stopped by Translin’s lost property office at stadium seeking brother dan’s lost Mavilli driving cap – a handmade beauty but no dice
Mavili sells his handmade hats and scarves at Lonsdale Quay during the holidays and reports place him at other markets from time to time. His hats and scarves make great festive gifts and your money is going to a decent man working hard at his craft.
Get on the SeaBus at Waterfront Station for a :15 harbour cruise with a market at the other side where you’ll see Mavili and other fine vendors and fishmongers. Here are a few photos of Lonsdale Quay and North Vancouver etc.
His hats are made from the finest materials (mostly wool) and the workmanship is old-world outstanding – he is often sewing right on site!
This year, his booth he is on a cross aisle in the Quay Market near the bank machine – do not confuse him with the cheap knock of hats vendor. (BTW, Mavili only takes cash so the bank machine is well placed).
Here’s his photo for the record:
He makes hats and scarves in various styles for gentlemen and ladies – i am partial to the designs with earflaps cause my ears stay warm and i feel like Holden Caulfied in Catcher in the Rye.
Some kind Choogle on podcast fans purchased this one for me as a gift. Alas i lost it.
Last year i purchased colour and style matched hats for all my brothers who were all pleased. I wear one of his hats each day and am now a proud owner of a matching hat and scarf set while my brother Dan got another lid for his collection.
Support this talented artisan this festive season and be sure to tell him i said hello!