Craftsmanship

ELITE FINISH

Elite hats start with fine 16 micron sheep's wool and get twice the carding and wet felting. Proprietary sanding and hand finishing bring this luxury wool to life. Elite Stiffened felts use a 'hand cooked' shellac for a heritage stiffened feel.

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LITEFELT®

The Bollman Hat Company invented a revolutionary process that takes a natural unstiffened premium wool felt hat and treats it with a water repellent and shape retentive proprietary process. This makes LiteFelt® a tough and indestructible choice for the Bailey® Man of Styles. Often copied and never duplicated, LiteFelt® products are our most famous finish, combining style and function. This is our best selling product and is only American made.

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LiteStraw®

LiteStraw® is a revolutionary finishing technology that softens traditionally hard straw headwear to create a soft, casual hat with flexibility. Our LiteStraw® hats come with a water repellent finish and comfort sweatbands. Made in the USA.

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Raindura®

A revolutionary, thermosetting yarn is hand woven inside a paper fiber straw hat body. The hat is then blocked and treated with an ultra light yet extremely effective water repellent coating. The result is the most durable, shape retentive, water repellent paper straw hat on the market. Let it Rain.

Polished Wool Felt

Our Polished Wool Felt is brushed and polished for a beautifully rich sheen and silky texture.

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