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List of Custom, made-to-order, Fur Felt Fedora hatmakers and hatters

Discussion in 'Hats' started by JonSolo, Jun 8, 2014.

  1. JonSolo

    JonSolo New in Town

    Hopefully this isn't redundant, but I've done some looking around on the site and for some reason failed to find a 'definitive' list of custom, bespoke fur felt Fedora hatmakers.

    There is some crossover with "Western" hatters, but for this list, I'll try and stick to the ones that make fedoras specifically (and have them listed on their site specifically). Also, I'm avoiding the resellers for now, since this is specifically for those shops that make custom hats. If I've included one by accident, please let me know.

    So I've compiled a quick list, as of June 2014, in no particular order:

    Art Fawcett Vintage Silhouettes (Medford, OR)

    Gary White (Buffalo, NY)

    Leon Drexler (Toronto, Canada)

    Garrison Hatters (Maysville, GA)

    Penman Hats (Hillsboro, OR)

    Black Sheep Hatworks (Bremerton, WA)

    Tumwater Hats (Olympia, WA)

    The Brass Rooster (Milwaukee, WI)

    Buckaroo Hatters (Covington, TN)

    Falcon Park Hattery (Chicago, IL)

    Paul’s Hat Works (San Francisco, CA)

    Rocky Mountain Hat Co. (Bozeman, MT)

    Watson’s Hat Shop (Cave Creek, AZ)

    Baron Hats (Burbank, CA)

    Peter Bros. (Fort Worth, TX)

    Dave Brown Hats (Rochester, NY)

    Optimo (Chicago, IL)

    Optimo Hatworks (Bisbee, AZ)

    Adventurebilt (Marc Kitter - Reesum, Germany; Steve Delk - Columbus, MS)

    Mike Miller's Northwest Hats (Eugene, OR)

    JW Hats (West Valley City, UT)

    DbarJ Hats (Las Vegas, NV)

    Manny Gammage's Texas Hatters (Lockhart, TX)

    If I've missed any others, please add it to the thread!
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2014
  2. Adventurebilt hat Steve Delk USA

    Adventurebilt delux Marc Kitter Germany
  3. Northwest Hats, Mike Miller
  4. T Jones

    T Jones My Mail is Forwarded Here

  5. JonSolo

    JonSolo New in Town

    Thanks, guys. I've added them to the list.
  6. ingineer

    ingineer One Too Many

  7. ingineer

    ingineer One Too Many

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  8. Eric P

    Eric P Familiar Face

  9. RJR

    RJR I'll Lock Up

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  10. mingoslim

    mingoslim Practically Family

    I wouldn't put Steve Delk on the list . . . He is years behind on orders, and some of us feel that we may have thrown away good money by ordering from him. I have just about given up on ever seeing my $, my fedora, or a note of explanation.
  11. ingineer

    ingineer One Too Many

    I think this merits a Sticky
  12. besdor

    besdor Vendor/Sponsor

    Smithbilt is a manufacturer in Canada. I don't think they do custom work.
  13. Lt.hats

    Lt.hats A-List Customer

    Thanks JonSolo! I had no idea that there was a custom hat maker in Georgia. Even better, I like his hats!
  14. JonSolo

    JonSolo New in Town

    Thanks, everyone, I'll add them to the list in a few moments.

    Shame about Steve Delk's response time. Didn't I hear that he had some trouble or something which slowed up his supply line?

    And Lt.hats, I'm glad this thread has helped someone already. By all accounts, David Garrison is a superlative hatter and (at the moment) very affordable for the work he does. At least that's what I've heard. I have yet to order one from him (but plan on doing so as a "reward" soon).
  15. Yes Steve has had a lot of health issue and is still working on finishing off his list of orders and will fulfill them. He should not be cast aside because of health issues.
  16. Great idea! Thanks for starting the list.

    Here is another one for you. Texas Hatters located in Lockhart, Texas.

  17. Wait, I am confused. Did someone say to cast someone aside because he had health issues? If so, that is not a very cool thing to do.
  18. Yes! :)
  19. So, you agree with dissing people because they got sick, then?

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