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jeff

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Nice hat.
Did you request any modifications or is it a cataloged item? What was the wait between ordering the hat and you receiving it? Thanks in advance!

Thank you sir!

Several customizations on a cataloged item, all using their website interface.

Here was the starting hat:

https://www.hnc-hatworks.com/en-us/products/the-ascot

Besides changing all the colors (felt, both ribbons, sweatband, liner all changed from default), I also altered:
1) Crown decreased from 5" down to 4 3/4"
2) Brim size increased from 2 1/8" to 2 1/2"
3) Hatband decreased from 1 1/2" to 1 1/4"
4) Stiffness from hard/hard to extra-hard/hard (crown/brim)

And... they nailed it. In fact, I had done a photoshop mockup (which I did not show them!) and the real thing came out pretty close to the photoshop (attached).

I ordered on July 14th, arrived on Aug 15th (I'm in Missouri - it spent about 4 days in customs in Illinois)

The felt feels similiar to Akubra felt -- pouncing is acceptable, but it's not a super-fine feel, like my Art Fawcett or 2005-era AdventureBilt beavers.
 

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Thank you sir!

Several customizations on a cataloged item, all using their website interface.

Here was the starting hat:

https://www.hnc-hatworks.com/en-us/products/the-ascot

Besides changing all the colors (felt, both ribbons, sweatband, liner all changed from default), I also altered:
1) Crown decreased from 5" down to 4 3/4"
2) Brim size increased from 2 1/8" to 2 1/2"
3) Hatband decreased from 1 1/2" to 1 1/4"
4) Stiffness from hard/hard to extra-hard/hard (crown/brim)

And... they nailed it. In fact, I had done a photoshop mockup (which I did not show them!) and the real thing came out pretty close to the photoshop (attached).

I ordered on July 14th, arrived on Aug 15th (I'm in Missouri - it spent about 4 days in customs in Illinois)

The felt feels similiar to Akubra felt -- pouncing is acceptable, but it's not a super-fine feel, like my Art Fawcett or 2005-era AdventureBilt beavers.


Thanks. His delivery times are fantastic for a custom hat. I have several of his rabbit and hare hats but my first beaver is in his queue. It has been delayed three weeks due to not having my chosen ribbon in stock. Mr. P claims his quality of materials and build have really improved in the last few years and I’m curious to see how it turns out.
 

Blare

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Got my first hat from Agnoulita - a modified bowler, wider brim, slightly shorter crown.

The brim came completely flat - a quick steam with the Jiffy and it was a piece of cake to get it the way you see below.

Overall, very nicely made hat, I'm very happy with how this came out.

Hat is silver rabbit, with a charcoal ("Iron") ribbon.

Here are the specs:

The ASCOT
• 22 3/4 in - 57.8 cm
• Head Shape: Regular Oval
• Felt Weight: Dress Weight
• Rabbit Fur Felt Color: Silver
• Overall Stiffness: Extra-Stiff
• Brim Stiffness: Hard
• Crown Height: 4 3/4”
• Brim Width (After Roll): 2 1/2"
• Pencil Curl: 3/4"
• Ribbon hatband width: 1 1/4"
• Ribbon hatband color: Contrasting
• Ribbon Hat Band Color: Iron
• Brim-edge Ribbon Binding: Contrasting
• Brim-edge ribbon binding color: Iron
• Sweatband Color (Inside): Burgundy
• Lining Color (Inside): Teal

View attachment 445343
Great look hat
 

RiteStuffBryan

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Probably not very helpful, but I did a newspaper search, and found the text: "Chappell Clothing in Nebraska, with FA Schroeder Proprieter", with ads starting in 1926, ending in 1963.

Thanks! Yeah I tried to look into the store a bit the other day but didn’t get too far, I couldn’t figure out the address to get a shot of the building.
 

Rmccamey

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Central Texas
Got my first hat from Agnoulita - a modified bowler, wider brim, slightly shorter crown.

The brim came completely flat - a quick steam with the Jiffy and it was a piece of cake to get it the way you see below.

Overall, very nicely made hat, I'm very happy with how this came out.

Hat is silver rabbit, with a charcoal ("Iron") ribbon.

Here are the specs:

The ASCOT
• 22 3/4 in - 57.8 cm
• Head Shape: Regular Oval
• Felt Weight: Dress Weight
• Rabbit Fur Felt Color: Silver
• Overall Stiffness: Extra-Stiff
• Brim Stiffness: Hard
• Crown Height: 4 3/4”
• Brim Width (After Roll): 2 1/2"
• Pencil Curl: 3/4"
• Ribbon hatband width: 1 1/4"
• Ribbon hatband color: Contrasting
• Ribbon Hat Band Color: Iron
• Brim-edge Ribbon Binding: Contrasting
• Brim-edge ribbon binding color: Iron
• Sweatband Color (Inside): Burgundy
• Lining Color (Inside): Teal

View attachment 445343

Good looking derby.
 
Looks really clean.

Certainly a lot cleaner than the two hats I won for 50-cents ... well 60-cents with the buyers premium. I'm sure the auction house will make it up on shipping.

Oh ... and they are 7-1/8 too, of course.

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^^^^^ Scat-o-liner?

I think they will need to stay in quarantine for at least 14 days.
 
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