At the expense of a 1 point penalty to Perception, it grants bonuses of 1 to Intelligence, 5 to Barter and 10 to Speech skills. It also provides a damage resistance of 1 but cannot be repaired other than by merchants.
- The Intelligence bonus gives +2 to the Science, Medicine and Repair skills (assuming you do not already have 10 Intelligence). This is the only headgear other than Lincoln's hat that gives bonuses to these skills.
- A bonus of 10 to Speech has about the same result to non-player character disposition as 2 points of Charisma.
- If worn, the effects screen in your Pip-Boy will label it as gentleman's demeanor.
- Despite Button wearing one of these wigs, you cannot collect the one he wears (it does not show up in his inventory).