Tabletop Hatters of The Lounge

Discussion in 'Hats' started by ChicagoWayVito, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. John Kaiyalethe

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    Very nice job!

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  2. JWSV11

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  3. John Kaiyalethe

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    For sure. Im working on another as well[​IMG]

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  4. John Kaiyalethe

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    Handmade headliner and natural raw leather for my RumRunner hat[​IMG]

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  5. TimothyF

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    I want to see hats that You have worked on, made, adjusted and so on. I love seeing what People do to The hats They get. The colour combos and shapes and styles never cease to amaze Me
     
  6. Frunobulax

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    I always took that thread to be a place for mostly Western conversions, which i why I've never posted a project hat there. I enjoy rebuilding and bringing back to life hats that have seen better days, and I think a separate thread would be appropriate.

    Having said that, the OP should kick this off. Show us watcha got!

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  7. ChicagoWayVito

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    Tabletop Hatter's of the Lounge thread is where non-profeseional hatter's are posting what we are making. It is a relatively new thread. https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/tabletop-hatters-of-the-lounge.96123/

    Take a look, nice work going on there.
     
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  8. TimothyF

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    One of these I posted in another thread (Brown one) Both are Made From scratch forgive the expression[​IMG][​IMG]

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  9. TimothyF

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  10. TimothyF

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    Was recommended to come here to show Homemade hats.
    My Apologies for barging in[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  11. John Kaiyalethe

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    Looking great!

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  12. John Kaiyalethe

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    I had an idea of a cigar in a hat band for a rum bootlegger. This is Kaiyalethe Crowns' RumRunner 100% fur felt dress hat with a never-seen-before cigar holder on the band. The custom tooled leather band was created by my friend and is detailed with a map to the rum stash as well as two burn patches to prevent the cigar from burning the felt. The hat is finished off with a natural raw leather sweat band and a Dia De Los Muertos headliner.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  13. Dm101

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    This, is by far, the most awesome hat I have ever seen on this site.
    How much would a hat like this cost?
     
  14. John Kaiyalethe

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    What a compliment! Thank you my friend! I do plan to sell some on the side once I get some more blocks! With the rabbit felt and tooled leather band it would be in the $250-$500 range. I just dont get any wholesale deals to do it for less.

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  15. Dm101

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    It's very well deserved, That's one awesome hat!
    If you ever get a telescope block in and decide to make one with a 3.5" brim telescoped...my credit card awaits.

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  16. John Kaiyalethe

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    Awesome! I have had my eye out for a more round than oval block where i can do a telescope crown! I will let you know. That would def be awesome!

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  17. Dm101

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    Oh!
    I have an oval shaped head so that would work great for me.


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  18. John Kaiyalethe

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    So i'll be honest. I never really ever considered wearing a western/cowboy hat. Windchill in MN tonight will be colder than -50F and I was raised in the city, so it never crossed my mind. My pops came to the USA in 1969, and like all the rest of the immigrants of the time, he enjoyed all the popular cowboy movies. One of his friends, a trucker, had route out West so my dad asked him to pick up a cowboy hat. Forward many years and my old man found the beat up old hat and asked if I could restore it. I tried, but its a very thin felt so couldnt pounce out the stains or pitting, and the crease marks were slightly visible even after blocking. So i decided to at least attempt to bring it back to life. Restore would be the wrong word since it is damaged even more now, but this is the first cowboy hat I can say I really like . . . but maybe thats the elbow grease talking.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  19. Dm101

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    Wooow...that's some serious character!
    That hat went from bland to smashing...and the best part is that it's a hand-me-down from an important person.
    My dad wore fedoras in the "Indiana Jones" style. I don't think I'm that kind of person, but I'd cherish it if he gave me one of his old beat up sweaty fedoras from back in the 80's.
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