Most of Mühlbauer’s workers are tailors who learned the hat trade on-site. Kostas, who showed me how to shape a hat, is one of the exceptions, having trained with a milliner in Germany. Here, he’s stretched the brim over the mold, pulling it taut like a fitted sheet over a mattress.
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Most of Mühlbauer’s workers are tailors who learned the hat trade on-site. Kostas, who showed me how to shape a hat, is one of the exceptions, having trained with a milliner in Germany. Here, he’s stretched the brim over the mold, pulling it taut like a fitted sheet over a mattress.