If your hat is stained, a leather dressing can be applied to the outside of the hat. The leather dressing will darken the hat, mask the stain, and make the hat more waterproof. If you're just removing a small mark on the hat, sometimes rubbing the area firmly with your thumb can erase the mark. Also, you can try chalk that is a similar colour to the hat. This can soak up an oil mark. Afterwards, rub the chalk off the hat.
Purchased the Stockman Oily approximately 10 years ago and fell in love with the hat. Wore the hat everyday, received numerous compliments on the hat, was well broke in and still looked new. This was my lifetime hat as I am now 80 years young. Inadvertently lost the hat, another story, and purchased this replacement. This new one is the same quality and looks the same as my lost 10 year old hat. You cannot beat the quality and appearance of the BC Hats. They are the same today as in the ones from yesteryears. I also own several crushable summer ventilated hats for summer wear. Thanks...
We are honored to know that you are a returning customer of ours from 10 years ago. The hat you have is the last of its kind. Bill Conner (BC) had been making hats since the late 60's and it was last year that he decided to close down his factory in Australia and retire. May this hat bring you many years of good service to you.
I am partial to BC Hats products since I got my first of two leather Stockman (oily and suede) about 10 years ago. I bought this one with the same expectation of quality and fit I have been accustomed with my other hats. I will definitely love this new one during summer at the beach. Excellent material quality and attention to details.
I absolutely love this hat. Exactly what I was wanting. I will definitely be buying more Conner Hats.
Thanks for the review. Definitely come back for more and recommend us to friends and family looking for hats.
This hat has been used several times already in South Texas heat, it’s been wet with water and sweat and shaped and formed perfect to my head. I would recommend and definitely buy another!
Bought my first BC hat in 1988 and haven't looked back. Have three including a trial buffalo hat which has held it's shape really well. In pouring rain the staunchest leather hats shrink - and don't be tempted to dry them out on a stove or that will change it down a size or three, as I found. As someone who daily drove a Landrover with no roof, whatever the weather, I can say with certainty that the BC hat it good for 60-65 mph all day without blowing off or folding down in front of your eyes. What else would you want from a hat? Pictured is number 2 but the sweat band has pretty much died and is pretty scratchy. Great family company - great Aussie hats!