Welcome to The Mercantile …

My hat tag line of “Culturally inspired yet universal, historical yet timeless, handcrafted to wear forever...” has run its course. After nearly 40 years of hatmaking, it is time for me to move on. I am finishing a short list of hat commissions, and am now designing a limited line of skirts, jackets and vests to launch in mid-2023.

I am also working on a book titled “A Storied Hat” which will be a retrospective of my works. If you have photos or stories that you would like to include, please feel free to send them to me. I am especially interested in hats you acquired prior to 2002, which is before I started keeping records of my hats…

I remain awestruck at your continued support of my work. I plan to downgrade this website to a blog but will keep it textile related. To those of you who continue to follow me here for the new adventures, you have my humble thanks and gratitude.

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