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A custom hat

A custom hat has to do with felting. Felting is a process, not a material – that’s why we call it “felted fur”. Felting is a heating under moisture and pressure that makes the individual hairs twist and angulate around each other in every direction imaginable. That’s why the beaver hair (which is much smaller) […]

Quality of fur felt

Beaver fur is the standard for measuring a hat’s quality, the higher the percentage of beaver in a hat the better the hat quality. Beaver fur, felts tighter, which results in a dense, light weight, thin hat which holds its shape in the rain longer than a lesser quality hat. The more densely felted the hat […]

Western Custom Hats

Our western custom hats are made of 100% beaver and 50% beaver with 50% European hare. The 100% beaver western custom hats are the best you can get. Nothing is better than 100% beaver. That is what the working cowboy wanted to wear. My western custom hats are the kind of hats that todays working […]

Old western hats

The heavy texture of the felt repels the blazing rays of the sun better than any helmet. There are no recorded cases of sun stroke on the range. The record might be different were straw hats or “derbys” substituted for the rational headgear which  for so long has been the accepted thing in the cowboy […]