Hornskov Hats - custom Danish hatter

Discussion in 'Hats' started by JessieJames, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. GreyBard

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    I’m planing on a custom order! It’ll be my first custom hat and my first beaver felt! I’m going to build something similar to the Rebel model. The quality looks outstanding in pics, I can’t imagine the hats in person.
     
  2. Beotaran

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    excitement overflow.. i have a tracking number for my hat !
    Haven't seen a picture of it yet.
     
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  3. Pellie

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    Great news. Can't wait to see the pictures :)
     
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  4. Beotaran

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    Here is a picture of the hat. Looks pretty great!
    Hopefully will receive it in a couple of days.
     

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  5. Interesting that the ribbon is still petersham. I was under the impression that they had phased out petersham and were now using woven edge grosgrain ribbon. In any case, your hat looks terrific! Please post photos when it arrives.
     
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  6. Beotaran

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    Well, it's not a deal-breaker for me. I would not know the difference anyway.
     
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  7. It’s a wonderful looking hat. Petersham vs woven edge is a personal choice and one isn’t better than the other so it doesn’t take anything away from the hat. I was just surprised as we were told they had stopped using petersham. I’m still wondering if Hornskov knows what petersham is :)
    They make a good hat with skill and flair. I’m sure you’ll love it and many of us will be envious…I keep thinking about placing an order.
     
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  8. Pellie

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    That looks good. Show us the pics you are wearing it (when it has arrived) ok? Congrats on your new Hornskov. I understand what Brent says about the petersham vs grosgrain. Hornskov told us not to use petersham anymore and only grosgrain. When i looked at your hat it is petersham. For me it's no dealbreaker either, but for some of us it is. I think it's a great hat and when you receive it, i think you will love the felt :) no...i'm sure about that haha
     
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  9. I honestly wonder if they know what petersham is. It truly is a small thing and I bet not one in 100 of their customers cares…unfortunately, I'm that one. :)
     
  10. Pellie

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    I wonder it also. A friend of mine received his Hornskov couple of weeks ago and also had a petersham hatband. He also doesn't care, so it's oke, but if you are 1 of the 100 who does, like you, then it's an issue....
     
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  11. It’s really just a prejudice as I’m used to seeing it on cheap wool hats and the like; although, it was also used on the wonderful vintage Stetson Flagship fedora. It does seem odd that they said they were discontinuing petersham which implies they do know what it is.

    My 50/50 Hornskov has some of the best felt I’ve handled in a modern felt. They know how to make great hats even if they don’t know ribbon types. :)
     
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  12. belfastboy

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    I had a conversation with the lady at Hornskov. Her explanation was they could not source good woven edge grosgrain so they had no choice but to use Petersham. I thought it a lame excuse as they don't offer a very broad range of ribbon colours so surely there is a source out there somewhere.
     
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  13. If they didn’t have a source for woven edge grosgrain I wonder why they made an announcement that they had discontinued petersham?
     
  14. Pellie

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    But why do they tell us then that they do NOT use petersham if they told you the do? I don't get it anymore ..
     
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  15. belfastboy

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    That aspect remains a mystery. My main point is they do know the difference
     
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  16. jlee562

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    If they can't source grosgrain they must not be trying very hard.

    Just saying.
     
  17. belfastboy

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    I think My communication with her was prior to that announcement.
     
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  18. belfastboy

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    I have yet to see a sample but Guy Morse Brown sells a limited colour selection of grosgrain that is supposedly quite good....not that expensive either so there are at least one source close to Hornskov
     
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  19. Not to keep piling on…we’ll, maybe a little, but their website says they source the best materials and when you get down to their hat bands they show woven edge grosgrain and not petersham. It seems they realize it’s superior but don’t think the effort is worth it. It is hard to find good grosgrain ribbon, but the best hatters make the effort and use it. The surcharge for vintage ribbon is laughable.

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    Petersham isn’t “bad” and it isn’t going to dissuade most of their potential customers, but it’s the reason I haven’t ordered more than one.
     
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  20. jlee562

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    This ribbon looks real good on my HJ. UK based supplier.
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