Product: HT3803 C.W. Jeff Davis (Hardee) Hat - XLarge
From: Michael Semann
Date: Friday 08 September, 2017
This is a costume grade hat, not really up to accurate reproduction standards for living history. It is light weight, and although described as fur felt, it is in fact wool felt in construction, and so marked on the interior tag. The brow band is not leather as advertised either, but a paper fiber material.
To be fair, it is rather ridiculous to expect a beanie cap to sell for this price in genuine fur felt, let alone a Hardee hat. But buyers need to be aware nonetheless.
This is bare bones, without double stitching or ribbon binding on the brim, a hat band, lining, maker's marks/inspection stamps, or any of the external adornments.
Nowhere near the quality of a Tim Bender, Dirty Billy's, Tim Allen or Clearwater Hats offering, but it is also almost half the price.