The hat is blocked with high quality millinery velour felt over an antique block. It's got that rich brown color a really fine leather chair. It's very soft to the touch. The brim has a wire round the edge so you can shape it to your personal fancy: down over the left or the right eye when you're feeling sleuthy, or an "I'll be darned" straight back. There's a pinch of pheasant feathers at the finish that glow bronze with just a dab of green that really make this hat stand out from the department store pack. It's lined with Thai silk the color of red Bordeaux wine. Every stitch is made by hand. Most are barely visible.
Archie Goodwin was Nero Wolfe's legman. Nero Wolfe was an old time PI, a seamus, if you will, but he never left his house. Archie went out and found all the clues and Wolfe solved the case.
This hat is for the legmen. The Archie Goodwins, but also the press corps. The guys who write the stories in the Tribune who take down the political mobsters. The guys who stand in front of the cameras and tell the stories of the rising stars.
It's not the hat of the guy who sits behind the desk. It's the hat for the guy who goes out into the thick of things to get it all done: but still manages to do it with style and class.
I want to make sure it fits you perfectly, so drop me a convo so I can make it happen. If I can't make this exact hat fit you, or if you would like another color, we can work on a custom order that will be just like it that will be just right.