Makins Hats at Village Hat Shop
Makins Hats have traced their beginnings back to 1974, when the company was started in New York City with the assistance of an unemployment check. The original hat bodies were blocked , hand creased using a jiffy steamer, and baked dry in a home oven.
Now over 35 years later, the hats are still made by hand, one at a time, using steam to mold the straw and felt bodies over wooden hat blocks in their New York based factory. Making hats that are soft, flexible, and easy-to-wear has become a source of great pride for the company - and people are proud to wear them as well.
A favorite of celebrities such as Brad Pitt, Carlos Santana, Eddie Murphy, Cedric the Entertainer, Wyclef Jean and Denzel Washington, to name a few. Village Hat Shop is proud to welcome Makins Hats to our growing collection of Hats Made in the USA.