Re: The Hatworks's project

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Posted by Michaelson from on October 13, 1998 at 08:45:39:

In Reply to: Re: The Hatworks's project posted by J. R. on October 11, 1998 at 19:17:10:

: : : : : : : How does one go about contacting the Hatmakers? I would also be interested in an Indy fedora. Thanks for the help.
: : : : : : : : This post is for those of us who, for whatever reason, don't have Herbert Johnson fedoras. These reasons may range from can't afford, to don't care, or both. Being one who falls into one of these catagories, I have contacted a small company in Virginia who does work with the company Stark and Legum Hat company. They are call the Hatmaker's. I know several folks on the forum have had some dealings with these folks. I sent to them a brand new Bronner fur felt fedora, and several photographs of the Indy fedora as seen in the Last Crusade. I personally like the fedora as it appeared at the beginning of the movie at the college. (Sorry, but it appeals to me more than the sharp peak of the Raiders version. Yeah, I know, for shame!) The folks at Hatmaker's are working to duplicate that hat, including the dimensional cut of the brim, reblocking, and correct ribbon width/color. No, the Petersham ribbon problem is not one I am getting involved with. Correct color and width is more important to me. Ironically they have a length of Petersham that belongs another of our forum that they were able to compare to and take measurements from. Anyway, these folks are REAL nice ladies to talk to and are more than interested in doing this kind of work for us. As soon as I receive the completed fedora, I'll write a complete report regarding description and any prices for Max/Mike to post on the Indy Diggs. If you want any additional information, feel free to email me directly. Regards. Michaelson

: : : : : : : That would be great. Beleive it or not , i do not own a well made fedora. I do own one though! Tanks,
: : : : : : : G.J.R.

: : : : : : Yup, that is my Petersham ribbon they have. I first had dealings with Anne Ingram at Hatworks last year when I sent my first Herbert Johnson hat to her to have Hyman Hendler Petersham put on it. I chose her to send it to because she was excitedly interested in seeing for herself the genuine Indiana Jones hat made by the same makers as the original ones. She was indeed delightful to work with and cared for my hat very competently. It was her daughter, Karen, and another worker there, Jackie, to whom I sent a length of the Catherine Delaney Petersham ribbon after its dye had bled to see if they couldn't return it to a darker shade of brown with a more permanent colorfast dye. Anne told me when I first contacted her that she had made from scratch a replica of the Indy hat for a patron several years ago but had no idea what dimensions it should really have since she'd never seen an original. I told her to feel free to go ahead and take measurements from mine when she received it. Michaelson, after dealing with these folks, I am confident in saying you should be pleased with their work-my hat ribbon on my first hat came out exceptionally! And by the way, I too, prefer the looks of the Last Crusade hat, and both of my hats are shaped in that manner-not the sharp shape of the Raiders version!

: : : : : : Greg

: : : : : That's what Karen told me, but I didn't know if you wanted your identity known. I've been dealing with Karen and Tina. I just "met" Anne last phone call. You would think they've know me for years, which pleased me no end. It was your ribbon they used for my specs. Small world, isn't it?! Well, stay tuned. We'll see how this goes. I told them they were doing it for a grade. Regards. Michaelson

: : : : Hi Michaelson,

: : : : Great job you are doing! It will be interesting to see what happens with your hat, this may very well turn out to be the quality alternative of choice to the Herbert Johnson. Would you or perhaps Greg be willing to post or email me the specific differences between the three movie versions of the hat so that I can post that information on the Diggs site? That would be helpful for myself and others who read discussions that describe these differences every so often.

: : : : Reagrds,
: : : : Mike

: : : As soon as I get everything together, I'll send you everything I have. Regards. Michaelson

: Howdy. I sent a follow up in re this topic earlier, but think I botched it up, sso will try again. How can I contact The Hatmakers?. I would also be interested in an Indy fedora.

: Thanks very much.

: J R

Good morning JR. I haven't received the final yet, so I haven't posted anything regarding the how-to's yet. As soon as I have everything together I'll give the full report. The Hatmaker's are a group that reshape and rework hats. You would need to provide a fur felt fedora for them to work on. They are connected with Stark and Legum hat sellers, who are literally downstairs from the Hatworks folks. If you don't have any fedora, you could purchase one of the Stetson Temple's from S & L, and have them carry it upstairs to Ann and her crew to rework. Like I said, let me get all my ducks in a row, and I'll give you a full report. Regards. Michaelson

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