I've seen vintage fedoras state that they're made of "velour" or "velour fur-felt." What does the "velour" tag mean for hat wearers? How does it hold up to time? Can it be crushed/folded? How does it stand up to rain? For those who own a velour hat, how do you feel about it?
I'm very curious because I'm on the edge of procuring my first truly vintage hat -- a gray 50's(?) Stetson Sovereign. The fantastic story of how this came to be will come later. Braided band instead of a grossgrain. Looks extremely sleek. What information could you provide?