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Deluxe Felt Derby - Gray (Old Style)

Durable Topper

Item: 001406

$83.95  $39.95



Availability: Clearance

Americans call it a derby, after the Earl of Derby who helped popularize it. But, Englishmen know it as a bowler as it was first introduced in the early-1850's in England and produced by the Bowler Brothers Company. It crossed the pond to America in the 1860's and remained popular well past the turn of the century.

Our best quality derby is made of gray wool felt, lined, and just perfect for the period look.

USA-made, with removable decorative feather. Features a 2 inch brim, and the crown is approximately 4.5 inches tall. Brim to brim measures approximately 9 inches in front, and 11 inches from the side view. Available in sizes M - XL.

Available in several colors.

Note:This hat has been discontinued and will not be restocked. If we are out of your size, please check our alternative Charcoal Deluxe Felt Derby for more sizes.

Oversized: This item is considered oversized for shipping purposes, and may incur a surcharge if expedited or shipped internationally.

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Sizing Chart sizing
Hat Size
(up to)
7 to 7 1/8
22 1/4"
7 1/4 - 7 3/8
7 1/2 to 7 5/8
23 7/8"

Product Reviews  

Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.96/5.00 stars from 24 reviews

felt derby
I could not be happier with my new derby and your terrific ordering crew/customer service. I hope your records show the name of the young lady that took my order. She's a class act. Her patience, professionalism and refreshing good humor were a standout. If she's truly an example of the type of men and women you look for, a tip of my derby to your company. Take care...may each of you have a great holiday season.
Dec 29, 2017
don smith
versailles MO
Well made and excellent fit, considering I wear 73/4. True to color.
Dec 15, 2016
Train basher
Bennington Ve
OF ALL the places I checked, this site had the closest to the derby I was looking for, albeit I would have preferred a LIGHTER shade of gray, which proved to be impossible to find! ~ Maybe if enough people request a lighter shade, the company just might consider producing them as an additional color option.
Nov 3, 2016
Tampa FL
I can think of nothing bad to say about it. It meets my expectations in every way, manner, shape, and form.
Oct 20, 2016
Ken Burke
West Hartford CT
The comments have been great
They have asked about my hat during the mountain dulcimer concerts. - awesome
Mar 4, 2016
Mt Zion IL
Deluxe felt derby
Outstanding quality, prompt notifications on status of delivery, actual item exactly as depicted online. Thrilled!
Dec 12, 2014
Linden Ne
Quality hat!
Great quality hat - very durable!
Nov 16, 2014

Deluxe Felt Derby hat gray
Is one of the best looking hat I now have were it a lot, would love to send picture it looks very good with the coat i got from you and other sure the hat will last a long time even with the wear I will give it and am sure it would look just as nice on anyone.
Apr 11, 2014
Great service and quality
Love it! Fits perfectly. Nice. Quick service.
Apr 11, 2014
Todd Orton
Denver Co
Nice hat
Nice hat, good color, well made. Well worth the price, quick shipping and excellent customer service. I would have given it 5 stars, but I wear a 7 5/8 fitted and the XL is a little too tight, although not enough for me to go through the hassle of making a return.
Nov 9, 2013
Lacey WA
Top Hat
Fits great. I plan to to wear it regularly. Great quality.
Nov 1, 2013
El Paso TX
Fits well to the head, slightly stiff and rigged but nice.
Oct 25, 2013
Newark NJ
Beyond Excellence
I ordered the derby because I was working on a period costume and needed a passable hat, well H.E. was the place to go. They didn't just ship me a hat, they sent me a high quality derby that I received much sooner than I expected! 5 stars for quality and 2 thumbs for delivery.
Jul 20, 2013
James K.
Fremont Ne
Feb 15, 2013

Durable Topper
This purchase was made to replace my brown derby, which I have worn for over eight years. I ordered this hat gray in color to supplement both my winter and spring/autumn coats. Based on the sizing options, I knew that the hat would be slightly larger than needed. This was a quick "fix", however, with some double-sided tape inside the inner flap (and thus out of view) to provide the correct dimension. As stated by others, the hat is stiffer than other derbys, which I believe will make it more durable. I am pleased very much with this topper!
Jan 4, 2013
Dapper Dean
Cleveland Oh

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