Made in the USA the Austral is from Stetsons Old West Collection. Constructed of durable, water resistant 4X Buffalo wool felt it has a 3 1/2" bound edge brim and 4 1/2" regular oval crown. Features include a grosgrain ribbon with bow and Stetson pin, leather sweatband and full satin lining.
one2miniranch was cheaper than most places I found online. Upon receiving, I steamed and reshaped the crown to a telescopic crown. Looks great! I've only had it a few weeks, but Im sure I will love this hat just like my other Stetsons.
I love the american buffalo collection. The material is water repellent which is a huge bonus. The austral is very light and flexible. Its a great choice. We loved it so much my lady had to have her own.
It's a nice hat, workmanship is decent. I haven't spent any time in the rain or snow with it, so I don't know how the buffalo felt holds up to the elements. It's nice and stiff so it would be a bit of a challenge if you wanted to reshape the crown, though the brim responded well to steam. You should know that the sweatband is not real leather but faux leather. I was really worried about this but spent a day in the hot sun at a Cowboy shoot and it really was surprisingly comfortable. I'm taking one star off for being listed as real leather but it's not a deal breaker.