A very nice couple came into my studio this week with a box of hat blocks that belonged to her mother. She told me her mother was a very enthusiastic hobby milliner and that she wanted the blocks to go to a good home. Now I’ve been waiting for something like this to happen since I started my studio about 13 years ago. I bought everything she had for a fair price including 7 hoods for making winter hats. The blocks are all balsa wood and need a good sanding. 2 of them I’m going to re-cut to look less 1960″s and something more modern. Sara and I are excited about using them in the near future.
On another note……
I started making a line of men’s caps in the studio. I carry a lovely line of classic men’s hats from Scala Classico and Woolrich but I noticed that the men who visited the studio were looking for hats made there. After some research I decided to draft up some classic shapes in classic suiting wools.
We convinced out friend S to model them for us to show you that they look good on your average sweater wearing guy.
Then we put him in his kilt and gave him an axe so he felt more manly. He’s wearing our Telegraph Hat which was inspired but the new Sherlock Holmes movie.
These and a few other styles not shown hats are in the shop right now in several different fabrics. They are sized and I have made small ones to an XL size and I can make them bigger for you guys with gi-normous noggins.
I am well into summer production and we have changed the shop around a little. Come and visit.