With its custom telescope crown, flat brim and rugged appeal, the Sun Prairie is inspired by the traditional gaucho hat favored by Georgia O’Keeffe, taking its name from the iconic artist’s Wisconsin birthplace.
Reborn from a 1960s vintage Stetson, the Sun Prairie features a hand-shaped 4 ¼” crown, adorned with a lightly charred two-tone raw-edge crushed velvet ribbon and a strand of beads composed of onyx, potato pearl and alloy.
The hat 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. 1960s), Meticulously Restored and Reimagined by Ben Fife of Westward Leather Co.
- Size 7
- 4 ¼” Telescope Crown
- 3 ½” Flat Brim
- Charred Two-Tone Raw-Edge Velvet Ribbon Band
- Onyx, Potato Pearl & Alloy Beads
- Stetson X WLC Genuine Leather Sweatband
- Satin Liner
- Custom Co-Branded Upcycle Collection Hat Box
- Handmade in the U.S.A.