Alexander Conley III – Hat Maker Extraordinaire [VIDEO]

A great video about Alexander Conley the III, a man who’s been making custom hats the old fashioned way for 64 years. Mr. Conley reflects on how he became a hatter and his love for his craft.

Hat tip to Rich M. for this link.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Eric February 3, 2012 at 12:10 am

My father is a master carpenter and cabinet maker so I really appreciate seeing other artisans carry on their craft and make beautiful quality products.

Ernie February 3, 2012 at 7:22 am

Thank you for posting this. As someone who is into hats, this man is a rare jewel.

Brad H. February 3, 2012 at 9:26 am

My grandpa taught me this craft when I was 12-14. I’ve often wished I had time to pursue it further, because it is a fun art.

Jonathan February 3, 2012 at 2:46 pm

It is great to see that these craftsmen are still around. A hat store in my own small town makes hats the very same way. It is truly an art and hopefully it will continue to live on.

Tony February 5, 2012 at 1:30 am

I want one.

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