You’d be hardpressed to tell me why I shouldn’t yearn for one of these hats. Vienna-based luxury accessory purveyor hard graft has just released a line of headwear with fellow Austrians Mühlbauer, a 106 year-old world renowned family-run millinery.

Known mostly for their felt sleeves, moleskin and phone cases, hard graft have been putting out beautiful accessories for years.

From the hard graft website:

“The range continues our philosophy of using premium materials in the colour scheme of greys and browns with our signature red & white ribbon. hard graft headwear is handmade in Vienna, Austria by Mühlbauer, a long established and world renowned family run millinery who have been making exquisite hats since 1903. Mühlbauer focuses on high quality manual production using traditional techniques. The subtle Mühlbauer ‘M’ hatpin and internal hard graft leather branding which adorn the four pieces of headwear are the guarantee of premium materials such as super soft rex rabbit fur, fur felt, merino wool loden, cashmere and merino wool knit. Our sophisticated headwear brings an up to date twist to classic forms and is styled to epitomise the bespoke hard graft aesthetic.

100% WOOL FELT We specially developed a 100% pure new wool felt with a traditional German felt factory to fit our requirements. This 3mm felt is carefully made from fine selected fibres and then compressed giving it the perfect characteristics to protect your precious possessions – sturdy yet soft, water repellant, shock-absorbing and of course environmentally friendly.

PREMIUM LEATHER Our leather is premium Italian vegetable tanned cow leather which feels and looks like leather should. Only the best hides from Italy are hand selected and naturally milled. All of this combined to give you the exclusive feel of luxury. We love the leather for it’s natural qualities. It has a beautiful patina and skin structure which matures over time and use.

AS with all items from hard graft, the pieces are limited edition and all handcrafted. God of Quality Headwear, if you’re up there somewhere stroking your long beard and playing with your collection of 1920’s fedoras, I’m down here politely waiting for you to bless me with some baptismal headgear…email me, I’ll send you my home address…(but then again, you’re a God so I guess you already know where I live…)

3 Responses to “hard graft x Mühlbauer Limited Edition Hats”

  1. Christina says:


    I would like to know how I can purchase the hard graft hat online as shown in picture 5/8. I would like to have it shipped to Canada.

    Thanks much!


  2. Mark Minor says:

    If still available, what are the prices (USD) for the 2 styled mens hats ?

  3. Had fun over the weekend..hmm Should’ve gone to the store just ONE more time before he left tho. hahaha. ..The bounce house was pretty exci?

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