With a name that nods to the Stetson Powder River—a popular shape from the early 20th century—the Powder Creek channels classic cowboy style of the era with a modified Gus crown and 3 ⅝” brim with a subtle flange curl that moves downturned to upturned from front to back.
Handcrafted from a 1980s vintage Stetson, it features a sloped 6” crown. Its band is crafted from raw-edge hombre cashmere with a hand-dyed deer hide-laced binding. It is further accented with charred vintage cotton and a strand of rondelle beads handcrafted from saucer clay, turquoise and brass, and found porcupine quill detail.
The Powder Creek is finished with a special co-branded premium leather sweatband and deluxe quality satin liner. It comes in a custom hat box featuring hand-applied stamps and a topographical map of Pikes Peak—where, in the early 1860s, John B. Stetson created the first-ever Stetson hat.
This hat is part of The Upcycle Collection, a capsule of ten vintage Stetsons that have been reimagined and reborn in partnership with Ben Fife of Westward Leather Company of Spokane, Washington. Each hat has been cleaned, steamed and re-shaped using handmade hat blocks and finished with globally sourced textiles and design accents from Fife’s personal collection. The results are one-of-a-kind wearable works of art, each with its own unique character and story.
Due to the special nature of this item, all sales are final.
- Vintage Stetson Fur Felt Hat (ca. 1980s), Meticulously Restored and Reimagined by Ben Fife of Westward Leather Co.
- Size 7 ¼
- 6” Modified Gus Crown
- 3 ⅝” Flange Curl Brim
- Raw Edge Hombre Cashmere Band with Hand-Dyed Deerhide Laced Binding and Charred Vintage Cotton Ribbon with Quill Accent
- Saucer Clay Rondelle, Turquoise & Brass Beads
- Stetson X WLC Genuine Leather Sweatband
- Satin Liner
- Custom Co-Branded Upcycle Collection Hat Box
- Handmade in the U.S.A.