VS Custom hats

...is the culmination of hopes and dreams of mine, Art Fawcett, after working for almost 20 years in the vintage clothing industry.  What started out as a hobby turned into one of the largest vintage clothing stores in California,  and eventually led to my retirement in the mountains of southern Oregon in 2005.

Part of the vintage business was supplying the film industry with authentic period clothing and accessories and, over the years, feature hats.  Gradually I learned to clean, block, redesign, and ultimately design gentlemen's hats.  Over 15 years I accumulated both vintage materials and machinery to allow me to build hats with my
own designs, all inspired by classic hats of the past.  My goal is to provide a limited number of Fedoras of the finest quality to the most discriminating clients.

As part of that goal I built a complete hat shop at my home.  All of my business is internet based and will continue to be for the foreseeable future.  I aspire to provide you not only an unequaled product, but also the exceptional personal service that hat making requires and deserves.

- Art Fawcett

Here is an interview that Art did for the online Men's Fashion site Keilkari.

 

.d ultimately design gentlemen's hats.  Over 15 years I accumulated b

oth vintage materials and machinery to allow me to build hats with my
own designs, all inspired http://www.keikari.com/english/interview-with-art-fawcett/by classic hats of the p

ast.  My goal is to provide a limited number of Fedoras of the finest quality to the most discriminating clients.

As part of that goal I built a complete hat shop at my home.  All of my business is internet based and will continue to be for the foreseeable future.  I aspire to provide you not only an unequaled product, but also the exceptional personal service that hat making requires and deserves.

- Art Fawcett