all information was turned over to Terry Heffner, Master Seamstress who works with LONGHORN HATTERS designing all requested special wardrobe from The Early West to Film Reproductions such as all Clint Eastwood Wardrobe items from his various films. Below is a Comment sent by Mr McKnight:

 Don..., "THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES" Jacket arrived yesterday on time. I took it out of the box to examine it and try it on......., I think my impression went from pleased to pleasantly surprised! Overall, I've never seen a better rendention! The fit was Dead On Correct!! I appreciate that the remnants were sent along to wrap the buttons-

 The braided long lanyard/lacing was an excellent addition!!! Overall......., Just out of the box I'd be proud to wear it as is!

 I might change the detail around the buttons such as wrap them, and possibly reduce or change the leather straps that hang from each, but I didn't think I'd ever get to the point in putting this outfit together. Thanx once again......., David Shawn McKnight, Arlington, Texas

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Don........., Thank you so much pilgrim for my Special Custom John "THE DUKE" Wayne hat ("THE COWBOY")....., I LOVE IT!!!. You made my life time now. When I walk, and talk, and live, I'm now a little closer to "THE DUKE", and the GREAT state of Texas. You are definitely a man of your word and a pro at what you do. I'll make sure everybody knows where this cowboy hat came from. Thanks again, God bless to you and yours.............., David Estep, Woodstock, Virgina

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Good day, Don.....,The Custom hatband I ordered  just arrived ("THE ADAM CARTRIGHT" hat's hatband) and I put it right on my black Revenger Stetson. It is much to my satisfaction. I am very happy with it. GREAT JOB. Thanks!..., Ry Lord,......, Springfield, Ohio

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RE: hat arrival.............., Don,.....,the hat ("THE PALE RIDER") arrived safe and sound, ....., it fits like a glove!! Perfectly shaped in every respect and very comfortable to wear.  You promised mid April delivery, and today is only March 20th. You have earned my respect and trust,............, you exceed expectations..........,Thomas K. Healey, Fort Worth, Texas

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Don..., my new CUSTOM hat ("THE DON WILLIAMS") you made for me turned out GREAT!!! I've had some great compliments on it. Thank you very much,....., Windell H. Goff, Wheeling, West Virginia

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Don,......., I am in receipt of the coat (PALE RIDER FROCK COAT). It's perfect,............, fits like a glove and it looks great! On time, done right, Thank you. Well worth the money paid for a fair exchange. Please convey my thanks to the Seamstress, Terry Heffner as well ...............,Tom Healey, Fort Worth, Texas

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Sometimes, it takes just one word to describe the feeling of receiving a LONGHORN HATTERS HAT as shown below:

 Don, my "PALE RIDER" arrived yesterday. What can I say but... "WOW!"....., Thanks!....., Andy Carafelli, Greenwood Village, CO.

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This comment came to me from Randall Schumacher from Rosendale, WIS.

 Being a "Die Hard" Clint Eastwood fan of his films for many years, I consigned Don Livingston's LONGHORN HATTERS to do two hats for me.........., "THE PALE RIDER", and " THE GOOD, BAD, AND UGLY", both featured on the Website. I must say that both hats were excellently done, and fit great with my Eastwood Wardrobes that have been building up throughout the years.

 "THE PALE RIDER" made me feel like "THE PREACHER".........., PERFECT!!! Thanks also goes out to Terry Heffner, LONGHORN HATTERS Seamstress for designing THE FROCK COAT Mr Eastwood wore.

 There were a few questions about the design of "THE GOOD, BAD, AND UGLY" RE: the bullet hole and the hand tooled hatband, but they were addressed by Don as to why they were designed like they were. The hat was range worn with dust and range grim. It looked GREAT!! I am hoping the next hat I get is "THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES" . Thanks Don for a better than excellent job, Randy Schumacher, Rosendale, WIS...., aka "HELL'S HORSEMAN, SASS#99694

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Mister Don,...., I'm happy to report that my Don Williams hat arrived today, and it is truly magnificent and fits perfectly! Couldn't do it justice in the artificial indoor light tonight, so I'll send you a light-of-day pic soon. It's a masterpiece, and I will wear it proudly and recommend your talents to anyone who will listen. Thanks again, amigo!.....,Tim Tandy, Burleson, Texas

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Don......, I received "THE RIFLEMAN” hat yesterday, and I just had to write and thank you not only for a splendid hat that looks just like the original and is affordable, but also for your unique and very special customer service. I got a real kick out of the materials you added in, "THE TEXAS TALL TALE",The Ozzy Osborne story, and "THE HONORARY TEXAN CERTIFICATE".

 Thank you for what you do. I can tell that you have a real love for the cowboy lifestyle. Like you, I was raised with the heroes of my childhood being cowboys and westerners. It is nice to see someone keeping that spirit alive and doing it with quality, gusto, and uniqueness.

 Thank you again for the wonderful reproduction hat of “THE RIFLEMAN”. I hope to be ordering more things from you soon......, I want to send you a signed western novel I wrote as a personal thank you (and yes, it is set in Texas in 1874—at Fort Griffin). Whether you like western fiction or have friends or family that do, I hope someone enjoys the story. All the best!......., Ed Stowers, Newport News, VA.

..............., and THAT Cowboys and Cowgirls is what it's all about!!!!!Don L. Livingston

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 Howdy Don,.........., I received my new GOOD, BAD, & UGLY hat. Wow........, what a good looker that hat is. It really turns the heads. What I was wondering is if the rear of the brim is supposed to bend down. It looks straight across in the illustration.  I think it's alright, and it's probably made that way to keep the sun off the back of your neck. If it's not supposed to be bent down, how can I straighten it out? Thank you for the good looking, and feeling hat. David McNamara............, Soap Lake, WA.

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 Thanks for the comment.

RE: the back of the brim of the hat. 

 1) Wet the underside of the brim lightly with water using a damp paper towel.

2) Place the hat on a table covered with a towel where the front is sitting about 6 to 7" over the edge.

 3) Fold a towel and place on top of the back of the brim and gently press down on the back of the brim

4) Place a flat heavy object on top of the towel covering the back of the brim

5) Allow to sit over night

 Your brim should be straight after this tweak.

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Designing a hat not featured on the web site is a GREAT challenge. The following was a very kind note sent by Phillip Freeman, Tampa, Florida who is presently "LONGHORN HATTERS CUSTOMER OF THE YEAR", for designing the popular hat worn by Country Music Star, Don Williams. 

 Well folks, I have added another one of Don Livingston's LONGHORN HATTERS Custom hats to my collection (THE DON WILLIAMS). I wear many hats. We spent time working out the details on how I wanted this hat to look. Boy Howdy. He nailed it.... I am proud as can be of this hat...... Thank you Sir.... I would say hats off to you, but I like it so much. I just don't want to take it off my head........ , Happy Trails...... Phillip Freeman, Tampa, Florida

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Don,......, "THE DOC ADAMS" hat is AMAZING! (Replica of the hat Milburn Stone wore PLAYING "Doc" Adams in the television series, GUNSMOKE). It looks exactly like the picture you worked from! This whole process has been a lot of fun, from the first phone call until the hat arrived. Your customer service is second to none! Be assured that I am already  thinking about what hat I want you to make for me next! I haven't taken it off since I took it out of the box!

 Thank you, thank you, thank you! Again, this was a great & fun experience. I'll be talking to you!.........., Tom R. Hall....., Plainview, Texas

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A nice note from Vadium Spichak who lives in Russia. He had the hat that was made popular by Paul Hogan (THE CROCODILE DUNDEE) CUSTOM DESIGNED. Normally, shipments to Europe are blocked, but Vadium was very persistant to get "the hat of his dreams!!!"......., so this is the result.

  Dear Don!............. I got the hat (THE CROCODILE DUNDEE)...., she's gorgeous, it is more than I imagined it would be. Thank you very much that you did not fail me, you are a good magician and made my dreams come true, Thank you! Photos for Longhorn Hatters Published later! Yours faithfully to you! Vadim Spichak......, Arkhangelsk, Russia

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 Mr. Livingston,......,I received my PALE RIDER HAT today. I couldn't be more pleased. It's perfect. It's a work of art. Thank you.............., Sincerely, Vincent N. Darlage, Columbus, Indiana

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Don....., "Thank You" for transforming the Butch Cassidy hat into the 3 10 To Yuma design I requested. I sincerely appreciate your hat making skills, the ability to visualize what someone wants, and the patience you show in dealing with people. You’re also a great story teller and fun to be around. Continued good luck my friend!  Alex Jimenez, San Antonio, Texas

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Hi Don........, great job on "THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER" hat....Great looks and fits quite nicely....I really like the hatband and the shoestring (latico) lace....just like the original!! P.S. thanks also for the hat etiquette which, any, good Cowboy should add too! Jim Anderson, Surprise, AZ.

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Hi Mr Livingston...., this is Chris Ester. I just received THE DERBY today. Wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the workmanship. It's one of the nicest hats I've seen. Just wanted to say thanks, and have a blessed day. Chris Ester, Boonville, NC.

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Don........, my hats ("THE GOOD, BAD AND UGLY" and "THE RIO BRAVO") arrived safe and sound....., and, hey man, you really out did yourself......, they are absolutely PERFECT!!!! I mean beautiful....., Don, these are even better than I could have imagined!!!!!!! You are truly a ONE OF A KIND Master at your craft............, I LOVE THEM, PERIOD.........., thanks so much for your business & your absolute professionalism throughout this entire purchase transaction!!!! You are the best............, Greg DeRight, Berkley, MO.

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Hi Don!! I just want you to know you did a beautiful job on this "ROOSTER COGBURN" Cowboy hat. In fact, I'm thinking about buying one for my Brother's Birthday shortly. I'll be talking to ya!! Thanks again!!!!............, George Barie, Rensselaer, NY

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Mr Livingston......., once again you have blessed my head. You did a wonderful job building my hat(THE LONGHORN FELT). It is just the way I wanted it............, Range Worn........., looks like it has seen many Happy Trails......., Ole Tom Horn would be proud. Thank you, Phil Freeman, Tampa, Florida

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Don........, I ordered "THE PALE RIDER" hat and received it before the scheduled delivery date. It was exactly what I expected and am enjoying it. More important, customer service is what makes a Company. To say you met my expectations on Customer Service would be an understatement. I have delt with few Companies that keep a Customer informed as much as you do.

 Just as I got curious about the status of my order, I would receive an update or a phone call to tell me what I wanted to know. You explained everything in detail and kept your word.

 Thank you for treating me like a true Customer, and not just like another order............, Thanks, Bob O'Connell, Somers, CT.

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Dear Don,............., Everything is fantastic. Mark absolutely loves his hat (HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER)! Thank you again, you made it so easy. Susan Nicklas, Lake Butler, Florida

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Hi Don, The hat(PALE RIDER) was a hair too large, but thanks for providing the foam inserts – I used two of them, one on each side, and it fits like a glove.

 Don’t worry about the stiffness – the biggest problem I’ve had with some of the stiffer hats is that I have an oval shaped head and the hats are made from a round pattern. The result is that I’ve got to really work to break them in so that they fit the shape of my head. I have not had that problem with your hat – it’s wonderful! Thanks again for asking......, Dale Dernell, Dewey, Oklahoma

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Mike is very happy with the hat (GOOD, BAD, & UGLY)! It was a real highlight of Christmas! Now I'm just waiting to get THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER for myself! Marjorie Cooke...., Stanley, NM.

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Don...., The hat (HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER) is perfect, and I have been very pleased with every step of the process. Thank you for all your input and producing an excellent hat for me..., Dane Petersen, Garden City, NY.

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Don....., Michael is very satisfied with the hat (HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER) . I personally loved the info that came with the hat. Very entertaining. Regards,........,Jane Randar, McDonough, Georgia

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THE WESTERN DIAMONDBACK RATTLESNAKE HATBAND is awesome. It arrived fast....., thank you very much!!!!...., Daniel Atkinson., Farmville, VA.

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Hello Don! I received the hat (HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER) and all is perfect. Thank you for the great service! Jerry Boston, Oklahoma City, OK.

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Everything was excellent, my husband is enjoying his hat (THE FESTUS) and my granddaughter wants me to order her a hat. Thanks, Elizabeth Hatten, Columbia, LA.

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Hi! Don........ I found that the quality of the hat (THE TOM MIX with BUFFALO HEAD NICKEL HATBAND) was excellent. As far as the size goes it fits perfectly and is quite comfortable to wear. The delivery was exactly when you said it would be. The promotional packet was informative and enjoyable. The workmanship and customer service was beyond my expectations. I would highly recommended having a hat made by Don........, Thanks for everything ........., Anthony Bartolo , Philadelphia, PA.

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 After a few fitting tweaks on "THE PALE RIDER FROCK COAT" this nice comment came from Gene Menzer (also a proud owner of "THE PALE RIDER hat) from Prescott, AZ..........,

 "Don........, I never cease to be amazed and grateful regarding the attention to detail, product quality, and the perfect customer relations you and your seamstress offer.

 Your personal treatment and attention to details makes me feel as part of a family rather than a customer. Others fall far short of this in their business.

 I would not go anywhere else for period clothing or hats.

 Always a satisfied customer. You can quote me on the accolades if you like.

 You and yours are the best !! Thank you, Don"........, Gene (DR. G.E. GOODFELLOW) Manzer........, Prescott, AZ.

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THIS COMMENT RE: "THE PALE RIDER FROCK COAT" WAS SENT by Gene (DR. G.E. GOODFELLOW) Manzer AFTER RECEIVING THE COMPLETED ITEM......

 Don,

 I meant to contact you yesterday, but just too many things were happening around here and with my family to get on the PC.

 You are entirely right about the “Pleasant Surprise.”The finished product well surpasses anything I had hoped to see. No question about the coat being custom made when it is on.

 Terry (Heffner) has done marvelous seamstress work ! Each and every measurement is right on the button, including the elusive sleeve measurement I had problems determining.

 Having watched the movie a few times and viewing pictures of Clint’s coat on some websites, the final product could not be more true to the original.

 I will wear it next month to a “Renegades” event at the Palace Saloon. Your Pale Rider hat, my black shirt, brown neckerchief and the guns are ready to go !

 I will have someone take a couple of pictures to forward to you.

 My wife is also duly impressed with Terry’s excellent work.

 My heartfelt thanks to you and Terry for once again supplying me with an item that cannot be equaled by anyone else.

 Also, thank you for the courtesy of having the USPS keep me informed regarding the tracking of the package.

 With gratitude again, Gene (DR. G.E. GOODFELLOW)  Manzer, Prescott, AZ.

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 Don....., got the hat (THE FESTUS) yesterday. It arrived in one day....., couldn't have been any faster......, and I have to say, it is EXACTLY what I wanted!!! It fits like a glove!! I have wanted a hat like this for 30+ years. I couldn't take it off my head the whole day yesterday! The "worn - in" look is spot on!! It is absolutely PERFECT, and I can't thank you enough!! This hat is made extremely well and I'll be wearing it for years to come

 The price of the hat for the quality received was amazing. I had looked on line, and everything else I found was substantially more in price, and not near what I was looking for. I really enjoyed all of the material sent along, especially, THE HONORARY TEXAN CERTIFICATE. Even though I am a Texan, I now have it in writing!!

 Don was a pleasure to work with, and the Progress Reports were a real neat addition to an already pleasurable experience.

 I'll definatly go to Don If, and / I need another hat!!!........, Regards, Ken Jones, Houston, Texas

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Hello........, we really loved "THE ROWDY YATES" hat!! My son (Adam Inmon) is enjoying it. He is in a Lubbock (Texas) based band called "The Dix Hat Band". Thanks for a GREAT hat...., Sue Inmon..., Dumas, Texas

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Don......., I am enjoying wearing my hat with the WESTERN DIAMONDBACK RATTLESNAKE hatband you designed. I get lots of comments on it. Thanks......, Rob Brown, Jacksonville, Flordia

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Don......., I received my "THE GOOD, BAD, AND UGLY" hat, and wanted to write to you to thank you for your fine workmanship. You are a true craftsman at your profession. The hat is exactly as specified, and with the foam inserts, I am able to customize the fit. I appreciate your attention to fine detail and am now the proud owner of a truely unique and custom hat........., Alan Kurasz......., Indianapolis, Indiana

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Don......., Sorry to be late with this critique of your services and "THE PALE RIDER" hat. I could not be more pleased with the hat. Perfect sizing, and the quality of the hat materials and workmanship is outstanding.

 The delivery date was EXACT...., to the day.

 Customer Service was superb, and I was much impressed with your follow up Emails detailing the progress of the project and your estimation of the day of delivery. You kept me informed throughout.

 I wore the hat within 2 days of its arrival to THE PALACE SALOON in Prescott, which is the oldest working Saloon in the State, and, a Saloon that boasts notables such as all of The Earps, Sheriff John Behan, Big Nose Kate, and Doc Holliday among its patrons in the 1870's and 80's. I am a Civil War, Indian Wars, and Old West Reenactor. Everyone at THE PALACE was ecstatic about "THE PALE RIDER", and I believe 2, or 3 of my fellow Reenactors want to order one from you!!!

 Thank you for the OUTSTANDING service, communication, and finished product. I am sure I will find another famous hat to have you reproduce.

 Feel free to use ANY of my comments in your advertising. I would consider it an honor.

 A completely satisfied customer,......, Gene (DR. G.E. GOODFELLOW) Manzer, Prescott, Arizona

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My FESTUS hat is PERFECT!!! Very pleased with it. Now all I need is an 'ol Mule named Ruth!!............., Carl Spears, Muskogee, Oklahoma

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Mr Don........., The hat (CUSTOM GUATEMALAN PALM LEAF WITH MOUNTED WESTERN DIAMONDBACK RATTLESNAKE HATBAND)came in yesterday, and it's PERFECT!!! I really like this hat. I also really appreciate your efforts in getting this hat to me before I left the country. Many thanks!!......., Tracy Koller,......, Senatobia, Mississippi

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Hi......, Ken Acker from NY. I got "THE MCLINTOCK" hat from you. Thank you SO much. It goes good with my 22 inch braid. Merry Christmas and Happy 2014 New Year. Might be getting something else from you soon. Take care......, Peace out Brother!! Ken Acker......., East Kingston, NY.

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Hi Don....., Love the hat ("THE PALE RIDER")!!! Fits like a glove......, it's still a bit stiff, but, IT'S WONDERFUL!! So *VERY* proud of the hat - have wanted one for years!! Thanks again.........., Dale Durnell, Dewey, Oklahoma

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Dear Don......, Mark absolutely loves his hat ("THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER")!! Thank you again, you made it so easy. Susan Nicklas....., Lake Butler, Florida

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After sending a LONGHORN HATTERS "CHECK UP SHEET" to Mike Silvin from San Antonio, Texas, this was his reply......,

 Hey Don....., Great timing. I was just telling my wife this weekend I needed to Email you. I was traveling a bit and didn't get to even see my hat ("THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER") until a week of two after it got here..., then I was out the door again. I wore it a bit the last two weeks. It is by far the most comfortable hat I have ever worn. I am quite happy with it, and have passed your name along to those admiring it.

 Thank you for the effort you put into the craftsmanship. It is nice to have a quality hat made by hand from a fellow in San Antonio....., Mike Silvin..., San Antonio, Texas ( a picture of Mike Silvin wearing the hat has been posted on the LONGHORN HATTERS FACEBOOK PAGE)

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 Don.., Everything arrived on time, and in perfect shape. Both hats (THE ROWDY YATES, and the REAL DEAL TARP HAT), fit perfect...., no "shimming" required. Enjoyed THE HONORARY TEXAN CERTIFICATE, tales, and rest of the paperwork sent with the hats. Haven't had time to listen to the CD (TIME MACHINE) yet, but my slow paced life will get back to normal Monday. I'm glad to be through the year end, and New Year Holidays(2014).

 I was wearing the hat (ROWDY YATES) probably 15 minutes after it arrived, and one of my neighbors called me over to the fence to talk, ......., the first words out of his mouth was "man, I'm diggin that hat!". It makes my head feel good..... Thanks again, Don. I may order another sometime in the future. Your honorary Texan, Eric Schwab, Adkins, Texas

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The following, is a VERY nice note from Tina Gullickson from THE CORAL REEFER BAND RE: "THE THUNDERBIRD", a custom GUATEMALAN PALM LEAF hat presented to her before The Jimmy Buffett concert at THE MGM GRAND in Las Vegas, October 26, 2013..............

 "Hello Don....., I've been meaning to write to you about my beautiful new hat. You did a GREAT job customizing the hat to fit my personality (and my head) ;)......, It's comfortable, and surely makes a cool statement.

 The Thunderbird Band projects a strong and colorful engery, that is both tasteful and meaningful.

 Thank you so much for your thoughtful creation...., I'm thinking "THE THUNDERBIRD" might be nice to have in Hawaii when the tour takes us there in December.........., Mahalo & Happy Trails, Tina G."........., NO, Tina, thank you for your kind words!!! "May your head be forever blessed!!!!"......., Don Livingston - LONGHORN HATTERS

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Don........., got my hat (THE BILLY JACK), and it is wonderful. You did a GREAT job, and it is first rate quality. Thanks so much...., Jason T. Moyer, Suffolk, Virginia

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Don......, got my hat today(THE WYATT EARP). I really like it. It fits GREAT. Really enjoyed THE HONORARY TEXAN CERTIFICATE and the other material you sent. Thanks for putting my horse's name, "ROBO KAT" in THE TEXAS TALL TALE. Even though I don't have an Email address, I appreciated your phone calls to let me know the progress and shipping information on my hat. Thanks again, Clifford L. Thomas, Sykesville, MD.

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Don........., I received the HEATH BARKLEY hatband today (10-12-13), and it looks GREAT!!!. I will keep your number, and when I need something else done, I know who to turn to. What a professional job - VERY PLEASED with the band..........., Dave Arnold, Mansfield, Ohio

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Don....., what a FANTASTIC hat (THE WYATT EARP)....., possibly the best one I ever had!!...., And by the way, THE HONORARY TEXAN CERTIFICATE is fantastic also, but you're preaching to the Choir...., Texas born, Texas raised, and Texas Educated. I was born in Waxahachie, TX. and grew up between Hearne and Hillsboro, Texas.

