The sweatband was made for that time period when rope and leather was the big thing and this has an actual rope with leather strips going though it, Definitely a real one of a kind. It looks perfect too and totally secured to the hat. This is made from Beaver Ten quality this is vintage Beaver Ten! Big difference from a thing post 1970. If you've never seen the process of how they actually make hats in the old days it's quite a treat!As the hat is mounted it's spins around while it's being shaved down to a uniform layer, that's how they get so smooth and even, the rougher look like the "grizzly" with the longer more uneven beaver hair but still even, so it must go through at least one sanding, then closely inspected before making any decision if it's needs more. So this is a partially sanded material and you can actually see the longer hairs.
It's extremely soft and pliable! So that Lions hat box that it was store in is to small for the hat once dad has shaped, cleaned and steamed it into what you see today.
It will NOT Abe included in this sale. If you have any questions please write us. We saw no undertag and the original size tag is torn off, but this actually measures to a perfect size 7-1/8 at 22-3/8 inches. We actually measure each hat 3 times to verify it's size.
The Tilley hat size chart. This chart is still in use today.Color is Tan or dark beige, the picture number 7 best represents the actual color. So you may decide the color, dad and I are disagreeing, it's a difference of a shade of 2. If you have any questions please write to us. Size 7-1/8 or 22-3/8 inches or 57. Height 6 inches, at the highest point. Wide Brim width 4 inches. Crown Ribbon 1.1 inches.
THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL HAT! Everyone will turn heads for this hat! Please read our very excellent feedback. Dad has collected hats for a lifetime and there are 100s of them, on shelves, stacked in closets and spare bedrooms.
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