Black homburg, a classic design we've somehow forgotten about over the years. It's one of those wearable shapes that seem to look good on everybody, which makes sense, because at one time nearly everybody was wearing them.
If you pay attention in Downton Abbey, you will notice that nearly all of the men are wearing homburgs. And I have a homburg made for men. This is more of the ladies' version.
The difference is in the felt. This is a very fine velour felt. It really does feel like velvet to the touch. The color is rich and deep. The hat is soft. Over time, it will reshape itself to be yours-- your favorite valley in the crown and your favorite bend in the wire.
I use the highest quality millinery materials when I make my hats and do my best to source my supplies from small businesses. I'm thrilled that I recently found a manufacturer of fine millinery ribbon in the United States.
I like to line my hats in brilliant colors of silk. Linings don't have to match. You are the only person to see them, so they can be bold. This hat is lined in a light gold silk my grandmother brought back from Israel long before I was born.
I block each hat by hand on antique wooden hat blocks, and I make each stitch with a needle and thread. It takes me roughly 16 hours to create a hat by hand. I'm a little crazy, but I truly do love the process.
I want you to love this hat as much as I do so I am very happy to fix problems that may arise.
I am also very happy to do custom orders! Convo me and I can help you create the hat you've always dreamed of.