I saw either an ad or a link on Facebook for the Helen Anderson original John Lennon leather cap, and I was intrigued. I’ve been a Beatle fan since the mid-70s; they taught me how to play guitar, in a manner of speaking. What a tremendous keepsake this would be to go along with the Rickenbacker guitars, the deluxe CD remix sets, etc. It took about a month for me to receive my cap, and I was impressed. The fit was a bit stiff at first, but it’s gotten more comfortable as I’ve broken it in. It fits snugly on my head, and I’m pretty sure it won’t blow off in heavy winds (but I don’t want to tempt fate!). Congratulations to Helen and company for a fine product!
I have a Helen Anderson original John Lennon cap of my own, which I cherish, and I wanted to give my friend Scott McKinley, who is working on a HUGE Lennon project with me, an Anderson-made Lennon cap as well. We both cherish our hand-made, one-of-a-kind, custom caps exactly like the one John wore and loved. Helen was John's closest mate at Liverpool College of Art and his friend of his for life. Wearing a work of art that she created and that John adored makes me happy. Scott was so elated with his! Thank you to Helen for making each cap with love. They are a must-have for any Beatles fan!
I got this cap 5 years ago, I never did a review but I'm telling you the story of my cap now and how wonderful it's been for me.
There was a special costume of John I couldn't get until the year 2018 (November 2018). I was searching on internet as usual trying to get that "leather cap" and suddenly it popped up in front of my eyes an ad saying "John Lennon leather cap" by Helen Anderson!
OMG! I had been searching for this cap my whole life and now I found the original Lennon leather cap designed by Helen Anderson a close friend of John since art school days! So I went straight to her web site and ordered one for me.
I am completely grateful I have found her, and met her in 2019, she's so lovely, a perfectionist, fascinating person, generous and a Great artist!
If you are a Beatle fan, John Lennon admirer you must have one because is not only an incredible leather cap to wear made with the best products but is a unique collectors item that you must keep forever as John did.
I highly recommend it!
My best wishes,
Well Helen, and "Dan", remember, You Asked For It! Ha! First let me say that when John picked out a "Bird", he did it right well! He couldn't have had a more compassionate (and Gorgeous) Girl-Mate! It was funny to me when you (Lady H.) told me of Msr. Lennon always keeping you busy making him new caps to replace his 'Nicked' ones! I have no doubt at all, that if he were with us today, that he'd be underneath your latest replacement Cap, Lol! Allow me again to thank you for going the extra mile in replacing MY first ordered Cap, at no charge! Nonetheless, I trust that the one who 'Nicked' mine, will receive joy from their ill-gotten gain and that the Bridge they get thrown off of might not indeed be TOO high off the water! Ha! Well, the Lord bless, keep, and protect you all through this "Merry Krimble" season, and all the ones to come as you keep on "Thrutchin'" forward. Cheers, and a "Stiff Upper Lip". XOXOXOXOXO! BeaTle Geo. (The Other One) Lol! Oh, I was blessed, and privaleged to be called "Uncle Geo." by none other than my dearest now-departed friend, Gordon Calldwell, whom I shall always dearly miss! Gb
I bought the cap as an incentive for my 15-year old son who is learning the guitar and a great fan of John Lennon. He was absolutely delighted and the hat has been major hit among his fellow students. For my own part, I'm impressed by the design and workmanship involved; a real collectors item. I understand this was the first sale in Thailand but am sure that as my son's prowess on the guitar improves and his following increases, there will be more to follow!
Allan this is so lovely to hear thank you for taking the time to leave this detailed review. It means so much to me when people really appreciate the cap: its history and the quality! I look forward to hearing about your son in future years!
The cap is everything you would expect and more. It’s superb quality, extremely comfortable and really fab! It’s a perfect fit, due to the great care taken by Helen and Danielle to ensure it and beautifully packaged as well. I’d also add …
As a matter of fact, it’s a very good hat, but not just any old hat you see
It’s stylish and chic and very unique, I’m certain you must agree
The design is iconic, so it’s not ironic to have been worn by the famous and great
You’d like it I’m sure, for it has the allure and is made by the late JL’s mate
I think the best way to channel John Lennon into your soul is to adorn Helen Anderson's magnificent cap. Whether you are rewarding yourself, or purchasing for your loved one, this cap is a memorable experience from the time you open the box until you place the cap on your head. I am in love with this cap and highly recommend it for fashionistas and Beatlemaniacs alike!
The cap that I received made by Helen Anderson is absolutely wonderful and comes in wonderful packaging with a personal letter from her. I cannot find the words to express just how thrilled I am to have 'The Cap'. Thank you Helen for all you have done. God Bless
With pride I will wear the cap. Quality and craftsmanship in top class. All to great satisfaction! Warm greetings Lasse / Sweden.
Me siento genial con una gorra artesana como ésta, una gorra que puedo llevar en cualquier epoca y nunca pasa de moda!!!
