Brand new quality bowler hats search

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Theo Munhoz, Aug 4, 2020.

  1. Theo Munhoz

    Theo Munhoz New in Town

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    Hello, I would like to know if anyone knows good brands that manufacture good modern bowler hats! I obviously know Christys, Lock & Co, Stetson, Magill and not much else, but I would like to know more!
     
  2. Daniele Tanto

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  3. Rmccamey

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    Mike at Northwest Hats.
     
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  4. Does Mike have the tools to do a real D’Orsay curled brim? I’d like a topper in beaver. I’m alright if the hat doesn’t have a reverse taper top, but it would have to have a D’Osay brim. I think I remember reading that @belfastboy had acquired the tooling....
     
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  5. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    No it wasn't me but I think I recall seeing one of Mike's creation on his FB page with the D'Orsay curl.
     
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  6. Hmmm...any chance one of your first blocks was a 61.5 long oval puzzle block for a topper! :)
    They are in high demand.

    I thought I read that someone here acquired a D’Orsay curling tool that Mike was going to have CAD drawing made to duplicate It. If it wasn’t you I wonder who it was....
     
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  8. Thanks, Jared. I knew I remembered reading it.
     
  9. Daniele Tanto

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    Brent maybe you will find what you are looking for here:
    https://www.cappelleriamelegari.com...nders_id=2&season_id=&colors_id=#.Xyu6DigzaM-
    One of the last european hatters to made topper even in melousine ;)
     
  10. jlee562

    jlee562 I'll Lock Up

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    If you've got the time to wait Bob at Black Sheep does some nice curls.
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  11. There it is!
     
  12. Theo Munhoz

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    Thanks to all for the great references! now that i have more knowledge about the bowlers i was thinking about the "famous" hat commissioned by Sir Winston Churchill known as cambridge hat... is that i only saw him on the lock & co website... it seems that nobody else manufactures this... does anyone know a good manufacturer?
     
  13. belfastboy

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    Yes, it was a post from just a few days ago. I will hunt!
     
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  14. jlee562

    jlee562 I'll Lock Up

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    I believe that style is a Lock original.
     
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    This is a company I came across from Altenburg, Germany. I have no idea about the quality but they have a background in Stiff Felts and Top Hats (including collapsible).

    https://www.hut-und-putz.de/

    https://www.hut-und-putz.de/index.php/produkte/zylinder/category/5

    If you have Facebook. The beginning and end shows some of the production. They have many old forms and tools. At about 1:00 mark you can see some of the product.

    https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2487265584687543

    I believe Matt (Mean Eyed Matt) lives nearby so maybe he can check them out.
     
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  16. Rmccamey

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    We'll see in about a week!

     
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  17. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey Call Me a Cab

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    Pics from Mike. It might not be D'Orsay the way they used to do it, but it looks pretty good to me! More pics in a few days.

    Bowler 1.jpg Bolwer 2.jpg
     
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  18. Wow, Randy! That looks very nice, and the curl sure looks right too.
     
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  19. Rmccamey

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    Thanks Brent, I think I'm going to like it.

    I had him add this bow. I'm sure it has an actual name, I just call it a stacked bow - sort of a variation of a barn door.

    Bowler 4.jpg
     
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  20. johnnycanuck

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    Looking forward to seeing you in it with a full review when you get it. I am wondering how stiff it is.
    Johnny
     
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