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    Post New Hats Here!

    I just received this Kevin McAndrew for my shop today, it had some misshaping from pinching and some dings in the back of the crown, a fair amount of dust, a misshapen brim, and it had shrunk a whole size. I’m a big fan of the quality of the felt and the cav edge. It’s very lightweight and...
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    vintage caps

    That is exactly what I intend on doing. I’m contacting the local historical society tomorrow to see if I can find any more info on who it used to belong to. This hat tells a real story. You can tell the owner would pinch it in three distinct places on the left side and on the nose, it even still...
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    vintage caps

    So I just acquired a new shop for my hat company downtown here in Lexington, KY (144 w short street). It was a cobbler shop for 54 years prior to me moving in and the building is from 1806. While cleaning out the back area I found a stash of old liquor bottles as well as a brown paper bag. In...
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    Thinking about taking the plunge

    Next time I make one I need to remember to get a photo for you. I’ve found myself just kind of making and moving on and not really doing much appreciating of my own work. I see even the slightest mistake that I know the client won’t notice and I can’t help but berate myself and tell myself it’s...
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    Thinking about taking the plunge

    Seeing as how I am someone who tends to run just about every “what if” scenario in his head until I get crippling anxiety from it, I feel like I would just be asking myself that question for the rest of my life if I don’t jump on the opportunity for a cheaply rented shop in a prime location...
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    Thinking about taking the plunge

    Many replies and much to think about! Thank you everyone for the words of wisdom. As far as my business plan goes, I’m actually still waiting on a reply from my local SBDC to get that together, been kind of waiting for awhile. I think I might draft another email today. As far as being able to...
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    Thinking about taking the plunge

    Hi there all of you well dressed dapper folk! I’m coming to you all humbled and kind of nervous. More than anything I am excited. My garage is full to the brim with fine hats and many tools and I think it’s time I left my garage and let the public in on what I’ve been up to. More than anything...
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    Sunrise Hat Company felt (nutria) and hatters’ tools

    Copper? Now that would look classy. I’m not gonna lie, I really need to up my ribbon game. It’s the one material I don’t seem to have enough of and I always have the hardest time color coordinating being somewhat color deficient. I’ve been thinking about investing in some of those glasses for...
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    Sunrise Hat Company felt (nutria) and hatters’ tools

    Well it took a lot of procrastinating and getting distracted, but I finally got around to getting some photos of these beauties. I’m about to block the moss green one for a friend of mine who is retiring from his career as a bass player in one of the best bluegrass bands in the region next month...
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    Down the rabbit hole

    Well all in all I would say it wasn’t that bad for my fourth popup. Still a long way off from saving up for that dream shop space. I did use all the downtime sitting at the booth to work a little more on the website. I’m also looking into packaging solutions for shipping as well as I think I...
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    Sunrise Hat Company felt (nutria) and hatters’ tools

    Once I have an opportunity I need to get some good photos of the felts I got shipped in recently. Is it just me or does it feel like these are pounced a little more than the 150g? I only have one more of the black 150 grams in and maybe I’m crazy but the 160 gram bodies feel just a touch softer.
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    Down the rabbit hole

    So far as I have a lot of people thinking about getting a custom from me, as well as some renovation and resizing work to do when I get home. You can find me on Instagram and Facebook under @bluegrasshattersociety and my website is www.bluegrass-hats.com everything made by hand here in the heart...
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    Sunrise Hat Company felt (nutria) and hatters’ tools

    I just received my shipment in yesterday (one of each color, I hope to buy more ASAP before they run out again). I’m honestly in love and I can’t wait to get back in the shop after this popup event to block a few of them and figure out what I’m doing for the trimmings (I really need to stock up...
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    Down the rabbit hole

    Hello everyone. I just wanted to share what I’ve been up to while I have some down time. I have decided that sleep is something I only occasionally do in between making hats and working a second job. I’m fortunate that an indoor market opened up down the road from me so I’m set up here for the...
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    Ask a question, get an answer

    Okay that makes so much more sense. I appreciate you taking the time to educate me!

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