Falcon Park Hattery

Discussion in 'Hats' started by barrowjh, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. Alive'n'Amplified

    Alive'n'Amplified Call Me a Cab

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    Everyone that buys a hat from Parker is given the expectation that it will be a long wait. Sure, you could buy another hat and get it delivered while waiting for Parker's hat, but in the end, Parker will make a great hat. And as everyone has enthusiastically expressed, his hats are worth the wait.
     
  2. Historyteach24

    Historyteach24 Call Me a Cab

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    I disagree, with every hat I bought from him I was given a time period that he failed to deliver on....he wasn't even close
     
  3. DOGMAN

    DOGMAN One Too Many

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    I really don't care if the hat is late.I don't sweat the small stuff,life is to short for that.Patience is a virtue.
     
  4. Golden

    Golden Familiar Face

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    After reading all the Sherlock Holmes hat threads, i found the link to the falcon park hattery and his new "Holmes Fedora" replica from the Robert Downey jr. Version of Sherlock.
    Curious if anyone has one, i would love to see photos, am in process of ordering.

    Tx

    ~J
     
  5. 1mach1

    1mach1

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    Still waiting......
     
  6. Dan Allen

    Dan Allen A-List Customer

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    I almost love the long wait. Love the work he does. A hat he was rebuilding is in the Mail right now--one that I had forgotten about--It's almost like Christmas all over!!!
     
  7. m0nk

    m0nk One Too Many

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    I've seen the complaints and biting my tongue because I know he's got a day job and yet I still place orders with him... I have two jobs so I know how it goes. But, I haven't had a single order shipped out when he has promised. My latest restoration has been promised in a couple of missed shipments now. I'm getting a touch irritated, but trying to remain patient. I hope he checks in here every now and again and sees that his customers are getting a little upset; maybe it will help bring about some change.
     
  8. Historyteach24

    Historyteach24 Call Me a Cab

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    Monk I have the exact same experience
     
  9. Chicago Jimmy

    Chicago Jimmy Familiar Face

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    I've been to his house twice last year. He has dozens of hats sent for repairs from all over the world , plus all the custom orders. He does have a full time job, plus a family. Yes...he does get behind and he knows it. I also wanted my order finished within a reasonable time frame, but until I viewed what he was up against and being a one man operation, it was fine that it was longer than he quoted. I love my hat and would do it again. Great guy...just needs more free time to work on his creations.
     
  10. Historyteach24

    Historyteach24 Call Me a Cab

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    Chicago, I understand all of this but if you are going to "guarantee" a time and take the money IN FULL before you ever work on the hat then you should deliver. All other custom hatters take a down payment
     
  11. Chicago Jimmy

    Chicago Jimmy Familiar Face

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    I agree with you. It was just my 2 cents.
     
  12. Historyteach24

    Historyteach24 Call Me a Cab

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    And I appreciate your thoughts
     
  13. 1mach1

    1mach1

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  14. ManofKent

    ManofKent My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Harv - looks great. 7 months is a good wait though.
     
  15. job

    job One Too Many

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    After my first one l knew to order the hat so l would receive it by the end of summer.

    Sent from my XT1049 using Tapatalk
     
  16. DOGMAN

    DOGMAN One Too Many

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    1mach1,great hat.It's a long wait,but I think it's worth it.I got a Email from Parker said he is working on my hat.Looking forward to getting it.
     
  17. mustangman3000

    mustangman3000 One of the Regulars

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    I never got around to posting my previous hat from Parker.
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    It's black cherry with wine ribbon.

    I'm currently waiting on my 3rd hat.
    It will be silver belly with a 24 ligne navy ribbon and a 2 1/4 or 2 3/8" raw brim.

    Parker told my he would try and complete the hat within 4 months but based on my two previous purchases I'm guessing it will be 6 months. Both of them was ETA + 50% = actual time
     
  18. mustangman3000

    mustangman3000 One of the Regulars

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    DOH! I forgot to mention the specs of the black cherry!

    5 3/4 open crown
    24 ligne ribbon?( Measures 2 1/8" )
    2" underwelt brim

    The hat is inspired by Depp's hat from Public Enemies but I think it looks more Cagney than Depp, and that's a good thing!
     
  19. DOGMAN

    DOGMAN One Too Many

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    I really like the black cherry hats.Mustangman3000,nice choice on the wine ribbon it looks good.
     
  20. ManofKent

    ManofKent My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    +1
     

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