Fabulous hat Jack, curious about BRE a bit of research threw up this fabulous thread. https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/vintage-stetson-boss-raw-edge.96858/ The things that I have learned on this forum.
Black hats can really have impact, they can also have the look of the undertaker. I tell you this though. If the undertakers wear shoes like mine at my funeral, I would be impressed!