Colm Meany as Thomas "Doc" Durant
Hell On Wheels TV Series Replica Hat
5 to 5 1/4" Crown
3 1/4" Brim w/bound edge
Can be made in sizes: 6 7/8 - 7 3/4
The railroad tycoon, Thomas "Doc" Durant, wears a typical Haumberg. Typical for that period that is; Haumberg's today have both a smaller crown and brim. The difference between then and now is that men didn't then wear hats as a fashion statement. Men wore hats for protection from the elements. Secondarily, the Haumberg did make a statement. This is the hat worn by an important man. The bank president would wear a Haumberg while the office workers would wear Derbys/Bowlers. Thomas Durant was indeed an important man.