European Designer, American style. John Callanan originally from Cork City Ireland, had the privilege of studying with one of America's legendary milliners, Anne Albrizio at The Fashion Institute NYC. He would like to also acknowledge his mentor Martin Izquierdo, who suggested that he study hat making and to Douglas Highsmith for supporting the brand for the past 24 years. Callanan hats are distributed by Dorfman Pacific Hat Company.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Reproduction Vintage Hat Molds
A few months ago I blogged about the great hat molds that Nordstrum was using for display, well, they are now avaialbe at www.restorationhardware.com
these will make splendid displays for any hat store or accessoroes any satorial man's office.
They are offering 3 shapes bowler, fedora and a belero.
I love the Bowler.
Vintage hat molds are among the most sought-after industrial antiques, prized for their sculptural forms and their connection to a more dapper age. Using an antique Argentine mold as our model, Restortion Hardware reproduced the bowler hat, designed for the brother of a British Earl and favored by 19th-century American railway workers and train robbers, dandies and desperados alike because it stayed put in the wind.
Cast from aluminum and mounted on metal stands with a felt-covered base