I started making felt and woollen hats in 2011 and am based near Colchester in Essex, UK. From ancient Greek to WW2, I always have at least two hundred hats in stock. I do not go along with the “one size fits most” approach and have at least three sizes in each style. Making my own wooden hat blocks allows me to accommodate any style or additional size. My stock hats are plain, unlined and undecorated, I keep many trimmings in stock. I have supplied many hats to re-enactors, theatres and costumiers for stage and TV.
My maxim is: whether authentic or outrageous, if it’s possible, I’ll make it!