Big hat TV
From Justified to Dallas to the new CBS fall crime drama Vegas, men in high-crowned, wide-brimmed hats are fighting, scheming and conniving their way through epic story lines. Show creators are tipping their hats to what looks like a re-emergence of a trend that’s always been part of our popular culture. Not all these shows are Westerns, so we're calling it TV's big hat genre.
'Dallas' (TNT, Wednesday, 9 ET/PT)
On Dallas, oil baron J.R. Ewing's (Larry Hagman) "cattleman crease" style hat is a dressy style that showcases his status as a wealthy businessman. J.R.'s hats are custom-made by Butch Dorer.