Calvary Hats from the movie Hostiles

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Calvary Hats from the movie Hostiles

Post by The Oracle » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:14 pm

I mentioned in my review of the movie Hostiles that I thought the hats were done well. Some might say they are a little too IJ, but when compared to actual campaign covers of the era, the similarities to a fedora are more than that of a cowboy hat.

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Re: Calvary Hats from the movie Hostiles

Post by The Oracle » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:15 pm

Bale’s character, I am assuming that the dark hat was their way of separating him from the rest. Based on my knowledge hat color was troop specific not officer vs enlisted
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Re: Calvary Hats from the movie Hostiles

Post by The Oracle » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:21 pm

Having trouble with more than one at a time
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Re: Calvary Hats from the movie Hostiles

Post by The Oracle » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:21 pm

Another one
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Re: Calvary Hats from the movie Hostiles

Post by The Oracle » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:23 pm

Real Cav troopers
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Re: Calvary Hats from the movie Hostiles

Post by n11pilot » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:28 pm

There is something distinctly American about CAV lids.
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I like these examples from the Spanish American War.

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Re: Calvary Hats from the movie Hostiles

Post by Blackthorn » Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:18 am

The Oracle wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:15 pm
Bale’s character, I am assuming that the dark hat was their way of separating him from the rest. Based on my knowledge hat color was troop specific not officer vs enlisted
I have a mental "hall of fame of movie hats" and this one quickly shot up into the top five. That is one very cool hat, and historically very close to some of the Civil War hats I see in my history books. I love the size and shape of it.
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Re: Calvary Hats from the movie Hostiles

Post by Blackthorn » Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:54 pm

The Oracle wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:15 pm
Bale’s character, I am assuming that the dark hat was their way of separating him from the rest. Based on my knowledge hat color was troop specific not officer vs enlisted
I no longer have a photobucket account, so how do I upload pics now?
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Re: Calvary Hats from the movie Hostiles

Post by Blackthorn » Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:56 pm

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I don't know how I did this, but here it is. General George Meade of the Union army. His hat is much like Bale's hat in Hostiles.
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Re: Calvary Hats from the movie Hostiles

Post by n11pilot » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:20 pm

Blackthorn wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:56 pm
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I don't know how I did this, but here it is. General George Meade of the Union army. His hat is much like Bale's hat in Hostiles.

I've been looking into military headgear from this point in history and have found two terms. Hardee hat and Burnside campaign hat.
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Above is a sample of a Hardee hat from a Civil War museum. To my untrained eye it looks exactly like the Burnside campaign hat. I suspect that GEN Burnside's name may have been attached to a modified Hardee hat. See below.
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