This was the golden age of the top hat and Knox could name many famous Americans as his customers.
23 US Presidents wore Knox hats including Abraham Lincoln’s famous ‘Stovepipe’ hat.
For hat making, fine animal hair like beaver, nutria, hare and rabbit were the most popular.
Now we will take a look at how Stetson company logos and crests and the liners inside their hats changed over the decades and how these points can also be used as a dating tool.
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The second chapter deals with famous American hat brands like The process of felting itself is very interesting because, unlike all other textiles, it is not spun or twisted into a yarn that is then woven or knitted.