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Gentlemans hat

On 1 Nov 2011 at 6:04pm jrsussex wrote:
I need some help. Advice on somewhere I can buy/hire/borrow a victorian gentlemans hat. I need it desperately as I have a good victorian costume which requires a nice hat to set it off. I'd be grateful for your help.
On 1 Nov 2011 at 7:05pm Victoria wrote:
im not too sure about victoria hats but have you checked out the shops downstairs in the candlemakers where the well is or the shop by the Lewes Arms ?
On 1 Nov 2011 at 8:42pm Musher wrote:
There's the Vintage Shirt Company near the Lewes Arms and The Costume Store at 16 Station St (ring first as they are a mail order company 01273 479727) Both sell nice period hats.
Genuine Victorian hats are usually on the small side so l wouldn't bother looking unless you have a smaller than average head.
On 2 Nov 2011 at 9:28am jrsussex wrote:
Thank you both for your advice. Musher - You are quite right they had smaller heads in those times. I have a 7.3/8 head so I have little chance of getting a genuine victorian hat to fit but am hoping I can get a reproduction of one that is larger. I will try both the suggestions.
On 2 Nov 2011 at 9:54am Cliffite wrote:
There's a wonderful hat shop on Trafalgar St in Brighton.

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