Thanks again for a fantastic Felt. It will get good use around the place and when I attend SASS (Single Action Shooting Society) get-to-gethers......, OH, by the way, I forgot to mention, "THE EARP" fit like a glove when I tried it on....., "it made my head feel good!!!!!!"..., Regards, Bill Holt, Denham Springs, LA.

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A great hat (THE GOOD, BAD, AND UGLY), Don...., John Kline, Macungie, PA...., Entertainer, and featured Producer of "ONCE UPON A TIME ON THE FARM" at THE SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL......

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Don, is, by far the most incredible merchant I have ever delt with. I've bought a large number of clothing items on line and never have I been given the overwhelmingly-wonderful attention and support that I have in dealing with Don and LONGHORN HATTERS. I was looking for a custom-made hat (A FIST FULL OF DOLLARS) based off of the look of Clint Eastwood's in the film, "A Fist Full Of Dollars".

 Don did some research and made sure I knew exactly what adjustments......, sending progress pictures and reports all along the way. I have an odd-shaped head, and Don nailed my size and desired shape to a tee!! If I, or anyone I know, will ever require a Cowboy hat again, I would recommend Don Livingston's LONGHORN HATTERS in a heartbeat. The level of service is, quite-literally, the BEST I have ever received!!! Thanks again, Don........., Mike Ferro, Ypsilanti, Michigan

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Don......, I received "THE GABBY", and delivered it to my Brother (Ronald Dallachie). The quality of the hat was EXCELLENT, and he said it was just what he was looking for. With his long hair and beard, he looks just like Gabby Hayes while wearing it.

 I appreciated working with you on this, and the "extra" care taken in keeping me apprised of the hat being built. All in all, it was a most satisfying experience working with you, and I would recommend your services to anyone of my friends looking for Custom head wear....., Once again, Thanks, Dennis McCullough, Arleta, CA.

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FOLKS......, UPS had my hat (THE DERBY) at the back door @ 1:30 or so on Friday (August 9, 2013). Packaged well, and the hat was in great shape. It is a little tight, BUT I could use a haircut. My head being a Long Oval is hard to fit perfectly. (A remedy has been sent to "tweak" this fit) I CAN wear it, and want to because it is a handsome piece. Thanks for a good looking hat!!! An OLD TEXAN living in Kentucky. James Jordan, Danville, Kentucky

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One of the challenges designing custom hats, is to design a Custom project not featured on the LONGHORN HATTERS Web Site. One such project was done for Ron Burchfield from Moore, Oklahoma. His request was to design the hat worn by Dennis Weaver when he played the Character, Chester Goode on the long running Television Series, GUNSMOKE.

 The name of the hat was called, THE CHESTER, and this is the note I got from Mr Burchfield after receiving the hat.........., "Don....., the hat arrived today and it looks great!! I used the reducers you enclosed for a tighter fit, but over all, I am very pleased......, the brim on the backside got a little curved during shipping. How do I flatted it out?....., also, I had requested originally that the front of the brim be a little pointed. You had suggested that you would leave it open.

 Well, I should have trusted your instincts as I realized the pointed brim just didn't look right on me. I used the steaming procedure you suggested...., opened the front, and flattened the back of the brim"......, he went on to say........., "Thank you so much for the work you put into the hat. I hope you didn't mind me changing some things. I should have listened to you from the start, but your steaming instructions worked perfectly!!!"

 ........, My reply to Mr Burchfield was........, Ron...., a Custom hat is very special, and to have a customer "tweak" it to his, or her own taste is part of the process........., and I don't mind you changing the original work at all!! To experiment on your own hat makes it a little more special. I research many pictures, and eventually reach a compromise how the design ends up. As long as you're satisfied and proud to wear it, is all that matters.

 ........, He ended by saying......., " I'm glad you weren't offended. I will proudly wear the hat, and won't hesitate for a second to tell someone where I got it!!!"..........., Ron Burchfield, Moore, Oklahoma

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Don......, I received my hat (THE PALE RIDER)....., WOW!!!!, very nice, VERY NICE!!!!! I am now a PALE RIDER Texan. Thank you sir for keeping me aware of each level in the making of this hat. You are truly a trusted friend, and a trusted source for any type of hat someone would need. You now have a Gunfighter/Preacher in Minnesota with your creation on his head. Look out towns............, here I come. I'll say, "My hat is from Texas where a man named, Don Livingston did his magic", and they will be amazed.

 Thank you again and again. You made my hat dream flow smoothly. I will keep in touch with tidbits of information of my experiences with THE PALE RIDER. "Your cowboy is now on the loose." Thanks........., William Gordien, St Paul, Minnesota

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Don......., just got my "FESTUS" and "THE REAL DEAL TARP HAT"........., WOW!!!!............., they are both GREAT and fit like a glove!!! Want to ride a horse with my FESTUS, and THE TARP HAT is great for "swatting skeeters". Thanks again, Phillip Freeman, Tampa, Flordia

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Don......, Love my new hat(GUATEMALAN PALM LEAF BOWLER) and THE OLD TIME RIO GRANDE LAPELED COWBOY VEST......., just in time for The Texas Folk Life Fest to wear my new gear.

 Thank you Don for all your help....., you really know your stuff!! I'll be happy to give credit whenever I can to promote your products. You are a GREAT resource!!! Again, thanks for your guidance and great products at a reasonable price......., John Lowrance, San Antonio, Texas

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Dear Don......, just received my new hat (THE TRAIL BLAZER), and I'm so pleased. It is the best fitting, and most comfortable hat I own. I am so glad we talked before construction began or it would not have fit properly. Your expertise and ability to ask the right questions resulted in a hat I do not want to take off!!! Richard Moore, Woodstock, Georgia

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Don......., I bought the PYTHON HATBAND for a friend's birthday. He lives in Alaska. He just received it today(4/25/13), and absolutely loved it, as I did!! Thank you for taking time and advising me as to the process as you processed the order............., GREAT service. Will probably be ordering more. Thanks for the key chain as well....., Carol Leiendecker, Margarita, CA

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Don...., THE QUARTERMAIN is just awesome. We have already gotten so many compliments on it, and Kevin looks great in it. It helps he looks like Sean Connery, and now the hat makes it doubly so. Needless to say, I won't let him take it off...., we have actually had people stop their cars when we are walking down the sidewalk and comment on the hat. You did a supurb job on it. Thanks again!! The Kevin Torres' , Blairsville, PA.

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Good morning Don........., Just like you said, my hat (THE LONGHORN) arrived yesterday and I really like it. I enjoyed the HONORARY TEXAN CERTIFI CATE and the songs that came with the hat. "The Yellow Rose of Texas" has always been a song that I really enjoy hearing. I'll be proud to wear the hat and happy to let everyone know who made it. Have a great day, and thanks again. Greg Bertram (Mace Bishop)..............., Valmeyer, ILL.

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Don........, we received THE GOOD, BAD, AND UGLY hat. It is exactly what you told us it would be, and presently is displayed on the Clint Eastwood wax figure in the Museum. The other GOOD, BAD, AND UGLY hat you designed was also well done. Thanks again for your GREAT work........, Mike Walters, Curator of THE HOLLYWOOD WAX MUSEUM, Hollywood, CA.

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Don, I received the GREAT ROWDY YATES Hat, and it does look like the original!! Great workmanship and quality at a great price!! Thank you for the fine work. I know I will enjoy it!! Also, thank you for the additional package, I know I'll enjoy that as well....., Larry McBryde, Gaithersburg, MD.

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Hello....., Wanted to thank you for the EXCELLENT job you did on my PALE RIDER Hat. IT IS AWESOME!! I have had so many compliments that I feel I should be handing out your business cards to people. THANK YOU!! Kevin Torres, Blairsville, PA.

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Don......., THE ROWDY YATES is GREAT!! I will look to order my next hat from you. Thanks for your sincere follow up, and for the quality of your work......., Dave Thomas, Collierville, TN.

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A testimonial........, I highly recommend LONGHORN HATTERS and Don Livingston for all hat needs. I absolutely love The Guatemalan Palm Leaf hat(THE TRAVIS GAUCHO) I ordered from LONGHORN HATTERS. Don is very knowledgeable and experienced with hats. Being a former musician, he knew about the Stevie Ray Vaughan hat style I wanted. Don is also very personable and conscientious, and took time to find out exactly what I wanted as to style, color, and shape down to each detail. Then he personally created the hat himself by hand. When my hat needed adjusting as to size, he followed through and revised the hat to my satisfaction......, Mary Masterson, Houston, Texas

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Don........., I got the hat(THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER), and I am VERY happy with it. I wore it out to dinner the first weekend, and the hat was the talk of the evening. It fits like a glove, and the workmanship is second to none. I can't wait to wear it when my family and I vacation out at Colorado next year. Thanks again to you and your staff............., Jerry Broome, Farmingville, NY

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Don....., we received the hatband (PRAIRIE RATTLESNAKE) in plenty of time for Christmas (2012). It looks great, and my Dad loves it!! Thanks for your help and GREAT Customer Service....., Steven Schmidt, The Colony, Texas

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Don......, I am very satisfied with my new hatband (WESTERN DIAMONDBACK RATTLESNAKE ). It is very nicely constructed and looks GREAT on my new hat. Your personal advice and attention was great, and made the process easy. Thanks for everything. I will be back soon. Bill Haraway, Milton, FL.

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Don....., all went GREAT for my Client. He was a big hit with his hat(THE WYATT EARP) at his company party. He said he had a great time and hadn't laughed so hard in the last two years. Thank you again for the quick turn around service. Happy Holidays, Mark Lareau, Manchester, NH.

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Don......, the hat (GOOD, BAD, AND UGLY) was everything that I expected. It fits PERFECT, and looks GREAT. To bad the head it goes on only detracts from it. I may be ordering another hat in the Spring. Thanks for a good job........ Brooklyn Slim , Dallastown, PA.

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Hi Don...., yes, this is the first "real" Cowboy Hat (THE ROWDY YATES) I have ever purchased, and I am completely satisfied with everything you have done!! The additional informational material about Clint Eastwood and Rawhide that were included were GREATLY appreciated. I am also very pleased this hat is handmade in the USA as well. Additionally, your prices are very good compared to others I have checked on the Internet before placing my order.

 Sadly, my Wife passed away during the production of "THE ROWDY YATES" and did not get to see it, but I will recommend your Website to others that inquire about it as I proudly wear "THE ROWDY YATES"!!......, Head 'em up!....... Move 'em out!!......, Donald Tomkinson, Upland, CA.

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Don......., it was a pleasure talking with you, and doing business with you!! The hat (THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER) was VERY true to form, and your service was EXCELLENT!! The process of getting the "DRIFTER" was as much fun as wearing it to our party (Halloween). I'd recommend your Company to anyone....., Clifford Lent (THE MAN WITH NO NAME, NY), St. James, NY

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Don...., the hat (THE GOOD, BAD, AND UGLY) is a PERFECT fit with the look of authenticity I was hoping for. The molding, gunshot hole, and stains take me back in time when I first saw the movie. I am looking forward to appearing as Clint Eastwood at this weekend's Halloween party, and will forward photos of the event. The hat will also be a trophy to hang on the wall for many years to come. I will certainly pass on my satisfaction of the quality of the creator. Thank you....., Harlan Schultz, San Antonio, Texas

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Hi Don....., The hat (THE GOOD, BAD, AND UGLY) is PERFECT!! I couldn't be happier unless it came with a horse!! David Golden, Denver, Colorado

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Hi Don......, I received my hat (THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER), and it's incredibly beautiful!! It's perfect....., (antiquing is great), and the quality is amazing!! A FINE HAT!!!....., and it FITS LIKE A GLOVE. You can be sure that it won't be my last purchase from LONGHORN HATTERS. I'll certainly recommend your craftsmanship here in the GREAT WHITE NORTH!! Glad to be an HONORARY TEXAN. Jean-Francois Taillon, Montreal-Quebec, Canada

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Don......, I must admit I feel a little braver, and am certainly taller in "THE LONGHORN" custom hat. It's a beauty!!! The workmanship and quality are superb. The size is correct. The hat was shipped and arrived before the original estimated date in a box that provided ample protection for the hat. The promotional packet that comes with the hat goes far beyond just a receipt and a Certificate of Ownership. In fact, you get a creative array of Certificates and materials that will at once put a smile on your face,..........., and, at the same time, make you feel proud to be part of the Cowboy Lore that is the soul of your Custom Cowboy hat. Also, communication with Don about the process and progress of my hat was excellent!! In fact, it was the BEST I have experienced in the Custom Hat Business!!....., Jeff McCloy in Colorado....., GREAT COMMENT, Jeff,....., May your head be forever blessed!!! Don Livingston, LONGHORN HATTERS

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Comment from Renee Amaral regarding "THE FESTUS" Custom Designed for Dustin Katz.

 Hi Don................, Thank you so much. Dustin was absolutely thrilled with his hat. The craftsmanship is supurb, and it fits him as if you knew his head!! NOW, he is a REAL Cowboy!! I really appreciated the updates, and how we received "THE FESTUS" ahead of schedule. If anyone asks us where to get a Cowboy hat, we're sending them to you......, You're the BEST!! Thank you............., Renee and Dustin, San Mateo, CA.

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Don..........., The Black Custom 5X Beaver WYATT EARP Hat you made for me is simply stunning!! The Beaver Felt is unlike any I've ever seen..., I can only describe it as lustrous and buttery!!! Styling is dead on to the original. The pin roll and ribbon hatband are also simply amazing..., a REAL CRAFTSMAN'S TOUCH!! This hat has just the right amount of dip for my particular head and face. Fit was a tad loose, but the reducers did the trick...., fits like a glove now. Overall, JUST EXCELLENT...., VERY PLEASED!! Evan Bane, New Berlin, WI.,...... AND THAT'S WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT!! Don Livingston, LONGHORN HATTERS

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LONGHORN HATTERS sends out a "Check Up feedback" list to Customers after receiving a LONGHORN HATTERS Hat or Hatband. Here is an extensive un-edited reply from a customer RE: a HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER Hat ordered....................,

 Hello..., I am writing you to give you some feedback on the hat (THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER) I ordered. I will start with the Pros, then go to the Cons.

 Pros: The hat size is correct and fits good, and I like the material the hat is made from as well as the aging process.

 Cons: The forming of the hat is not what I expected from the pictures and descriptions. (See attached jpg photos)..., one side of the hat is angled up, and the other angled down. The back of the hat is angled up.

Regarding packaging, the quality of the box material is insufficient for the content(hat) that you packaged in it. I would recommend that you use a heavier cardboard box based on the handling techniques of UPS, USPS, and Fed-Ex. The inside packing material seemed to be ok for protecting the hat. Hope this feedback helps. Lee Bradshaw - Raleigh, NC.

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 Hello Don...., I received the hat ("THE BILLY JACK") and have been enjoying it ever since. The fit was PERFECT and I'm sure I'll be wearing it for a long time. Thanks very much for the hat, your great communication, and attention to detail. Sincerely, Darryl Cole, Cooksville, Tennessee.

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On July 15, 2012, LONGHORN HATTERS was consigned by Edd Hill, Bristol, TN. to design the 5X Beaver TOM MIX for The Honorable, Ron Ramsey, LT. Governor of the State of Tennessee to say thanks for his support of the Birthplace of Country Music.

 The hat was presented to the LT. Governor on Saturday, August 11, 2012. I got this note from Mr Hill saying, "Don....., the LT. Governor was pleased with the hat, and the fit was perfect."....., It might be added that The Honorable Ron Ramsey was presented with AN HONORARY TEXAN CERTIFICATE from LONGHORN HATTERS, and can now proudly call himself an Honorary Texan with pride...., Don Livingston - LONGHORN HATTERS

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SPECIAL DESIGN - A special design was requested by Alexander Cherny from Stamford, Conn. for the 6 inch brimmed COMANCHERO....., no dying, no brim stitching, Buffalo Head Nickel hatband, 17 inch Stampede Strings, and styled like the hat Chuck Norris wore in his long running Television Series, "Walker, Texas Ranger". After receiving the hat, here is Mr Cherny's reply:

 Dear Don, The hat arrived. It looks GREAT! EVERYTHING as we discussed! Everything as Chuck Norris has!! Best Regards, Alexander Cherny, Stamford, Conn.

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Don......., I have put a hat together featuring the hatband you made(WESTERN DIAMONDBACK RATTLESNAKE) for all the Music Festivals I attend. Next stop, Telluride Blues and Brews. It is sure to turn some heads. Thanks for the craftsmanship of the band. I am very pleased with the colors. Don't be surprised if you get some referrals. Thanks, Frank Casias, Farmington, NM.

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WHEN IT RAINS, IT POURS....

 Sometimes, things just don't work out, and below is an example from previous Customer Evan Bane, Glendale, WI. A copy of the hat John Wayne wore in the film McLINTOCK was consigned to be built.

 When the hat was received, a check up was sent to find out if everything was to his satisfaction. The following, is an edited version of the Email I received:

 "Don, THE McLINTOCK failed to wow me right out of the box. Here are the shortcomings as I see 'em......., everything from a bad fit, dis-satisfaction with the Custom silk in the hat, brim too big, block out of shape. The hat just looks "goofy" on me..... I'm open to suggestions", Evan Bane, Glendale, WI.

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 It was requested that the hat be sent back, LONGHORN HATTERS would pay for the shipping, and a new hat was scheduled to be made. After several Emails, it was decided that the NEW hat would be upgraded from a 100% Wool Felt to a 5X Beaver Supreme. A new design was decided on ... a replica styled after the black hat Kevin Costner wore in his film, Wyatt Earp. The WYATT EARP is presently in development. In the E-mail exchange on THE WYATT EARP, Evan wrote, "Don, please know that I am extremely grateful for the straight-up way you're dealing with me. We'll come to a nice 5X solution that should work for the both of us."...., More to come, I'm sure......Don Livingston - LONGHORN HATTERS (Check on Evan Bane's comment on THE WYATT EARP in an earlier posting) 

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 Hey Don...., thanks for the hat(THE BILLY JACK). It is very nice, and my band looks very nice on it. Also, thanks for the envelope of gags. They're pretty funny......., anyway, lots of luck with your hat business, and many busy years to come. Sincerely, Adam Decker, Litchfield Park, Arizona

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Thank you Don for my beautiful hatband(WESTERN DIAMONDBACK RATTLESNAKE). It looks TERRIFIC, and I look forward wearing it on my hat. You have to be the most thorough and conscientious Designer/Vendor I've ever met!! That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it!! Gary Trousdale, Northridge, CA.

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Don..., I'm an Engineer in Arkansas, and my firm took a job in Texas where 1860's period attire needs to be worn. The hat (THE ROWDY YATES) looks GREAT, and fits great as well. The rest of the team all have the same new generic cowboy hat. People think I have been working here for years!!! Sincerely....., David Thornton, Farmington, Arkansas

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Hi Don...., I've been away, and didn't have a chance to reply to you. Received the hat (THE ROWDY YATES) in good order....., fits great, looks great, feels great!! Thanks,....... Larry Abadie, San Pedro, CA.

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Don...., Hope all is well! All I can say is WOW!!!!! The hat (THE FESTUS) is awesome, and I couldn't be more pleased. I took it out of the box and the only time it has been off my head is when I'm sleeping. I have actually had a couple of people wanna buy the darn thing off my head 'cause they wanted a trail worn hat. I told 'em that they could have one made, and gave 'em your Email address!!!! Keep up the OUTSTANDING work. I'll be orderin' a hat for my boy soon. Take care........, Shane Clymer, Douglas, WY.

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Don......, you are more than a hat maker, you are an artist. I absolutely LOVE my hat (THE PALE RIDER). I didn't think any hat could be better than THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER that I got from you last year(2011)...., I was mistaken!!! Thank you for signing it for me. THAT is the proverbial cherry on top. As for turning heads, you are right. I can't wait to show my Dad. He will be trying to fit his big head into this hat all week on their vacation!!! Thank you so much for your fine work. Craig Houchen, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Don....., Every aspect of your service was outstanding, and the quality of THE LONGHORN GUATEMALAN PALM LEAF was spot on. As I mentioned, I have become your "# 1" fan, and will let the Club know about your product......, and, more importantly, your Customer Service!!!! Keith Harrison, Hermann, MO.

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Hey Don...., my hat (THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER) was waiting on me when I got home from work last night. To say this is a GREAT hat would be an understatement!! I love it. Fits great, and I'm very pleased. Thanks for the great communications. Happy Trails, Charlie Glotzbach, Kingsport, Tennessee

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Dear Don, I am EXTREMELY satisfied with my hat(THE FESTUS). GREAT JOB!!! Thank you so much!! Albert Garcia, West Covina, CA.

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Hello Don, Received the hat tonight, 4/12/12 (THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER). It fits perfectly!!! As a matter of fact, it feels like I have been wearing it for 10 years. Nicely done, sir!!! This hat DOES make my head feel REALLY good. A QUESTION: This hat is built the same way as the one in the Movie??......, ANSWER: YES, minus the dust and sweat stains as requested......, Larry Reed, Maple Valley, WA..., HONORARY TEXAN, and proud of it!!!

