The Hatters Journal

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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A Poet In Time - An Interview with an Indy Fan

A Poet In Time - An Interview with an Indy Fan

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Cast your mind back to the days of no mobile phones, no Google, no email. You are sitting in the cinema and you see Indiana Jones step out of the shadows for the first time. That silhouette! An adventure hero comes to life before your eyes. And so begins countless personal adventures to uncover the mysteries of what makes Indy; the hat, jacket, whip, holster and so on. Mark gives me an impressive back story of his journey to discover each piece of gear each by the original makers. It is impressive because there was no internet to help him yet he was as tenacious as a Private Investigator in hunting down all that was Indiana Jones....

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