Leather Top Hat, Burgundy and Black, Rough-out, With Chopsticks
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Handmade Leather Top Hat, Asian Inspired Aesthetic
Offering here an entirely handmade hat, cut from both black and burgundy dyed leathers. Lined with a rich fabric bearing an Asian inspired pattern, hand sewn and finished, showing clear attention to quality. Band is simple black cloth tape, such as the "ito" wrappings used on Japanese "Katana". The band is finished in a decorative knot, such as the "sageo" knot used on the "saya" for traditional Japanese swords, during their long-term storage. Secured within the decorative knot in the hatband, on the left side of the hat, is a pair of lacquered chopsticks. The chopsticks are painted with blossoms, in colors that match the hat itself. The hatband, with chopsticks, can be removed if the buyer so chooses. Intended to pay homage to Asian cultures, by way of a hat customarily associated with the west. A piece of wearable art, or just an accessory for an original cosplay outfit, this item has been created to be very durable and should last for years and years if properly cared for. All seams in the body of the hat are sewn with a double strand running stitch, using a heavy waxed nylon thread. Very strong. The cotton sweat band and fabric liner are also hand sewn. My patterns call this a "large" sized hat, but I consider it a "medium" size. Measuring at almost exactly twenty-two and one quarter inches, inside circumference, this is officially a seven and one eighths sized hat.