What suits you best? I make my custom Black Tulip Hats hats from both completely re-worked vintage fur felt and from the highest quality new fur felt. Here is a short list to help you decide on the right material.
The vintage felt I choose to work with is hand selected from all over the USA and Canada and must meet a high standard of quality. They are often weather worn which provide beautiful fades of coloring throughout the felt, a great option if the look of a distressed hat is what you are after. Because these are hand picked the color choices and quantity of orders I can take with vintage material are limited to what I have on hand. They shape well but they do not hold up or compare to the quality of a new felt. When put to the test against the elements they are far better than wool felt hats found in most stores. I also make all my ready-to-wear hats from vintage fur felt, you can find those for sale on the website.
The new felt I work with is made from 100% beaver fur felt. This type of fur felt allows the hat to hold its shape and provide great protection from all elements. You can choose through a range of colors, from jet black to powder blue and have it made into whatever shape and style that you prefer. When finished, the hat is ultra soft to the touch but very durable. It’s something you’ll only have to buy once and as the years go by it’s only going to get better and better as you wear it in to something that’s uniquely your own.
Made In Canada:
- Custom Order Hats