Black Sheep Hat Works

Discussion in 'Hats' started by jlee562, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. coble

    coble A-List Customer

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    I am sharing new photos of my hat that has taken bob jesse and i 5 months to design. Through countless e-mails, many discussions on brim width, crown height, yes or no to edge binding, yesterday morning this hat came to be.
    When i got talking with Bob, i told him i'd like to get a hat with an open crown, a brim wide enough to give loads of shade, and be tough enough to bare all i put it through. This hat is ment for me to travel in, hike in, and keep the sun off my face when i'm out painting, an everyday hat. I sent Bob an image of an old western hat from 1890, and let him know i'd like a pencil roll with this hat. He sent me a photo of darwin in his hat thats brim flipped up on the side. I told him i loved the brim. Well through countless photos of several designs. Bob in the morning was working on the brim, and the brim did its own thing. Bob said "the hat did its own thing, i think the hat was saying to me,this is how i'm supposed to look. " Well i got the photos and Bob said "I know this is left field with the brim, but through our conversations on brim design and the pencil roll and then the flipped up side, this is what happened and i like it a lot".
    Well he sent me the photos, and i almost died STUNNINGLY, I told Bob we need to name this hat. Because it is just so original. Its not a western, nor a fedora. Completely stunning design, and i can not wait to have this on my head, wearing it with pride.
    Bob is an excellent person to talk to, and wonderful customer service. Bob, i want to say thank you for a stunning hat, i'm amazed with this design, and i know you had loads of fun making this hat. I told Bob "be creative thats all i ask, you know what i want in this hat." He did more then what i wanted, he went beyond.
    Bob, i have more hats to come, i think next is my straw from you. You have officially become my hatter, and looK forward to our next adventure.
    To all on the lounge, i'm happy to share a wonderful and beautiful design. Bob really put his heart into this one. Thank you very much Bob. I hope you all enjoy these photos, i will post more as they come,and when i recieve this stunning hat.


    hat specs:
    6 inch crown
    green ribbon
    2 5/8 crown
    natural beaver felt
    raw edge
    rough finish

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    Last edited: Apr 16, 2011
  2. zetwal

    zetwal I'll Lock Up

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    Coble, I do like it ... :cool:
     
  3. bowlerman

    bowlerman I'll Lock Up

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    Do you intend to bash or leave it open? That's a great hat with a lot of personality. Even better that it's made to be worn hard. Bob gets a standing ovation from me for that one.
     
  4. coble

    coble A-List Customer

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    i'm keeping it as an open crown. Yes, he deserves one heck of a standing ovation.
     
  5. EggHead

    EggHead Practically Family

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    Coble, I like the brim design. This type of brim actually looks best on me.

    Thanks jlee, I am enjoying the hat immensely (wearing it today).

    Ordinary Guy, I will post a picture of the bow when my camera is with me. Some comments on the bow - it's done with lot's of attention to detail and there is a brass vertical pin with design at the center of the bows knot. The color of the bow is the same as ribbons.
     
  6. EggHead

    EggHead Practically Family

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    OG, here are some pics of bow.
    It was raining, so you may see some droplets on the hat.
    My p/s camera isn't that good (SD4000), so pics look a little warped.

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    Last edited: Apr 19, 2011
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  7. coble

    coble A-List Customer

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    beautiful bow design, i like how large the bow is, it gives a very distinctive style to the hat.
     
  8. Sharp hat, Egghead!
     
  9. EggHead

    EggHead Practically Family

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    Thanks guys, I am really enjoying the hat. Dark Moss fits with just about everything I wear. And I don't wear dark blue!
     
  10. bowlerman

    bowlerman I'll Lock Up

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    It's awesome, Egghead. And the ribbon is really cool. I have a "dark moss" bowler from Baron Hats that has a wide black Petersham ribbon, and though it does go with just about everything I wear, it looks much greener than yours from Black Sheep. I wonder if the ribbon has something to do with that-- your fedora color seems infinitely more subtle-- I dig.
     
  11. Ordinary Guy

    Ordinary Guy One Too Many

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    Thanks for the additional pics....love the bow.. You got yourself a winner there for sure....
     
  12. EggHead

    EggHead Practically Family

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    I think it might be the finish on the hat. It's very velvety and does change how the color looks. The sample strips that I got from BSHW were unfinished and dark moss color did look a bit different.

     
  13. animator

    animator One of the Regulars

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    That's a great looking hat, EggHead!
     
  14. Blackthorn

    Blackthorn I'll Lock Up

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    These are some great looking hats. How long from the time of ordering until they arrive?
     
  15. SgtRick

    SgtRick One of the Regulars

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    I tried to order a Shawdowhawk from BSHW and never got a response back. I guess they didn't need the money. Anyway, ordered a hat from DM and should have it at home by the time I go on R&R.
     
  16. jlee562

    jlee562 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I think his standard lead time is about 12 weeks.
     
  17. Blackthorn

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    Thanks Jlee.
     
  18. Ordinary Guy

    Ordinary Guy One Too Many

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    Ok I saw the one I want, now to get all my questions answered and perhaps an order..

    We need to rename this thread the Black Sheep Flock...;):D
     
  19. EggHead

    EggHead Practically Family

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    It took 10 weeks for me, from the day I made the down payment. Probably depends on how busy he (Bob) is.

    Rick, I first called, then made the down payment, then called the next day saying that I made payment and sent an email confirming what I want.
     
  20. coble

    coble A-List Customer

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    "The Copperpot"

    Bob and i met at La Panier Bakery in Pike Market in downtown Seattle. We spoke for about 2 hours, it was a great time. It was Bob, his wife, my wife and i. I received my new Long hair Beaver felt. It has a brim of2 5/8 and a 6 inch crown. Natural felt, green ribbon, dark brown liner, initials. Bob named this hat, "The Copperpot".

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    Thanks Bob, you did an excellent job, once my wife and i left the bakery i had a lot of great comments from people in the market. We had a great time hanging out with you and your wife. My wife is excited on the hat your going to make her. Again, thanks for a wonderful day, and a beautiful hat. Its everything and more.
     

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