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Elizabethan hat suppliers

Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:14 am
by Adam the Archer
Hi all

I am looking for one of the tall hats (not sure what they are called) that Elizabethan gents are seen wearing, it is to go with my new posh kit. Any ideas of suppliers?


Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:21 am
by Nigel
sugar loaf ?

Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:40 am
by Phil the Grips

Lucy the Tudor,Crafty Beggars and Kitty's Hats all do some form of the tall felted kind.

Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:17 am
by Adam the Archer
It is something like the hats on this photo that I am looking for

Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:41 pm
by Jenn
Annie the Pedlar is also worth talking to as if she can't do it she can normally pass you onto the right person -

Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:44 pm
by seamsmistress
Just a thought - have you asked Ninya [kiss the frog/tudor tailor]?

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:57 pm
by myladyswardrobe

If you want a hat like that then ... led_6.html Catherine Delaney is the person to go to.

She made my husband Edmund's tall hat for Kentwell a couple of years back - you can see it in this picture: Edmund is the second person wearing a lovely Ninya Mikhaila doublet.

I have also bought a hat from Catherine - though I can't access the pictures of it. It is a "beret" style based on this portrait: ... osters.jpg
In addition, she makes the hats for the Globe Theatre actors.

Catherine is definitely highly recommended.

All the best


Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:24 pm
by Adam the Archer
Thanks folks, I am going to follow those leads up.

bess - I like your husband's doublet!


Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:20 am
by myladyswardrobe
Hi Adam,

Yes, it is a lovely doublet and matching hose.

Now I am at home, I can access a better photo of it: ... c/000gtzfx

The vertical "cording" is made by hand, padded and then whipped stitched into place. Its one of Edmund's favourites.

All made by Ninya Mikhaila.

All the best


Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:46 pm
by Grymm
Kittyhats do copotain style hats, no decent piccys on the website tho', I love my shaggy green fur felt one but it do tend to make me look like Mick the Marmaliser from the Diddymen.
Rachel of Crafty Beggars does a nice one too but I don't know how to contact them.