The Village Hat Shop supports young film makers, artists, and musicians through a variety of projects. Here you'll find videos and short films made possible through the exectutive production of VillageHatshop.com and the talents of aspiring young film makers. Our criteria for a grant was short and simple: "Hats" needs to show up somewhere in the work. We hope you enjoy these efforts. [We've added videos about our business or our hats that periodially show up on television.]
Anyone that watched the 2009 Academy Awards show, without a doubt knows that host Hugh Jackman stole the show! Here he is rehearsing for the big night in a Satin Collapsible Opera Top Hat that was purchased from the Village Hat Shop!Read More
Rotary Downs perform "Body of an Outlaw" from the album Chained to the Chariot.
After two successful videos with director Jonathan Evans, Rotary Downs are back at it with their most ambitious one yet for "Body of an Outlaw." It's a period piece set at the turn of the century, full of outlaws, shootouts, carnivals, preachers, sinners and the infamous Elmer McCurdy...Read More
Rotary Downs perform "B/W" from the album Chained to the Chariot.
Filmed on the streets of New Orleans in a 1971 Cadillac Deville, with band members James Marler, Zack Smith, Jason Rhein, Chris Colombo, and Matt Aguiluz. Also starring Danny Marin, Chris Lane, Reece Anderson, Robert Facio, Danielle Nelson, Trey Griggs, Aimee Weiss, Amanda Thompson, Sundy Garrison, Katie Anderson.Read More
Vinyl Radio perform "To Say" from the album A Better Time Coming.
The Hat Walk is director Lenaea Bogue's musical romp through San Diego. Accompanied by the song "To Say" by San Diego band Vinyl Radio, actress Natalie Sigman serendipitously wanders into The Village Hat Shop in the San Diego neighborhood of Hillcrest, finds the right hat and makes her way about the town.Read More
This video teaches you the proper method for cleaning your felt hats using a hat brush.Read More
Take a video tour of the largest hat store in the USA. The Village Hat Shop in Hillcrest is a must stop for hat aficionados visiting San Diego. If it goes on a head, you'll most likely find it here - including top brands like Stetson and Kangol as well as the world headquarters for Jaxon and sur la tête. This department store of hats includes Panamas, Women's Millinery, Westerns, Ballcaps, Flat Caps, Fine Felts, Historical and Theatrical Hats, Novelty and Fun hats, Outdoor Sun Protection Hats, etc.
Located at 3821 4th Avenue (between University and Robinson) in San DiegoRead More
This video shows you the step by step process of making a Panama Hat. Starting in the jungles of Ecuador where Toquilla Palm leaves are collected, boiled and bleached. They are then woven together to create the frame work for the hat. Artisans gather together on the streets of Cuenca where exporters select the finest hats - checking the quality of the weaving as well as the brim length. From there the hats are refined further, trimming the loose palm at the end of the brim, and washing before under going blocking which gives the hats a more familiar shape. Lastly we get a peek behind the scenes at the Signes factory for the finishing touch - attaching in the sweat and hat band. The video comes to a close with another satisfied customer at the Village Hat Shop in San Diego, California.
Check out our large selection of Panama hats at VillageHatShop.comRead More