That's what this Dobbs says on the sweatband. I just got this hat today and it is an extremely lightweight hat, hence the name "2 OUNCER". It also has a corrigated sweatband along the back. It resembles the stetson playboy in weight and the way they left the edge of the brim raw except for some stitching along it. I believe this style of felt hat was made to wear specifically in the summer as it has no liner and it being so light. I got it along with a hat box, both look like they just came off the showroom floor for $31.00. A lot better deal than $510. that's for sure.