First we start with the best felt money can buy, and spend hours shaping and finishing it to perfection! These are the finest cowboy hats in the West! A blend of Beaver felt and Wild European Hare, or pure beaver that will wear well for years. Unlike store bought hats with no beaver content, these hats will hold their shape for years, and are very easy to maintain. Beaver Fur has the ability to shed water and is barbed, having the ability to interlock when ironed and steamed. So durable they can be washed, turned inside out, and rebuilt for a new life years later! The Montana Slope or Gus hat developed after years of riding in the harsh western wind, needing a more aerodynamic hat, "so they say". I just think this is the best looking western style going, so great on men or woman! I have lowered the crown, it specs out at 5 3/4 in the back and 3 1/4 in the front. Choose a 4 or 4.5 inch brim with open front pencil curl, with a lot of shape and attitude! I am just showing a few color choices here, but check out our color chart for all choices! Hats take several months as they are a custom build. Sometimes we can get them out sooner, but due to the felt manufacturers timing we cannot guarantee exact dates. Sorry no refunds on custom hats. We will help you with any questions on sizing you may have, as correct sizing is a must! Hatbands are not included, you can check them out on the Hatbands page.