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Felt is a perfect material for making hats. Felt hats for men combine some of the best features of this seemingly simple material into a single article of clothing. This means that men's felt hats take the comfort and warmth of felt and put it into a hat that exudes style.

Felt is also wonderfully versatile. This material always looks good whether it is used to create a men felt cowboy hat or a felt fedora.

Felt is even versatile in the weather it suits. In the winter, wool felt hats are the perfect solution for staying warm. However, wool also has moisture-wicking properties and is naturally antibacterial. This is why a western felt hat with a wide brim is an effective solution to a sunny day.

Stylish Wide-Brim, Western, Felt Cowboy Hats

Imagine a classic men's rancher hat. You’re probably picturing a wide-brim wool hat with a band around it. A felt western hat like this is a timeless article of clothing that easily fits into any modern wardrobe.

As the weather cools down in the fall or is downright cold in winter, a black felt cowboy hat is a perfect choice. Black felt hats absorb heat from the sun no matter how cold it is outside, which is why many prefer a men's black felt hat in colder weather. Black felt cowboy hats also have a wide brim that cuts the glare from the sun or snow.

In warmer weather, a flat-brim felt hat is still beneficial. Men's wool hats with a brim help keep you cool while still reducing glare from the sun. This is why cowboy hats became popular in the first place, as they are a form of brim hats for men working out west. Now, you can enjoy the benefits of a wide-brim felt cowboy hat whether or not you have a ranch of your own.

The felt cowboys' hats from American Hat Makers even come in varieties made from a wool felt and leather hybrid. The men felt cowboy hat blended with the leather of a traditional cowboy hat takes the best of both worlds. The end result is men felt cowboy hats that are comfortable and rugged.

The American Hat Makers' Difference

Our felt hats men's selection stands above the rest. Whether you’re looking for cowboy felt hats, fedoras, or a simple black felt hat, we have what you need.

Handmade Since 1972

Part of the reason our hats stand above the rest is their quality. Each of our hats is handmade by professionals. This allows hats like our felt western hats to be more authentically connected to their origins.

It also gives our hats more character. There are plenty of wool fedora hat men's styles out there. However, one created by hand will be unique and separate from every other option in the world.

American Made to Last

The classic cowboy hat is a symbol of the American west. Because of this, many people choose felt cowboy hat styles made in America. Cowboy and rancher hat men’s styles like these capture this American spirit.

At American Hat Makers, all of the western felt hats we make are made in America. The cowboy hats felt in your piece comes from the country it represents. 

We also have been family owned and operated since the 1970s. This means we put over 50 years of expertise into each felt cap we make.

This experience and dedication to excellence allow us to create hats that will last a lifetime. We believe in the quality of our hats and, because of this, offer them with a lifetime warranty. On the rare chance that our hat fails to meet this level of quality, we’ll be sure to fix the problem.

Interested in a lightweight, breathable hat? Check out our men’s straw hats too!

Find a Fine Felt Hat for Your Style

Felt is a stylish, versatile material, and our men's felt hats take full advantage. We’ve created a variety of styles and silhouettes to show the true versatility of a wool hat. Men’s classic styles like fedoras and pork pie hats may be an obvious pick, but we don’t stop there. Check out our more adventurous styles, like our men’s felt cowboy hats or men’s wool hats with brims both big and small.

Our hats are just as at home on the Swiss Alps as they are at an art show, or relaxing with the ones you love. That’s because our mens felt hats are made of 100% wool, making them sturdy, yet soft (just like you). They are also as good at insulating as they are at wicking moisture, making them a true contrarian piece.

But these qualities are no secret. In fact, wool has been used in clothing since the Stone Age, with the earliest wool textiles dated at about 4,000 BCE. Even our ancestors knew this was the ideal, all-in-one. First, wool is a great insulator. The fibers have natural coils in them that trap body heat and create a lofting affect. What does that mean for men’s hats? It means wool is perfect for shielding you against cold winter winds.

But wool isn’t just a winter thing. Those same coily fibers wick moisture away from your brow, and wool is naturally antimicrobial, preventing any funky smells. So, yes, you may even find your next favorite men’s sun hat is crafted from this material.

Just remember, wool is what sheep use to stay warm in winter and cool in summer - all while keeping their skin clean and conditioned. And even though sheep aren’t firefighters, their wool is. Wool is naturally flame retardant, so if your adventures get extra wild, our men’s felt hats won’t go up in flames.

