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WELCOME TO BC HATS AUSTRALIA

Bill Conner turned his craft into a thriving hat business out of necessity. His wife was about to have a son, and he needed a way to survive and still have the flexibility to surf and enjoy the Australian laid back lifestyle. He designed Australia’s first leather hat with a shapeable brim and revolutionized the hat industry by using a light weight leather which was an alternative to the common felt hat. His classic Stockman style with its wide brim is designed to protect you from the harsh Australian elements. To ensure you have the genuine original Australian leather hat, look for the brass BC Logo on the hat band. B.C. Hats is still a family owned company dedicated to quality, service, and original Australian hats.

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SINCE 1969

Hat Styles

View all of Bill Conner’s Original Australian Hats.

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    Streetwise Fedora
    The Streetwise is a unique Australian take on the classic American blues style short brim fedora. It features a 2” brim that has a shapeable wire so you can create your own style and keep the brim just how you like it. Made from leather that has been treated with waxes and oils so it will protect you from the elements. Bill Conner’s classic three pleated leather band is a neat style feature and the classic brass BC logo finishes the hat nicely.
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    Stockman Oily
    The Stockman is Bill Conner's original style. This hat is made with a high grade and extremely durable steer hide. The secret to this hat is that it conforms to your head once you wear it for a short while, becoming more comfortable with age. The brim is reinforced with a high tensile fencing wire allowing it to be shaped so the brim will stay exactly where you like it. The Stockman Oily Leather hat has been treated with waxes and oils to guard against the elements. also fitted with a soft suede sweat band. Brim size is 3".
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    Stockman Suede
    The Stockman is Bill Conner's original style. This hat is made with a high grade and extremely durable steer hide. The secret to this hat is that it conforms to your head once you wear it for a short while, becoming more comfortable with age. The brim is reinforced with a high tensile fencing wire. The classic Aussie style with the brim slightly down in the front and the back keeps you protected from the sun and the rain out of your eyes. Also fitted with a soft suede sweat band. Brim size is 3".
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    Bush & City Shapeable
    The Bush & City Shapeable hat is designed with a classic, pinched crown. The brim has been reinforced with a bendable wire so the hat can be easily shaped as desired. The leather has been treated with waxes and oils to guard against the elements. It has also been fitted with a comfortable suede sweat band. Brim is 3".
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    Bushwalker Oily
    The low crown Bushwalker is featured here in smooth leather. This leather has been treated with waxes and oils to guard against the elements. The brim has been reinforced with a flexible wire to allow this hat to be crushed without being damaged. Don’t pack this hat away crushed up as it will get wrinkled if left in a folded position. Brim is 3".
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    Bushwalker Suede
    Bill created this hat because his customers demanded a sleek low crown. The Bushwalker will keep you dry with rainproof leather and a wide brim which also provides excellent U.V. protection. The brim has been reinforced with a flexible wire to allow this hat to be crushed without being damaged. Don’t pack this hat away crushed up as it will get wrinkled if left in a folded position. Brim is 3".
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    Bac Pac Traveller Oily
    The Bac Pac Traveller features a small brim which is reinforced with a flexible wire to allow this hat to be crushed if needed for travel. It is designed with a snap on each side which allows for a band or scarf of your choice. The bac Pac Traveller smooth leather has been treated with waxes and oils to guard against the elements. It is also fitted with a comfortable leather sweat band. Brim size 2.75".
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    Bac Pac Traveller Suede
    The Bac Pac Traveller features a small brim which is reinforced with a flexible wire to allow this hat to be crushed if needed for travel. It is designed with a snap on each side which allows for a band or scarf of your choice. This hat is made with rainproof suede and is fitted with a comfortable leather sweat band. Brim size 2.75".
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    Cool As A Breeze Leather
    The Cool as a Breeze leather mesh hat is light weight and comfortable. The solar mesh around the crown brings cool relief on hot days. The brim has been reinforced with a flexible wire so the hat can be crushed. Also fitted with a soft and absorbent cotton sweat band. Brim size is 3".
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    Cool As A Breeze Canvas
    The "Cool as a Breeze" canvas features a solar mesh crown which is a welcome relief on hot days. The stylish wide brim provides maximum U.V. protection and has been reinforced with a flexible wire to allow it to be crushed. Fitted with a soft and absorbent cotton sweatband. Brim size 3".
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    Cool As A Breeze Canvas Ladies
    This "Cool as a Breeze" style features snaps on the side to allow interchangeable scarves. The solar mesh crown brings cool relief on hat days and the wide canvas brim provides excellent U.V. protection. The brim has been reinforced with a flexible wire so the hat can be crushed. Also fitted with a soft and absorbent cotton sweat band. Brim size 3".
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AUSTRALIA’S ORIGINAL
LEATHER HAT SINCE 1969

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HAND CRAFTED IN
BYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA

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FAMILY OWNED
& OPERATED