Hey Fletch, I had forgotten that - but it happens I was born in Ames, IA just a few miles from Des Moines - possibly around the time this hat was sold there. Kismet, perhaps?
I've been hunting for a green fedora in a tasteful color for some time - really wouldn't have cared if it were any number of different brands, as long as it was a decent quality piece. I have seen more that are on the olive side of green, but although this is a more pure color, it's dark enough that I think it will work. As all of you know, it is not easy to find decent quality hats in green felt of any color variation.
I work at Colorado State University where the colors are green and gold, so I wear a lot of olive, khaki and earth-tone clothing, especially on days around big games and alumni activities. I've always thought that a tasteful green hat would be handy, but NOT a bright color that would make me look like a wanna-be Notre Dame leprechaun.:fedora: