The Frances is very accommodating and flexible. The durable woven polyester fibers are surprisingly soft to the touch. The wide, protective brim can be shaped for cowgirl sass or worn flat. The crown has ventilating grommets and an intricately woven hatband made of faux leather. And when the searing sun gives way to afternoon winds, cinch the chin cord with the wooden bead slider. Inside, a soft elastic band cushions the forehead and snugs the fit.