I’n not sure what you mean by “loose ends”, can you say that a different way, please?That would actually make a perfect band for the Sombrero, as well, and not entirely out of Akubra's wheelhouse. I was actually thinking of going that route, but I really like the look of a horsehair band on top of a ribbon, ended up going with the ribbon with the idea of possibly adding a nice horsehair band similar to yours, and without the loose ends.
That would actually make a perfect band for the Sombrero, as well, and not entirely out of Akubra's wheelhouse.
I’n not sure what you mean by “loose ends”, can you say that a different way, please?
I agree with everything you say regarding its marketability except the inelegant afterthought. I believe it us exactly as intended, just perhaps not as well received as hoped for.Nothing wrong with it at all, just not my style. The thing is, the cowhide one is such a particular and uncommon style of band that I think its limited appeal seriously reduces the overall appeal of the hat. Itt might make a fine aftermarket accessory but is misjudged as a stock item, IMO.
Perhaps it's just now that there's enough of an increased interest in the old Western hats to make it viable to the international market with a grosgrain band, perhaps it sells better in Oz than elsewhere, but I can guarantee this would be a far more popular hat if they equipped it with a more traditional band, whether a very narrow or wider one. or even a finer version of the current cowhide one, which is quite inelegant and looks like an afterthought to my eye.