This pith helmet style (also known as UK Pith Helmet) is associated with British colonial and foreign service history. It is made from trees grown in the northern part of Vietnam. The material can sustain heavy sunlight as well as rain. When wet the hat may become a bit softer, but then dries to its original state. The Vietnamese learned the art of pith helmet manufacturing a hundred years ago from the French during their occupation.
The pith helmets can be immersed in water, whereby the wearer stays cool during use on hot summer days. Please submerge the outside of the helmet carefully, without allowing water to spill into the interior of the helmet.
Made of: Pith or Cork of certain trees in Vietnam, covered in cotton twill. Genuine Leather sweatband,
Size: Adjustable. Fits up to size 7 3/8" comfortably.
(Adjustable via a Velcro-like ending on the interior genuine leather sweatband.)
Approx. 5 3/4" crown
Approx. 2 3/4" front brim
Approx. 3" back brim
Approx. 1 3/4" side brims
Due to the handmade nature of the Pith Helmets, please be advised that there may be some minor imperfections in the construction of the hat. These imperfections should not hinder the look or the wear of the helmet.