John Shevlin's late father started a hat manufacturing company in Malahide in 1960.
John has followed in the tradition and has designed and made hats for many outlets in Ireland, including A-Wear, Arnotts and The Hat Shop and remains the only blocked felt and straw hat manufacturer in Ireland. He is also the only maker of real panama hats for ladies and gents. John ranks as one of the most established and respected milliners in the Irish fashion scene and his hats are exported all over the world.
Shevlin Millinery is a registered member of the Crafts Council of Ireland.John was commissioned to design and produce the last air hostess hat for the Aer Lingus uniform and has made hats for leading Irish couturiers Ib Jorgensen and Thomas Wolfangel.
Senator David Norris commissioned John to restore his ancient trade-mark boater, which was painstakingly done with strips of straw re-woven, to replace the holes in his well worn Joycean boater.
John Also collaborated with artist Will St. Ledger for the exhibition "Celebrity Guns & Ammo" in The Hive, Dublin in the summer of 2007.
The Gate Theatre in 2010 commissioned John to make a hat for the renowned actor Owen Roe, for Samuel Beckett's Endgame, directed by Alan Stanford.
The Abbey Theatre in June 2011 commissioned John to make 2 stove pipe hats for Brian Friel's play “Translations”
John's hats have been featured in Image, Social and Personal, Irish Tatler, The Sunday Business Post and various weekend newspaper magazines. He has also been on RTE's Off The Rails, RTE's The Business programme, RTE's “Made in Ireland” series with Pat Kenny, TV3 Am and City Channel. His hats are regularly featured on various fashion blogs.
Shevlin Millinery hats come in a wide variety of different styles and in a wealth of various fabrics and colours. John prides himself in making the perfect hat to fit every head and personality, not only made to measure, but in the fabric and trim of your choice – all for no extra cost!
John can be contacted on:
+353 (0)87 245 5565
+353 (0)1 874 0447
Email: [email protected]