The Quigley Custom Hand Made Beaver Fur Felt Western Movie Cowboy Hat
We start with an oversized hat body to make this big hat. High crown and big brim it was popularized in the great western movie, Quigley Down Under. This beauty comes with custom 1 1/2″ leather hat band and custom wind string.
- Crown: 6″ Modified Cavalry
- Brim: 4 3/4″ Hand Rolled Open
- Color Shown : Undyed Natural
- Finish: Hand made 1 1/2″ Leather Hat Band & Optional Custom Wind String
Pinches and dents on hat crowns originated by working cowboys so they could more easily pick up their hats. The 3 pinch cavalry style is likely the most common as this creasing allows you to easily pick up or handle your hat.
Tom Selleck rode into the role of Matthew in Quigley Down Under,
which became box office gold, and Selleck rode out a Movie Star!
Our Beaver Fur Felt Hat Bodies
Our hats are made with beaver fur felt which is dense and virtually waterproof. It consists of beaver and/or rabbit/hare fur blended with felt to produce a material that lasts 5-10 times longer than wool-felt. A fine Beaver and Beaver blend fur-felt hat body holds its shape wonderfully and is the gold standard from which to manufacture fine working hats.
The higher the beaver content the higher the X factor and the rough beaver hat bodies we use to make our cowboy hats are the best available and made in America!
We sell 3 quality beaver blends of fine western hats – 5X, 20X and 100X:
- 5X is a blend of about 5% beaver with rabbit and felt.
- 20X is 50% beaver blend
- 100X is pure 100% beaver fur felt
For an all weather hat it is hard beat a pure beaver cowboy hat. Light, stiff and fabulous looking it’ll shed what ever comes its way.