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Taking the World by Storm

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“There is peace even in the storm” - Vincent van Gogh Have you ever looked at the sky after a thunderstorm? Did you notice how the light blue sky lightens up the dark grey clouds as they're pushed away by the wind? Did you notice how the air feels lighter and how the smell of rain lingers? Storms can be a beautiful, spectacular event. Here in the desert, we have Monsoons; an afternoon thunder shower with flash flood rains. You can always spot the storm coming. The wind picks up. The clouds gather together and turn dark. Even the sky turns a...

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Creating Custom Top Hats

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When it comes to top hats, every one should be unique. At the turn of the century, when steampunk attire was the fashion statement of that time, everyone owned a top hat. From the Gambler style to a tall Abe Lincoln, top hats were made in all shapes and sizes. Even though people looked quite dapper, it's fair to say that back then, tops hats were not too unique.  Times have changed. Fashion has evolved. We can express who we are through how we dress. Which is why fashion has become so diverse and ever changing. Steampunk fashion has become...

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A Hattast-ique Halloween

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It is that time of year again. The neighborhood streets will be filled with ghosts, witches and terrifying creatures. This is not the time to be afraid. It is time to embrace the spirit of Halloween! "All Hallow's Eve" Halloween originated from the ancient Celtic celebration "All Hallows Day", a three day long festival honoring the Saints and the faithfully departed. Over the centuries new traditions have taken place. But over all, the meaning still remains. Halloween is a time for honoring the dead. A Hattast-ique Halloween As a kid, this day was always one of my favorite holidays. Maybe...

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The Maddest Mad Hatter Top Hats

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"You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret, all the best people are." - Alice in Wonderland   Mad as a Hatter During our travels we often hear people referrer to us the the Mad Hatters. They walk into our booth, take a look around at all the different unique styles of hats and say "These must be the mad hatter top hats!" We take this as a compliment! The phrase "mad as a hatter" comes from the Victorian era, when fashion and hat making was the foreground of our steampunk culture. In 18th and 19th century mercury was...

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11 Lucky Top Hats

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We all have those lucky trinkets. For some people it is a penny on the pavement. For others it is a necklace or even a pair of socks. These charmed items always seem to make us feel a bit luckier when we carry them with us. I like to think our custom made top hats are lucky. We take an old top hat, a hat we haven't quite found the right head for, and turn it into a piece of art. Here are the newest designs 11 Lucky Custom Made Top Hats  1. King of Spades Stitched Up Top Hat ...

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