Style: 1776 Lt. Colonel Kilgore Cavalry Hat
Material: 7X Fur Felt
Brim: 3″, 3 1/4″, 3 1/2″, 3 3/4″ or 4″ raw edge turn down brim
Crown: 4 5/8″ center crease
Band: 1″ grosgrain band (533)
Note: Price Includes:
1- acorn band
1- 9th Cavalry Sabers Hat Pin (1047)
1- Lt. Col.Rank Silver (shown) or 1- Major Rank Gold (same as silver pin but gold color)
Sizes: 6 1/2 – 7 7/8
Note: This hat comes with an inside leather sweat band, it’s satin lined and made in the U.S.A..
“Apocalypse Now” starring Robert Duvall as Lt. Colonel Kilgore, is outfitted with different cavalry hat styles all with similar qualities. In some cases he wore the “Kilgore” with the 9th cavalry sabers, the Lt. Col. Rank insignia, and the black and gold acorn band with gold acorns, while in others he simply wore the cross-sabers pin with no rank. After the premiere of the “Apocalypse Now” movie, this Hollywood Legend made the “Kilgore hat” very popular, the high crown, medium brim, and the enlisted cross-sabers are recognizable nationwide. This hat is very popular amongst cavalry troops and their squads. Miller Hats has done extensive research and concluded with a style that we feel best fits the one worn by Lt. Colonel Kilgore in “Apocalypse Now”; we take pride in providing our customers with the finest quality hats.