Bartholomew Bogue: “Chisolm? Should I know that name?”
Sam Chisolm: “You should know it from your obituary.”
In December of 2014 Baron was approached to create Denzel Washington’s hat for Antoine Fuqua’s remake of the classic western, The Magnificent Seven. Before this, there were rumors about a remake in the works and after finishing projects like Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight and Adam Sandler’s western, comedy The Ridiculous Six Baron was ready for the challenge. From start to finish this project took approximately 6 months to complete as we made hats for the principal characters as well their stunt doubles. While working on the film, Mark had the unique opportunity to read the script before meeting Washington for a fitting at our shop.
We went back and forth with production about different styles that matched Washington’s towering height and presence. To find the perfect hat, we created over 10 different styles for him, Fuqua, and costume designer Sharen Davis to pick from and in the end they decided on a stoic, wide brim hat with a telescope crown. In order to withstand the hot Louisiana weather they opted for the durable beaver felt to withstand the long hours filming in the hot sun. Often when costumer designers and directors are putting together the right look for a character they draw inspiration from real life examples. In this case, they turned to Bass Reeves who is famously known as the first black deputy U.S. Marshal. Reeves reportedly arrested more than 3,000 felons and many speculate he was the inspiration for the Lone Ranger.
Each of our custom hats includes a leather sweatband and silk lining. Available in rabbit fur felt or beaver fur felt. Handmade in the United States. Please email for current turnaround time.
Mark and Denzel Washington at Baron Hats
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