Restoration & Repair Vintage Hats

A delightful young couple came to my studio with a new Akubra hat. They had been shopping and returned home to find that their new puppy had climbed onto the kitchen table and chewed a large chunk out of the hat. There were also a few little teeth marks around the...

As I grew up in England, I was thrilled to see Gloria's 1947 New Zealand policeman's hat, as it was similar to the English "Bobby" hats worn by the British policeman. The hat was worn by Gloria's husband when he was in the New Zealand Police force.                        It was very dusty and needed...

I encourage my clients to have their hats re-styled or re-trimmed for a totally new look and style because: -   Your hat might be squashed and need repairing or re-blocking into shape -   It may look out-date and in need of a little facelift! -   It is more economical to have your hats...

A young gentleman came to me with a fabulous, collapsible top hat that had been in his wife’s family for many years and had accidently been squashed. I was thrilled to see this gorgeous hat as they were very popular around the 1920’s and 30’s. The hat was covered in gorgeous,...