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A blend of senses created from the creator’s self-taught techniques.
Based in Portland, Oregon, John Fish continues to make hats with traditional techniques that have been passed down to him over generation. It all started with leather crafts. John originally managed antique shows in Portland, and as he began engaging with Japanese buyers he created connections within the apparel industry and received advice about starting his own brand. As a result, he made the decision to begin making hats using his skills in leather crafting and before he knew it he was making classical style hats.
“I was always good with my hands and was confident that I could make anything, but in the beginning I honestly had a hard time making hats the way I wanted to. That’s where I decided to take it on seriously.”
His signature style is the high crown-type hat that was popularized during the 1920-1930s. Today, he recreates these traditional models blended with modern styles.
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