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Hello Don,........, thank you for another GREAT hat ("THE ROWDY YATES"). It's a fine addition to my hat collection. I am VERY PLEASED with the fit and craftsmanship of this one!!! I look forward to the next EASTWOOD hat. Thanks again, A. Porter, Colorado City, Texas

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Don..., We're VERY pleased with the hats (TWO GUATEMALAN PALM LEAFS..., one with a Braided Horse Hair Hatband, and one with a Buffalo Head Nickel Hatband and leather laced brim)....., haven't taken them off yet!! Already looking forward to becoming repeat customers!! Best Regards, David L. "Deke" & Sylvia Philman, San Antonio, Texas

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Dear Don......, Your Customer Service is like none other!! You are one of the best guys I've ever delt with, and I plan on buying many more hats from LONGHORN HATTERS for years to come!! I enjoy the distressing (Antiquing) on THE GOOD, BAD, AND UGLY Hat I purchased....it was REALLY distressed...., I'm sure that is how the actual hat looks today!! Howard, Arvada, Colorado

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Don......, got the hat (HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER) yesterday (3/1/12), and am VERY happy with it. The overall quality and attention to detail is EXCELLENT!! It's a very comfortable fit from front to back with a little room on the sides, but overall a good fit. The delivery was on time and prompt. The promotional packet sent was an unexpected surprise and VERY COOL!! Your Customer Service was OUTSTANDING, with great communication throughout the whole process of building my hat. Thanks again, Michael Becherer, Tucson, Arizona

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Hi Don...., THE FESTUS arrived safely yesterday...., it's GREAT!! A perfect fit and color to my liking!!! Festus's "Aunt Thede" would approve!!! Very Professional. Your attention to detail and Customer Satisfaction is the BEST!!. The accompanied paperwork that was included is much appreciated!!! I will frame my HONORARY TEXAN CERTIFICATE. It will go next to my picture of General John Bell Hood. Attached, are some pics of myself. I'm brandishing my Uberti Colt 1873 SAA......, Festus might end this comment saying..., "Tonight's table fare will be beef short ribs, slow cooked with some rubbin's and sauce, big pot o' campfire beans, and a pan o' cornbread from Delmonico's,......, then venture over to the Longbranch for a few o' Sam's cold beers so's I can sing me a few songs from The Son's of the Pioneer Days, look down the front o' Miss Kitty's dress, and then have Doc Adams holler at me 'cause I ain't behavin' proper."....., Thanks so much for your GREAT Custom Work!!! Charles Clark, Manassas, Virginia

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Hi Don, I got my hat!! (THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER) It came late Friday night (2/3/12). The hat is AWESOME!!! I love it, and it looks great!!! I will send a photo of me wearing it........, stay tuned!! I LOVE THIS HAT!! ......,ALSO the info packet with all the "important information". People are already looking for me from THE WANTED POSTER. $50.000 is a hefty reward,..........., at least they would prefer me alive!!! Thanks again, Michael J. Curran, Seward, Alaska

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Don, the hat (THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER) is JAMMING!!! I dig it!! Will send you photos shortly...., Chuck Wilson, Hermosa Beach, CA.

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Hello Don..., I am VERY pleased with the hat (THE GOOD, BAD, AND UGLY). It is very authentic, right down to the bullet holes. Thank you for your attention to detail. I would also note that I appreciate the promptness with which you built and shipped my order. The size was just a bit large, but I used the enclosed reducers, and it fits fine now. I am considering ordering another hat from you. Which other Eastwood hats do you make? I'll be contacting you soon......, A. Porter, Colorado City, Texas

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Don, I would like to order a few more of these hatbands (Prairie Rattlesnake), but would not like all the adjustment holes. I can do the holes my self.., then they will be hidden. Other than that, it is a GREAT looking band, and I really like the way you did the inside of the band with the Pigskin backing. I've got many Diamondback and Timber Rattler bands...., never had a Prairie Rattler till now. I also just recently got a few Copperhead bands. Thank you for your help on this band I just got from you. My Best Regards to You,....., Hoyt "Rooster" Minges, Kinston, NC

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I received this very detailed Comment and Critique on the HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER Hat LONGHORN HATTERS made for Steve Hoch, from Wheaton, Illinois, and living up to the reputation that all comments are printed, welcomed the addition of this one. Don Livingston

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 Hello Don!! I opened the hat (THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER) Christmas morning, 2011, and was pleasantly surprised! It's a real looker. Just a bit loose. but I was able to snug it up with the sizing kit you included. I really liked the Promotional packet you included too!! Very cool. I actually love the hat just the way it is, and wouldn't change a thing because it's MY HAT and I will wear it as MY HAT, not Clint Eastwood's from HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER..........., the comment went on further to say......., "HOWEVER, if you want an honest opinion, I would call it "in the style" of THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER hat..., NOT a replica. If you have a copy of the movie, you'll notice Clint's hat is much darker. (almost black). His hat has no pencil roll at all, although I like yours better with it on. On his, the brim is flat. The hat band is actually lighter than the rest of the hat, and tied on the side, NOT in the rear. There is also no extra lacing after the knot either: (although I liked the fact you added that on mine.) In the movie, his hat is bent up on the right front and also dented in the rear of the crown as much as the front.., and a lot dirter!! There's all the specifics if you're making an exact replica! I love your hat Don. You have a real talent and I wanted to thank you once again for price break. I'll definitely be back for another when I wear this one out!!! Thank you so much!!!"........, Steve Hoch, Wheaton, Illinois,....... In reply.......

Thank you Steve for your honesty. Your points are well taken, as well as your facts. Happy Trails, Don Livingston - LONGHORN HATTERS

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THE PERFECT GIFT.... Garry Hawn from Texarkana, Texas ordered a WESTERN DIAMONDBACK RATTLESNAKE Hatband with Front Head Mount for his Brother stationed in Germany for Christmas, 2011. Here is the reply from his brother.....,

Hello Don, I want to thank you for the EXCELLENT work on my NEW DIAMONDBACK RATTLESNAKE Hatband. It is mounted on a European formal hat and LOOKS GREAT!! I'm sure when I wear it around the local establishments, questions will arise if a WESTERN DIAMONDBACK (Crotelus atrox) are in the woods around here. They're only big in Texas!!! He added......, Big Brother, thanks for the wonderful Christmas gift!! Happy New Year,...... Brian Hawn, Stuttgart, Germany...., (It might be said that Brian's Brother handled all shipping as LONGHORN HATTERS does not ship Internationally.)

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Thanks Don....., THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER was PERFECT!!! Thank you so much. We love it!!! Heading out on Christmas Vacation right now, but wanted to send a quick THANK YOU!! Happy Holidays and thanks again for everything. Daniel Berumen, Diamond Bar, CA.

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Don......, Love the Hatband (WESTERN DIAMONDBACK RATTLESNAKE), and will be sending you pics. My new hat and hatband will get great exposure while I'm in competition at the upcoming 2012 WORLD TRADITIONAL ARCHERY CHAMPIONSHIPS in Tennessee. I will spread the word of your craftsmanship while there. If more businesses followed up like you have, they would be much better off. Respectfully, "BIG" John Carrell, Riverside, MO.

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Don, we received the hats (THE REAL DEAL TARP HATS) from my Brother, Larry Futrell (and this site's Web Master) for Christmas, and my Husband (Lee) put his on immediately!! As former Sailors, we always had the Tilley Hats, but now that we are "Landlubbers", we will replace them with THE REAL DEAL TARP HATS. Love them, and experimenting with ways to make mine my own (brim work). Thanks for the fun hats!! Joy Talbot, Georgetown, SC.

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Dear Mr. Livingston, thank you SO MUCH for my new hat (THE FESTUS), and the GREAT job you did. I have gotten many compliments. It fits me like a glove. I just could not ask for any better fit!! I'm going to order another hat in time....., already have it picked out, but MY FESTUS has become so dear to me, it would be hard to wear another hat at this time. Thank you again for MY FESTUS....., Sincerely, Dennis Clanton, Pearl, Mississippi

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The hat band (WESTERN DIAMONDBACK RATTLESNAKE) I received was exactly what my husband wanted! The instructions were easy to follow to fit to the hat, and the promptness of delivery was outstanding...ahead of schedule! Holly Moffett, Jonesborough, TN.

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Hey Don, Everything with THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER is great...., fits nice, shipped fast, and an overall ''BAD A$$'' hat. Thank you for your time and craftsmanship on the work you have done. You are a great businessman, and I will refer you to anyone who wonders where I purchased my hat, and hopefully I can get you more business from Northern Montana. Sincerely, Hunter Barnes, Shelby, Montana

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Hi Don, I received my hat! (THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER) After playing with the reducers, I have a perfect fit. I love it! Thank you, my friend! Jack L. Houchen, Greeley, Colorado....,

**Check out Jack Houghen's own Custom Tall Tale featured in THE COUNTRY CORNER SECTION of the site on Dr. Cletus Shepard's page........, he loves it!!

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Don......, In answer to your questionnaire everything is great!!! I received the promo package, and that was wonderful. I wore the hat (THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER) to a gun show this weekend, and noticed a lot of people looking at it. I will contact you this weekend at your shop. I want to get the HONOARY TEXAN CERTIFICATE for my parents in Illinois. Thank you, Paul Sowa, San Antonio, Texas, Account Executive, G & W Flooring

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Dear Don.  I received my High Plains Drifter hat, and am very pleased with it.  The hat fits perfect.  I appreciate the professionalism, attention to detail, and the level of service that you supplied throughout the process.  Ordering items from the Internet is always an unknown, but my dealings with you and your company were extraordinary!!  The hat arrived ahead of schedule, and I especially liked your promo packet with complete instructions and a Certificate making me an "HONORARY TEXAN", ....  Phil Unander, Goleta CA. 805-964-3545

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Don, I love the hat(THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER) you made for me. I've never worn a more comfortable one and its exactly what I've been looking for. Your customer service was way beyond my expectations. And the changes to the design you made for me really made happy about choosing Longhorn. It even arrived exactly when you said it would. I would recommend you to anyone looking for a quality hat at a reasonable price. Thank you so much
Eric kronstadt, Ellicott City, MD.

Don, I love the hat(THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER) you made for me. I've never worn a more comfortable one and its exactly what I've been looking for. Your customer service was way beyond my expectations, and the changes to the design you made for me really made me happy about choosing Longhorn. It even arrived exactly when you said it would. I would recommend you to anyone looking for a quality hat at a reasonable price. Thank you so much......,Eric Kronstadt, Ellicott City, MD.

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Comments are encouraged on the various Items designed by LONGHORN HATTERS, whether it be on a Hat, Hatband, OR a Custom Designed Speciality Item. Any Comment is accepted, no matter how long, or how short, negative, OR positive. When asked for a comment if a hat (THE GOLFER, 4 " Brim, 5 3/4" Crown) done for Paul Bolnik, Davis, CA. was to his satisfaction, his comment consisted of five words..., "It's still holding its shape!!" I would consider that a positive comment, and felt obliged to add it to this Comment Section....., OH, the hat hangs on the bed post every night. What better testament can THAT be. May your Hat forever help you with your Golf Game, Paul Bolnik, Davis, CA ...., Don Livingston - LONGHORN HATTERS

........, Paul Bolnik wrote back with this kind comment......,

Well, it is a testimonial! I have an affliction that makes me sweat profusely. Every hat that I wear ends up with a downward droop and a large yellow stain just below the band. The Guatemalan beauty that I received from Don Livingston, AKA The Longhorn Hatter, has not drooped and is still holding its shape. I keep it on my bed post to remind me of the kindness and generosity of my two hat benefactors, Holly Thornton and the aforementioned Don Livingston...., Paul Bolnik, Davis, CA.

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  It is not often there is a personal phone call placed by a customer RE: one of my Custom hats, but this was NOT the case with one proud customer. Evan Bane from New Berlin, WI. had purchased THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER, called to say, "Don, I just wanted you to know that THE HIGH PLAINS came today, and it fit like a glove. I especially was impressed with the Pencil Roll. Thank you SO much!!"................NO, thank you, Evan......, may your head be forever blessed!! Don Livingston, LONGHORN HATTERS

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Don, the Hat (HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER) is PERFECT!!! Thank you SO much! I really appreciate your quick response and delivery. Thanks again!! Kevin Schoolcraft, Charlotte, NC.

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Hello Don Livingston, I did receive the hat you made for me last week (THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER), and I am completely satisfied with everything. The size and construction are perfect, and I really appreciate the prompt shipping and communication throughout the entire process. Thank you, and I will definitely reccommend you to my friends. Very Respectively, James Nugent, BUENA PARK, CA.

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 Don, The hats just came today. (THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER AND THE REAL DEAL TARP HAT) I LOVE them both. I assume the foam tape that you included is to put in THE DRIFTER hat if it's a little loose?...., It is just slightly. A strong breeze could take it off. Any place in particular you recommend that I place them? Front and back maybe? I really like THE DRIFTER hat. Good job...., and thank you for the hassle free return and your work. Craig Houchen, Grand Rapids, MI.

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 .., my reply.., With the reducers, place one under the sweat band right middle, one under the sweat band left middle, and IF needed one in the back and front. I sent the reducers to take into consideration you are a Long Oval. At times, Long Ovals need reducers on the right and left sides............., front and back are normally fine. Don Livingston, LONGHORN HATTERS

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 Don, the hatband(Buffalo Head Nickel)is PERFECT!! Got a couple of questions. Can you make me another (work hatband) just like it only without the Buffalo Head Nickels? Several years ago I had a Barbed Wire Leather Hatband that I gave to one of my sons along with the hat. I haven't been able to find a Leather Bob (Barbed) Wire Hatband since. Do you make these? Thanks, Jim Chapman, Austin, Texas.....,The answer back to Jim was YES, I can design one for you, Don Livingston - LONGHORN HATTERS

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Thanks Don, The Hat (BUTCH CASSIDY) looks GREAT!! I have another one for you to make before long, David Atkins, Elkhart, TX.

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Hey Don, James here. Just wanted to thank you for all your efforts on getting me my hat on time for vacation. I had a wonderful time. That COMANCHERO hat (6" brim) not only provided me shade, but my girl could not have stayed closer to my side as she cuddled for relief from the sun! Although we laughed, I cannot tell "u" how many compliments I got as I stood standing in line at Cedar Point..., in complete shade!! This has been BY FAR the best hat buying experience I have ever had(and I am not a novice). Thank you again, James Dyson, Steubenville, OH

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Hello Don, My Guatemalan Palm Leaf Hat, "THE GOLFER" you made for me is PERFECT!! It is Custom, and fits my head like a glove. I was VERY pleased with the interesting paperwork that accompanied the hat. You put a lot of time and effort into making the hat and personalizing it with THE HONORARY YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS CERTIFICATE. I am close to knowing all of the lyrics to "The Yellow Rose of Texas". The hat brought class to my head, and the song..., music to my heart. Thank you Don for all of your hard work.
Holly Anne Thornton (HAT), Stateline, Nevada

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Don, The BMCA (BIRTHPLACE OF COUNTRY MUSIC ALLIANCE) just presented me with a wonderful LONGHORN HATTERS Hat (Guatemalan Palm Leaf)..., I LOVE IT!! It fits perfectly, and is imaculately constructed. Thank you for doing such a great job. This was a wonderful surprise. Thanks also for the nice certificate. I be proudly wearing the hat at our Street Concert tonight, (7/15/11) and will be the best dressed and coolest person there. My head is definitely blessed today...., and with three LONGHORN HATTERS Hats in my collection, I am certainly blessed!!! Say hi to Bob (Brother). Milhorn (Mike, Kingsport, TN.) took a picture. The Best, Edd Hill, Bristol, TN.

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A GREAT COMMENT!!!

Don, I have been involved in web based sales since the mid 1990's - back when most people had no idea what the web was, or how to use it, and, in all that time, I can honestly say, I have NEVER had faster response (with problem solving the re-sizing of a HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER), but even more impressive, was the fact that you followed up to make sure the issue (which was my doing) was taken care of after I forgot to respond back. I will never order any Custom Hat from any other person or company, and will recommend you to any person I can. Thank you, Jim Waller, Chandler, AZ. ....., NO, Thank You Jim, and Best Wishes, Don Livingston - LONGHORN HATTERS

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JILLIAN GRACE  -  Playboy Magazine's Playmate of the month for March, 2005, wrote:Don, Thank you! I love my new hat ("The Morocca"). The craftsmanship is superb. Your product has inspired me for the next change to my web site, which I hope to carry out within the next few weeks. Thank you for your generosity. I am so flattered. Smiles, Jillian Grace 

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 Hi Don, It was so much fun visiting you in San Antonio at your hat store.All the Documents (HONORARY YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS, TEXAS TALL TALE, ANTIQUE WANTED POSTER, and the hat facts you sent were GREAT!! Thanks again.Lisa Taylor-Molitch (Lisa Valentine), Seattle, WA.

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Don, got the hat. (Guatemalan Palm Leaf with Buffalo Head Nickel Hatband) It fits perfectly. I have had several people ask me about it. You will probably hear from John Rainero. I am glad to be an Honorary Texan. The HONORARY TEXAN DOCUMENT will go on my wall right beside my Kentucky Colonial Document. I live in the land of Davy Crockett, John Sevier, and Sam Houston, and will defend Texas as they did.
Thanks, Edd Hill, Bristol, Tennessee

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Don, I just got home from my daughter’s house seeing Grand Child baby Michael, and signed today for the HONORARY TEXAS LITTLE WRANGLER CERTIFICATE you did for him. It is perfect! I love it, and I know my dad will enjoy his personalized cover letter as well. I will see him in a few days, and then I am going back to MN to see Michael again and will take the framed certificate to my daughter at that time. Thanks for your personalization, and for your tips about framing. I am very happy with the certificate.
Ava Ballard, McKinny, Texas
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Hey, Don, After stopping by your hat shop (June 6, 2010), you immediately noticed I was wearing one of your hats (THE TRAIL BLAZER) that I bought from you 7 years ago. As you saw, it still looked somewhat new. I don't wear it as much as I would like, but when I do, people notice and compliment me. Thanks again for adjusting my hat free of charge the day I brought it in, and for taking my picture in your OLD TIME PHOTO EMPORIUM studio with it on. You have done good work over the years, “ Go Horns ”. I will ask my wife Sarah to bring her two hats in she also bought from you so she can also have her picture taken in your PHOTO studio. I will continue looking over your web site for updates and inventory. Until then, thank you very much. David and Sarah Vidal, San Antonio, Texas

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Hi Don, I just received "The Quigley" hat. As usual, your craftsmanship is wonderful! I own a dozen or so hats and the two you made for me ("High Plains Drifter" and "The Quigley") are my favorites. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone.
Keep up the good work,Frank R. Fletcher, South Gibson, PA.

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Hi Don, my hat arrived today (April 16, 2010) and its great, only problem is its far too big for me, not the measurement I gave you, never mind...., there's not much I can do about that now ,too much time sending it back etc. .I’ve tried packing the band inside with card and makes a slight difference but not a lot. Maybe I could shrink it somehow ,any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks again regards,Roger Lee, Peacehaven, East Sussex, United Kingdom

I wrote Roger back with this comment:


Roger, First, I'm sorry about the fit. Below, is the spec you sent when the order was made.

The High Plains Drifter Item# 8 , What is your hat size?: 22 3/4" =58 cm. =71/4.

When the hat is made, it is measured to the spec sent. The 58cm is European size and then converted to American size (7 1/4).., BUT everything is based on inches of the circumference of the head.........., IF that's off, there will be a problem. The hat, when the brim and crown are formed, is measured to size, and the Sweat Band is sewed in.

Now, to fix your problem. First, you can't shrink it. Cardboard will not do it.

Here is a "quick fix" until I can send you reducers.

1) take two rectangular sections of paper towels (10 1/2" x 8"). Roll one section up from end to end about 1" wide, flatten it out, and cut it in half across the 8" wide side). Do the same to the other paper towel section. You should have 4 pieces.
2) next, put one piece under the sweat band in the front, one under the sweat band in the back, and the two pieces left under the sweat band on both sides. EVERYTHING MUST BE DONE UNDER THE SWEAT BAND.

If it is still a little big put two on each side and front. (8 pieces). This should reduce the size one size +.

I will send you three kinds of reducers. Actual hat band I use, leather, and sponge reducers. I believe these should do the trick!!

It's always hard to make a size to ship out IF the client is absent, and you relay on client measurement.

I will get the reducers out to you, and that should work. Instructions and a diagram will be sent as well.

When I design a hat, I always worry if it will be to small, so I make it a little larger, ......., If this is any consolation, it's better for the hat to be a little larger than smaller.

Again, sorry for the fit......., hopefully it can be worked out.
Happy Trails, Don Livingston

Roger wrote back saying:


Hi Don, received my hat shrinkers yesterday, and they certainly did the trick, many thanks and kind regards, Roger Lee, Peacehaven, East Sussex United Kingdom

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Hi Don,
The hat is awesome! (HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER) Looks great, fits great,….. it was right on the money! Thanks again,
Steve Ferenczy, Pasadena, Texas
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Don,
THE DERBY came today and I love it! Thanks so much for the packet you sent along as well. I know I will enjoy this hat for many years to come. It was a great pleasure meeting you and doing business with you!
Kind regards, Julie Dojahn, Angleton, Texas

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Don,
I just wanted you to know how much I use my palm leaf hat, it's the perfect fishing hat for the Mexican saltwater flats and after all these years it still looks like new. Thanks again for a job well done. Mike Milhorn, Kingsport, TN.

