Black Sheep Hat Works

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  1. steur

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  2. Tukwila

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    The long awaited, much anticipated BSHW custom natural arrived this afternoon. Natural beaver felt, hand-dyed 2" blue ribbon with the Dobbs/Knox twist in the bowkeep, matching wind trolley, not sure I'll keep the classy little feather, proprietary BSHW Pinnacle Edge (fka Cavanagh Edge; Bob is the only hatter I know who offers this brim treatment), 6" x 2-3/4" specs with a diamond crease, sweet sweat perforations and rear bow treatment, hat hangar and crown aeration.

    The felt was pounced very thin and finer than velvety; almost velour-like to the touch. Certainly, my hats from other hatters have a different feel to the felt. I was surprised how thin it is, and how thin that felted edge is. Fit is very near perfect.

    Comes in a cool looking, rustic cardboard type hat box with a red cedar block attached to the top, inside of the lid. I can't wait until it cools off enough to wear this beauty!

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  3. Tukwila

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    As creased, the front crown sits at 5" with a rake to the back at about 4-1/4"

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  4. Garrett

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    Fantastic!
     
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  5. Yamahana

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    Wow...wow...me likey a lot!
     
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  6. drmaxtejeda

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    Dang, Doug! If you ever want to sell that one, consider it sold! Qué hermosísimo sombrero. Guau.
    PS: I find the feather distracting and superfluous...

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  7. Bill Hughes

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    That’s outstanding. How long was the wait?
     
  8. deadlyhandsome

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    Alright, THAT hat was worth the wait! Just a wonderful work of wearable art.


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  9. Tukwila

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    Me wait long time... and, honestly, I was frustrated about it. So right at 23 months.

    But I'll also say, now that it's in hand, I'm glad i paid the deposit to get this gorgeous fedora. I have been wanting a hat from Bob ever since I ran across his website and Facebook page.

    And my brain is trying to decide if there's another custom to create with Bob... although I'm trying to resist those thoughts, hahaha.
     
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  10. Bob does Top Notch & innovative work for sure. I waited 13 months for mine. I just can't bring myself to wait that long again.
     
  11. bowlerman

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    Doug, that’s incredible. A really special hat. And this Pinnacle Edge is simply astounding. Congrats man! And great work Bob!


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  12. steur

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    Speechless....
     
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  13. Garrett

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    Thought I would share an upcoming project.

    Here are some recent component arrivals for the 1917 "Breakers" Mallory project.


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    (Victorian era mother of pearl brown shoe buttons, a sweet bolt of old silk ribbon and a modern Tonak cream cloche body).

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    All that's left now is the liner which will likely be this gold embroidered royal blue dupioni silk

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  14. Tukwila

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    Geez, Garrett, this is going to be a tremendous hat... as close to vintage as humanly and spiritually possible. I can't wait to see the final result.

    LOL, I'd like to put down deposits on 12 hats so they could come to me about once a month for year when my name comes up on the wait list. :cool:
     
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  15. steur

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    Great idea and I'm sure it's going to be epic. The wait would probably kill me though.
     
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  16. belfastboy

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    I waited 13 months for mine...a stunning hat. So far have resisted the urge to get in the queue again.
     
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    So will the cloche body have less stiffener? Is that part of the reasoning?

    That ribbon is drop dead gorgeous.
     
  18. Garrett

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    I'm concerned about the cloche - he'll need to block it on the 52 but because the original brim break stitching is on such a low crown the stitch marks will need to be covered by the ribbon which may turn out not to be wide enough to hide them. And I think a new round of pouncing with considerable shellac will be warranted as well. Crossing my fingers on this one.
     
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