Gambler hats are part western and part outback. They became popular in the days of riverboat casinos that moved up and down the Mississippi river. Their distinct oval crown and wide brim set them apart from other western hat styles. We make ours from soft Australian wool, Hemp and different types of straw. Not too stiff and very comfortable with a generous brim for maximum sun protection. Grab a deck of cards, a cigar or cool glass of lemonade and transport yourself back in time.