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This was a note sent by Mike Hyland from Smyrna, Delaware, who ordered a Diamondback Rattlesnake Hat Band with open mouth mounted in the front, and the rattle/tail section mounted in the back. He personally shipped his hat to me so I could fit the band on his hat perfectly. I took pictures of the hat and band and Emailed them back to him. After seeing the pictures, here is an excerpt from his reply:

Don,
This is is one, if not the most beautiful hat I have ever seen. I HAVE TO SAY IT IS MUCH, MUCH MORE THAN I EXPECTED. I AM EXTREMELY PLEASED. No words can express my gratitude for all that you have done to help me through this endeavor. It is TRULY the hat of my dreams. It shows you really care about the work you do, and that is something to be proud of. If I was there, I would give you a big ol' Texan pat on the back. Needless to say, this work of art is going to be seen by hundreds of people out here.
Mike Hyland, Smyrna, Delaware
NOTE: Thanks for this GREAT comment, Mike - Don Livingston-LONGHORN HATTERS

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Hi Don,
I received the hat (THE TRAIL BLAZER) yesterday via UPS, just before I headed out for work. I just wanted ta let ya know that I'm absolutely stoked about the hat. That's "dunebilly" language meaning that I love the hat! As soon as I took it out of the box I was really impressed with it's aesthetics. It looks exactly as I was hoping with the dips on the front & back. The Diamonback skin is awesome! I love how the rattle comes off the back. I think Doug Sahm once said something like: "You just can't live in Texas if you don't have a lot of soul". This hat has got this soul. It's authentic & I can tell it was made with love by someone who knows what they're doin'. The quality & craftsmanship that went into this hat are outstanding. I wasn't sure if you'd get the size exactly right, even with the help of the pictures I sent. To my surprise, as soon as I put the hat on, it fit absolutely perfect! Snug, but not to tight... very comfortable... perfect! I was glad after all that ya put the stampede strings on because we get a lot of wind here & it's nice ta draw the strings up if I wanna roll the window down & take a drive. Thanks so much for your time & effort, I love the hat! We're very busy here w/ the holiday weekend, but as soon as I can I'll send ya some pictures of me wearin' the hat.
From the beach, Jay Balfe, Buxton,NC
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Dear Don,
I received the hat.( 8" brimmed Comenchero) It is great! I will try to follow the instructions you included. Thank you very much for the hat and the care with which you did it.All the best, Alexander Cherny, Moscow, Russia

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Don,
Received the hat. (Guatemalan Palm Leaf, 5" brim, 5 1/2" crown) Its perfect! Just right for the sun. Double loop Stampede string is GREAT! I'll keep the specs along with a picture, for the next time. I hope everything is going well for you in this current economy. It is nice to be able to get custom items like this. Everything is becoming so mass produced and "plastic" looking.
Thanks! Sean Smith, Logan, Utah
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Don,
The hat (Trail Blazer) was a huge hit, as was the memorabilia.
Happy New Year 2009 to you. Michael Book, Baton Rouge, LA.
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Don,
I received the hat today ("HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER"), but was disappointed that it did not have the pencil rolled brim as advertised.
Otherwise ok and thanks, Gary Blankinship, Trenton, Tenn.

I wrote back to Gary with this remark:
Dear Gary: I'm sorry you were not fully satisfied with the hat.The pencil roll was slight, not a total curl. If you would like an adjustment, I would be more than happy to curl the brim in full. Ship it back (at my expense) and I'll fully curl the brim, etc..
Thank you for your comment. The very best,
Don Livingston, LONGHORN HATTERS


Gary wrote: I am sorry, there is a pencil roll to hat. The more I wear it the more I love it, very comfortable & I love the texture.
Thanks, Gary
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Don....
I really like my hat a lot ...it is so awesome that I haven't been wearing it too much because I like looking at it myself...so, it has just been sitting there for me to view. Thank you in advance, because I know you are going to make a really special hat for Harry (Chester, Corpus Christi, Texas), just like my awesome hat...but a little darker brown. Billy Southwell, The Southwell Co., San Antonio, Texas
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Don.....
I like it(HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER)….can’t wait to get it on my head…. Thank you so much…I’ll try to remember and send you a digital photo wearing it…thought I would meet up with Billy today hunting and get it, but did not work out on my end…
Thanks,
Harry Lee Chester, Corpus Christi, Texas
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Hi Don:
Gregg loved the Honorary Texan Certificate and the Gift Certificate. He really was speechless for a moment, and then had a great laugh......He said he’ll drive up to San Antonio from Houston to redeem the gift certificate because he’s always wanted to go to San Antone! Thank you so much for the extra effort you took to make this happen so fast. He was touched—and delighted! -
Judi Cantor, VP of Development, Boston's Children's Museum, Boston, MA
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Don,
The hat is fantastic(Commenchero)!! Fit perfect right out of the box. One of a kind for sure, and no detail left out. EXACTLY what I ordered! Look forward to living many tall tales with my new hat.
Mark S. Hicks, Carmel, Indiana
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Hello Don,
Got the hat(Guatemalan Palm Leaf) and thank you very much....it's everything you said it would be...most comfortable hat I've worn...I'll get a lot of use from this. I wand four more for my sons, and two friends!!
Harry Lee Chester, Corpus Christi
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Hey Don,
Just wanted to let you know that I received my certificate (Honorary Texan Certificate) today..it's wonderful!!!!! I keep reading it over and over. Thanks again for sending this to me and especially for 2 FANTASTIC cowboy hats!
John Anderson, New Braunfels, Texas
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Mr. Don Livingston........
A awesome job...the hat (THE FESTUS) is just what I wanted....also perfect fit....Todd (Son) has not taken it off since I gave it to him. He says to tell you now he is a True Texan.....but cannot bring him self to be a Dallas Cowboy fan......
Thanks again ......very professional -
Jerry Rose, Hesperia, MI
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THE COMANCHERO RIDES HIGH IN NORTH CAROLINA
Don,

Now this is a HAT!!.("The Comanchero") Wow!! It just came in, and I'm wearing it to dinner tonight. This will come in very handy, and I can see it will hold up very well. I'll be making my own Stampede strap before I go to The Ranch in Colorado.
Much obliged to ya Pard.
Clark Aflague', Raleigh, NC
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DON'T TRY THIS!!!
I took my El Chepo felt and sprayed some felt stiffener on it last night. I was headed off to sleep, so I wanted to step up the drying process. I was going to use the vent from the heater but instead I turned on the gas burner and held the hat over it to dry, things went well until the Damn thing caught on fire...I was waving it around like crazy trying to put it out. It looked like a Louisiana Banana Foster finishing process.My wife was laughing so hard. After the stiffener burnt itself out I was left with a very stiff hat and a really cool finish, like singeing your hair when you lean over the BBQ pit too far!!
Don't worry I won't ask you to do this to the felt hat you'll be building for me.
Clark Aflague', Raleigh, NC
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TEXAS music legend Gary P. Nunn wrote:
Don,

I received the hat(Guatemalan Palm Leaf). Thank you so much. It’s a perfect fit and I will put it to good use when summer hat season arrives. I’ll be in Luckenbach for the Annual Valentine’s Day Hug-In on Feb. 16th, 2008. If you get a chance come by and I’ll get you in. I just read an e-mail from Bob informing me that your Mom had passed away. Please accept our family’s sincere condolences.
Thanks again for the hat.
Gary P. Nunn
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Don,
Just a note to let you know that I got my first compliment before I even got home with your hat! It is something special and it draws attention, even in Texas. Best money I ever spent. Can't wait to get a straw hat, and a brown felt, and a bunch more. Thanks for making this a memorable event and launching my NEW status as a Genuine Honorary Texan. --
Ken Gaffney, Shertz, Texas
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Mr. Don Livingston,
Just wanted to thank you again for the great service and great hat that I purchased. You are truly a master of your craft, and I'll be visiting you real soon for another purchase.
 Mike Rivas, San Antonio, Texas
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Dear Don,
I wanted to write and thank you once again for the wonderful hat I purchased from you while on the Road. I wore it through Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, back to Michigan and finally, out to the the barn. . .Tally, my quarter horse thought it was great too. Guess you are never too old to look good in a hat.
Take care and thanks again. Yours,
Lynn Gross, Lenox, Michigan
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Thanks Podna, was a pleasure to meet you. Happy trails. Respectfully, Gov. Brooks Barnes, United Federalist of Texas. My husband loves his Western Diamondback Hatband.
Thank you so much.
Anna Hallquist, Petaluma, Ca.
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Don,
The three Diamondback Rattlesnake hatbands and belt you did for me were beyond my expectations. I am VERY happy, and will be ordering again from you in the very near future. Thanks again -
Kenny Allen, Cushing, Texas
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Hey Don,
Got the hat ("The Longhorn Felt").....IT'S FANTASTIC!! It's on the big side, but I think with the reducers it's gonna work. No one would believe me that it's a brand new hat, so maybe I can send some folks your way, but I love it! It's very different from my two Stetsons, so it's gonna be fun to have.
Thanks again brother. I'll be in touch.
Erik Larson, Aspen, Colorado
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Don,
Martin absolutely loved the 6 inch brimmed Guatemalan Palm Leaf with everything else, beautiful work, We look forward to our next visit to San Antonio and visiting you in your new location -
Mary Lou and Martin Cortez, Houston, Texas
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Howdy Don,
Thank you for "the blessing upon my head"!! What a great, memorable and entertaining way to purchase my first hat in Texas. You made our day!!
Good fortune to you in all your current and future endeavors.
Mark & Rebecca Wygant, San Antonio, Texas
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Hats are terrific!! The 10 is a perfect fit, the Trail Blazer is a bit large for some reason. I'm sure we can tighten it up. They are great looking! Thanks again! Vicki Fox, Conifer, Colorado "...I love my custom hat from LONGHORN HATTERS..."
Lisa Anne Milhorn, Kingsport, Tenn.
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I went fishing, when all of a sudden the river started to rise and push me down stream with great force. Supper was on the table at home, and a beautiful two year old grand daughter was waiting for me, but the only thing I could think about was to save my Longhorn Hatters hat that was sitting on my head. 
Mike Milhorn, Kingsport, Tenn.
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Don,
I LOVE the LONGHORN hat band. It is perfect!! I'll look forward to the opportunity to order again from you when I need another hat!
Michele Strain, Austin, Texas.
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Don, I am not new to hats, but I like your Morroca better than anything I've seen in a very long time.
Thanks, 
Andy Sarkady, McHenry, Illinois.
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Don,
My wife measured my head and it was 24 inches. That was a tight measurement and would probably be tighter than I like in my hats. I am an auctioneer and like to wear hats at some of my auctions. The auction profession has been moving away from hats for years and I am leading a small group of auctioneers that are trying to make hats fashionable for us again. I ride and appraise horses so I have a good excuse to wear my hats often.
I went to your website and enjoyed it very much, it's fun to see your enthusiasm for hats. Thanks.
Daniel Patterson, President- Alabama Auctioneers Association

Follow-up from Daniel Patterson: 
Great hat Don! Lots of character! I have a black beaver hat that I have owned for over 20 years. It has gotten floppy and doesn't hold a good shape anymore. Can you use your hat magic, and put some life back into this ole feller? I've got a new Silverbelly that needs a little character too.
Thanks.
Daniel (Boone) Patterson, Killen, AL
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Hi Don!
My son absolutely loves that Festus hat! He was on his computer last night doing homework in it, he rides his horse with it on....I hope he doesn't think that he is getting a mule for his birthday! As his head grows, is there a way to stretch it to the next size? PS....Expect to get a letter from Justin thanking you for his hat and "Honorary Texan Certificate."
Melissa Beard - Fredrick, MD
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Don:
We are loving our Rattlesnake Hatband! Thank you so much for a great item and wonderful service.
Sincerely,
Buck & Ida Warfield - Sykesville, MD
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Don: The five HONORARY TEXAN CERTIFICATES I purchased from your site for friends in Germany were perfect.
Thanks for the rush order. James A. Ficher - Georgetown, Texas

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Don, Thank you so much. My new hat feels and looks great! Clifford Bates - San Antonio, Texas

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Don, I just wanted to write you and tell you I love my hat and thank you. I played our gig last night and got lot's of compliments on it. It's unique, and it looks awesome. I'll definitely be getting one of your straw hats soon.
Take care, Kurt Reece - San Antonio, TX
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Customers are attracted at once to the hats, I think because they are just different and interesting. They’re one of a kind.
Don Fergueson - Buyer/Manager, Silver Spur, San Antonio, Texas

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It seems that the people who buy the hats really feel like a Cowboy or Cowgirl when they ride our horses on the trails.
Louise McGill - Owner, Zephyr Cove Stables, Zephyr Cove, Nevada

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Don Livingston,
My hat fits like a glove
Keith Ogbourne - NY., NY.
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My Rattlesnake Hatband was perfect. It was a gift for my husband.
Joanne Patterson - Mt. Airy, Md.
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The craftsmanship on the two Rattlesnake Hatbands was excellent. I’d like to order a belt buckle and Rattlesnake Keychain. 
Margo West - Eugene, Oregon
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Mr. Livingston,
I don’t know what type of Internet Photo Brushing you did to the picture of me in my new hat, but sir, you made this ugly ‘gorilla’ look like a person! Heck, I’m not even afraid to show it to my wife! Thanks for your excellent service. I will be sure to spread the word!
Thurston S. Hurt - San Antonio, Texas


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MORE COMMENTS FROM CUSTOMERS ON LONGHORN HATTERS HATS

Don....,Thanks again for a great hat .All my cowboy friends got your email from me last night where I played a concert. I hope that was ok...., they want to know if you can do other hats like GEORGE Strait's and Yokum's?

All the best...., Billy Jackson, Centerpoint, AL. ....Honorary Texan (ABSOLUTELY!!!)

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Hi Don......, thank you for blessing our heads with your masterpieces of the 50X BEAVER, "GOOD, BAD, AND UGLY" and "THE THING" hats ......, your time to listen and work with me & your patience with me on the hats will forever make it a unique treasured work of art.

I hope you have some spare time coming up as I'm already planning our next hats for you to do your magic on . YEE HAW COWBOY !!!...., Thanks Don...., from Taurean & Jacqueline Fisher, Colchester, Essex, UNITED KINGDOM

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My Don......, I love my Vest (THE RIO GRANDE OLD COWBOY VEST). If I could, I would Marry it. Will take a picture in the Vest with my Festus Hat. Please tell Terry (TERRY HEFFNER, SEAMSTRESS) a Thank You......

Thank you again....., Ricardo Lofton. From the great City of Chicago.

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Just took delivery this past week of "THE RIFLEMAN" hat from Longhorn Hatters, and all I can say is wow!!! It's like Lucas handed it to me himself.

 The attention to detail is amazing with the chocolate leather hat band adorned with silver and turquoise conches; and D-rings laced with leather strapping.

 Outstanding job Mr. Livingston. I'll treasure it always....... Tom Drayer, Moreno Valley, CA

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Hi…..,What GREAT customer service! My dad LOVES his hat(THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER). I gave it to him for Xmas (2016) and it turned out amazing; he wears it all the time. I’m really looking forward to "THE DON WILLIAMS", which is for me

I’ve been eying it for a long time, but wanted to see how my Dad’s hat turned out before re-ordering. I’ve been to two Don Williams concerts and always wanted a hat like his; I also saw one of his original hats at the Country Music Hall of Fame and thought it was so cool. I’m really looking forward to it! ....,Thanks, Sean Gyll, South Jordon, Utah

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Don. ......., Love "THE WYATT EARP" hat. Thanks for your great craftsmanship, AND "THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES" hat is awesome. I love that hat. I feel "baaad" when I wear it. Again, thanks for your GREAT craftsmanship on both hats,......., Dominic F. Giarratani, Austin, Texas

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Dear Don......, I picked the hat (THE GOOD, BAD, & UGLY 100% BEAVER) up from customs yesterday and they had no issues with anything and the duty fee was tolerable. It looks GREAT!!! Very good job, indeed!!!

 It is a little on the tight side, however, which I think is due to it being a rounder shape than my husband's Justin hat. Does it give through wearing or is there any easy non destructive way to widen it mildly (or elongate the shape to more oval)? (Instructions were sent, and the fitting is complete!!)

 Thank you so much! My husband LOVES the hat! Kind regards,....., Daniela Kazmierczak, Breman, Germany

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Don,......, Received the hat today ("THE DON WILLIAMS")....it's perfect! I was so excited I had to go ahead and give it to my son, Austin....HE LOVED IT!!!!!! Thank you so much...he won't be in a legends show until the end of Feb., but I will for sure get a picture and send it to you...thanks again for everything......, Dani Reynolds, Louisville, KY

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Hi Don,....., The Festus came today. Thank you so much for your great communication and service. The Festus fits perfect and looks great. I'm 70 yrs old and a life long cowboy hat wearer. This truly is a great hat......, Thanks again, Robert "Bob" Erpelding, Davenport, IA .

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Mr. Livingston:....... Hello. My name is Isaac Smith. I recently recieved one of your Pale Rider hats for Christmas as a gift, and it is easily the nicest and best quality hat that I own. The hat fits perfectly, and it is very comfortable to wear. The information sent along with it was very interesting as well. I am amazed by the fine quality and craftsmanship of the hat, and I shall always wear it proudly....., Isaac Smith, Lake Elsinore, CA

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Hi Don....,The hat (THE GOOD, BAD, & UGLY) has arrived!! Well, about all I can say is: Wooooooooooooooooo-Hooooooooooooooo!!! My gosh, your attention to detail is FANTASTIC! To say I love it, is an understatement!!!

 I got home late last night, and it was on the porch. It had been delivered after my wife got home.

 I hurriedly opened it and got a big wide grin! Wow! is all I could say for what seemed like several minutes.

 The hat was cold, but I had to try it on...all too briefly as my wife insisted "My Christmas present should get back into the box!!" It was with great reluctance, after only about 30 seconds, BUT I put the hat back into the box..., lol...

 Seemed to fit...can't wait to try it on when it's room temperature, not as cold as if it came from inside the refrigerator! LOL!!

 Thank you my friend, tremendously so, & Merry Christmas (2016)....., Rex Adams, Vacaville, CA

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Don...., I got my FESTUS and couldn't be happier. I wore it out yesterday and people instantly recognized whose hat it was designed after....., I can hardly wait to get my Vest, and wear them both in town. Thanks so much for this hat......., it's just what I wanted!!!...., all of the material sent with it was GREAT!!....... a former Texan...., Raymond Smoker, Searcy, Arkansas

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Don, I received my James Dean Cowboy Hat from the movie "Giant" today. Wow, as soon as I put on my head it fit perfect, it looks perfect too. You really captured the same hat that he wore in that movie. Its perfect in every way, a real masterpiece. Thank you sincerely,......., Derek Belmonte, Silver Springs, Nevada.

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Don....., I received my hat (THE PALE RIDER). It fits well, and looks GREAT...., I love it!!!

I will be more than happy to post a review for you...., Regards, Kerry Keepers - Writer/Actor at Bright Frontier Films, Apache Junction, AZ.

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I just received my new hat (THE DON WILLIAMS), and it's the greatest hat I've ever seen much less owned. It is a tad loose (perfect ) and snugs up nicely with the included re-sizers. I want to thank you for making my new hat.

 Now this old Minnesota Scandinavian has to summons the stuff to wear it. I come from a culture of under representing the self so this is new territory for me.

 I sent my grand-daughter Marcella your story (TEXAS TALL TALE), and she says thanks,

 Thanks Don,......, Richard Greene, New Ulm, MN

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Dear Mr. Livingston,.........Just received my "GOOD, BAD, & UGLY" hat! Can't believe the wonderful job you did on it! I am so impressed! Thank you so much! It fits like a glove right out of the box. The guys in my Cowboy action shooting group ("THE SAND CREEK RAIDERS", BYERS, CO) are jealous already!

 Thank you so much for your hard work! I will definitely get another eventually and make sure to recommend your work to everyone! So glad I will have it for the 4th! Long live America!!!!! Thanks again,......., Kyle "THE KID" Hannigan, Denver, CO.

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Don...., received my "FESTUS" hat today (6/6/16)...., it's GREAT...., fits perfectly!! Makes me want to go over to THE LONGBRANCH for a cold one!! "Doncha see!!"......., I'm a fixin' to really enjoy this hat..., NOW, one of my prized pocessions!!! Gotta show it to Ruth, my mule!!!......., Theodore Stowers, Whittier, CA.

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My hat (THE BUTCH CASSIDY) is hands the down the best quality hat I have never worn. Longhorn Hatters is the only hat company I will ever suggest to someone when getting themselves something, or a gift for someone else! Keep up the great work! Wreck em!!!....... Matt Rodger, (NEW TEXAS TECH GRADUATE) Fort Worth, Texas

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Don Livingston...., Got my hat (THE RIFLEMAN)......., and I love it!!!! I couldn't believe how soon it got here. The craftsmanship is just wonderful!!!! Thank you!! Thank you!!......, Carol Charboneau, Malone, NY

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Don....., My hat (THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES) just arrived........, I could not be happier....,A PERFECT FIT!!! The craftsmanship is outstanding! I will be calling you after the first of the month regarding an outfit!........ Cheers, Bruce D. Gordon, Belmont, NC. 

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Dear Mr Livingston...., I received the 2 ND DON WILLIAMS hat today, and it is fantastic...., the color is perfect and the Military Cord hat band looks great. I thought the other DON WILLIAMS hat you did for me could not be beat....., but I was wrong. Shortly I will be ordering THE DERBY, THE HONDO, AND THE MATT DILLON.

 I have told many people about your work......., hopefully you will receive orders from them......... at any rate......, thank you so much for your service and talent....., The Best,......, Stanley L. Akers, Richmond, VA.

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Don Livingston's hand crafted creation of excellence (THE INDY FEDORA) was the third thing I sought out when I arrived home a few scant hours ago. As a hat guy, this is the coolest lid that has ever rode rough shod atop my meloness cabeza. And the medium distress job is perfecto to boot. Thanks Don! Love it to pieces!...., Mark Stedorro, Corpus Christi, TX.

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Hello Don,.....,I received the hat ("THE BUTCH CASSIDY") today and it is everything that I expected it to be.It is beautiful, and it fits perfectly. I thank you very much. I love it. Your people did a good job! EXCELLENT hat!.........., Thank you! I wish you and your family all the best........, Happy Trails....., God Bless You....., Peyton Tunstall, Mandeville, LA.

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Greetings Don,......, I just received my "DON WILLIAMS" hat and it arrived in great shape. Its a very good replica of Mr. Williams hat. My wife and five year old daughter gave two thumbs up, so all is good. Thanks for your work. Gary Jennings, Chapmansboro, TN.

