Doc Durant

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.