I have the U.S. market version of that hat, called the Sydney. I love it. The felt on that hat is as soft as on any hat I've worn. It looks nice, too. You're smart to order it from Australia, where the price is far less than at the U.S. distributor, David Morgan. I bought it because I was in the David Morgan store, fell in love with it and didn't want to wait for shipping. I'm sure you'll love it, too.