Matt, My Leipzig P. & C. Habig Wien had some repair work done to the bow so not totally original but probably close. Mine has a soft hand but the felt is not super pliable. In most cases P. & C. Habig Wien didn't use very pliable felt with their City Dress style Soft Felts. There are exceptions but most have heavier weight felt and are not so pliable. This also applies to post WWII hats. It's probably by design based on what was expected by their customer base but this is only a guess. Also P. & C. Habig Wien sourced felt and from what I know never produced their own felt. I was very lucky to find the P. & C. Habig Wien "Special", P. & C. Habig's "Special Qualität" Reine Handarbeit Berlin Friedrichstr. 82a Homburg. It's in pretty much mint condition and was stored Open Crown so easily dry creases but the Felt is not super pliable but the hand amazingly soft. Again I think this by design based on other examples. I don't think there is anything left of the original structures in around Friedrichstr. 82a. It's too bad because from what I can remember from WWII photos the buildings were restorable. Probably a combination of politics and money (see the City Palace). That area ended up in the East sector.