The hat shop

The latest adventure of the Atelier Pietro Longhi was the acquisition of a moulding machine spanning over 100 years. The old hatter asked Francis if he wanted to continue with this tradition, or if the machine were to be donated to a museum.It was not easy, either adapt an old machine to the needs of today’s health and safety, or learn a new technique and acquire a centuries-old craftsmanship… Thanks to the passion of Annamaria for accessories we have taken the plunge, and till today the moulding machine in Atelier Pietro Longhi is the only one operating in Veneto, and since more than ten years, thanks to the skill of Francis and Anna, provides hats to re-enactors and collectors from all over Europe.