Prosperity Camp

This year’s Prosperity Camp was such a fun and fulfilling experience! For those that don’t know, Prosperity Camp is a 2-day seminar created by Greg Reid where the lucky few that attend have the opportunity to interview and discuss key points of business with a multitude of successful entrepreneurs. The energy, information, and networking we walked away with was invaluable and we left feeling completely fulfilled and ready to improve the way we approach running our company. Along the way we met so many interesting, amazing, and driven people who’s experiences gave valuable insights on many aspects of living your life to it’s full potential.

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We at American Hat Maker’s are all about constant improvement in all aspects of life, so we of course jumped at the opportunity to attend such a useful event. Among those we met there was Jeff Hoffman. Jeff is a successful entrepreneur, proven CEO, worldwide motivational speaker, published author, film producer, and a producer of a Grammy-winning jazz album in 2015. He has been the founder of multiple startups, a CEO of both public and private companies, and has served as a senior executive in many capacities. Jeff has been part of a number of well-known companies, including Priceline.com. uBid.com, ColorJar, and more.

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Face Off!

Have you heard of SyFy’s competition series, Face Off? It’s an absolutely crazy show where special effects make-up artists participate in elaborate challenges for a grand prize and the honor of being Hollywood’s next great effects artist.

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Gotta get it just right!

We at American Hat Makers love seeing what other creative minds can do, so naturally this show was right up our alley! Seeing the contestants give their all at something they are so passionate about is awe inspiring!

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Stunning work!

We’ve been introduced to some really unique and talented individuals such as Cig Neutron! As the love child of 80’s campiness and 50’s sci-fi, Cig Neutron has been creating creatures from his imagination — his “Cig Neutron Universe” — since childhood. He crafts an elaborate story for all the creatures he designs in order to better realize his sculpts.

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Mr. Cig Neutron looking gloriously dapper!

He is currently a special effects make-up artist and a freelance sculptor, and co-founder of his company Bizarro Au Go-Go. In 2013, he won the Son of Monsterpalooza costume contest with his Baphomet makeup. Cig and his girlfriend Rani enjoy dressing up in full creature makeup and going out to karaoke bars.

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Rani rocking a Draco with her amazing makeup!

We also got to meet the amazing Rachael Wagner! Rachael Wagner is an accomplished makeup artist with a professional concentration in special effects makeup, creating and applying highly realistic prosthetics for film, television and live events. She is a graduate of Make-up Designory’s Master Program and a finalist in multiple IMATS Battle of the Brushes events. She has worked with and for many diverse clientele, including Fall Out Boy, National Geographic, Girl Scouts of America, the Metropolitan Opera, Universal Studios, Hyundai, Nerdist, Syfy, MGMT, Solar City, Sheroes Entertainment LLC , the Magic Castle and DragonCon. Rachael has returned to freelancing after almost a year of working as Global Effects Inc’s project supervisor, a prestigious costume and fabrication shop with whom she had the honor of working on many special projects, including Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Castle, the upcoming film Geostorm and a host of live events including Universal’s stage shows.

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Rachael knows how to wear a Garbo just right!

Among others we had the pleasure of interacting with was RJ Haddy! Robert “RJ” Haddy’s goal when he was cast in season two of Face Off was to give his career a push so that he could quit teaching high school and work full time on his art. Mission accomplished. These days, RJ works full time creating special effects and running an e-commerce site selling airbrush equipment, including his own Shadow line of brushes. He hopes that his new confidence and refined techniques will propel him to new heights in the special FX world. He’d like to use the champion’s prize money to build up his airbrush business, and also to allow his mother to retire. His favorite movies with special effects are Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, Little Shop of Horrors, Star Wars, Batman (1989), Beetlejuice and Gremlins.

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RJ as the Penguin, and Merry Lee.

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Seeing our hats grace the heads of such inspiring, driven, and creative individuals is exactly why we do what we do. Being around others who have the same mission to create  art and impact the community pushes us to reach for higher standards when it comes to every aspect of the way we do things. Don’t forget to check into Syfy channel on January 24th for the newest season of Face Off and keep an eye out for the latest and greatest in headwear only from American Hat Makers.

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Badass Elegance with Voodoo Hatter!

Looking for a hat that will set you apart from the crowd? You’ve come to the right place. 19th Century style infused with fierce sensibility and a touch of dark energy make Voodoo Hatter essential to your subversive lifestyle. From hard-kicking rocker to brazen biker or neo-noir grifter, you will make a definitive statement wherever you go.

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The Deadwood by Voodoo Hatter

We designed these bad boys to be the kinds of hats you become known for wearing. Formed out of black or brown full-grain smooth leather, our toppers are built to last, and are guaranteed to draw eyes.

