Did you request any modifications or is it a cataloged item? What was the wait between ordering the hat and you receiving it? Thanks in advance!
Thank you sir!
Several customizations on a cataloged item, all using their website interface.
Here was the starting hat:
Besides changing all the colors (felt, both ribbons, sweatband, liner all changed from default), I also altered:
1) Crown decreased from 5" down to 4 3/4"
2) Brim size increased from 2 1/8" to 2 1/2"
3) Hatband decreased from 1 1/2" to 1 1/4"
4) Stiffness from hard/hard to extra-hard/hard (crown/brim)
And... they nailed it. In fact, I had done a photoshop mockup (which I did not show them!) and the real thing came out pretty close to the photoshop (attached).
I ordered on July 14th, arrived on Aug 15th (I'm in Missouri - it spent about 4 days in customs in Illinois)
The felt feels similiar to Akubra felt -- pouncing is acceptable, but it's not a super-fine feel, like my Art Fawcett or 2005-era AdventureBilt beavers.