HAT SHAPERS The wooden hat block is a thing of the past!
From Fred Astaire to
Bing Cosby, Frank Sinatra, this hat got it's start when it was seen is a play by
Sardou called "Fedora".
Worn by business men, singers, actors,
gangsters, presidents, hunters, and today... teenagers.
This hat is making it's comeback as a
popular style today. I may become as popular as it was in1881.
To the left is a
beautiful Panama made by Mike Butler a millinery student in Los Angels, CA.
It is made in off-white straw and the brim is wired and sewn, with a
beautiful grosgrain ribbon. This amazing hat was made on our Large
Fedora Hat Shaper.
Great Job Mike! You really
know how to make the best in our Hat Shapers
This style is popular across the generations. With the addition of
embellishments and brims you can create wonderful hats!
NOTE: All men's
Hat Shapers are now available with integral
Alpaca wool Fedora was custom made for us by Elsa Leyden
of Longbranch Fiber Farms on a Large Fedora Hat Shaper with an add-a-brim.
A couple examples
from Susan Litton of George Weil in the UK