Finally, if your adventures have you more likely to get caught in the rain or snow, your topper won’t give you grief. Wool is naturally water-resistant due to its natural oils. So, you don’t have to worry about getting caught in a drizzle and ruining your hat.

Felt Hats for Any Lifestyle

Wool and felt are timeless materials that fit naturally into any look. Men’s felt hats are perfect as part of an overall ensemble or standing alone as a statement piece. They can use the sharp edges of a men’s pork pie hat or the classic curves of a men’s fedora to communicate masculinity, style, and comfort.

We even offer styles that combine both our hand-selected felt wool and premium leather for a tactical treat in the form of a luxury investment piece. Whether you're shopping for men’s leather hats or felt ones here, you’ll see these delightful hybrids in the form of a wide brim fedora with a leather brim, or an all-felt one with a braided leather hat band.

Our bolder colors have been carefully cleaned and meticulously dyed with bright pigments to last a lifetime. We offer a wide range of colors, like navy, sage, sangria, and even a striking coal. Whichever color suits your mood, it’s sure to add personality and suave style to the handmade construction of our felt masterpieces.

Just remember that putting all that in a hat requires two things: Skill and quality. American Hat Makers has those in abundance. We’ve been crafting hats for more than 40 years, combining the wisdom of tradition with the efficiency of the modern age. We use only the highest quality materials so your hat will last a lifetime, and we guarantee it.

After a lifetime of adventure, though, wear and tear might start to catch up with your hat. Don’t worry, American Hat Makers offers refurbishing services, too. Starting at $35, we can mend, repair, clean, reshape, and resize your hat.

We stand by quality and customer care, so American Hat Makers is dedicated to getting you the most for your money. When you choose the $10.77 Lifetime Refurbishments with your hat, you’ll be able to pass your men’s felt hat down the generations, even after you put it through the ringer and left it with stories to tell. And that’s what we mean by a legacy piece.

Felt Hats for Men FAQ

How to Care for Our Men’s Felt Hats

When it's time to clean up after those wild adventures, caring for your men’s wool hat couldn’t be easier.The natural fibers respond beautifully to a gentle brush as needed. The “weft” is a sort of cowlick for your hat. It’s the direction the fibers lined up in during creation, and it’s your hat’s fingerprint.

To preserve your one-of-a-kind piece, use a soft-bristle brush in the same color as your hat and always brush in the direction of the weft. Start with the crown and then end with the brim. Just like that, your wool hat will be back to normal and ready to enhance your style again.

Most importantly, don't spray your hat with any water resistant sprays or stain-blockers. Wool does those things naturally, and adding other products may deteriorate the natural fibers or cause your men’s felt hat to lose its stunning shape.

Men felt hat care is relatively easy. All you need is a soft brush that is, preferably, the same color as your hat.

What Is the Best Felt for Hats?

Regular wool felt is perfect for most wool hats for men. Some felt hats are made from the fur of animals like beavers or rabbits. However, these are different kinds of felt, known as fur felt.

Which Hat Is Better Wool or Felt?

Felt is made from raw wool. So, a men's felt hat is also a men's wool hat.

However, there are other types of wool hat men's options out there. Boiled wool is thick and warm, loden is less thick but softer, and fleece falls between the two in softness and warmth.

Felt is often softer and warmer than these other types of wool yet is not as flexible. This is why felt is one of the best types of wool for hats rather than other clothing, as hats do not need to be very flexible.

Are Felt Hats Ok in the Rain?

In most cases, a wool felt hat handles rain just fine. They are naturally water resistant and wick away most moisture without a problem. They should not be allowed to stay wet for extended periods of time, though, as this may cause damage.

However, some felt hats do not hold up well in the rain. Depending on the quality of the material, cheap felt cowboy hats or other felt hats may have trouble when they get wet. Luckily, this is not a problem for higher-quality hats.

What Is a Felt-Brimmed Hat Called?

A felt-brimmed hat is simply called a felt hat. There are a ton of wool hat with brim options out there, so there are a lot of hats that fall under this category. A hat like this could be a men's rancher hat, a cowboy hat, or just a simple brown felt hat. Any of the men’s felt hat styles like this would fall into this category.

How Can You Tell the Quality of a Felt Hat?

In many cases, you can tell the quality of men felt hats by how they feel. A soft felt hat with felt that looks and feels tight is ideal.

You can also test the felt by pushing a needle through it. If the felt is high quality, you should experience some resistance as you push the needle through. This will distinguish luxury hats for men from cheaper options.

Looking for a traditional All-American cowboy hat? Take a look at our options from Cowboy Hats for Men!