Tibor, great to see you're here. I always liked the hats, though I had no place for some of them Weren't you interested in an apprenticeship? Did anything come of it?
I read an article (here or the news?) discussing top hat construction. A bolt of old cloth was found and they were relying on retired hatmakers to describe the process as the last factory had closed. Sorry, missed out on the details, but thought you might have been interested.