BoringSidney

Unusual Hats and Headdresses

Washington, United States · 1742 Sales

BoringSidney

Unusual Hats and Headdresses

Washington, United States 1742 Sales On Etsy since 2006

4.5 out of 5 stars
(844)
Shop owner

Belle

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Announcement   The makers of fine millinery for 25 years, here at Boring Sidney we make all styles of hats and headdresses, such as;
Cloches, Fedoras, Trilbies, Kentucky Derby Hats, Ascot Hats, Carnival Racing Hats, Fashion on the Field Hats, Sun Hat, Rain Hats, Top Hats, large brimmed hats, costume hats, fascinators, hatinators, steampunk hats, straw hats, womens hats, wedding headpieces, antler headpieces, headbands, flapper headbands, and many more!

Most of our items are made to order requiring 2-4 week production time, but many are in stock and ready to ship as well. Please read your listing carefully.

Our hats and headpieces are all hand made, not purchased and decorated. The prices reflect that, there are many hours put into each piece, years of study, and learning, and the highest quality materials.
We sell couture hats for the discerning client.

Announcement

The makers of fine millinery for 25 years, here at Boring Sidney we make all styles of hats and headdresses, such as;
Cloches, Fedoras, Trilbies, Kentucky Derby Hats, Ascot Hats, Carnival Racing Hats, Fashion on the Field Hats, Sun Hat, Rain Hats, Top Hats, large brimmed hats, costume hats, fascinators, hatinators, steampunk hats, straw hats, womens hats, wedding headpieces, antler headpieces, headbands, flapper headbands, and many more!

Most of our items are made to order requiring 2-4 week production time, but many are in stock and ready to ship as well. Please read your listing carefully.

Our hats and headpieces are all hand made, not purchased and decorated. The prices reflect that, there are many hours put into each piece, years of study, and learning, and the highest quality materials.
We sell couture hats for the discerning client.

Belle

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Belle

1930s Cloche Hat
US$265.00
Cloche Hat Wool 1920s Flapper Hat - FannyMae
US$168.00
Fascinator Hat Crinoline Headpiece
US$45.00
Fascinator Hat Couture Sculptural Headpiece
US$225.00
Raven Headband
US$30.00
Black Feather Fascinator Headpiece
US$90.00
Fascinator Headpiece Taxidermy Beetle Bug
US$225.00
Straw Hat Boater Summer Hat
US$256.00
Flapper Showstopper
US$35.00
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Reviews

Average item review
4.5 out of 5 stars
(844)
Margaret Freeman

Margaret Freeman on Jun 27, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

So very cute but just didn't work on me. :o(. Gracious seller takes returns. Will continue to visit her beautiful art.

brojb14

brojb14 on Jun 11, 2016

1 out of 5 stars

Overall, my experience with this particular merchant was one of if not the worst experience I've had on ETSY. Not professional at all! ****Buyer beware! You will need to wear a therapist's hat as the merchant is likely to subject you her daily personal tragedies (excuses) as they unfold and is less concerned with the product and or the care in which its shipped..

Belle

Belle responded on Jul 1, 2016

I am very sorry that this client was not happy. The hat was damaged in shipping, I apologized and offered a full refund, which I did indeed fully refund the hat. I was a few days late shipping the hat because one of my dogs almost died and I had a lot on my plate. I understand that this is not the clients problem, and I am sorry I shared anything from my personal life, however I like the fact that 99 percent of my clients like to get to know me, and don't feel like a small artist should act like cold corporation. I am sorry that this client was so unhappy, but I did give a full refund, and apologized for the inconvience. I will remain who I am, so if you would rather buy your items from a business and not an individual, then indeed, buyer beware.

MJMORO

MJMORO on May 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This hat is a masterpiece and I can't wait to show it off. I will feel like a movie star!!!

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About

Not-so-boring hats!

My strange upbringing and constantly weird existence has certainly shaped and molded my idea of design.
I love the bold, shocking, unexpected, and sometimes just plain weird in this world, and find it beautiful.

That is not to say that I don't make soft, traditional, pretty, and wearable hats as well, I certainly do. Indeed my greatest talent, and my biggest downfall is my ability to design in all genres, for many clients, and do it in a classy manner.

My over 20 years of experience allows me to be able to make pretty much anything you may want in headwear, and yet i am still learning, such is the beauty of this art!

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  • Belle McCluskey

    Owner, Designer, Milliner

    My love affair with hats started at a young age, and has only grown as I have learned and honed my craft. My design asthetic helps to set me apart at a designer/milliner for the future.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 3, 2011
Look at each item carefully as they are either In Stock, or Custom Pieces. Custom work can take as long as 4 weeks, depending upon supplies. I will make every effort to get your hat to you sooner.
Since these are all hand made by one single artisan, your piece may not be exactly as pictured, feathers can vary, being a naturally product, vintage components will not be able to be matched, hand dyed items can have subtle color variations. In my mind this uniqueness is what makes hand made special.
Please see my profile for all shipping info, etc.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
Paypal
Check
Money Order
Shipping
I ship USPS Priority Mail within the US, with really large hats being the exception. Those are shipped Parcel Post, and regular Air Mail for International buyers. Please be aware that I cannot guarantee a delivery date with international shipping unless we use Express mail. Express mail is exorbinant, but I am willing to use it if you are willing to pay for it!

Please note I will not mark your International Package as a Gift, it is mail fraud I could pay a large fine or possibly do jail time. I am also not responsible for any customs fees or taxes that you may be charged. Thank you for understanding. Please bear in mind any customs fees you may have to pay when making your international purchase.
Refunds and Exchanges
I accept refunds (as long as hat has not been worn) up to 7 days after receiving item.
Additional policies and FAQs
Boring Sidney Hats are being sold at a variety of Shops and Boutiques throughout America and Canada.
Please visit these shops if you are in their hood!

Devil May Wear - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Salts Organic - Sooke, BC, Canada
aMasquerade Costume - Bellevue, WA
Commotion - Lexington, KY
Flourish Boutique - South Bend, IN
Sargasso Sea - Kathlamet, WA
Show Pony - Los Angeles, CA
Candy Apple Costumes- Online only
It is very important to me that you are satisfied with your item, if for any reason you are not happy

please contact me and I will make every effort to fix the issue, or give a full refund.
Refund must be made within 14 days of purchase.

Items generally ship within two business days from the receipt of funds.


Press:
Featured Indie Artist in Kite Magazine Issue 2 - www.readkite.com
DIY Hat article on The Chick's Guide - thechicksguide.org
Trendmill.com
DIY City Mag - www.diycitymag.com
Martha Stewart Show - Leap Day Special
Elle Accessories Magazine - Spring 2008
The Washington Post - September 2008
Offbeat Bride - September 2008

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Wholesale Inquiries Welcome
Custom Orders always Welcome


***Boring Sidney Hats is starting a new charity, I will donate 10% of each purchase to the American Cancer Society in hats. These hats will be going to women who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy. I am really hoping to bring some joy by helping them to feel beautiful in their high end hats.
Now when you make a purchase from my shop you will be helping those in need as well!***

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