Thought this might be of interest to fellow collectors and fans.
Bates Hats, about two blocks away from HJ and one from Lock (where Harrison Ford apparently bought the Chelsea
hat) has just started selling a hat they call the Indi
. Now, given that Bates, though a wonderful shop, doesn't have a connection to the films, I had sort of dismissed it as a marketing thing.
However, this blog
, which is about that very hat, reveals that the designers/bashers are former colleagues of Mr Swales at HJ who have since moved over to Bates.
This might merit investigation. I'll be at Bates soon (though for a different hat) but I'm far from an expert on the Raiders hat. Perhaps some London-based or London-visiting members might want to take a look?