The Writer (The Door In The Floor)
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Inspired by the incomparable Straw Hat worn by Jeff Bridges in the Award- Winning motion picture "THE DOOR IN THE FLOOR "
"The most dangerous secrets are the ones we are afraid to tell ourselves."
"A Widow for One Year"
One of the greatest joys at Baron Hats is when a hat itself becomes a main character in a movie! Jeff Bridges' delightfully floppy and oversized straw hat in the critically acclaimed movie "The Door In The Floor", beautifully adapted (and directed) by Tod Williams, from John Irving's best-selling novel "A Widow for One Year" is such a hat!
Many said it virtually stole the show! Now that's hard to do with the likes of Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger and Jon Foster as your competition! Alternately tragic and comic, "The Door In The Floor" is an exploration of the complexities of love in both its brightest and darkest corners.
It is also an exploration into the complexities of what makes an artist tick, both in his iconoclastic eccentricities, and his overt self-centeredness, mixed with an addictive charm, a child-like innocents and an oversized heart which can turn from summer afternoon warm to winter evening cold in a flash. What better way to show this mulligan stew of contradictions than with a hat that defies all logic, if not gravity itself? If you’ve seen the movie, you’ve noticed how Bridges’ hat seems to have a life of its own, moving with the wind, yet keeping its shape, whether he’s lounging around his backyard with a bottle of wine and chuck of parmesan cheese, or riding his bike in the moonlight, or running away from an insane and angry naked model!
In order to recreate this hat, our own Master Hatter, Mark Mejia, once again worked with the famous Master Weavers in Tlepehuala, Guerrerro, northeast of Chilpancingo in South America, the same Master Weavers who are the exclusive craftsmen for our popular hand-woven “Orzuelo’s”, recreations of the hats we made for the motion picture "Master and Commander”. For “The Writer”, they found special indigenous straws that are amazingly flexible and resilient. They then carefully hand-dye it with a mixture of wild tropical flowers and stone-ground minerals to give the straw its unmistakable “orange-gold blush”. Mark then crafted special oversize blocks to conform the weaves to shape the colossal crown and brim. The hats are finished with a double two-tone grosgrain ribbon hatband.
“The Writer” also comes with a specially made leather sweatband, and our won silk-satin lining, along with a Certificate of Authenticity. On a practical note, even with its size, “The Writer” is amazingly cool and light, and there is no other hat under the sun… to protect you from the sun! So for that outdoor artist in you, or a loved one… what better gift than this standout masterpiece?
Our Classic Reproductions hats are custom hand-made-to-order, so please allow approximately EIGHT WEEKS FOR DELIVERY. If you must have the hat sooner, e-mail us for special Rush Delivery prices and your delivery date needs to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Interested in having the hat in a different color than the original? E-Mail us with your color choice and we'll let you know if we can custom craft it in that color for you.
"The Writer" hat is made in the style of classic hats as are standard in the costume industry. Baron Hats is not affiliated in any way, nor do they by fact or inference imply to hold any rights or authorization, rights of association or sponsorship or endorsement of the use of any copyrights or trademarks as held by by any individuals, or companies mentioned or pictured in association with this offer, including, but not limited to Focus Features.
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