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Dear Don........, Received my WYATT EARP hat today, I am very pleased with the final product. It is a very handsome hat, fits well, looks great. Thanks again for your help......, Respectfully, Gary Ostlund, Taylorsville, Utah

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New Awesome Hat. Thanks so much for the re-work on my "OUTLAW JOSEY WALES" hat. It looks a million times better on my little pea head. I wore it so much when I got it back that the sole of my boot has separated from the bottom, and it doesn't look right unless I'm sporting both. Thanks again for the keepsake and craftsmanship. It is truly a treasure to me. Told my girlfriend that if the house caught on fire, I'll go back for the other stuff after I make it out with my guitar, Photo album and my Livingston hat. Scout's honor. I'm very proud of it.......Rob Grayson, Crestwood, MO

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Don......., Got my "ROWDY YATES". All I can say is what a masterpiece. Don it fits perfect. Looks just like the one in the photos, absolutely beautiful. This hat really feels good on my head too. I just love it. My girlfriend says its the best hat she has ever seen on me, and she is a brutally honest person. Thank you so very much. Love the reading material thanks. Sincerely, Derek Belmonte, Silver Springs, Nevada

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Hi Don,......I'm real pleased with "THE FESTUS" hat. Always been a Ken Curtis fan.

 I've been Charlie Daniels' Twin Pines Ranch Manager since 1979 and have a fair sized collection of Western Memorabilia.

 I have had an ORIGINAL Ken Curtis hat since the early '80's, and had considered either having it distressed, or just wearing it until it became distressed, so I was glad to find your business.

It's a 40X, so now I have a before and after.

 Charlie gives the ranch crew a new hat each year at Christmas. They are typically 20X.

 I have forwarded your web site to some of my "Over the Hill Gang" friends and hopefully sent some more business your way.

Thanks,......Thurman Mullins, Lebanon , TN.

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 HEY, Y'ALL......, l got my "FESTUS" hat the other day and I am plum tickled. I have worn hats with a 4” crown and it has taken me a few days to get used to ("THE FESTUS" has an open 6" crown)...., I am over the moon happy with my hat! The more I wear it, the more, the more I love it. You did an amazing job on this masterpiece and I can’t thank you enough. I will recommend you to everyone I know. Thanks again!...., LEE "FESTUS" SCOTT, AUSTIN, TEXAS

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Don, I received my "GOOD, BAD, AND UGLY" hat today and couldn't be more pleased. The workmanship is outstanding and the fit is perfect. I have always had a hard time finding a hat to fit right. My next purchase will definitely be the same hat but upgraded to BEAVER!....., Thanks again, Joel Rogers, Oklahoma City, OK.

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Don, I am still waiting to get the photos we took together in   "THE GOOD, BAD & UGLY", and "THE RIFLEMAN" hats. "THE RIFLEMAN" hat was a slam dunk of a Christmas present for my Dad. It fit perfectly, and I have never seen him so excited about a gift. Thank you for your excellent craftsmanship! Robert Cole Allen, Arlington TX.

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My name is Enrique Gonzalez. I live in The San Fernando Valley in Southern California.

 I saw Don Livingston's creation of the "PALE RIDER" Preacher Hat on line and fell in LOVE with the Hat. I called to order the hat and to my amazement,Don Livingston answered the Phone. Don gave me all the info where to send the payment to start the process of the custom hand made "PALE RIDER" hat, AND within 3 short weeks I had my hat mailed to me in a special custom Box to protect it from the trip to California from Texas. Enclosed, was a packet with info on the hat and an HONORARY TEXAN CERTIFICATE.

 I am satisfied 100% and Highly recommend Don's Products.

 Thank you Don Livingston for a Great purchasing experience of your LEGENDARY HATS!!! Enrique Gonzalez, San Fernando, CA.

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Hi Don......, I got my FESTUS hat for Christmas (2015) and I love it ! I have a western room in my home, and I am a HUGE Gunsmoke fan. : ) Buck Taylor has done paintings of the Gunsmoke cast and his one of "Festus" captures him perfectly. I’m going to order one and display it with the hat. : )....., I may order a Rifleman hat from you later on. : )....., Happy New Year, 2016......., Kevin P.Johnson, Desert Hot Springs, CA.

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Dear Don........, Just want to confirm receipt of the DOC ADAMS (Gunsmoke) hat...it arrived on Tuesday, December 22, 2015. We are very impressed with the quality and the time taken/attention to detail to make this particular custom-made hat. Your customer service was outstanding and we appreciated the updates on the entire hat making process. I will definitely pass on your company name to anyone interested in Western Wear. My husband (Nazerano) is delighted! Thank you very much!......., Diana Amatucci, Charlottesville, Virgina

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Don....., I received my "BUTCH CASSIDY" yesterday (11-3-15), and I must say It is GREAT and fits outstanding!! I love the look and I think it looks great on me.

 I appreciate all the documentation you sent RE: Texas and the Bob Wills tune. It's good interesting stuff with how they grow and cure the leaves of the palm, and then how you morph it into a fine looking, strong hat. I plan to get a lot of wear out of it.

 Thanks very much!! Sam LaPrade, Warrenton, VA.

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Dear Livingston-Longhorn Hatters............I received DON WILLIAMS hat yesterday. It's so nice and beautiful as I was thinking. Size is bit bigger, but can be adjusted with using your enclosed adjustments. From now on, I'm thinking ,when I play banjo, try this hat on. Thank you so much for your skillful work. Hope your business also will be more expanded......, Yoshino Hideo, Totskaku, Japan

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Don....., thank you so much for making me the hat (THE PALE RIDER) that Clint Eastwood wore in the movie........., IT LOOKS GREAT!!! I received it Monday (9-14-15). You do beautiful work. I will wear it proudly!! Hope I can get down to Texas in the near future and visit you there......, Mike Cirillo, Laconia,NH.

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LONGHORN HATTERS along with its' hats, is offering Wardrobe designs from various Clint Eastwood Films. We have consigned Terry Heffner, Master Seamstress to full fill this task.

 Below, is a comment from TJ Bynum, Clarksville, TN. RE: "THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES" coat.

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 Don,......., The Jacket ( "OUTLAW JOSEY WALES") came Saturday (July 11, 2015), I was not at home when it came. Just got back. The "JW Jacket" is everything I was hoping for... no complaints. Give my regards to Terry (Heffner)... she does FANTASTIC work. I will dress out and have some pictures made this coming week and will send to you.

 I am more than pleased... it was worth the wait..., TJ Bynum, Clarksville, TN. (aka Tom Horn SASS)

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Don,......., Received the "BUTCH CASSIDY" Hat just last week. Thanks for getting it to me in a very timely manner. I Love it! The craftmanship is second to none, and the darker color is exactly the look I wanted. Everyone that has seen it really likes it! Again thanks, Tyce Schrecengost, Kittanning, PA.

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Don, I wanted to let you know that I could not be more pleased with "THE TRAVIS" hat you made for me. As I told you when I first made contact with you I had been searching for two years trying to find the replica of the hat Laurence Harvey wore when he played Colonel Travis in the movie "The Alamo." Your efforts to help me one seldom sees these days. You viewed old movie shoots to assure the replica was perfect. I could not be more happy with the service you provided me and the hat you made for me. I can recommend you with no hesitation to any potential customers you might have. Feel free to use my phone number so your potential customers can contact me directly: 205-410-9027. Thanks, Andy Hollis, Birmingham, Alabama

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 ~LONGHORN HATTERS received this GREAT comment from Edmund O. Krebs, Jr., Springville, Alabama ........~

Dear Don: ....., The hat ("THE COMANCHERO" made from Guatemalan Palm Leaf) is great! I get compliments on it EVERY DAY, ............. Men, women, even teenagers are taken with this hat.

 I personally ordered "THE COMANCHERO", by phone, and on the other end was the most helpful, thorough individual I've ever worked with ready to help with a hat for me.

 Don Livingston came up with a design for "THE COMANCHERO" which were special to my wants and needs. He kept me posted with detailed updates on the progress of my hat, step by step, including progress photos with most of the updates, and when it came time to ship, I received all USPS shipping details, knowing when it left, it's progress along the way, until delivery to my local post office. What a pleasant surprise!

 This is the finest hat I have ever owned! The workmanship down to the leather band with Buffalo/Indian Head Nickels is superb! I had ordered it with a 5 and 3/4 inch crown with a pinched front, and a 6 inch brim in natural Guatemalan Palm Leaf with Stampede Strings (don't want the wind to take this away!) totally different from the hat featured on the Web Site. A Winter Felt is next!!!

 OH..........., before I had ordered a hat, my Oncologist, Sharon Spencer advised me that I would need to wear a wide brimmed hat to keep the sun out of my face,....., one that would protect me from the UV rays. After "THE COMANCHERO" came, I showed the supplied UPF technical data on Guatemalan Palm Leaf, and the hat to my Oncologist,......, she was impressed so much she had her nurse write me a prescription for it!

 Thanks Don, and GOD bless. The eyes of Texas - and now Alabama - are on you. Edmund O. Krebs, Jr., Springville, Alabama

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Felix Silla, Actor and Stuntman for over sixty years as a Little Person on screen and Television, consigned LONGHORN HATTERS to design the hat that Michael Landon wore when he played the Character ""Little Joe" Cartwright on the Bonanza Television Series, and SO......, "THE LITTLE JOE" hat was created. The following was a comment from MR. Silla RE: "THE LITTLE JOE" HAT....., "Today I received my LITTLE JOE HAT,job well done.It fits perfect.THANK YOU very much."............., Felix Silla, Las Vegas, Nevada

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 Don......., my Husband (Rick) could not have been happier with his hat band (WESTERN DIAMONDBACK RATTLESNAKE). It matches his boots almost perfectly. He is having fun scaring the grand kids with his Rattle snake egg gag. Thank you so much for everything. It actually was delivered on his birthday........, TOTALLY UNEXPECTED!!!! Again, thank you for making this possible as a gift for his birthday. You did it, and made it work. I am so thankful................, Denise Voshell, Fredericksburg, PA

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A SPECIAL REQUEST to design "THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES" COAT was made by David Shawn McKnight, a Wild West Re-enactor, from Arlington, Texas. After extensive consultation, all information was turned over to Terry Heffner, Master Seamstress who works with LONGHORN HATTERS designing all requested special wardrobe from The Early West to Film Reproductions such as all Clint Eastwood Wardrobe items from his various films. Below is a Comment sent by Mr McKnight:

 Don..., "THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES" Jacket arrived yesterday on time. I took it out of the box to examine it and try it on......., I think my impression went from pleased to pleasantly surprised! Overall, I've never seen a better rendention! The fit was Dead On Correct!! I appreciate that the remnants were sent along to wrap the buttons-

 The braided long lanyard/lacing was an excellent addition!!! Overall......., Just out of the box I'd be proud to wear it as is!

 I might change the detail around the buttons such as wrap them, and possibly reduce or change the leather straps that hang from each, but I didn't think I'd ever get to the point in putting this outfit together. Thanx once again......., David Shawn McKnight, Arlington, Texas

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Don........., Thank you so much pilgrim for my Special Custom John "THE DUKE" Wayne hat ("THE COWBOY")....., I LOVE IT!!!. You made my life time now. When I walk, and talk, and live, I'm now a little closer to "THE DUKE", and the GREAT state of Texas. You are definitely a man of your word and a pro at what you do. I'll make sure everybody knows where this cowboy hat came from. Thanks again, God bless to you and yours.............., David Estep, Woodstock, Virgina

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Good day, Don.....,The Custom hatband I ordered  just arrived ("THE ADAM CARTRIGHT" hat's hatband) and I put it right on my black Revenger Stetson. It is much to my satisfaction. I am very happy with it. GREAT JOB. Thanks!..., Ry Lord,......, Springfield, Ohio

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RE: hat arrival.............., Don,.....,the hat ("THE PALE RIDER") arrived safe and sound, ....., it fits like a glove!! Perfectly shaped in every respect and very comfortable to wear.  You promised mid April delivery, and today is only March 20th. You have earned my respect and trust,............, you exceed expectations..........,Thomas K. Healey, Fort Worth, Texas

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Don..., my new CUSTOM hat ("THE DON WILLIAMS") you made for me turned out GREAT!!! I've had some great compliments on it. Thank you very much,....., Windell H. Goff, Wheeling, West Virginia

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Don,......., I am in receipt of the coat (PALE RIDER FROCK COAT). It's perfect,............, fits like a glove and it looks great! On time, done right, Thank you. Well worth the money paid for a fair exchange. Please convey my thanks to the Seamstress, Terry Heffner as well ...............,Tom Healey, Fort Worth, Texas

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Sometimes, it takes just one word to describe the feeling of receiving a LONGHORN HATTERS HAT as shown below:

 Don, my "PALE RIDER" arrived yesterday. What can I say but... "WOW!"....., Thanks!....., Andy Carafelli, Greenwood Village, CO.

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This comment came to me from Randall Schumacher from Rosendale, WIS.

 Being a "Die Hard" Clint Eastwood fan of his films for many years, I consigned Don Livingston's LONGHORN HATTERS to do two hats for me.........., "THE PALE RIDER", and " THE GOOD, BAD, AND UGLY", both featured on the Website. I must say that both hats were excellently done, and fit great with my Eastwood Wardrobes that have been building up throughout the years.

 "THE PALE RIDER" made me feel like "THE PREACHER".........., PERFECT!!! Thanks also goes out to Terry Heffner, LONGHORN HATTERS Seamstress for designing THE FROCK COAT Mr Eastwood wore.

 There were a few questions about the design of "THE GOOD, BAD, AND UGLY" RE: the bullet hole and the hand tooled hatband, but they were addressed by Don as to why they were designed like they were. The hat was range worn with dust and range grim. It looked GREAT!! I am hoping the next hat I get is "THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES" . Thanks Don for a better than excellent job, Randy Schumacher, Rosendale, WIS...., aka "HELL'S HORSEMAN, SASS#99694

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Mister Don,...., I'm happy to report that my Don Williams hat arrived today, and it is truly magnificent and fits perfectly! Couldn't do it justice in the artificial indoor light tonight, so I'll send you a light-of-day pic soon. It's a masterpiece, and I will wear it proudly and recommend your talents to anyone who will listen. Thanks again, amigo!.....,Tim Tandy, Burleson, Texas

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Don......, I received "THE RIFLEMAN” hat yesterday, and I just had to write and thank you not only for a splendid hat that looks just like the original and is affordable, but also for your unique and very special customer service. I got a real kick out of the materials you added in, "THE TEXAS TALL TALE",The Ozzy Osborne story, and "THE HONORARY TEXAN CERTIFICATE".

 Thank you for what you do. I can tell that you have a real love for the cowboy lifestyle. Like you, I was raised with the heroes of my childhood being cowboys and westerners. It is nice to see someone keeping that spirit alive and doing it with quality, gusto, and uniqueness.

 Thank you again for the wonderful reproduction hat of “THE RIFLEMAN”. I hope to be ordering more things from you soon......, I want to send you a signed western novel I wrote as a personal thank you (and yes, it is set in Texas in 1874—at Fort Griffin). Whether you like western fiction or have friends or family that do, I hope someone enjoys the story. All the best!......., Ed Stowers, Newport News, VA.

..............., and THAT Cowboys and Cowgirls is what it's all about!!!!!Don L. Livingston

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 Howdy Don,.........., I received my new GOOD, BAD, & UGLY hat. Wow........, what a good looker that hat is. It really turns the heads. What I was wondering is if the rear of the brim is supposed to bend down. It looks straight across in the illustration.  I think it's alright, and it's probably made that way to keep the sun off the back of your neck. If it's not supposed to be bent down, how can I straighten it out? Thank you for the good looking, and feeling hat. David McNamara............, Soap Lake, WA.

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 Thanks for the comment.

RE: the back of the brim of the hat. 

 1) Wet the underside of the brim lightly with water using a damp paper towel.

2) Place the hat on a table covered with a towel where the front is sitting about 6 to 7" over the edge.

 3) Fold a towel and place on top of the back of the brim and gently press down on the back of the brim

4) Place a flat heavy object on top of the towel covering the back of the brim

5) Allow to sit over night

 Your brim should be straight after this tweak.

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Designing a hat not featured on the web site is a GREAT challenge. The following was a very kind note sent by Phillip Freeman, Tampa, Florida who is presently "LONGHORN HATTERS CUSTOMER OF THE YEAR", for designing the popular hat worn by Country Music Star, Don Williams. 

 Well folks, I have added another one of Don Livingston's LONGHORN HATTERS Custom hats to my collection (THE DON WILLIAMS). I wear many hats. We spent time working out the details on how I wanted this hat to look. Boy Howdy. He nailed it.... I am proud as can be of this hat...... Thank you Sir.... I would say hats off to you, but I like it so much. I just don't want to take it off my head........ , Happy Trails...... Phillip Freeman, Tampa, Florida

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Don,......, "THE DOC ADAMS" hat is AMAZING! (Replica of the hat Milburn Stone wore PLAYING "Doc" Adams in the television series, GUNSMOKE). It looks exactly like the picture you worked from! This whole process has been a lot of fun, from the first phone call until the hat arrived. Your customer service is second to none! Be assured that I am already  thinking about what hat I want you to make for me next! I haven't taken it off since I took it out of the box!

 Thank you, thank you, thank you! Again, this was a great & fun experience. I'll be talking to you!.........., Tom R. Hall....., Plainview, Texas

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A nice note from Vadium Spichak who lives in Russia. He had the hat that was made popular by Paul Hogan (THE CROCODILE DUNDEE) CUSTOM DESIGNED. Normally, shipments to Europe are blocked, but Vadium was very persistant to get "the hat of his dreams!!!"......., so this is the result.

  Dear Don!............. I got the hat (THE CROCODILE DUNDEE)...., she's gorgeous, it is more than I imagined it would be. Thank you very much that you did not fail me, you are a good magician and made my dreams come true, Thank you! Photos for Longhorn Hatters Published later! Yours faithfully to you! Vadim Spichak......, Arkhangelsk, Russia

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 Mr. Livingston,......,I received my PALE RIDER HAT today. I couldn't be more pleased. It's perfect. It's a work of art. Thank you.............., Sincerely, Vincent N. Darlage, Columbus, Indiana

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Don....., "Thank You" for transforming the Butch Cassidy hat into the 3 10 To Yuma design I requested. I sincerely appreciate your hat making skills, the ability to visualize what someone wants, and the patience you show in dealing with people. You’re also a great story teller and fun to be around. Continued good luck my friend!  Alex Jimenez, San Antonio, Texas

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Hi Don........, great job on "THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER" hat....Great looks and fits quite nicely....I really like the hatband and the shoestring (latico) lace....just like the original!! P.S. thanks also for the hat etiquette which, any, good Cowboy should add too! Jim Anderson, Surprise, AZ.

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Hi Mr Livingston...., this is Chris Ester. I just received THE DERBY today. Wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the workmanship. It's one of the nicest hats I've seen. Just wanted to say thanks, and have a blessed day. Chris Ester, Boonville, NC.

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Don........, my hats ("THE GOOD, BAD AND UGLY" and "THE RIO BRAVO") arrived safe and sound....., and, hey man, you really out did yourself......, they are absolutely PERFECT!!!! I mean beautiful....., Don, these are even better than I could have imagined!!!!!!! You are truly a ONE OF A KIND Master at your craft............, I LOVE THEM, PERIOD.........., thanks so much for your business & your absolute professionalism throughout this entire purchase transaction!!!! You are the best............, Greg DeRight, Berkley, MO.

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Hi Don!! I just want you to know you did a beautiful job on this "ROOSTER COGBURN" Cowboy hat. In fact, I'm thinking about buying one for my Brother's Birthday shortly. I'll be talking to ya!! Thanks again!!!!............, George Barie, Rensselaer, NY

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Mr Livingston......., once again you have blessed my head. You did a wonderful job building my hat(THE LONGHORN FELT). It is just the way I wanted it............, Range Worn........., looks like it has seen many Happy Trails......., Ole Tom Horn would be proud. Thank you, Phil Freeman, Tampa, Florida

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Don........, I ordered "THE PALE RIDER" hat and received it before the scheduled delivery date. It was exactly what I expected and am enjoying it. More important, customer service is what makes a Company. To say you met my expectations on Customer Service would be an understatement. I have delt with few Companies that keep a Customer informed as much as you do.

 Just as I got curious about the status of my order, I would receive an update or a phone call to tell me what I wanted to know. You explained everything in detail and kept your word.

 Thank you for treating me like a true Customer, and not just like another order............, Thanks, Bob O'Connell, Somers, CT.

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Dear Don,............., Everything is fantastic. Mark absolutely loves his hat (HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER)! Thank you again, you made it so easy. Susan Nicklas, Lake Butler, Florida

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Hi Don, The hat(PALE RIDER) was a hair too large, but thanks for providing the foam inserts – I used two of them, one on each side, and it fits like a glove.

 Don’t worry about the stiffness – the biggest problem I’ve had with some of the stiffer hats is that I have an oval shaped head and the hats are made from a round pattern. The result is that I’ve got to really work to break them in so that they fit the shape of my head. I have not had that problem with your hat – it’s wonderful! Thanks again for asking......, Dale Dernell, Dewey, Oklahoma

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Mike is very happy with the hat (GOOD, BAD, & UGLY)! It was a real highlight of Christmas! Now I'm just waiting to get THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER for myself! Marjorie Cooke...., Stanley, NM.

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Don...., The hat (HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER) is perfect, and I have been very pleased with every step of the process. Thank you for all your input and producing an excellent hat for me..., Dane Petersen, Garden City, NY.

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Don....., Michael is very satisfied with the hat (HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER) . I personally loved the info that came with the hat. Very entertaining. Regards,........,Jane Randar, McDonough, Georgia

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THE WESTERN DIAMONDBACK RATTLESNAKE HATBAND is awesome. It arrived fast....., thank you very much!!!!...., Daniel Atkinson., Farmville, VA.

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Hello Don! I received the hat (HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER) and all is perfect. Thank you for the great service! Jerry Boston, Oklahoma City, OK.

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Everything was excellent, my husband is enjoying his hat (THE FESTUS) and my granddaughter wants me to order her a hat. Thanks, Elizabeth Hatten, Columbia, LA.

