Vintage Postman Hat Alteration for Alan


I am a local postman and had an old-style Royal Mail hat which was too tight for my head. I found Sue Wood Millinery online and got in touch to find out whether she could make it fit me more comfortably. She promptly got back to me and we set a date to meet in her studio. Sue measured my head, looked at the hat, explained what she could do to alter it and gave me a quote. We then arranged a date for me to pick it up. I am very happy with the alterations. The hat is now fit for purpose, comfortable and finished to a very professional standard. Both my customers and work colleagues have commented on my hat to say that they really like it. I found Sue to be very pleasant and knowledgeable, providing an expert service which I would not hesitate to recommend to others.


Alan Broom




How this hat was altered


Alan had a 1980’s Post Office hat which he loved. Unfortunately it was too small and when he wore the hat it would leave a red mark around his head. The headband inside was tight and made from faux leather and the top of the hat inside was a man made fibre which was also uncomfortable.

The hat was stretched slowly over the next few days to the required size.

The faux leather headband was replaced with a comfortable cotton headband ribbon and the inside of the hat lined in black cotton fabric.  The original bow was replaced and it was ready for Alan to collect.