Been so many times… always different, always a thrill.
Yesterday I wore a faithful old western hat… approaching its 90th birthday, this Stetson 1X Nutria (X’s went a long way in those days) is a favorite. Nutria is a water rodent which became a popular source for hats when beaver became scarce in the early 20th C. It makes a very soft and very durable felt.
Simple unlined interior, with “the Fray” sweatband giving the some evidence to its 1920’s vintage - a taped rear seam and round glued size tag.
Fifty mile per hour wind gusts forecast for later today… will have to choose something with a narrower brim and little less history.