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Hi! Don........ I found that the quality of the hat (THE TOM MIX with BUFFALO HEAD NICKEL HATBAND) was excellent. As far as the size goes it fits perfectly and is quite comfortable to wear. The delivery was exactly when you said it would be. The promotional packet was informative and enjoyable. The workmanship and customer service was beyond my expectations. I would highly recommended having a hat made by Don........, Thanks for everything ........., Anthony Bartolo , Philadelphia, PA.

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 After a few fitting tweaks on "THE PALE RIDER FROCK COAT" this nice comment came from Gene Menzer (also a proud owner of "THE PALE RIDER hat) from Prescott, AZ..........,

 "Don........, I never cease to be amazed and grateful regarding the attention to detail, product quality, and the perfect customer relations you and your seamstress offer.

 Your personal treatment and attention to details makes me feel as part of a family rather than a customer. Others fall far short of this in their business.

 I would not go anywhere else for period clothing or hats.

 Always a satisfied customer. You can quote me on the accolades if you like.

 You and yours are the best !! Thank you, Don"........, Gene (DR. G.E. GOODFELLOW) Manzer........, Prescott, AZ.

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THIS COMMENT RE: "THE PALE RIDER FROCK COAT" WAS SENT by Gene (DR. G.E. GOODFELLOW) Manzer AFTER RECEIVING THE COMPLETED ITEM......

 Don,

 I meant to contact you yesterday, but just too many things were happening around here and with my family to get on the PC.

 You are entirely right about the “Pleasant Surprise.”The finished product well surpasses anything I had hoped to see. No question about the coat being custom made when it is on.

 Terry (Heffner) has done marvelous seamstress work ! Each and every measurement is right on the button, including the elusive sleeve measurement I had problems determining.

 Having watched the movie a few times and viewing pictures of Clint’s coat on some websites, the final product could not be more true to the original.

 I will wear it next month to a “Renegades” event at the Palace Saloon. Your Pale Rider hat, my black shirt, brown neckerchief and the guns are ready to go !

 I will have someone take a couple of pictures to forward to you.

 My wife is also duly impressed with Terry’s excellent work.

 My heartfelt thanks to you and Terry for once again supplying me with an item that cannot be equaled by anyone else.

 Also, thank you for the courtesy of having the USPS keep me informed regarding the tracking of the package.

 With gratitude again, Gene (DR. G.E. GOODFELLOW)  Manzer, Prescott, AZ.

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 Don....., got the hat (THE FESTUS) yesterday. It arrived in one day....., couldn't have been any faster......, and I have to say, it is EXACTLY what I wanted!!! It fits like a glove!! I have wanted a hat like this for 30+ years. I couldn't take it off my head the whole day yesterday! The "worn - in" look is spot on!! It is absolutely PERFECT, and I can't thank you enough!! This hat is made extremely well and I'll be wearing it for years to come

 The price of the hat for the quality received was amazing. I had looked on line, and everything else I found was substantially more in price, and not near what I was looking for. I really enjoyed all of the material sent along, especially, THE HONORARY TEXAN CERTIFICATE. Even though I am a Texan, I now have it in writing!!

 Don was a pleasure to work with, and the Progress Reports were a real neat addition to an already pleasurable experience.

 I'll definatly go to Don If, and / I need another hat!!!........, Regards, Ken Jones, Houston, Texas

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Hello........, we really loved "THE ROWDY YATES" hat!! My son (Adam Inmon) is enjoying it. He is in a Lubbock (Texas) based band called "The Dix Hat Band". Thanks for a GREAT hat...., Sue Inmon..., Dumas, Texas

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Don......., I am enjoying wearing my hat with the WESTERN DIAMONDBACK RATTLESNAKE hatband you designed. I get lots of comments on it. Thanks......, Rob Brown, Jacksonville, Flordia

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Don......., I received my "THE GOOD, BAD, AND UGLY" hat, and wanted to write to you to thank you for your fine workmanship. You are a true craftsman at your profession. The hat is exactly as specified, and with the foam inserts, I am able to customize the fit. I appreciate your attention to fine detail and am now the proud owner of a truely unique and custom hat........., Alan Kurasz......., Indianapolis, Indiana

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Don......., Sorry to be late with this critique of your services and "THE PALE RIDER" hat. I could not be more pleased with the hat. Perfect sizing, and the quality of the hat materials and workmanship is outstanding.

 The delivery date was EXACT...., to the day.

 Customer Service was superb, and I was much impressed with your follow up Emails detailing the progress of the project and your estimation of the day of delivery. You kept me informed throughout.

 I wore the hat within 2 days of its arrival to THE PALACE SALOON in Prescott, which is the oldest working Saloon in the State, and, a Saloon that boasts notables such as all of The Earps, Sheriff John Behan, Big Nose Kate, and Doc Holliday among its patrons in the 1870's and 80's. I am a Civil War, Indian Wars, and Old West Reenactor. Everyone at THE PALACE was ecstatic about "THE PALE RIDER", and I believe 2, or 3 of my fellow Reenactors want to order one from you!!!

 Thank you for the OUTSTANDING service, communication, and finished product. I am sure I will find another famous hat to have you reproduce.

 Feel free to use ANY of my comments in your advertising. I would consider it an honor.

 A completely satisfied customer,......, Gene (DR. G.E. GOODFELLOW) Manzer, Prescott, Arizona

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My FESTUS hat is PERFECT!!! Very pleased with it. Now all I need is an 'ol Mule named Ruth!!............., Carl Spears, Muskogee, Oklahoma

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Mr Don........., The hat (CUSTOM GUATEMALAN PALM LEAF WITH MOUNTED WESTERN DIAMONDBACK RATTLESNAKE HATBAND)came in yesterday, and it's PERFECT!!! I really like this hat. I also really appreciate your efforts in getting this hat to me before I left the country. Many thanks!!......., Tracy Koller,......, Senatobia, Mississippi

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Hi......, Ken Acker from NY. I got "THE MCLINTOCK" hat from you. Thank you SO much. It goes good with my 22 inch braid. Merry Christmas and Happy 2014 New Year. Might be getting something else from you soon. Take care......, Peace out Brother!! Ken Acker......., East Kingston, NY.

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Hi Don....., Love the hat ("THE PALE RIDER")!!! Fits like a glove......, it's still a bit stiff, but, IT'S WONDERFUL!! So *VERY* proud of the hat - have wanted one for years!! Thanks again.........., Dale Durnell, Dewey, Oklahoma

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Dear Don......, Mark absolutely loves his hat ("THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER")!! Thank you again, you made it so easy. Susan Nicklas....., Lake Butler, Florida

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After sending a LONGHORN HATTERS "CHECK UP SHEET" to Mike Silvin from San Antonio, Texas, this was his reply......,

 Hey Don....., Great timing. I was just telling my wife this weekend I needed to Email you. I was traveling a bit and didn't get to even see my hat ("THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER") until a week of two after it got here..., then I was out the door again. I wore it a bit the last two weeks. It is by far the most comfortable hat I have ever worn. I am quite happy with it, and have passed your name along to those admiring it.

 Thank you for the effort you put into the craftsmanship. It is nice to have a quality hat made by hand from a fellow in San Antonio....., Mike Silvin..., San Antonio, Texas ( a picture of Mike Silvin wearing the hat has been posted on the LONGHORN HATTERS FACEBOOK PAGE)

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 Don.., Everything arrived on time, and in perfect shape. Both hats (THE ROWDY YATES, and the REAL DEAL TARP HAT), fit perfect...., no "shimming" required. Enjoyed THE HONORARY TEXAN CERTIFICATE, tales, and rest of the paperwork sent with the hats. Haven't had time to listen to the CD (TIME MACHINE) yet, but my slow paced life will get back to normal Monday. I'm glad to be through the year end, and New Year Holidays(2014).

 I was wearing the hat (ROWDY YATES) probably 15 minutes after it arrived, and one of my neighbors called me over to the fence to talk, ......., the first words out of his mouth was "man, I'm diggin that hat!". It makes my head feel good..... Thanks again, Don. I may order another sometime in the future. Your honorary Texan, Eric Schwab, Adkins, Texas

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The following, is a VERY nice note from Tina Gullickson from THE CORAL REEFER BAND RE: "THE THUNDERBIRD", a custom GUATEMALAN PALM LEAF hat presented to her before The Jimmy Buffett concert at THE MGM GRAND in Las Vegas, October 26, 2013..............

 "Hello Don....., I've been meaning to write to you about my beautiful new hat. You did a GREAT job customizing the hat to fit my personality (and my head) ;)......, It's comfortable, and surely makes a cool statement.

 The Thunderbird Band projects a strong and colorful engery, that is both tasteful and meaningful.

 Thank you so much for your thoughtful creation...., I'm thinking "THE THUNDERBIRD" might be nice to have in Hawaii when the tour takes us there in December.........., Mahalo & Happy Trails, Tina G."........., NO, Tina, thank you for your kind words!!! "May your head be forever blessed!!!!"......., Don Livingston - LONGHORN HATTERS

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Don........., got my hat (THE BILLY JACK), and it is wonderful. You did a GREAT job, and it is first rate quality. Thanks so much...., Jason T. Moyer, Suffolk, Virginia

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Don......, got my hat today(THE WYATT EARP). I really like it. It fits GREAT. Really enjoyed THE HONORARY TEXAN CERTIFICATE and the other material you sent. Thanks for putting my horse's name, "ROBO KAT" in THE TEXAS TALL TALE. Even though I don't have an Email address, I appreciated your phone calls to let me know the progress and shipping information on my hat. Thanks again, Clifford L. Thomas, Sykesville, MD.

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Don........., I received the HEATH BARKLEY hatband today (10-12-13), and it looks GREAT!!!. I will keep your number, and when I need something else done, I know who to turn to. What a professional job - VERY PLEASED with the band..........., Dave Arnold, Mansfield, Ohio

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Don....., what a FANTASTIC hat (THE WYATT EARP)....., possibly the best one I ever had!!...., And by the way, THE HONORARY TEXAN CERTIFICATE is fantastic also, but you're preaching to the Choir...., Texas born, Texas raised, and Texas Educated. I was born in Waxahachie, TX. and grew up between Hearne and Hillsboro, Texas.

Thanks again for a fantastic Felt. It will get good use around the place and when I attend SASS (Single Action Shooting Society) get-to-gethers......, OH, by the way, I forgot to mention, "THE EARP" fit like a glove when I tried it on....., "it made my head feel good!!!!!!"..., Regards, Bill Holt, Denham Springs, LA.

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A great hat (THE GOOD, BAD, AND UGLY), Don...., John Kline, Macungie, PA...., Entertainer, and featured Producer of "ONCE UPON A TIME ON THE FARM" at THE SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL......

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Don, is, by far the most incredible merchant I have ever delt with. I've bought a large number of clothing items on line and never have I been given the overwhelmingly-wonderful attention and support that I have in dealing with Don and LONGHORN HATTERS. I was looking for a custom-made hat (A FIST FULL OF DOLLARS) based off of the look of Clint Eastwood's in the film, "A Fist Full Of Dollars".

 Don did some research and made sure I knew exactly what adjustments......, sending progress pictures and reports all along the way. I have an odd-shaped head, and Don nailed my size and desired shape to a tee!! If I, or anyone I know, will ever require a Cowboy hat again, I would recommend Don Livingston's LONGHORN HATTERS in a heartbeat. The level of service is, quite-literally, the BEST I have ever received!!! Thanks again, Don........., Mike Ferro, Ypsilanti, Michigan

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Don......, I received "THE GABBY", and delivered it to my Brother (Ronald Dallachie). The quality of the hat was EXCELLENT, and he said it was just what he was looking for. With his long hair and beard, he looks just like Gabby Hayes while wearing it.

 I appreciated working with you on this, and the "extra" care taken in keeping me apprised of the hat being built. All in all, it was a most satisfying experience working with you, and I would recommend your services to anyone of my friends looking for Custom head wear....., Once again, Thanks, Dennis McCullough, Arleta, CA.

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FOLKS......, UPS had my hat (THE DERBY) at the back door @ 1:30 or so on Friday (August 9, 2013). Packaged well, and the hat was in great shape. It is a little tight, BUT I could use a haircut. My head being a Long Oval is hard to fit perfectly. (A remedy has been sent to "tweak" this fit) I CAN wear it, and want to because it is a handsome piece. Thanks for a good looking hat!!! An OLD TEXAN living in Kentucky. James Jordan, Danville, Kentucky

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One of the challenges designing custom hats, is to design a Custom project not featured on the LONGHORN HATTERS Web Site. One such project was done for Ron Burchfield from Moore, Oklahoma. His request was to design the hat worn by Dennis Weaver when he played the Character, Chester Goode on the long running Television Series, GUNSMOKE.

 The name of the hat was called, THE CHESTER, and this is the note I got from Mr Burchfield after receiving the hat.........., "Don....., the hat arrived today and it looks great!! I used the reducers you enclosed for a tighter fit, but over all, I am very pleased......, the brim on the backside got a little curved during shipping. How do I flatted it out?....., also, I had requested originally that the front of the brim be a little pointed. You had suggested that you would leave it open.

 Well, I should have trusted your instincts as I realized the pointed brim just didn't look right on me. I used the steaming procedure you suggested...., opened the front, and flattened the back of the brim"......, he went on to say........., "Thank you so much for the work you put into the hat. I hope you didn't mind me changing some things. I should have listened to you from the start, but your steaming instructions worked perfectly!!!"

 ........, My reply to Mr Burchfield was........, Ron...., a Custom hat is very special, and to have a customer "tweak" it to his, or her own taste is part of the process........., and I don't mind you changing the original work at all!! To experiment on your own hat makes it a little more special. I research many pictures, and eventually reach a compromise how the design ends up. As long as you're satisfied and proud to wear it, is all that matters.

 ........, He ended by saying......., " I'm glad you weren't offended. I will proudly wear the hat, and won't hesitate for a second to tell someone where I got it!!!"..........., Ron Burchfield, Moore, Oklahoma

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Don......, I received my hat (THE PALE RIDER)....., WOW!!!!, very nice, VERY NICE!!!!! I am now a PALE RIDER Texan. Thank you sir for keeping me aware of each level in the making of this hat. You are truly a trusted friend, and a trusted source for any type of hat someone would need. You now have a Gunfighter/Preacher in Minnesota with your creation on his head. Look out towns............, here I come. I'll say, "My hat is from Texas where a man named, Don Livingston did his magic", and they will be amazed.

 Thank you again and again. You made my hat dream flow smoothly. I will keep in touch with tidbits of information of my experiences with THE PALE RIDER. "Your cowboy is now on the loose." Thanks........., William Gordien, St Paul, Minnesota

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Don......., just got my "FESTUS" and "THE REAL DEAL TARP HAT"........., WOW!!!!............., they are both GREAT and fit like a glove!!! Want to ride a horse with my FESTUS, and THE TARP HAT is great for "swatting skeeters". Thanks again, Phillip Freeman, Tampa, Flordia

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Don......, Love my new hat(GUATEMALAN PALM LEAF BOWLER) and THE OLD TIME RIO GRANDE LAPELED COWBOY VEST......., just in time for The Texas Folk Life Fest to wear my new gear.

 Thank you Don for all your help....., you really know your stuff!! I'll be happy to give credit whenever I can to promote your products. You are a GREAT resource!!! Again, thanks for your guidance and great products at a reasonable price......., John Lowrance, San Antonio, Texas

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Dear Don......, just received my new hat (THE TRAIL BLAZER), and I'm so pleased. It is the best fitting, and most comfortable hat I own. I am so glad we talked before construction began or it would not have fit properly. Your expertise and ability to ask the right questions resulted in a hat I do not want to take off!!! Richard Moore, Woodstock, Georgia

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Don......., I bought the PYTHON HATBAND for a friend's birthday. He lives in Alaska. He just received it today(4/25/13), and absolutely loved it, as I did!! Thank you for taking time and advising me as to the process as you processed the order............., GREAT service. Will probably be ordering more. Thanks for the key chain as well....., Carol Leiendecker, Margarita, CA

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Don...., THE QUARTERMAIN is just awesome. We have already gotten so many compliments on it, and Kevin looks great in it. It helps he looks like Sean Connery, and now the hat makes it doubly so. Needless to say, I won't let him take it off...., we have actually had people stop their cars when we are walking down the sidewalk and comment on the hat. You did a supurb job on it. Thanks again!! The Kevin Torres' , Blairsville, PA.

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Good morning Don........., Just like you said, my hat (THE LONGHORN) arrived yesterday and I really like it. I enjoyed the HONORARY TEXAN CERTIFI CATE and the songs that came with the hat. "The Yellow Rose of Texas" has always been a song that I really enjoy hearing. I'll be proud to wear the hat and happy to let everyone know who made it. Have a great day, and thanks again. Greg Bertram (Mace Bishop)..............., Valmeyer, ILL.

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Don........, we received THE GOOD, BAD, AND UGLY hat. It is exactly what you told us it would be, and presently is displayed on the Clint Eastwood wax figure in the Museum. The other GOOD, BAD, AND UGLY hat you designed was also well done. Thanks again for your GREAT work........, Mike Walters, Curator of THE HOLLYWOOD WAX MUSEUM, Hollywood, CA.

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Don, I received the GREAT ROWDY YATES Hat, and it does look like the original!! Great workmanship and quality at a great price!! Thank you for the fine work. I know I will enjoy it!! Also, thank you for the additional package, I know I'll enjoy that as well....., Larry McBryde, Gaithersburg, MD.

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Hello....., Wanted to thank you for the EXCELLENT job you did on my PALE RIDER Hat. IT IS AWESOME!! I have had so many compliments that I feel I should be handing out your business cards to people. THANK YOU!! Kevin Torres, Blairsville, PA.

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Don......., THE ROWDY YATES is GREAT!! I will look to order my next hat from you. Thanks for your sincere follow up, and for the quality of your work......., Dave Thomas, Collierville, TN.

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A testimonial........, I highly recommend LONGHORN HATTERS and Don Livingston for all hat needs. I absolutely love The Guatemalan Palm Leaf hat(THE TRAVIS GAUCHO) I ordered from LONGHORN HATTERS. Don is very knowledgeable and experienced with hats. Being a former musician, he knew about the Stevie Ray Vaughan hat style I wanted. Don is also very personable and conscientious, and took time to find out exactly what I wanted as to style, color, and shape down to each detail. Then he personally created the hat himself by hand. When my hat needed adjusting as to size, he followed through and revised the hat to my satisfaction......, Mary Masterson, Houston, Texas

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Don........., I got the hat(THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER), and I am VERY happy with it. I wore it out to dinner the first weekend, and the hat was the talk of the evening. It fits like a glove, and the workmanship is second to none. I can't wait to wear it when my family and I vacation out at Colorado next year. Thanks again to you and your staff............., Jerry Broome, Farmingville, NY

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Don....., we received the hatband (PRAIRIE RATTLESNAKE) in plenty of time for Christmas (2012). It looks great, and my Dad loves it!! Thanks for your help and GREAT Customer Service....., Steven Schmidt, The Colony, Texas

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Don......, I am very satisfied with my new hatband (WESTERN DIAMONDBACK RATTLESNAKE ). It is very nicely constructed and looks GREAT on my new hat. Your personal advice and attention was great, and made the process easy. Thanks for everything. I will be back soon. Bill Haraway, Milton, FL.

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Don....., all went GREAT for my Client. He was a big hit with his hat(THE WYATT EARP) at his company party. He said he had a great time and hadn't laughed so hard in the last two years. Thank you again for the quick turn around service. Happy Holidays, Mark Lareau, Manchester, NH.

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Don......, the hat (GOOD, BAD, AND UGLY) was everything that I expected. It fits PERFECT, and looks GREAT. To bad the head it goes on only detracts from it. I may be ordering another hat in the Spring. Thanks for a good job........ Brooklyn Slim , Dallastown, PA.

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Hi Don...., yes, this is the first "real" Cowboy Hat (THE ROWDY YATES) I have ever purchased, and I am completely satisfied with everything you have done!! The additional informational material about Clint Eastwood and Rawhide that were included were GREATLY appreciated. I am also very pleased this hat is handmade in the USA as well. Additionally, your prices are very good compared to others I have checked on the Internet before placing my order.

 Sadly, my Wife passed away during the production of "THE ROWDY YATES" and did not get to see it, but I will recommend your Website to others that inquire about it as I proudly wear "THE ROWDY YATES"!!......, Head 'em up!....... Move 'em out!!......, Donald Tomkinson, Upland, CA.

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Don......., it was a pleasure talking with you, and doing business with you!! The hat (THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER) was VERY true to form, and your service was EXCELLENT!! The process of getting the "DRIFTER" was as much fun as wearing it to our party (Halloween). I'd recommend your Company to anyone....., Clifford Lent (THE MAN WITH NO NAME, NY), St. James, NY

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Don...., the hat (THE GOOD, BAD, AND UGLY) is a PERFECT fit with the look of authenticity I was hoping for. The molding, gunshot hole, and stains take me back in time when I first saw the movie. I am looking forward to appearing as Clint Eastwood at this weekend's Halloween party, and will forward photos of the event. The hat will also be a trophy to hang on the wall for many years to come. I will certainly pass on my satisfaction of the quality of the creator. Thank you....., Harlan Schultz, San Antonio, Texas

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Hi Don....., The hat (THE GOOD, BAD, AND UGLY) is PERFECT!! I couldn't be happier unless it came with a horse!! David Golden, Denver, Colorado

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Hi Don......, I received my hat (THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER), and it's incredibly beautiful!! It's perfect....., (antiquing is great), and the quality is amazing!! A FINE HAT!!!....., and it FITS LIKE A GLOVE. You can be sure that it won't be my last purchase from LONGHORN HATTERS. I'll certainly recommend your craftsmanship here in the GREAT WHITE NORTH!! Glad to be an HONORARY TEXAN. Jean-Francois Taillon, Montreal-Quebec, Canada

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Don......, I must admit I feel a little braver, and am certainly taller in "THE LONGHORN" custom hat. It's a beauty!!! The workmanship and quality are superb. The size is correct. The hat was shipped and arrived before the original estimated date in a box that provided ample protection for the hat. The promotional packet that comes with the hat goes far beyond just a receipt and a Certificate of Ownership. In fact, you get a creative array of Certificates and materials that will at once put a smile on your face,..........., and, at the same time, make you feel proud to be part of the Cowboy Lore that is the soul of your Custom Cowboy hat. Also, communication with Don about the process and progress of my hat was excellent!! In fact, it was the BEST I have experienced in the Custom Hat Business!!....., Jeff McCloy in Colorado....., GREAT COMMENT, Jeff,....., May your head be forever blessed!!! Don Livingston, LONGHORN HATTERS

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Comment from Renee Amaral regarding "THE FESTUS" Custom Designed for Dustin Katz.

