This handmade hat is my take on the fedora, named after the first production of a play, "Fedora," in 1882. In 1924 Prince Edward of Britain started wearing them and was a fashion statement for both men and women. In the 1920s, the fedora hat was associated with Prohibition and gangsters. In the 1940s and 1950s, Hollywood used the popular fedora hat style, making it an icon of manliness and mystery worn by such names as Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant, and on stage by Frank Sinatra. Don't forget the ladies that made them fashionable, Calamity Jane, Ingrid Bergman, and Judy Garland.
The name, BB's showtime, relates to the Black Hills history and the American Soldier known as Buffalo Bill. The first photo I saw of him was from the late 1800s, and he was wearing a fedora. He was also known as a Bison hunter and great showman.
20X, Belly Hair, Mink, and Chinchilla are pure fur.
- Crown: 4" hand-shaped
- Color: Pecan is shown but you can pick your color
- Brim: 2 1/2" hand-shaped, un-bound
- Every hat is handmade to order: no mass production, less waste, more love
- Black leather custom sweatband made in the USA
- Hatband: 7/8" velvet ribbon made in the USA
- Hats ship in 8-10 weeks
The hat pictured is the basic. I can change the hatband knot, ribbon, and color if you would like something different, just call and we can place the order together. While I can make you one just like this style to fit your head, the feather embellishments will vary with each hat as I put them together one feather at a time so that each one will be unique to your hat. This is the perfect hat style for men and women.
Colors: Our color board of options is pictured in the images. Along with being a handmade product, the X quality of the hat will affect the color and can cause one hat to be slightly different than the next. Please see individual qualities for color availability.
We use the finest fur/fur blends, which are more durable and more serviceable. The better the fur, the more abuse it will take, and the easier it is to do something with it year after year. Fine fur blends produce a softer refined feel and create a higher quality hat.
ONLY colors available in Belly Hair are Black Cherry, Natural, Black, Chocolate Brown, Whiskey, Granite, Dark Moss, Steel, Charcoal, and sometimes Silver Belly.
ONLY colors available in Mink and Chinchilla are Black Cherry, Natural, Black, Chocolate Brown, Whiskey, Granite, Dark Moss Steel, and Charcoal.
Note: These hats will be made as ordered (they are not ready-made), so there is still going to be a lead time of 8-10 weeks for delivery as we will be working them in with all our custom orders.
Prices will change according to the items you add on or change from the basic price.
All our hats are made by hand with love and care in our Sturgis South Dakota location. All our hats (shapes, designs, colors, embellishments) only show suggestions. The options and possibilities are endless. The only limitations are your budget and time frame.
If you have decided that you like this hat but want it with a different design or as a custom, one of a kind, I can do that! Just send me an email or give me a call with your thoughts, and I will put them into action.
If you are not able to stop by my Sturgis South Dakota location, I can still get one made for you. I need a couple of pieces of information:
Wrap the tape measure (or string) around the largest part of your head until the two ends meet at the center of your forehead just above your eyebrows. Firmly hold the tape or string mid-forehead with your finger, not too tightly or too loose. The goal is to determine precisely where your hat will sit for the most comfortable fit.
If you're using a ruler and string, proceed to step two.
Take the string from your head, being careful to hold onto the endpoint, so you have an accurate account of your head size. Measure the string with the ruler.
Even though the hat sizes provided are standard across the USA, various factors can affect the fit, such as the hat maker, the material of the hat, and even how much hair you have.
Handcrafted, wearable art made in the USA!
There are several pictures that show how your hat can be customized. I welcome calls anytime if you have any questions.
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