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Barmah Hats

Australian bush hats Barmah Hats are a hat manufacturer based in Australia. Barmah Hats are made in Australia and the business is Australian owned. Barmah Hats pride ourselves on making the best quality products on the market. Barmah Hats have become market leaders for bush hats through their commitment to being the best with many […]

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Christy’s Hats

Traditional English hat maker Miller Christy founder of the Christy’s Hats set up his first manufacturing unit in Whitehart Court in London in 1773. Six reigns of royals and eight generations of the Christy family have forged the brand of Christys’ London since its foundation over 225 years ago. Christys’ Hats is the only company […]

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Largest manufacturer of headgear in the world In the early 1920’s E.R. Byer, a young millionaire, sold his business in Michigan and travelled South to further his fortunes. He invested in a young hat maker Harry Rolnick, who operated a small hat factory. E.R. Byer was one of Rolnick’s customers and was so impressed by his […]

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Bailey Hat Company

Hats for Hollywood stars and the West In 1922 George Bailey founded the Bailey Hat Company in Los Angeles, California in response to the need for a West Coast hat making company that catered for the local market and the Western wear market too. George Bailey understood that Hollywood’s leading men were the global arbiters of style […]

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British clothing company famous for its headwear Kangol is a British company famous for its headwear. The company originated in Cleator in Cumbria in 1938 by Jaques Spreiregen. The name Kangol comes from the K in silk, the ANG from angora, the OL from wool. Kangol produced hats for workers, golfers, and the military. They […]

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Stetson Company

Once the world’s largest hat maker Stetson hats or Stetsons are the brand of hat manufactured by the John B. Stetson Company of St. Joseph, Missouri. The word ‘Stetson’ is sometimes used as a genericised term for a cowboy hat, which features a high crown and wide brim. However, this is not the only type […]

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Hat manufacturer from Canada Tilley Endurables were founded by Alex Tilley and they manufacture hard wearing hats and clothing for the outdoors and travel. Tired of hats that blew off his head, sank when they fell into the water or shrunk when they got wet, Alex Tilley decided to oversee the creation of his own […]

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Iconic Australian hat brand Akubra is an Australian brand of bush hat, whose wide-brimmed styles are a distinctive part of Australian culture, especially in rural areas. The name is derived from an Aboriginal word for head covering. Akubra’s best-known hats are made from rabbit fur felt with wide brims, and the term ‘Akubra’ is sometimes […]

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