Bespoke hats are one of a kind, hand made pieces created specifically for one client. The client directs the milliner toward the shape, color, and theme of their hat. A special event such as a wedding, garden party, or horse race can direct a milliner toward the style of the hat. Below is a quick example of the process including conversations and pictures throughout. Click here to begin the order process.
The client picks out the crown and brim shape that appeals to her from those photographed on Blocks Page:
Next the client offers suggestions about the color and type of material such as straw, felt, or sinamay. I reply with photos of existing products and sites where other color options are available:
Final selections made and options presented and now the final result approved by the client to own, enjoy and wear at The Preakness Stakes Races at Pimlico: