Thursday, 22 December 2011

Block head wear does it in NYC

Putting your head on a block back in 18th century meant you were about to lose it, however putting your head in a block is an entirely different thing.  We present you BLOCK (Twitter - @Blockheadwear),  a New York based company paying homage to the centuries old art of hat making (or felt making), where material is moulded around a piece of wood aka 'The Block', to give a hat its shape.

Created by Ciomi McCabe in 2000, she originally honed her felt makings skills with Kangol before setting up Block.  The company can still be found in NYC creating some serious swagger wagger on the East Coast.


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