I was buying and tweaking hats from around the world before becoming a hatter. I now offer a small range of handmade, unisex hats inspired by the bowlers and swagger of the Cholitas from Bolivia, the Tibetan Cowboys, the dandy Congolese Sapeurs and the sharp dressed Yardies of Jamaica.
For added stature and comfort each hat is fitted with detachable cushioning or a small turban, thus TURBANESQUES. These open crowns will sit a bit higher than usual but not necessarily so: Wear them as you like, the cushioning will take care of that.
I love working with vibrant African wax prints but I am very much open to collaborations with other artists and most importantly you the customer. If you like we can try to truly personalise the hat and cushioning. Bring me an image, a message and I will work your idea under the hat. Alternatively opt for any of the prints or (faux) furs you see here.
My studio is based on Johnsons Island in West London. And yes it actually sits on a very small island between the river Brent and the Grand Union Canal. You are welcome to visit, try a hat, discuss designs, fabrics....
Message me: max [!at] maxhattter.uk
or call +44(0) 7779 575733
Let's see where we can take this hat game!
Photos by: Michael Liburd
Logo: Jon Daniel