 Hi Don................, Thank you so much. Dustin was absolutely thrilled with his hat. The craftsmanship is supurb, and it fits him as if you knew his head!! NOW, he is a REAL Cowboy!! I really appreciated the updates, and how we received "THE FESTUS" ahead of schedule. If anyone asks us where to get a Cowboy hat, we're sending them to you......, You're the BEST!! Thank you............., Renee and Dustin, San Mateo, CA.

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Don..........., The Black Custom 5X Beaver WYATT EARP Hat you made for me is simply stunning!! The Beaver Felt is unlike any I've ever seen..., I can only describe it as lustrous and buttery!!! Styling is dead on to the original. The pin roll and ribbon hatband are also simply amazing..., a REAL CRAFTSMAN'S TOUCH!! This hat has just the right amount of dip for my particular head and face. Fit was a tad loose, but the reducers did the trick...., fits like a glove now. Overall, JUST EXCELLENT...., VERY PLEASED!! Evan Bane, New Berlin, WI.,...... AND THAT'S WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT!! Don Livingston, LONGHORN HATTERS

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LONGHORN HATTERS sends out a "Check Up feedback" list to Customers after receiving a LONGHORN HATTERS Hat or Hatband. Here is an extensive un-edited reply from a customer RE: a HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER Hat ordered....................,

 Hello..., I am writing you to give you some feedback on the hat (THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER) I ordered. I will start with the Pros, then go to the Cons.

 Pros: The hat size is correct and fits good, and I like the material the hat is made from as well as the aging process.

 Cons: The forming of the hat is not what I expected from the pictures and descriptions. (See attached jpg photos)..., one side of the hat is angled up, and the other angled down. The back of the hat is angled up.

Regarding packaging, the quality of the box material is insufficient for the content(hat) that you packaged in it. I would recommend that you use a heavier cardboard box based on the handling techniques of UPS, USPS, and Fed-Ex. The inside packing material seemed to be ok for protecting the hat. Hope this feedback helps. Lee Bradshaw - Raleigh, NC.

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 Hello Don...., I received the hat ("THE BILLY JACK") and have been enjoying it ever since. The fit was PERFECT and I'm sure I'll be wearing it for a long time. Thanks very much for the hat, your great communication, and attention to detail. Sincerely, Darryl Cole, Cooksville, Tennessee.

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On July 15, 2012, LONGHORN HATTERS was consigned by Edd Hill, Bristol, TN. to design the 5X Beaver TOM MIX for The Honorable, Ron Ramsey, LT. Governor of the State of Tennessee to say thanks for his support of the Birthplace of Country Music.

 The hat was presented to the LT. Governor on Saturday, August 11, 2012. I got this note from Mr Hill saying, "Don....., the LT. Governor was pleased with the hat, and the fit was perfect."....., It might be added that The Honorable Ron Ramsey was presented with AN HONORARY TEXAN CERTIFICATE from LONGHORN HATTERS, and can now proudly call himself an Honorary Texan with pride...., Don Livingston - LONGHORN HATTERS

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SPECIAL DESIGN - A special design was requested by Alexander Cherny from Stamford, Conn. for the 6 inch brimmed COMANCHERO....., no dying, no brim stitching, Buffalo Head Nickel hatband, 17 inch Stampede Strings, and styled like the hat Chuck Norris wore in his long running Television Series, "Walker, Texas Ranger". After receiving the hat, here is Mr Cherny's reply:

 Dear Don, The hat arrived. It looks GREAT! EVERYTHING as we discussed! Everything as Chuck Norris has!! Best Regards, Alexander Cherny, Stamford, Conn.

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Don......., I have put a hat together featuring the hatband you made(WESTERN DIAMONDBACK RATTLESNAKE) for all the Music Festivals I attend. Next stop, Telluride Blues and Brews. It is sure to turn some heads. Thanks for the craftsmanship of the band. I am very pleased with the colors. Don't be surprised if you get some referrals. Thanks, Frank Casias, Farmington, NM.

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WHEN IT RAINS, IT POURS....

 Sometimes, things just don't work out, and below is an example from previous Customer Evan Bane, Glendale, WI. A copy of the hat John Wayne wore in the film McLINTOCK was consigned to be built.

 When the hat was received, a check up was sent to find out if everything was to his satisfaction. The following, is an edited version of the Email I received:

 "Don, THE McLINTOCK failed to wow me right out of the box. Here are the shortcomings as I see 'em......., everything from a bad fit, dis-satisfaction with the Custom silk in the hat, brim too big, block out of shape. The hat just looks "goofy" on me..... I'm open to suggestions", Evan Bane, Glendale, WI.

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 It was requested that the hat be sent back, LONGHORN HATTERS would pay for the shipping, and a new hat was scheduled to be made. After several Emails, it was decided that the NEW hat would be upgraded from a 100% Wool Felt to a 5X Beaver Supreme. A new design was decided on ... a replica styled after the black hat Kevin Costner wore in his film, Wyatt Earp. The WYATT EARP is presently in development. In the E-mail exchange on THE WYATT EARP, Evan wrote, "Don, please know that I am extremely grateful for the straight-up way you're dealing with me. We'll come to a nice 5X solution that should work for the both of us."...., More to come, I'm sure......Don Livingston - LONGHORN HATTERS (Check on Evan Bane's comment on THE WYATT EARP in an earlier posting) 

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 Hey Don...., thanks for the hat(THE BILLY JACK). It is very nice, and my band looks very nice on it. Also, thanks for the envelope of gags. They're pretty funny......., anyway, lots of luck with your hat business, and many busy years to come. Sincerely, Adam Decker, Litchfield Park, Arizona

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Thank you Don for my beautiful hatband(WESTERN DIAMONDBACK RATTLESNAKE). It looks TERRIFIC, and I look forward wearing it on my hat. You have to be the most thorough and conscientious Designer/Vendor I've ever met!! That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it!! Gary Trousdale, Northridge, CA.

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Don..., I'm an Engineer in Arkansas, and my firm took a job in Texas where 1860's period attire needs to be worn. The hat (THE ROWDY YATES) looks GREAT, and fits great as well. The rest of the team all have the same new generic cowboy hat. People think I have been working here for years!!! Sincerely....., David Thornton, Farmington, Arkansas

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Hi Don...., I've been away, and didn't have a chance to reply to you. Received the hat (THE ROWDY YATES) in good order....., fits great, looks great, feels great!! Thanks,....... Larry Abadie, San Pedro, CA.

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Don...., Hope all is well! All I can say is WOW!!!!! The hat (THE FESTUS) is awesome, and I couldn't be more pleased. I took it out of the box and the only time it has been off my head is when I'm sleeping. I have actually had a couple of people wanna buy the darn thing off my head 'cause they wanted a trail worn hat. I told 'em that they could have one made, and gave 'em your Email address!!!! Keep up the OUTSTANDING work. I'll be orderin' a hat for my boy soon. Take care........, Shane Clymer, Douglas, WY.

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Don......, you are more than a hat maker, you are an artist. I absolutely LOVE my hat (THE PALE RIDER). I didn't think any hat could be better than THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER that I got from you last year(2011)...., I was mistaken!!! Thank you for signing it for me. THAT is the proverbial cherry on top. As for turning heads, you are right. I can't wait to show my Dad. He will be trying to fit his big head into this hat all week on their vacation!!! Thank you so much for your fine work. Craig Houchen, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Don....., Every aspect of your service was outstanding, and the quality of THE LONGHORN GUATEMALAN PALM LEAF was spot on. As I mentioned, I have become your "# 1" fan, and will let the Club know about your product......, and, more importantly, your Customer Service!!!! Keith Harrison, Hermann, MO.

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Hey Don...., my hat (THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER) was waiting on me when I got home from work last night. To say this is a GREAT hat would be an understatement!! I love it. Fits great, and I'm very pleased. Thanks for the great communications. Happy Trails, Charlie Glotzbach, Kingsport, Tennessee

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Dear Don, I am EXTREMELY satisfied with my hat(THE FESTUS). GREAT JOB!!! Thank you so much!! Albert Garcia, West Covina, CA.

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Hello Don, Received the hat tonight, 4/12/12 (THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER). It fits perfectly!!! As a matter of fact, it feels like I have been wearing it for 10 years. Nicely done, sir!!! This hat DOES make my head feel REALLY good. A QUESTION: This hat is built the same way as the one in the Movie??......, ANSWER: YES, minus the dust and sweat stains as requested......, Larry Reed, Maple Valley, WA..., HONORARY TEXAN, and proud of it!!!

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Hello Don,........, thank you for another GREAT hat ("THE ROWDY YATES"). It's a fine addition to my hat collection. I am VERY PLEASED with the fit and craftsmanship of this one!!! I look forward to the next EASTWOOD hat. Thanks again, A. Porter, Colorado City, Texas

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Don..., We're VERY pleased with the hats (TWO GUATEMALAN PALM LEAFS..., one with a Braided Horse Hair Hatband, and one with a Buffalo Head Nickel Hatband and leather laced brim)....., haven't taken them off yet!! Already looking forward to becoming repeat customers!! Best Regards, David L. "Deke" & Sylvia Philman, San Antonio, Texas

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Dear Don......, Your Customer Service is like none other!! You are one of the best guys I've ever delt with, and I plan on buying many more hats from LONGHORN HATTERS for years to come!! I enjoy the distressing (Antiquing) on THE GOOD, BAD, AND UGLY Hat I purchased....it was REALLY distressed...., I'm sure that is how the actual hat looks today!! Howard, Arvada, Colorado

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Don......, got the hat (HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER) yesterday (3/1/12), and am VERY happy with it. The overall quality and attention to detail is EXCELLENT!! It's a very comfortable fit from front to back with a little room on the sides, but overall a good fit. The delivery was on time and prompt. The promotional packet sent was an unexpected surprise and VERY COOL!! Your Customer Service was OUTSTANDING, with great communication throughout the whole process of building my hat. Thanks again, Michael Becherer, Tucson, Arizona

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Hi Don...., THE FESTUS arrived safely yesterday...., it's GREAT!! A perfect fit and color to my liking!!! Festus's "Aunt Thede" would approve!!! Very Professional. Your attention to detail and Customer Satisfaction is the BEST!!. The accompanied paperwork that was included is much appreciated!!! I will frame my HONORARY TEXAN CERTIFICATE. It will go next to my picture of General John Bell Hood. Attached, are some pics of myself. I'm brandishing my Uberti Colt 1873 SAA......, Festus might end this comment saying..., "Tonight's table fare will be beef short ribs, slow cooked with some rubbin's and sauce, big pot o' campfire beans, and a pan o' cornbread from Delmonico's,......, then venture over to the Longbranch for a few o' Sam's cold beers so's I can sing me a few songs from The Son's of the Pioneer Days, look down the front o' Miss Kitty's dress, and then have Doc Adams holler at me 'cause I ain't behavin' proper."....., Thanks so much for your GREAT Custom Work!!! Charles Clark, Manassas, Virginia

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Hi Don, I got my hat!! (THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER) It came late Friday night (2/3/12). The hat is AWESOME!!! I love it, and it looks great!!! I will send a photo of me wearing it........, stay tuned!! I LOVE THIS HAT!! ......,ALSO the info packet with all the "important information". People are already looking for me from THE WANTED POSTER. $50.000 is a hefty reward,..........., at least they would prefer me alive!!! Thanks again, Michael J. Curran, Seward, Alaska

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Don, the hat (THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER) is JAMMING!!! I dig it!! Will send you photos shortly...., Chuck Wilson, Hermosa Beach, CA.

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Hello Don..., I am VERY pleased with the hat (THE GOOD, BAD, AND UGLY). It is very authentic, right down to the bullet holes. Thank you for your attention to detail. I would also note that I appreciate the promptness with which you built and shipped my order. The size was just a bit large, but I used the enclosed reducers, and it fits fine now. I am considering ordering another hat from you. Which other Eastwood hats do you make? I'll be contacting you soon......, A. Porter, Colorado City, Texas

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Don, I would like to order a few more of these hatbands (Prairie Rattlesnake), but would not like all the adjustment holes. I can do the holes my self.., then they will be hidden. Other than that, it is a GREAT looking band, and I really like the way you did the inside of the band with the Pigskin backing. I've got many Diamondback and Timber Rattler bands...., never had a Prairie Rattler till now. I also just recently got a few Copperhead bands. Thank you for your help on this band I just got from you. My Best Regards to You,....., Hoyt "Rooster" Minges, Kinston, NC

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I received this very detailed Comment and Critique on the HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER Hat LONGHORN HATTERS made for Steve Hoch, from Wheaton, Illinois, and living up to the reputation that all comments are printed, welcomed the addition of this one. Don Livingston

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 Hello Don!! I opened the hat (THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER) Christmas morning, 2011, and was pleasantly surprised! It's a real looker. Just a bit loose. but I was able to snug it up with the sizing kit you included. I really liked the Promotional packet you included too!! Very cool. I actually love the hat just the way it is, and wouldn't change a thing because it's MY HAT and I will wear it as MY HAT, not Clint Eastwood's from HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER..........., the comment went on further to say......., "HOWEVER, if you want an honest opinion, I would call it "in the style" of THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER hat..., NOT a replica. If you have a copy of the movie, you'll notice Clint's hat is much darker. (almost black). His hat has no pencil roll at all, although I like yours better with it on. On his, the brim is flat. The hat band is actually lighter than the rest of the hat, and tied on the side, NOT in the rear. There is also no extra lacing after the knot either: (although I liked the fact you added that on mine.) In the movie, his hat is bent up on the right front and also dented in the rear of the crown as much as the front.., and a lot dirter!! There's all the specifics if you're making an exact replica! I love your hat Don. You have a real talent and I wanted to thank you once again for price break. I'll definitely be back for another when I wear this one out!!! Thank you so much!!!"........, Steve Hoch, Wheaton, Illinois,....... In reply.......

Thank you Steve for your honesty. Your points are well taken, as well as your facts. Happy Trails, Don Livingston - LONGHORN HATTERS

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THE PERFECT GIFT.... Garry Hawn from Texarkana, Texas ordered a WESTERN DIAMONDBACK RATTLESNAKE Hatband with Front Head Mount for his Brother stationed in Germany for Christmas, 2011. Here is the reply from his brother.....,

Hello Don, I want to thank you for the EXCELLENT work on my NEW DIAMONDBACK RATTLESNAKE Hatband. It is mounted on a European formal hat and LOOKS GREAT!! I'm sure when I wear it around the local establishments, questions will arise if a WESTERN DIAMONDBACK (Crotelus atrox) are in the woods around here. They're only big in Texas!!! He added......, Big Brother, thanks for the wonderful Christmas gift!! Happy New Year,...... Brian Hawn, Stuttgart, Germany...., (It might be said that Brian's Brother handled all shipping as LONGHORN HATTERS does not ship Internationally.)

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Thanks Don....., THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER was PERFECT!!! Thank you so much. We love it!!! Heading out on Christmas Vacation right now, but wanted to send a quick THANK YOU!! Happy Holidays and thanks again for everything. Daniel Berumen, Diamond Bar, CA.

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Don......, Love the Hatband (WESTERN DIAMONDBACK RATTLESNAKE), and will be sending you pics. My new hat and hatband will get great exposure while I'm in competition at the upcoming 2012 WORLD TRADITIONAL ARCHERY CHAMPIONSHIPS in Tennessee. I will spread the word of your craftsmanship while there. If more businesses followed up like you have, they would be much better off. Respectfully, "BIG" John Carrell, Riverside, MO.

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Don, we received the hats (THE REAL DEAL TARP HATS) from my Brother, Larry Futrell (and this site's Web Master) for Christmas, and my Husband (Lee) put his on immediately!! As former Sailors, we always had the Tilley Hats, but now that we are "Landlubbers", we will replace them with THE REAL DEAL TARP HATS. Love them, and experimenting with ways to make mine my own (brim work). Thanks for the fun hats!! Joy Talbot, Georgetown, SC.

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Dear Mr. Livingston, thank you SO MUCH for my new hat (THE FESTUS), and the GREAT job you did. I have gotten many compliments. It fits me like a glove. I just could not ask for any better fit!! I'm going to order another hat in time....., already have it picked out, but MY FESTUS has become so dear to me, it would be hard to wear another hat at this time. Thank you again for MY FESTUS....., Sincerely, Dennis Clanton, Pearl, Mississippi

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The hat band (WESTERN DIAMONDBACK RATTLESNAKE) I received was exactly what my husband wanted! The instructions were easy to follow to fit to the hat, and the promptness of delivery was outstanding...ahead of schedule! Holly Moffett, Jonesborough, TN.

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Hey Don, Everything with THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER is great...., fits nice, shipped fast, and an overall ''BAD A$$'' hat. Thank you for your time and craftsmanship on the work you have done. You are a great businessman, and I will refer you to anyone who wonders where I purchased my hat, and hopefully I can get you more business from Northern Montana. Sincerely, Hunter Barnes, Shelby, Montana

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Hi Don, I received my hat! (THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER) After playing with the reducers, I have a perfect fit. I love it! Thank you, my friend! Jack L. Houchen, Greeley, Colorado....,

**Check out Jack Houghen's own Custom Tall Tale featured in THE COUNTRY CORNER SECTION of the site on Dr. Cletus Shepard's page........, he loves it!!

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Don......, In answer to your questionnaire everything is great!!! I received the promo package, and that was wonderful. I wore the hat (THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER) to a gun show this weekend, and noticed a lot of people looking at it. I will contact you this weekend at your shop. I want to get the HONOARY TEXAN CERTIFICATE for my parents in Illinois. Thank you, Paul Sowa, San Antonio, Texas, Account Executive, G & W Flooring

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Dear Don.  I received my High Plains Drifter hat, and am very pleased with it.  The hat fits perfect.  I appreciate the professionalism, attention to detail, and the level of service that you supplied throughout the process.  Ordering items from the Internet is always an unknown, but my dealings with you and your company were extraordinary!!  The hat arrived ahead of schedule, and I especially liked your promo packet with complete instructions and a Certificate making me an "HONORARY TEXAN", ....  Phil Unander, Goleta CA. 805-964-3545

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Don, I love the hat(THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER) you made for me. I've never worn a more comfortable one and its exactly what I've been looking for. Your customer service was way beyond my expectations. And the changes to the design you made for me really made happy about choosing Longhorn. It even arrived exactly when you said it would. I would recommend you to anyone looking for a quality hat at a reasonable price. Thank you so much
Eric kronstadt, Ellicott City, MD.

Don, I love the hat(THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER) you made for me. I've never worn a more comfortable one and its exactly what I've been looking for. Your customer service was way beyond my expectations, and the changes to the design you made for me really made me happy about choosing Longhorn. It even arrived exactly when you said it would. I would recommend you to anyone looking for a quality hat at a reasonable price. Thank you so much......,Eric Kronstadt, Ellicott City, MD.

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Comments are encouraged on the various Items designed by LONGHORN HATTERS, whether it be on a Hat, Hatband, OR a Custom Designed Speciality Item. Any Comment is accepted, no matter how long, or how short, negative, OR positive. When asked for a comment if a hat (THE GOLFER, 4 " Brim, 5 3/4" Crown) done for Paul Bolnik, Davis, CA. was to his satisfaction, his comment consisted of five words..., "It's still holding its shape!!" I would consider that a positive comment, and felt obliged to add it to this Comment Section....., OH, the hat hangs on the bed post every night. What better testament can THAT be. May your Hat forever help you with your Golf Game, Paul Bolnik, Davis, CA ...., Don Livingston - LONGHORN HATTERS

........, Paul Bolnik wrote back with this kind comment......,

Well, it is a testimonial! I have an affliction that makes me sweat profusely. Every hat that I wear ends up with a downward droop and a large yellow stain just below the band. The Guatemalan beauty that I received from Don Livingston, AKA The Longhorn Hatter, has not drooped and is still holding its shape. I keep it on my bed post to remind me of the kindness and generosity of my two hat benefactors, Holly Thornton and the aforementioned Don Livingston...., Paul Bolnik, Davis, CA.

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  It is not often there is a personal phone call placed by a customer RE: one of my Custom hats, but this was NOT the case with one proud customer. Evan Bane from New Berlin, WI. had purchased THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER, called to say, "Don, I just wanted you to know that THE HIGH PLAINS came today, and it fit like a glove. I especially was impressed with the Pencil Roll. Thank you SO much!!"................NO, thank you, Evan......, may your head be forever blessed!! Don Livingston, LONGHORN HATTERS

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Don, the Hat (HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER) is PERFECT!!! Thank you SO much! I really appreciate your quick response and delivery. Thanks again!! Kevin Schoolcraft, Charlotte, NC.

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Hello Don Livingston, I did receive the hat you made for me last week (THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER), and I am completely satisfied with everything. The size and construction are perfect, and I really appreciate the prompt shipping and communication throughout the entire process. Thank you, and I will definitely reccommend you to my friends. Very Respectively, James Nugent, BUENA PARK, CA.

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 Don, The hats just came today. (THE HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER AND THE REAL DEAL TARP HAT) I LOVE them both. I assume the foam tape that you included is to put in THE DRIFTER hat if it's a little loose?...., It is just slightly. A strong breeze could take it off. Any place in particular you recommend that I place them? Front and back maybe? I really like THE DRIFTER hat. Good job...., and thank you for the hassle free return and your work. Craig Houchen, Grand Rapids, MI.

