From the western, Australia. The style of cowboy hat worn by Hugh Jackman as Drover, hand made in 100x Mink fur felt by the last best west™.
Mink fur has 2 layers of fur protected by thick oil making it wonderfully waterproof. The thick under fur is protected by slightly longer guard hairs making the fur amazingly soft and luxurious. Mink coats and other clothing typically sell for 2000 dollars to 15,000 or even more. Mink hat bodies are some of the finest on the market and are relatively scarce in comparison to beaver hat bodies. As a result they are highly sought after and sell out quickly.
For hat style you can go with the Drover or any hat we currently make. Any hat, any style - same price. Hat Catalog
Choose the Drover or pick any hat style from our catalog
- put your hat selection in the PRODUCTION NOTES section below
Color shown: Natural in 100x Mink Fur Felt
Mink is available in natural colors or darker only
Drover Crown: 4 1/2" inch pecan top with front pinch
Brim: 3 1/2" hand shaped with large kettle curl
Hatband: 1" grosgrain ribbon and custom twisted leather over top
MINK and CHINCHILLA hats come with a hard hat can and hat brush
Pure beaver belly cowboy hat. We've modified one of the hat styles worn by Nicole Kidman, as Lady Sarah Ashley, or Mrs. Boss in the epic film Australia, to give it more of an outback flair. Ours has a wider brim with a drover style to it. Shown in 100% natural color Belly Beaver fur felt.
Originally the term "silver belly" referred to the belly fur of the beaver. By the mid 20th century it came to only identify a specific color. Belly Beaver Fur Felt is the thickest and densest of the beaver hat bodies. Virtually waterproof, it consists of 100% belly beaver fur blended with felt to produce a strong hat body very soft to the hand.
For hat style you can go with the Mrs. Boss or any hat we currently make. Any hat, any style – same price. Hat Catalog
Choose the Mrs. Boss or pick any hat style from our catalog
- put your hat style selection in the PRODUCTION NOTES section below
Color shown: Natural in pure Beaver Belly Fur Felt
Belly Fur felt is available in natural colors or darker only
Mrs. Boss Crown: 4 1/4" inch
Brim: 3 1/2" hand shaped drover style
Hatband: 1 1/2 inch antique ivory grosgrain ribbon
and bow with matching bound edge
Our take on the Hays Cooper hat worn by Chuck Norris in Walker, Texas Ranger.
In 1993 Chuck Norris took on the role of Walker, Texas Ranger and over the next 9 years it was one of the most popular shows on TV. During the 6th season an old west Texas Ranger character was developed over a couple of hours of a double episode. This was the hat style Hays Cooper wore.
Our take on the Jess Harper hat from the classic TV series, Laramie.
Robert Fuller was one of Hollywood's most handsome leading men in the 1950s and 60s, and he had a fine career playing cowboy heroes, including Jess Harper from Laramie. Our first hat was given to Mr. Fuller in 2017, as a gift from his fan club. More below
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Bonanza (1959 - 1972) debuting on TV, this is our take on the magnificently simple hat worn by Dan Blocker as Hoss.
Big Guys like big hats. And Dan Blocker was a big man right from the start. Weighing 14 pounds at birth he grew to be a 6' 4" and 300 pound favorite on the iconic TV Western, Bonanza. And his Hoss Cowboy hat was the most authentic old west hat, any of the cast of Bonanza wore.