Want to buy or sell something? Check the classifieds
  • The Fedora Lounge is supported in part by commission earning affiliate links sitewide. Please support us by using them. You may learn more here.

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

JonSolo

New in Town
Messages
8
Location
Sacramento, CA
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)
http://www.vintagesilhouettes.com/

Gary White (Buffalo, NY)
http://www.custom-hatter.com/

Leon Drexler (Toronto, Canada)
http://www.leondrexler.com/New_Leon_Drexler_Website/Home.html

Garrison Hatters (Maysville, GA)
http://garrisonhatters.com/

Penman Hats (Hillsboro, OR)
http://www.penmanhats.com/

Black Sheep Hatworks (Bremerton, WA)
http://www.blacksheephatworks.com/

Tumwater Hats (Olympia, WA)
http://www.tumwaterhat.com/

The Brass Rooster (Milwaukee, WI)
http://www.brassrooster.com/

Buckaroo Hatters (Covington, TN)
http://www.buckaroohatters.com/

Falcon Park Hattery (Chicago, IL)
http://www.falconparkhattery.com/Home.html

Paul’s Hat Works (San Francisco, CA)
http://www.hatworksbypaul.com/

Rocky Mountain Hat Co. (Bozeman, MT)
http://www.rockymountainhatcompany.com/

Watson’s Hat Shop (Cave Creek, AZ)
http://www.watsonshatshop.com/

Baron Hats (Burbank, CA)
http://baronhats.com/

Peter Bros. (Fort Worth, TX)
http://www.pbhats.com/

Dave Brown Hats (Rochester, NY)
http://www.davebrownhats.com/

Optimo (Chicago, IL)
http://optimo.com/

Optimo Hatworks (Bisbee, AZ)
http://www.optimohatworks.com/

Adventurebilt (Marc Kitter - Reesum, Germany; Steve Delk - Columbus, MS)
http://www.adventurebilt.com/

Mike Miller's Northwest Hats (Eugene, OR)
http://www.northwesthats.com/Home.html

JW Hats (West Valley City, UT)
http://www.jwhats.com/

DbarJ Hats (Las Vegas, NV)
http://www.dbarjhat.com/

Manny Gammage's Texas Hatters (Lockhart, TX)
http://www.texashatters.com

If I've missed any others, please add it to the thread!
 
Last edited:

JonSolo

New in Town
Messages
8
Location
Sacramento, CA
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).
 

bendingoak

Vendor
Messages
613
Location
www.Penmanhats.com
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.
 

Forum statistics

Threads
107,567
Messages
3,040,612
Members
52,943
Latest member
Buhles
Top