If your hat is stained, a leather dressing can be applied to the outside of the hat. The leather dressing will darken the hat, mask the stain, and make the hat more waterproof. If you're just removing a small mark on the hat, sometimes rubbing the area firmly with your thumb can erase the mark. Also, you can try chalk that is a similar color to the hat. This can soak up an oil mark. Afterwards, rub the chalk off the hat.
Bought my first BC hat in 1988 and haven't looked back. Have three including a trial buffalo hat which has held it's shape really well. In pouring rain the staunchest leather hats shrink - and don't be tempted to dry them out on a stove or that will change it down a size or three, as I found. As someone who daily drove a Landrover with no roof, whatever the weather, I can say with certainty that the BC hat it good for 60-65 mph all day without blowing off or folding down in front of your eyes. What else would you want from a hat? Pictured is number 2 but the sweat band has pretty much died and is pretty scratchy. Great family company - great Aussie hats!
I already have a Backpack Traveler hat, but wanted something a bit stiffer with a brim that would retain its shape. The Stockman did that. It feels comfortable and plan to wear it most days when I go to work. The brim is a little bigger than I imagined, but all the more to keep the texas sun off my head!
I purchased my first BC hat in '93 in an outdoors outlet in Fairbanks AK. The second BC hat I purchased was in about 2015 from your store as an import. Both are the original Stockman style. Great armor for the rainiest area in the US. Having the most days with rain and clouds per year nothing is like the security of outerwear in this area. Best choice I made for constant drizzle and rain. My 1993 BC hat looks as new, coupled with Leather Seal treatment. I have worn it fairly regularly out of doors here. My BC hats are great looking and virtually indestructible for years of wear. I can and do highly recommend this hat. Cheers
Very nice hat. Well made. Everything as expected. Very proud to wear. Should last for decades.
Great hat. Haven't found any that are made as well.