The Rigby Reardon Custom Handmade Beaver Fur Felt Fedora Hat from Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid
This classic fedora style worn by Steven Martin is virtually the same fedora that Bogie wears as Rick in Casablanca.
- Crown: modified cavalry
- Brim: 1/2 inch pencil role, hand shaped Bound
- Hatband: 1″ Grosgrain ribbon and bow.
- Color Shown: Black in 20X Beaver Fur-felt
Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid was the first film that cut in classic film scenes and legendary film stars into the plot and dialogue of the story. Shot in black and white, it parodies the great detective films from Hollywood’s film noir era. Stars Steve Martin and Rachel Ward are never better as they play it straight faced through a series of hilarious sight gags and snappy dialogue.
Our Beaver Fur Felt
Beaver fur felt is dense and virtually waterproof and consists of beaver and rabbit 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 can be re-blocked and shaped numerous times, and is the best material from which to manufacture hats. Supposedly the higher the beaver content the higher the X factor – but unfortunately there is no standard within the hat making fraternity – and a lot of confusion.
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 – you can’t beat a pure beaver cowboy hat. Light, stiff, and fabulous looking it’ll shed what ever comes it’s way.