Hornskov Hats - custom Danish hatter

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

  1. Pellie

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    What cons do you see by Hornskov hats if i may ask?
     
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  2. Daniele Tanto

    Daniele Tanto My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Marcel, It is difficult to say what are the cons of hats seen only in photography. You can judge a hat by holding it, wearing it and having others to compare it with. As for the felt I belong to the old school: no Italian and I think European felt manufacturer would have never told you what the components used to make that felt were. It was the secret, like the coloring, more well preserved in the production of hats.
    Here we can open an infinite chapter on the production of felt;)
     
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  3. Pellie

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    I understand Daniele, but both Panos and i own 1 or more Hornskov hats and in my opinion i don't see any cons. I think they are beautiful.
     
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  4. PanosChris

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    I will come back with that Marcel when I am back home.

    Daniele is right though. Everything we say here about pros/cons etc is at least subjective and based among others on personal experience, preferences and knowledge to say some :)


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  5. Daniele Tanto

    Daniele Tanto My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Marcel if you like them you don't need to be reassured about their quality. You will compare it with other hats in your possession and make your personal ranking;)
     
  6. daizawaguy

    daizawaguy Call Me a Cab

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    I came across Hornskov here on the forum, and was attracted by the originality and quality of their work. I had a look at their site and after some email correspondence decided to pull the trigger. They responded in detail very quickly and the free international postage on offer was an additional reason to try them out. I could not be more pleased - the rabbit felt chosen (the very last of their Navy) is superb - the beaver of course has to be better; the lining is original; and the overall finish excellent.

    Strongly recommend - superb work, service and great quality hat.
     

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  7. johnnycanuck

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    Very nice hat. Stingy, looks very James Spader/blacklist. I like it. Any headshots yet? Can you compare this hat to other North American hatters? Art Fawcett?
    Johnny
    Wear it in good health
     
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  8. daizawaguy

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    Thanks! This is their Modern Center dent, and they also have a classic center crease which has a taller crown with straighter sides, although I`d have to classify mine with quite a classic tallish crown, with pretty straight sides. Details of dimensions on their website.

    https://www.hornskovkobenhavn.com

    Always difficult to compare hatters - you would have to see their site for their own style - but in terms of finish - quality of liner is superb, (stitched in), ribbon work is very well done, and all in all I would rate this very highly. See their Instagram too for their house style and variations.

    I particularly like their thinner leather band which makes the hat less heavy if that makes sense, the original lining, free international postage, and the variation of their style.

    https://www.instagram.com/hornskovhats/?hl=en
     
  9. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    It’s been a while, but I seem recall that they didn’t offer blocks as straight-sided as I wanted. Just my personal preference.
     
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  10. hatsRme

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  11. Pellie

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    My 3rd Hornskov is in the make right now. I'm a big fan.
     
  12. Héctor Fernández

    Héctor Fernández One Too Many

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    That's a beautiful hat, in a beautiful color, and a stingy to top it off. Thanks for sharing it with us, I believe I have never heard of the maker before.
     
  13. Héctor Fernández

    Héctor Fernández One Too Many

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    Just booked marked the Alberti.
     
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  14. Tukwila

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    I do like the look of their more tall and blocky looking offerings.
     
  15. Pellie

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    That's a great one. I ordered a center crease custom made in natural beaver.
     
  16. Short Balding Guy

    Short Balding Guy I'll Lock Up

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    Sir, that is a terrific looking blue hat. I recall a few of the other customs you have aquired over the years. This navy fedora should stand proud on your hat rack. The petersham ribbon is an excellent choice, the wind cord is a great add and the stitching (as shown in your pics) appears well done. All in all a classy hat.

    Congrats. I will follow this thread more closely.

    Best, Eric -
     
  17. PanosChris

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    I think the problem can be generalized to the block options Peter has. Depends on the size too. Mine came straight enough but much lower than I asked for and the reply wasn't very satisfactory... Anyways overall I liked the hat so I kept it. 20200211_113814.jpg
     
  18. Pellie

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    Nice hat though, but what was Peter's reply?
     
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  19. deadlyhandsome

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    And that’s one of the things that makes me hesitate. What do I do when I receive a transatlantic hat that isn’t to my specifications? I’d want straight-sided and a full 6” open crown. If I’m paying for a custom hat I expect it to be just as I ordered it and without compromises.
     
  20. PanosChris

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    I am with you there Brent!

    More or less that they couldn't make it as I specified because their block isn't that tall. That's fine but I need to know that when deciding on the details and not after delivery I think.
     
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