Tuesday, November 20, 2012

McPherron and Sons Hats

So this post has absolutely nothing to do with me but will help give background to tomorrows post.

Michael makes reproduction Victorian military hats for himself and fellow re-enactors and this time of year is usually when he is most busy with it as many of the hats are for the Dickens fair.

This is a picture of one of his reproductions:

And for your reference this is of the original hat from the Victorian era, complete with it's original tin: 

Michael puts a lot of work into each of his hats. The foundation is made of wired double buckram sides and leather top all hand stitched together. The wool covering stretched taut and smooth and the gold braid is all very carefully laid out and tacked down. The inside is lined in quilted silk with a real leather hat band.

1 comment:

  1. I meant to comment the other day - this looks fabulous, and the stamp looks perfect.