Tom Selleck as Matthew Quigley
Quigley Down Under Replica Movie Hat
Can be made in sizes: 7 - 7 3/4
Knudsen felts only available in 40X-5" and 100X-5"
Also available in 6X Stetson Felt at $379.98 for black or silverbelly
Quigley Replica Band $40
Calfskin Double Loop Stampede string w/ horse hair tassels $69.98
Heavy Stains $45
This is a replica of the movie hat worn in Quigley Down Under. An outstanding hat from an outstanding movie. "Quigley Down Under" instantly became one of those iconic movies, and Tom Selleck created what we think was the best character of his career in Mathew Quigley. If you haven't seen it lately you should rush out and get the DVD. The story, the acting, the direction, the costuming, and hardware are all first rate.
"Quigley Down Under" inspired a side match event at many Single Action Shooting events. Usually called the "Quigley Match". It is single shot buffalo rifle, off hand, at 200 yards or so. Tom Selleck should be proud.
Tom Selleck's hat was also the best of his career, it suited him perfectly even though hats of this proportion actually became available a few years after this time period, but we wont worry about that detail. The style is similar to our 5 inch brim bull rider but not exactly the same. Notice the slightly different crown and brim; Our Quigley is exactly like that in the movie.
We don't just adapt a preexisting hat to make an impression of the look, we form our hats by hand exactly like the original.
We hand made the leather band of chap leather and rawhide lacing. Band is tied off with knotted leather, or upgrade to the eastern rattler tail (as in the movie).
You can get the braided calfskin stampede string that goes through the brim and around the back of the crown like Quigley wore, or upgrade to the much nicer double loop calfskin stampede string with tassels, as shown on the top picture.
The Best and historically correct installation is to punch small holes as close as possible to the crown without the use of grommets. Grommets cannot be installed as close to the crown so the result is the string would pull down on the brim out where it would eventually distort the brim. Grommets are necessary on straw, fabric or cheap felt hats. Grommets would look cheesy on a quality felt hat