A few months back we met up with hat maker Brandon Wise of Abbott Kinny’s Wise Hatter to talk shop and get the low down on crafting felt hats by hand. From what we understand traditional hat makers begin their process on loosely formed hat bodies made from beaver fur. While most people see a floppy sun hat, Brandon sees a blank canvas.
Eight months ago he threw on a pair of our white selvedge Phoenix Raws and put them through their paces. Like every hat he makes each one tells a unique story about the daily life of guy who wears it.