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Alley Kat Hat Co

Discussion in 'Hats' started by pjt113, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. I'm not really a fan of artificially distressed hats (or anything else, for that matter), but I've seen quite a few and I sincerely think this is one of the best. The "staining" isn't nearly as heavy-handed and/or obvious as most I've seen, which gives it a more naturally-attained appearance; the random staining on the brim helps to sell the effect. Nice work Tim!
  2. Thank you Al. I like when things occur naturally as well. I tried to keep that feeling on this. So after the first firing, I spent time thinking through, the final work. I just wasn't out to blaze a hat, I was carefully painting my masterpiece. Thanks for the like and words.

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  3. moontheloon

    moontheloon I'll Lock Up

    I have a proposition for you
    check you PM when you get a chance please
  4. ^ ^ ^ ...???
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  5. DesertDan

    DesertDan One Too Many

    Ohhh mysterious! :D
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  6. moontheloon

    moontheloon I'll Lock Up

    This is not an Alley Kat hat ... but it belongs in this thread because Tim did some fantastic ribbon work on it

    Somewhere in the hats life someone put a horrible ribbon on it .... Tim returned it to glory

    Stetson Vita Felt Stetsonian

    before Tim

    After Tims magic


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    Last edited: Aug 30, 2017
  7. what hat is it? Are you staying with the centre dent crease? It looks great!
  8. moontheloon

    moontheloon I'll Lock Up

    It's a Vita Felt Stetsonian

    It will most likely be creased more like this


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  9. As it should, indeed.
  10. DJH

    DJH I'll Lock Up

    Funny thing - only the “before” photo initially loaded for me, so I was thinking “hmm, that’s Tim’s work?” Sorry, Tim, I should have known better, the “after” is fantastic.

    I say keep the center crease!
  11. Moon got "itchy fingers."
  12. great work!

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  13. FedOregon

    FedOregon I'll Lock Up

    Fabulous work, Tim!
  14. I sure hope everyone is safe around here....with the darn Hurricanes and all...and as it is...FAR too silent for Tim's thread here!
  15. Love what Tim did ribbon wise on your Fedora.
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  16. hatsRme

    hatsRme I'll Lock Up

    Just texted a birthday wish (yesterday) for Tim, and found him finishing this breath-taking, thin-ribboned beaver 100 beauty! It's a silverbelly felt with silverbelly finishes, ALL hand-done by Tim's golden touch...

    IMG_20171016_105905.jpg IMG_20171016_112323.jpg

    Tim also has a wonderful interactive portfolio on Instagram, and you do not need the phone application. Simply Google search: #alleykathatco for a view only, on portfolio.

    This hat looks DELICIOUS!! He's not always here on the Lounge, so for those who wish to immediately reach Tim, his email is: Alleykathatter@ptd.net
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2017
  17. moontheloon

    moontheloon I'll Lock Up

    I was admiring this one on his Instagram ...

    one hell of a piece right there
  18. I couldn't agree more.

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  19. DJH

    DJH I'll Lock Up

    Love that hat. Best custom OR style I remember seeing. I need to have a chat with Tim one of these days.
  20. :):rolleyes: Much appreciated, are, all of the good words and likes.

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