Who’s making the best hats in the USA for men and women? CROWNING GLORIES OF INDIVIDUAL STYLE by Kim Coston

Who’s making the best hats in the USA for men and women? CROWNING GLORIES OF INDIVIDUAL STYLE

“Get Ready,” Fashion predictors say that bucket hats are going to be big because Moschino, Prada, Givenchy and Gucci all showed them on the men’s runway this spring. ACNE Studio, APC and Balenciaga showed baseball caps. But hey, Made-In-USA hats already have these styles covered for both men and women.

So, spurred on by the tradition that, if it’s Easter we must have hats, Z’Scoop found some of the best hat shopping resources for you:

Goorin Bros. Est. 1895

San Francisco-based Goorin, has amazing hats for men and women, including authentic, high-quality, hand-woven, grade-3 Panama pinch-crown fedoras, with snappy striped grosgrain hatbands that both of you can wear. With a water-resistant finish and UPF-rated at 50+, they thrive in humid environments. Personalize with Goorin’s feathers or hatpins, and uniqueness is guaranteed.

Packable styles include porkpies like the Trumpet, Big Boy Kris and the Diango Herrera; all are popular with both sexes. And Goorin’s trucker baseball cap is also right on trend this spring.

Goorin calls their clients “The New Royal Class,” those who carve their own individual, creative path. Founder Cassel Goorin originally sold from a horse-drawn cart. Now the 4th generation family-owned company has over 30 shops across the US and Canada. They’ve even got lids for kids.


Can’t beat this for authenticity. Now releasing a Montecristo straw Panama, “The Fastback,” – Optimo’s classic original is made with a vintage French fedora mold from their 1940’s archives.

The Trilby also illustrates their tradition of creating timeless modern looks by matching high-quality standards of 50 years ago.

Optimo’s super-loyal clientele: musicians, architects, doctors, actors, politicians and everyday people. All share an appreciation of lasting value plus quality, and the vision that a hat is worn with style and panache every day whether “in fashion” or not. They feature an extremely wide range of styles to meet all needs for men and women.

Optimo Customization makes fittings available in-shops, at trunk shows, and over the phone.

DelMonico By Doria Caps

DelMonico by Doria Newsboy, Pub and Ivy cap shapes come in rich wool/cashmere blends, wool, cotton and linen. Constructed from the finest materials, these caps reflect the highest quality Italian craftsmanship, hand-crafted in the same factory as Borsalino by Doria.

When the supply recently dried up in the United States, DelMonico Hatter contacted Doria to collaborate directly and the result: ”DelMonico by Doria”!

Get on the Bucket (hat) List…

Though the Euro-bucket hat trend is not big here, if you want to be ahead of the curve Target has them for men and women. They also have exceptionally affordable textured pork-pies and Panama fedoras for both sexes. Stock up on the Summer must have oversized floppy straw hats for women. Or take the route to fashion forward by topping off girly fashion looks with baseball caps.

So new lids it is as Easter heralds high styling a-head!


All brands mentioned in this article are available at amazon.com. Or you may visit the labels directly by clicking on these links:

Already own a Goorin?
Tag “#GoorinBros” and add your photo to their Instagram
Hatters Bench: http://optimo.com/newsletter/issue2/index.html
VIDEO: http://optimo.com/our-straw
Delmonico Hatter
Doria Caps

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