Hey all, After almost a year of research by many members of this board, including Sharpetoys, BellyTank and Art Fawcett amongst many others, the first Bwana safari hat has finally come out of Art's shop of wonders. This hat is the result of a search for a seemingly odd, double-brimmed safari hat worn by Stewart Granger in the 1950 version of King Solomon's Mines. Oddly enough these hats can also be seen in early jungle films like the Tarzan movies and Trader Horn, both the 1931 and 1970s version. Anyway, here is the first look out of the box after a little hand massaging. The hat is a smidge too tight, but Art and I are working to correct that with a little outpatient surgery. I have also found that having a hat with two brims, and hence, a double-layered sweatband makes for a very different wear experience. It will take more time to make this hat pliable in that regard, so in the short term - I'm getting used to it - but in the long term I have a feeling this will be the most durable felt hat I will ever own. Here it is - I apologize for the dirty mirror...and the ugly mug under the hat.