The Hatters Journal

Creating The Hat Of A Hero - The Indiana Jones Poet

Creating The Hat Of A Hero - The Indiana Jones Poet

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The brand's collaboration with this incredibly popular franchise began back in 1980 when two American gentlemen came into the London shop and introduced themselves as Mr Steven Spielberg and Mr Harrison Ford.  Mr Spielberg announced that he was on the brink of making an adventure film with Harrison Ford as the central figure (Raiders of the Lost Ark) and revealed that the main character ‘Indiana Jones’ would be wearing a hat which would be pivotal to the character and the plot.  We were delighted at having been chosen to help design what was to become the world famous ‘Indy hat’.

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How to Design Your Custom Bespoke Handcrafted Hat

How to Design Your Custom Bespoke Handcrafted Hat

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Herbert Johnson Hatters are delighted to offer our customers a fully bespoke design service. Our Hatters will work with you to create something unique and special. Please read our guide below explaining the various elements and decisions involved in creating a bespoke design. Let's explore the range of options together to create your very own custom design hat.  

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Be Bespoke

Be Bespoke

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Over the past 270 years, our Great British brands Swaine Adeney, Brigg and Herbert Johnson have provided services for the royal family, British military and countless stars of the silver screen. Honouring our heritage, we use time-old traditions to craft their lifetime pieces. We continue to pass on their values and stories to future generations by offering world renowned restoration to uphold our timeless products.

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Mythbusting the Indiana Jones Hero Poet

Mythbusting the Indiana Jones Hero Poet

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We get asked frequently about the Indiana Jones Raiders Poet blocks and the various circulating myths and misinformation surrounding the iconic hats provided by Herbert Johnson for the original trilogy films.  We would like to address these frequently asked questions as follows...

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A History of Luxury Prop Making on Film

A History of Luxury Prop Making on Film

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Iconic items from our brands have marked their place in history being featured in the times most poignant news events, being carried by Royalty & Rock stars alike and having graced the silver screen with the worlds most beloved characters on film. Join us on a journey of our most famous accessories…

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