Art For Art’s Sake
Here’s an interview I did with Tammy about finding, collecting and owning vintage hats! Never dry your hat by putting it under direct or even just near any heat source like heater, furnace, stove or chimney. Hat Corner has been serving New York City since shop has hats of all kinds from boaters, Indiana Jones, ivy leagues, ball caps, fedoras and many more.
I stopped hiring new employees and for the last three decades every visor and hat has been made by myself and my wife. This New York City hat shops has a beautiful collection of hats adorned with beads, jewels, feathers, floral patterns, with ribbons and buttons on some.
There are quite a lot of other shops who offer similar products but with such a large mark up they often turn people off from buying them. The fact of the matter is that hat fashions had not been changing very fast at all until the turn of the 19th Century. A properly fitting hat (lightly) grips the head itself just above the ears, without sliding down of its own accord.
The walls of this narrow but cozy store are decorated with every manner of dramatic hat. However a felt hat feels like you are wearing cardboard, and if a felt hat is bent too far in any direction, it can actually break. Todd suggested that perhaps John Buonocore, who worked for him at his architectural practice, could design and make my Hat Shop.
Precision and personalisation come to hat making, as the conformateur, a head-measuring device is invented in France by Allié-Maillard. Anyone who wears hats regularly has experienced the quickness by which a hat can fly off your head. If your hat is losing shape, a little steam will help to pop it back into shape.