Inspired by the hat worn by Robert Duvall in "Apocalypse Now"
When Robert Duvall, as Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore first spoke those lines after the most massive explosion in motion picture history, he forever cemented his name in the annuals of Hollywood Legend. Of course Duvall's career up to then had been extraordinary, but without a doubt it will be his portrayal of the mythical warrior in "Apocalypse Now" that will always be first on our minds when thinking of this amazing talent, and of course his "I love the smell of Napalm" speech will be recited from now until our own Apocalypse!
Our "Kilgore" is shaped with authentic US Cavalry blocks, complete with the extra high crown as seen in the movie, and include the Gold Tipped Cavalry fobs and the official Calvary crossed-sabers, which are made of weather-proof gold-plated metal, and then are hand woven to the crown with our special reinforced under-stitch.
You can order the hat either in 100% Western Weight Fur Felt, or our exclusive 200XXX 100% Beaver. And, if you really want to feel like you've just flown in the open cockpit of a helicopter with "Ride of the Valkyrie's" blaring from your speakers, we can also specially age the hat for you as we do our production hats.
Please allow 8-12 weeks for completion of your order.
Store credit or exchange only.
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"Apocalypse Now", and the character name of "Kilgore" are TM and © (or copyright) by United Artist and Zoetrope Studios. Any reproduction, duplication or distribution of these materials in any form is prohibited. "The Kilgore" hat is made in the style of classic hats as are standard in the costume industry. Baron California Hats is not affiliated in any way, nor do they by fact or inference imply to hold any rights or authorization, rights of association or sponsorship or endorsement of the use of any copyrights or trademarks as held by any individuals, or companies mentioned or pictured in association with this offer, including, but not limited to United Artists and Zoetrope Studios.