Spatterdash...I agree completely; let me re-iterate that those are someone elses' opinions, and like I said -there are 2 sides to every story- we're only reading what a couple of unsatisfied people thought. From the JPD hats I've seen, and reviews of them I have read, I see that his product is top-notch. My posting wasn't intended to harm JPD's reputation, just to explain my hesitation in ordering one. Also, let me add that Jimmy did return my messages, I just haven't followed up by calling him. Donato- those KOCS AB's are going to be nice, but I want a lower crown and a wider brim than that, and I'm guessing since they will be a 'production' hat, they will come 'as-is'