Felt quality is measured in "x" grades based on the percentage of beaver fur used in making it and how finely the felt has been worked. The higher the number, the better the quality of the felt. Below is the grading system and the typical use of each grade.
8x Quality Grade - 35% Beaver Fur, 65% Rabbit Fur
The 8x is a good choice for a basic working hat or for someone looking for a great looking hat at the most economical price.
10x Quality Grade - 50% Beaver Fur, 50% Rabbit Fur
The 10x is a great choice for a working or dress hat that is still extremely affordable.
20x Quality Grade - 50% Beaver Fur, 50% Rabbit Fur
While maintaining the same percentages of fur as the 10x, the 20x is a more finely worked felt and produces a beautiful hat for work or dress occasions. This is the grade of choice for much of our clientele.
50x Quality Grade - 100% Beaver Fur Blend
A 50x hat is a hat that boldly declares that you have a taste for the finer things in life. Highly recommended for those requiring a hat that stands out from the crowd at any occasion.
100x Quality Grade - 100% Beaver Fur
To feel and wear a 100x hat is to experience the ultimate in fine hatwear. For our most discriminating clientele.
When ordering, you will be asked to specify the felt quality of the hat you desire.