Su piel suave es adorable y casi no me doy cuenta que la llevo , ya forma parte de mi🥰
Puedo notar y aprecio las cosas hechas a mano y con amor: Artesania ...eso no tiene precio!!!
Todo el proceso ha sido muy fácil y fluido con Danielle .
Solo agradeceros de nuevo y felicitaros a las dos y el equipo que siempre os acompaña.
Un abrazo enorme desde barcelona.
I was so excited to receive my John Lennon cap directly from Helen !!! The package arrived before Christmas as hoped for but, truly didn’t expect due to coronavirus & Christmas traffic. I live in the Deep South of the United States so that it arrived when it did was a miracle itself!!!
Once I opened my package I found a beautiful black box in which the cap was enclosed. When I lifted the lid I found the most exquisitely designed cap made of the softest & finest material throughout. The cap is exactly as described & fits exactly as hoped for which; thank God for Helen & her daughter or I could have received a cap fit only for a Barbie doll instead of an adult. I sent incorrect measurements but they actually contacted me to make sure it was what I wanted lol!!!
The entire experience of receiving this gift to myself was the highlight of Christmas this year. Loving this 2nd half of life!!! Thank you Helen for being such a big part of this for me & my family.
Love you to the moon!!!
I play "John Lennon" in The Beatles Tribute Band "The Fab Fourever." I've wanted one of these hats for a long time and finally have one! A lot of the costumes I have are good quality reproductions but none are as authentic as this hat which is made with the exact materials, to the exact specifications, and by the same artist that made John's. This is as close to the real deal as you are going to get. It's beautiful and I love the added touches of the custom box it comes in. Helen and Danielle put the same care and attention to each hat they make as they did for John's. And their interaction helping to make sure you get the right size is very helpful. You can't go wrong. These hats are the perfect tribute to John and will be a valued addition to my tribute to him. Thanks Helen and Danielle!!!
A dream come true for me as a lifelong fan, having the same cap as John sounded very exciting and it did not disappoint.
Thank you so much ❤️
This cap is excellant quality and I cannot recommend it enough to all John Lennon fans. The finish on the cap is superb and the attention to detail is second to none.It arrives beautifully boxed and both Helen and her
daughter Danielle go out of their way to make sure you get the right fit. I was delighted with it !
All those years ago, while admiring iconic photos of John Lennon in his leather cap, I never dreamed that I might own one someday! My gorgeous leather cap arrived a few days ago. It fits perfectly! And the craftsmanship is perfection! A true keepsake that I will pass down to my children! I can't thank you enough!
Thank you Helen for my fabulous John hat. I first came across you at Beatleweek and instantly fell in love with your hats and knew I had to have one. What a joy opening the box, the whole experience was 1st Class. Highly recommended.
What a lovely experience it was to first discover and then track down a way to purchase a piece of authentic Beatles and John Lennon history. This hits on so many levels and at the top is the dedication to detail to replicate the fashion statement that was a key part of John Lennon's Liverpool scene and beyond. And the purchase experience was without parallel. Thanks to a Beatles City podcast, I listened to an interview with Helen and followed up immediately to get my hands on an original cap. Thanks to the Andersons for a fun buying experience and such a great treasure, complete with keepsake packaging, that will live on for generations in my family.
A wonderful cap which fits absolutely perfectly. When I put it on, I feel like the bee's knees and the cat's pyjamas!
The cap is presented in a lovely box which makes it even more special. To be cherished.
My hat exceeded all expectations. The leather is soft and beautiful, the lining soft and luxurious and the details exactly match the cap worn by John Lennon. Helen was wonderful in communicating back and forth ensuring my cap would fit perfectly. And it did! I would recommend this hat to all Lennon fans and fans of beautiful, high quality head wear. Thank you, Helen, for making these beautiful caps available.
High quality cap and great design. Helen was very careful to get my size just right and she really cares about her customers. Would recommend to any Beatles/Lennon fan.
As a passionate and long-standing Beatles fan, this stunning handmade hat now sits front and centre in my collection. It's utterly gorgeous and fits my big ol' head like a glove (thanks to Helen for helping me through the proper fitting instructions). It's also worth mentioning the presentation box it came in which is lovely too. When it arrived, I sat down to conduct my own reveal moment with a large scotch in hand whilst listening to John and the boys and almost brought me to tears! Thank you, will treasure this for many, many years.
These hats are beautiful in appearance, sure; but to really appreciate them it takes holding and feeling them as well. The quality of the leather is superb, every stitch is precise, the presentation box is a pleasure to unfold. It makes a great gift -- even if that gift is just to yourself!
Dear Helen! Thank you so much for this amazing cap. Perfect fit, very good quality, lovely packaging and note. I´m really impressed. Thanks again, Michael
I bought this as a xmas gift for my daughter who shares my passion for everything Beatles, especially John. Nothing quite screams Lennon like his really cool cap which was made by Helen for John. When we found out that she custom makes them, we knew we had to have one! The cap was carefully measured for a perfect fit, and was presented in a beautiful box which made the gift more of a presentation, and very special. Thank you Helen!