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 .., my reply.., With the reducers, place one under the sweat band right middle, one under the sweat band left middle, and IF needed one in the back and front. I sent the reducers to take into consideration you are a Long Oval. At times, Long Ovals need reducers on the right and left sides............., front and back are normally fine. Don Livingston, LONGHORN HATTERS

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 Don, the hatband(Buffalo Head Nickel)is PERFECT!! Got a couple of questions. Can you make me another (work hatband) just like it only without the Buffalo Head Nickels? Several years ago I had a Barbed Wire Leather Hatband that I gave to one of my sons along with the hat. I haven't been able to find a Leather Bob (Barbed) Wire Hatband since. Do you make these? Thanks, Jim Chapman, Austin, Texas.....,The answer back to Jim was YES, I can design one for you, Don Livingston - LONGHORN HATTERS

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Thanks Don, The Hat (BUTCH CASSIDY) looks GREAT!! I have another one for you to make before long, David Atkins, Elkhart, TX.

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Hey Don, James here. Just wanted to thank you for all your efforts on getting me my hat on time for vacation. I had a wonderful time. That COMANCHERO hat (6" brim) not only provided me shade, but my girl could not have stayed closer to my side as she cuddled for relief from the sun! Although we laughed, I cannot tell "u" how many compliments I got as I stood standing in line at Cedar Point..., in complete shade!! This has been BY FAR the best hat buying experience I have ever had(and I am not a novice). Thank you again, James Dyson, Steubenville, OH

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Hello Don, My Guatemalan Palm Leaf Hat, "THE GOLFER" you made for me is PERFECT!! It is Custom, and fits my head like a glove. I was VERY pleased with the interesting paperwork that accompanied the hat. You put a lot of time and effort into making the hat and personalizing it with THE HONORARY YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS CERTIFICATE. I am close to knowing all of the lyrics to "The Yellow Rose of Texas". The hat brought class to my head, and the song..., music to my heart. Thank you Don for all of your hard work.
Holly Anne Thornton (HAT), Stateline, Nevada

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Don, The BMCA (BIRTHPLACE OF COUNTRY MUSIC ALLIANCE) just presented me with a wonderful LONGHORN HATTERS Hat (Guatemalan Palm Leaf)..., I LOVE IT!! It fits perfectly, and is imaculately constructed. Thank you for doing such a great job. This was a wonderful surprise. Thanks also for the nice certificate. I be proudly wearing the hat at our Street Concert tonight, (7/15/11) and will be the best dressed and coolest person there. My head is definitely blessed today...., and with three LONGHORN HATTERS Hats in my collection, I am certainly blessed!!! Say hi to Bob (Brother). Milhorn (Mike, Kingsport, TN.) took a picture. The Best, Edd Hill, Bristol, TN.

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A GREAT COMMENT!!!

Don, I have been involved in web based sales since the mid 1990's - back when most people had no idea what the web was, or how to use it, and, in all that time, I can honestly say, I have NEVER had faster response (with problem solving the re-sizing of a HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER), but even more impressive, was the fact that you followed up to make sure the issue (which was my doing) was taken care of after I forgot to respond back. I will never order any Custom Hat from any other person or company, and will recommend you to any person I can. Thank you, Jim Waller, Chandler, AZ. ....., NO, Thank You Jim, and Best Wishes, Don Livingston - LONGHORN HATTERS

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JILLIAN GRACE  -  Playboy Magazine's Playmate of the month for March, 2005, wrote:Don, Thank you! I love my new hat ("The Morocca"). The craftsmanship is superb. Your product has inspired me for the next change to my web site, which I hope to carry out within the next few weeks. Thank you for your generosity. I am so flattered. Smiles, Jillian Grace 

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 Hi Don, It was so much fun visiting you in San Antonio at your hat store.All the Documents (HONORARY YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS, TEXAS TALL TALE, ANTIQUE WANTED POSTER, and the hat facts you sent were GREAT!! Thanks again.Lisa Taylor-Molitch (Lisa Valentine), Seattle, WA.

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Don, got the hat. (Guatemalan Palm Leaf with Buffalo Head Nickel Hatband) It fits perfectly. I have had several people ask me about it. You will probably hear from John Rainero. I am glad to be an Honorary Texan. The HONORARY TEXAN DOCUMENT will go on my wall right beside my Kentucky Colonial Document. I live in the land of Davy Crockett, John Sevier, and Sam Houston, and will defend Texas as they did.
Thanks, Edd Hill, Bristol, Tennessee

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Don, I just got home from my daughter’s house seeing Grand Child baby Michael, and signed today for the HONORARY TEXAS LITTLE WRANGLER CERTIFICATE you did for him. It is perfect! I love it, and I know my dad will enjoy his personalized cover letter as well. I will see him in a few days, and then I am going back to MN to see Michael again and will take the framed certificate to my daughter at that time. Thanks for your personalization, and for your tips about framing. I am very happy with the certificate.
Ava Ballard, McKinny, Texas
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Hey, Don, After stopping by your hat shop (June 6, 2010), you immediately noticed I was wearing one of your hats (THE TRAIL BLAZER) that I bought from you 7 years ago. As you saw, it still looked somewhat new. I don't wear it as much as I would like, but when I do, people notice and compliment me. Thanks again for adjusting my hat free of charge the day I brought it in, and for taking my picture in your OLD TIME PHOTO EMPORIUM studio with it on. You have done good work over the years, “ Go Horns ”. I will ask my wife Sarah to bring her two hats in she also bought from you so she can also have her picture taken in your PHOTO studio. I will continue looking over your web site for updates and inventory. Until then, thank you very much. David and Sarah Vidal, San Antonio, Texas

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Hi Don, I just received "The Quigley" hat. As usual, your craftsmanship is wonderful! I own a dozen or so hats and the two you made for me ("High Plains Drifter" and "The Quigley") are my favorites. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone.
Keep up the good work,Frank R. Fletcher, South Gibson, PA.

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Hi Don, my hat arrived today (April 16, 2010) and its great, only problem is its far too big for me, not the measurement I gave you, never mind...., there's not much I can do about that now ,too much time sending it back etc. .I’ve tried packing the band inside with card and makes a slight difference but not a lot. Maybe I could shrink it somehow ,any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks again regards,Roger Lee, Peacehaven, East Sussex, United Kingdom

I wrote Roger back with this comment:


Roger, First, I'm sorry about the fit. Below, is the spec you sent when the order was made.

The High Plains Drifter Item# 8 , What is your hat size?: 22 3/4" =58 cm. =71/4.

When the hat is made, it is measured to the spec sent. The 58cm is European size and then converted to American size (7 1/4).., BUT everything is based on inches of the circumference of the head.........., IF that's off, there will be a problem. The hat, when the brim and crown are formed, is measured to size, and the Sweat Band is sewed in.

Now, to fix your problem. First, you can't shrink it. Cardboard will not do it.

Here is a "quick fix" until I can send you reducers.

1) take two rectangular sections of paper towels (10 1/2" x 8"). Roll one section up from end to end about 1" wide, flatten it out, and cut it in half across the 8" wide side). Do the same to the other paper towel section. You should have 4 pieces.
2) next, put one piece under the sweat band in the front, one under the sweat band in the back, and the two pieces left under the sweat band on both sides. EVERYTHING MUST BE DONE UNDER THE SWEAT BAND.

If it is still a little big put two on each side and front. (8 pieces). This should reduce the size one size +.

I will send you three kinds of reducers. Actual hat band I use, leather, and sponge reducers. I believe these should do the trick!!

It's always hard to make a size to ship out IF the client is absent, and you relay on client measurement.

I will get the reducers out to you, and that should work. Instructions and a diagram will be sent as well.

When I design a hat, I always worry if it will be to small, so I make it a little larger, ......., If this is any consolation, it's better for the hat to be a little larger than smaller.

Again, sorry for the fit......., hopefully it can be worked out.
Happy Trails, Don Livingston

Roger wrote back saying:


Hi Don, received my hat shrinkers yesterday, and they certainly did the trick, many thanks and kind regards, Roger Lee, Peacehaven, East Sussex United Kingdom

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Hi Don,
The hat is awesome! (HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER) Looks great, fits great,….. it was right on the money! Thanks again,
Steve Ferenczy, Pasadena, Texas
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Don,
THE DERBY came today and I love it! Thanks so much for the packet you sent along as well. I know I will enjoy this hat for many years to come. It was a great pleasure meeting you and doing business with you!
Kind regards, Julie Dojahn, Angleton, Texas

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Don,
I just wanted you to know how much I use my palm leaf hat, it's the perfect fishing hat for the Mexican saltwater flats and after all these years it still looks like new. Thanks again for a job well done. Mike Milhorn, Kingsport, TN.

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This was a note sent by Mike Hyland from Smyrna, Delaware, who ordered a Diamondback Rattlesnake Hat Band with open mouth mounted in the front, and the rattle/tail section mounted in the back. He personally shipped his hat to me so I could fit the band on his hat perfectly. I took pictures of the hat and band and Emailed them back to him. After seeing the pictures, here is an excerpt from his reply:

Don,
This is is one, if not the most beautiful hat I have ever seen. I HAVE TO SAY IT IS MUCH, MUCH MORE THAN I EXPECTED. I AM EXTREMELY PLEASED. No words can express my gratitude for all that you have done to help me through this endeavor. It is TRULY the hat of my dreams. It shows you really care about the work you do, and that is something to be proud of. If I was there, I would give you a big ol' Texan pat on the back. Needless to say, this work of art is going to be seen by hundreds of people out here.
Mike Hyland, Smyrna, Delaware
NOTE: Thanks for this GREAT comment, Mike - Don Livingston-LONGHORN HATTERS

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Hi Don,
I received the hat (THE TRAIL BLAZER) yesterday via UPS, just before I headed out for work. I just wanted ta let ya know that I'm absolutely stoked about the hat. That's "dunebilly" language meaning that I love the hat! As soon as I took it out of the box I was really impressed with it's aesthetics. It looks exactly as I was hoping with the dips on the front & back. The Diamonback skin is awesome! I love how the rattle comes off the back. I think Doug Sahm once said something like: "You just can't live in Texas if you don't have a lot of soul". This hat has got this soul. It's authentic & I can tell it was made with love by someone who knows what they're doin'. The quality & craftsmanship that went into this hat are outstanding. I wasn't sure if you'd get the size exactly right, even with the help of the pictures I sent. To my surprise, as soon as I put the hat on, it fit absolutely perfect! Snug, but not to tight... very comfortable... perfect! I was glad after all that ya put the stampede strings on because we get a lot of wind here & it's nice ta draw the strings up if I wanna roll the window down & take a drive. Thanks so much for your time & effort, I love the hat! We're very busy here w/ the holiday weekend, but as soon as I can I'll send ya some pictures of me wearin' the hat.
From the beach, Jay Balfe, Buxton,NC
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Dear Don,
I received the hat.( 8" brimmed Comenchero) It is great! I will try to follow the instructions you included. Thank you very much for the hat and the care with which you did it.All the best, Alexander Cherny, Moscow, Russia

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Don,
Received the hat. (Guatemalan Palm Leaf, 5" brim, 5 1/2" crown) Its perfect! Just right for the sun. Double loop Stampede string is GREAT! I'll keep the specs along with a picture, for the next time. I hope everything is going well for you in this current economy. It is nice to be able to get custom items like this. Everything is becoming so mass produced and "plastic" looking.
Thanks! Sean Smith, Logan, Utah
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Don,
The hat (Trail Blazer) was a huge hit, as was the memorabilia.
Happy New Year 2009 to you. Michael Book, Baton Rouge, LA.
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Don,
I received the hat today ("HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER"), but was disappointed that it did not have the pencil rolled brim as advertised.
Otherwise ok and thanks, Gary Blankinship, Trenton, Tenn.

I wrote back to Gary with this remark:
Dear Gary: I'm sorry you were not fully satisfied with the hat.The pencil roll was slight, not a total curl. If you would like an adjustment, I would be more than happy to curl the brim in full. Ship it back (at my expense) and I'll fully curl the brim, etc..
Thank you for your comment. The very best,
Don Livingston, LONGHORN HATTERS


Gary wrote: I am sorry, there is a pencil roll to hat. The more I wear it the more I love it, very comfortable & I love the texture.
Thanks, Gary
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Don....
I really like my hat a lot ...it is so awesome that I haven't been wearing it too much because I like looking at it myself...so, it has just been sitting there for me to view. Thank you in advance, because I know you are going to make a really special hat for Harry (Chester, Corpus Christi, Texas), just like my awesome hat...but a little darker brown. Billy Southwell, The Southwell Co., San Antonio, Texas
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Don.....
I like it(HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER)….can’t wait to get it on my head…. Thank you so much…I’ll try to remember and send you a digital photo wearing it…thought I would meet up with Billy today hunting and get it, but did not work out on my end…
Thanks,
Harry Lee Chester, Corpus Christi, Texas
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Hi Don:
Gregg loved the Honorary Texan Certificate and the Gift Certificate. He really was speechless for a moment, and then had a great laugh......He said he’ll drive up to San Antonio from Houston to redeem the gift certificate because he’s always wanted to go to San Antone! Thank you so much for the extra effort you took to make this happen so fast. He was touched—and delighted! -
Judi Cantor, VP of Development, Boston's Children's Museum, Boston, MA
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Don,
The hat is fantastic(Commenchero)!! Fit perfect right out of the box. One of a kind for sure, and no detail left out. EXACTLY what I ordered! Look forward to living many tall tales with my new hat.
Mark S. Hicks, Carmel, Indiana
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Hello Don,
Got the hat(Guatemalan Palm Leaf) and thank you very much....it's everything you said it would be...most comfortable hat I've worn...I'll get a lot of use from this. I wand four more for my sons, and two friends!!
Harry Lee Chester, Corpus Christi
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Hey Don,
Just wanted to let you know that I received my certificate (Honorary Texan Certificate) today..it's wonderful!!!!! I keep reading it over and over. Thanks again for sending this to me and especially for 2 FANTASTIC cowboy hats!
John Anderson, New Braunfels, Texas
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Mr. Don Livingston........
A awesome job...the hat (THE FESTUS) is just what I wanted....also perfect fit....Todd (Son) has not taken it off since I gave it to him. He says to tell you now he is a True Texan.....but cannot bring him self to be a Dallas Cowboy fan......
Thanks again ......very professional -
Jerry Rose, Hesperia, MI
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THE COMANCHERO RIDES HIGH IN NORTH CAROLINA
Don,

Now this is a HAT!!.("The Comanchero") Wow!! It just came in, and I'm wearing it to dinner tonight. This will come in very handy, and I can see it will hold up very well. I'll be making my own Stampede strap before I go to The Ranch in Colorado.
Much obliged to ya Pard.
Clark Aflague', Raleigh, NC
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DON'T TRY THIS!!!
I took my El Chepo felt and sprayed some felt stiffener on it last night. I was headed off to sleep, so I wanted to step up the drying process. I was going to use the vent from the heater but instead I turned on the gas burner and held the hat over it to dry, things went well until the Damn thing caught on fire...I was waving it around like crazy trying to put it out. It looked like a Louisiana Banana Foster finishing process.My wife was laughing so hard. After the stiffener burnt itself out I was left with a very stiff hat and a really cool finish, like singeing your hair when you lean over the BBQ pit too far!!
Don't worry I won't ask you to do this to the felt hat you'll be building for me.
Clark Aflague', Raleigh, NC
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TEXAS music legend Gary P. Nunn wrote:
Don,

I received the hat(Guatemalan Palm Leaf). Thank you so much. It’s a perfect fit and I will put it to good use when summer hat season arrives. I’ll be in Luckenbach for the Annual Valentine’s Day Hug-In on Feb. 16th, 2008. If you get a chance come by and I’ll get you in. I just read an e-mail from Bob informing me that your Mom had passed away. Please accept our family’s sincere condolences.
Thanks again for the hat.
Gary P. Nunn
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Don,
Just a note to let you know that I got my first compliment before I even got home with your hat! It is something special and it draws attention, even in Texas. Best money I ever spent. Can't wait to get a straw hat, and a brown felt, and a bunch more. Thanks for making this a memorable event and launching my NEW status as a Genuine Honorary Texan. --
Ken Gaffney, Shertz, Texas
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Mr. Don Livingston,
Just wanted to thank you again for the great service and great hat that I purchased. You are truly a master of your craft, and I'll be visiting you real soon for another purchase.
 Mike Rivas, San Antonio, Texas
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Dear Don,
I wanted to write and thank you once again for the wonderful hat I purchased from you while on the Road. I wore it through Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, back to Michigan and finally, out to the the barn. . .Tally, my quarter horse thought it was great too. Guess you are never too old to look good in a hat.
Take care and thanks again. Yours,
Lynn Gross, Lenox, Michigan
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Thanks Podna, was a pleasure to meet you. Happy trails. Respectfully, Gov. Brooks Barnes, United Federalist of Texas. My husband loves his Western Diamondback Hatband.
Thank you so much.
Anna Hallquist, Petaluma, Ca.
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Don,
The three Diamondback Rattlesnake hatbands and belt you did for me were beyond my expectations. I am VERY happy, and will be ordering again from you in the very near future. Thanks again -
Kenny Allen, Cushing, Texas
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Hey Don,
Got the hat ("The Longhorn Felt").....IT'S FANTASTIC!! It's on the big side, but I think with the reducers it's gonna work. No one would believe me that it's a brand new hat, so maybe I can send some folks your way, but I love it! It's very different from my two Stetsons, so it's gonna be fun to have.
Thanks again brother. I'll be in touch.
Erik Larson, Aspen, Colorado
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Don,
Martin absolutely loved the 6 inch brimmed Guatemalan Palm Leaf with everything else, beautiful work, We look forward to our next visit to San Antonio and visiting you in your new location -
Mary Lou and Martin Cortez, Houston, Texas
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Howdy Don,
Thank you for "the blessing upon my head"!! What a great, memorable and entertaining way to purchase my first hat in Texas. You made our day!!
Good fortune to you in all your current and future endeavors.
Mark & Rebecca Wygant, San Antonio, Texas
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Hats are terrific!! The 10 is a perfect fit, the Trail Blazer is a bit large for some reason. I'm sure we can tighten it up. They are great looking! Thanks again! Vicki Fox, Conifer, Colorado "...I love my custom hat from LONGHORN HATTERS..."
Lisa Anne Milhorn, Kingsport, Tenn.
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I went fishing, when all of a sudden the river started to rise and push me down stream with great force. Supper was on the table at home, and a beautiful two year old grand daughter was waiting for me, but the only thing I could think about was to save my Longhorn Hatters hat that was sitting on my head. 
Mike Milhorn, Kingsport, Tenn.
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Don,
I LOVE the LONGHORN hat band. It is perfect!! I'll look forward to the opportunity to order again from you when I need another hat!
Michele Strain, Austin, Texas.
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Don, I am not new to hats, but I like your Morroca better than anything I've seen in a very long time.
Thanks, 
Andy Sarkady, McHenry, Illinois.
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Don,
My wife measured my head and it was 24 inches. That was a tight measurement and would probably be tighter than I like in my hats. I am an auctioneer and like to wear hats at some of my auctions. The auction profession has been moving away from hats for years and I am leading a small group of auctioneers that are trying to make hats fashionable for us again. I ride and appraise horses so I have a good excuse to wear my hats often.
I went to your website and enjoyed it very much, it's fun to see your enthusiasm for hats. Thanks.
Daniel Patterson, President- Alabama Auctioneers Association

Follow-up from Daniel Patterson: 
Great hat Don! Lots of character! I have a black beaver hat that I have owned for over 20 years. It has gotten floppy and doesn't hold a good shape anymore. Can you use your hat magic, and put some life back into this ole feller? I've got a new Silverbelly that needs a little character too.
Thanks.
Daniel (Boone) Patterson, Killen, AL
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Hi Don!
My son absolutely loves that Festus hat! He was on his computer last night doing homework in it, he rides his horse with it on....I hope he doesn't think that he is getting a mule for his birthday! As his head grows, is there a way to stretch it to the next size? PS....Expect to get a letter from Justin thanking you for his hat and "Honorary Texan Certificate."
Melissa Beard - Fredrick, MD
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Don:
We are loving our Rattlesnake Hatband! Thank you so much for a great item and wonderful service.
Sincerely,
Buck & Ida Warfield - Sykesville, MD
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Don: The five HONORARY TEXAN CERTIFICATES I purchased from your site for friends in Germany were perfect.
Thanks for the rush order. James A. Ficher - Georgetown, Texas

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Don, Thank you so much. My new hat feels and looks great! Clifford Bates - San Antonio, Texas

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Don, I just wanted to write you and tell you I love my hat and thank you. I played our gig last night and got lot's of compliments on it. It's unique, and it looks awesome. I'll definitely be getting one of your straw hats soon.
Take care, Kurt Reece - San Antonio, TX
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Customers are attracted at once to the hats, I think because they are just different and interesting. They’re one of a kind.
Don Fergueson - Buyer/Manager, Silver Spur, San Antonio, Texas

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It seems that the people who buy the hats really feel like a Cowboy or Cowgirl when they ride our horses on the trails.
Louise McGill - Owner, Zephyr Cove Stables, Zephyr Cove, Nevada

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Don Livingston,
My hat fits like a glove
Keith Ogbourne - NY., NY.
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My Rattlesnake Hatband was perfect. It was a gift for my husband.
Joanne Patterson - Mt. Airy, Md.
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The craftsmanship on the two Rattlesnake Hatbands was excellent. I’d like to order a belt buckle and Rattlesnake Keychain. 
Margo West - Eugene, Oregon
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Mr. Livingston,
I don’t know what type of Internet Photo Brushing you did to the picture of me in my new hat, but sir, you made this ugly ‘gorilla’ look like a person! Heck, I’m not even afraid to show it to my wife! Thanks for your excellent service. I will be sure to spread the word!
Thurston S. Hurt - San Antonio, Texas


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