Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Stetson are cool!

The start of the new series is soon upon us, and as everyone knows it opens with a special two-part adventure set in America.


From the trailers and publicity still out so far, it appears The Doctor accessorises with appropriate American headwear – a Stetson!

Some more recent candid pictures emerged of the filing for a later episode, and the Stetson seems to crop up again (see left), this time giving us a much better view of it and the chance to find a match.

A bit more classy than the fez from last year, there are a number of places to easily get authentic Stetsons – in screen-accurate designs!

Some eagle-eyed members of the RPF have found out that it’s a Stetson 2X (see right).

Thanks goes to Calufrax for finding the follow sources for Stetsons.
Sheplers
Sell a good range of cowboy gear, and have the correct Stetson for $64.99.



From an international buyer’s point of view they are great, as they not only ship internationally, they list their prices in a wide range of currencies from a global drop-down menu.

Stock levels are indicated when you choose your size, so you can order confident that they can send the one you want.

They ship International, though I had to hunt to find my country as the list the UK as England, Scotland and Wales separately.
Shipping to England is an eye-watering $45.33, over half the cost of the hat. Strangely to Wales it is $44.

Brass Bit
Discount Western Wear

This comes across as a more of a bargain bucket seller, but their hat is $68.95.


Shipping to the UK is only $8.95, which though cheap doesn’t fill me with confidence it will arrive any time soon.

They do however, stock the widest range of sizes, from 6 3/4 up to 7 5/8, but no indication of supply levels.

they advise of up to 3 weeks for delivery, so I would assume they only hold minimal stocks and order in when needed.
Skips Boots


Despite sounding like a footwear seller, they also stock hats, including the correct Stetson, which are $64.
Sizing is currently limited to just 7 3/8 and 7 1/2 and they only ship within the US.

Ram Hats



They sell a range of sizes from 7 1/8 to 7 5/8, with notation of stock levels – handy to know when placing your order.

There is a choice of international shipping rates: international 1st Class is $25; and international with insurance is $35.

This is where I have ordered mine, and within 12 hours I had a notification of shipping! I should have it in time for the start of the series.

Rock on!

3 comments:

  1. Makes me wish I was one of these Stetson sellers!

    They will be going from the occasional sale, to tons of Doctor Who fans buying their product over night!

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  2. Ace! It does indeed look a cool hat. Are there any leads on that coat yet?

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  3. One of these showed up in my size on eBay over the weekend, so I managed to get it at about 1/3 MSRP.

    I had be sporting a medium brown beaver stetson for a few weeks, but now get to look forward to popping my head into this lighter-colored beaver.

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