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Officially Licensed "Indiana Jones" Wool Felt Fedora by Dorfman Pacific

This was my first "Indy hat," an "Indiana Jones Vintage Distressed Hat" by Dorfman Pacific, also known as the "dusted finish" or "OFFICIAL Indiana Jones Dusted Crushable Wool Felt Fedora." I made this purchase impulsively -- the same way I make most of my purchases -- and before I knew anything at all about fedora-style hats. As it turns out, the "D-P" is generally disparaged among true aficionados of "Indy gear" as being a cheap costume hat and derided for an utter lack of "screen accurate" realism.


D-P makes some lower end hats, but this one, in "crushable wool felt," is at least a notch or two above "costume hat." It's comfortable, wearable, and has a certain flair, particularly in the "swoopy" brim.


Personally, I kind of like this hat. I was initially disappointed when I learned more about "Indy" hats that I had "wasted money" on this one, but you know, I kinda like the look of the Dorman Pacific. No, It's not what I consider my "Indy" hat now... even though it sports a nifty bronze pin that says "Indiana Jones" on the ribbon. To me it looks rather more like a vintage newspaper reporter hat. I've been meaning to make an old-style press pass to stick under the ribbon in front. It would also work as a seedy gumshoe hat, or a '30s gangster hat, or, in a pinch... an "adventure guy like Indiana Jones" hat!


Anyway, that's probably more than you wanted to know about this hat. Oh, and, one more thing: my research indicates that the "CRUSHABLE-WATER REPELLENT WOOL FEDORA with the VINTAGE DUSTED LOOK" was a "limited edition" and is no longer being produced. The compulsive hoarder in me wants to keep it, but... I really do not need to hang on to this hat. Hence, these photos. I'm considering listing this "limited edition, dusted finish," and all-important "officially licensed" crushable wool felt fedora at online auction.


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Taken on September 4, 2010