‘Yellowstone’ TV: Where Do Kevin Costner and the Other Stars Get Their Cowboy Hats?

by Katie Maloney
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If you’re looking to recreate a signature Yellowstone look, you’ve gotta start with the hat. Here’s where all the stars get their cowboy hats.

Since the premiere of Yellowstone, western-wear has been on the rise. Fans of the show have even started their own custom-clothing businesses to recreate some of the character’s signature looks. However, no one can create the cast’s cowboy hats quite like Trent Johnson of Greeley Hat Works. Johnson designs all the hats seen on the show. Years before the show premiered, Yellowstone creator, Taylor Sheridan, bought a custom cowboy hat from Johnson. 15 years later, while getting ready to film Wind River, Sheridan found Johnson’s cell phone number and asked him to make hats for everyone in the movie. After the success of his work for Wind River, Johnson and Sheridan stayed in touch. Naturally, when Sheridan was looking for someone to design hats for Yellowstone, he didn’t hesitate to contact Johnson. During an interview, Johnson talked about his on-set experiences.

“I started going through all the boots and hats and I was like, ‘no … no … no … yes … no,” said Johnson. “They were like, ‘why are you throwing that other stuff?’ and I told Ruth, I’m in the West, this is my business, Taylor asked me out here, and Taylor would not let anybody in the movie wear those square boots with the big gold metal ring on the side, that’s not cowboy.”

He and few members of the costuming team went shopping and purchased all new gear for the cast members. Johnson designed multiple hats for each of the character’s outfits, especially John Dutton.

“For John Dutton, I ended up making five different looks, five different hats, and for each look, there were multiple hats,” said Johnson. “For his silver belly hat, I made him three and his stunt double one. So for every person, I built multiple hats for the trick is to distress them, they need to look authentic.”

Yellowstone Cowboy Hat Creator Gives Back To His Community

Like a true countryman, Trent Johnson finds ways to give back to his community after the success of his work with Yellowstone. After designing hats for the season, Johnson hosted a local screening of the show. The proceeds from the screening benefited Weld Comunity Food Bank. Johnson said that he’s found ways to support the food bank for the past 15 years. He said that although Weld County, Colorado is one of the largest agriculture-producing counties in the nation, food insecurity still exists within the community. The screening raised $1,000 for the food bank which equals about 4,000 meals. Additionally, nonperishable food donations were collected at the event.

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