Classic cowboy hats are composed of a high creased crown and wide brim that is shaped for protection from the sun. The finest fur cowboy hats of modern time are crafted in a similar fashion. Fur blends are assigned X ratings unique to each manufacturer which rates the blend. Typically, the higher the X number, the softer the fur pile feels and the easier it is to steam and shape.
Fur blends are typically a blend of wool felt, rabbit fur, and beaver fur. As the quality of the felt increases, more rabbit and beaver fur are used, while the amount of wool felt decreases. 100% Beaver fur is the highest quality fur cowboy hat. Other furs, such as Buffalo fur, are blended into some hats for its water repelling characteristics.
Tom Mix (6X) Fur Cowboy Hat 6X fur 4 1/2" to 6 1/2" creased Gus crown profile 28 5" Bound edge brim Grosgrain ribbon band Stetson hat box Available in Black & Silver Belly (Shown)
Tucson - 10X Fur Cowboy Hat 10X Fur Cattleman Crown 4" Brim Self Matching Hat Band Four Piece Gold Buckle Set with Red Tinted Rhinestones Caramel Satin Lining Available in Belly, Black, and White
USTRC - (6X) Fur Cowboy Hat USTRC Resistol Collection 4 5/8" Cattleman Crown 4" or 4 1/4" Brim Self Matching Hat Band with 4-Piece Buckle Set Dri-Lex® Sweatband System Available in Chocolate and Black
Wythe - (8X) Fur Cowboy Hat 8X Beaver Fur Blend 4 1/2" Cattleman Crown 4 1/4" Brim Self Matching Hat Band Three Piece Buckle Set Comfort Sweatband Made in U.S.A. Available in Black, Brown and Fawn