Throughout Buster Keaton’s career it’s a documented fact that Keaton and his wife made somewhere over a thousand of his pork pie hats. They were core to Keaton’s signature look; Keaton’s hat was his own creation. It was something that made him stand out from the crowd. It was akin to seeing Micheal Jackson with his one white glove, it was something distinctly him.
So I figured if I’m going to have to make a hat myself if I wanted to portray Keaton with any grain of salt. So that’s what I did, I made a hat to call my own. It was much simpler than I thought it would be, simple enough that I could teach you in one blog post, you know like maybe this blog post… or maybe in this link.