I recently returned from the Single Action shooting National convention in Las Vegas. It was my intention to purchase a new hat. After looking at the available goods I once again came to the conclusion that the finest hats in America come from the Clearwater Hat Company. Clearwater hat construction is exceptional with my favorite part being the wide soft leather sweat band and period cotton liner. They just improve with age and wear. I have bought five Clearwater hats in the past, been extremely please and received compliments whenever it have worn them while doing living history presentations. often it is the hat that defines the character.