Well, I finally had the utter pleasure of visiting a real brick and mortar hatter's shop! What a treat it was for me to be able to meet David from D Bar J Hats in Las Vegas and have him and [presumably] his wife delay their holiday vacation for an hour to show me and my kids around the "workbench" and hat making process. A huge thank you to them!
It was wonderful to chat with him and hear about his hat making process and the history of his company and career.
The following are some of the photos I took there.