A rare sighting on eBay was this stunning example of the Gurkha Hat. It seem like a perfect hat for the Banana Republic Travel and Safari Company to sell (especially with all the Gurkha Shorts they sold!) but surprisingly, this hat was only featured once, in the 1983 Holiday catalog.
It has the same look with the puggaree band as their Australian made Safari Hat, but it’s wool, not fur felt. It was made in England, probably by an old world hatmaker and at such a cost that it was not profitable to continue beyond the one catalog.