Featuring laser engraved and airbrushed designs from Adam Rose of Fallen Owl Tattoo, finding more artful hats would be a chore. Adam’s creative vision truly sets these hats apart from the rest.

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The Skull ‘N Roses designed by Adam Rose

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The Silver Skull designed by Adam Rose

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The Balance designed by Adam Rose

Handmade with unsurpassed attention to quality and a discerning eye on the details, each piece is as much an individual statement as it is a cover for your head. Elegantly don a Voodoo topper at an exclusive event, or boldly show off your attitude at a motorcycle rally, it’s truly up to you.

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They’ve even been said to stay on at 60+ MPH!

When it comes to accessories, hats are the most powerful of all. Nothing sets you apart from the crowd more than a hat from Voodoo Hatter. Utilizing exotic materials hardly found elsewhere, each hat is truly a handmade work of art.

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The Caliber, available in black, cigar, rattlesnake, and red.

Accents of rattlesnake and ostrich leg elevate the Caliber to a new level of artisan craft. A dual appliqué accentuates the bold crown to make this one fierce topper!

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The Rio Topper by Voodoo Hatter

The Rio Topper is like no other hat in this collection.This hat is made in all black leather, and accented with an intricate appliqué that highlights Eastern Diamondback rattlesnake skin on the front of the crown. The unique hatband is made from double rattles that cross in the front and are tied together with a reproduction 1944 Mercury dime. Just the hat for the elegant Voodoo punk.

Featuring a deer-skin band embellished with a taxidermy eye, the Eye band brings all of the mystique and allure of the Kraken into a minimalist package. Stand out at any event with this elegant topper.

 

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The Silverado by Voodoo Hatter

Reminiscent of a pork pie, but with a distinctively western brim. This hat is low, lean, and mean. Leave the brim flat for a gunslinger look or curl the brim to dial up the attitude.

With hats like these, it’s hard not to make an impact! Next time you’re looking for a powerful accessory that speaks on it’s own, go with those who know best!

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Western Perfection with Double G!

You’ve never seen a collection of hats like this. Double G designs are high spirited and fearless. From hard-driving rockers to wild country icons, these are hats made for the boldest of men and women. Inspired by classic western styles, revitalized with exotic materials and top of the line production techniques, these hats are sure to draw attention wherever they go!

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The Durban by Double G.

With a decidedly western flavor, styles range from the straight ahead Plainsman to the exotic Durban. Pack one on your next motorcycle trip or throw it on when meeting friends at the ski lodge, these hats don’t discriminate. Wear it to a music festival to show off style and keep you cool and protected from the sun!

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The classic Plainsman hat.

These all-leather stunners attract attention wherever you go. Double G hats are crafted from select finished and suede leathers with exotic rattlesnake, deerskin, and fur embellishments. Featuring sewn-in wires in the brim to allow for a wide range of shapes and styles, these hats can be personalized to be just right for you.

 

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The Reno by Double G.

 

Rather than just show pieces, these hats are as tough, durable, and fully functional as those who inspired their designs.

 

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An aisle of leather used in manufacturing hats.

All Double G Hats are made by hand in Watsonville, California with the same pride and attention to detail we at American Hat Makers have always tried to maintain. We stand behind the quality of our hats and are convinced that you’ll love the hat you decide on. Above and beyond the creation of superior products, we strive to create an environment in which we treat our patrons and employees with compassion and integrity!

 

 

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Crafting a handmade hat.

Double G is more than just hats. Double G represents over 40 years of tried and true business practices and superior manufacturing quality. Make the jump today and check out a hat that will last you a lifetime!

 

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How to use a hat cone!

Using a Hat Cone is an important part of keeping your hat in proper condition! Over time, a hat resting unsupported on a surface will lose the valuable style on the brim. To prevent this, there is a wonderful device called a hat cone!

The durable plastic cone has adjustable Velcro tabs in the back that will shrink or expand the cone to match the size of your hat. To use it, simply adjust it to a size suitable for your hat and place it on a level surface! Now you never have to worry about your hat losing it’s style again! You can check out these hat cones on our website. Hope this has been helpful!

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GBK Gifting Suites 2016!

This year’s GBK Gifting Suites were the coolest yet! We met so many new and interesting people, and had the opportunity to catch up with all the awesome people we met last year!  For those who don’t know, GBK’s Celebrity Gifting Suites bring together high profile celebrities and product manufacturers and brands in order to generate awareness of charitable issues, and to give manufacturers international coverage of their products.

 

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Gilles Marini and Jimmy Jean-Louis with their hats.

 

Above and beyond the creation of superior products, we are dedicated to treating our patrons with compassion, integrity, and a commitment to bettering our community through service, philanthropy, and open-heartedness. Around the holiday season, we at American Hat Makers like to reflect on how blessed and fortunate we are, so we jumped at another chance to work with Gavin at GBK to make a positive impact in the community! His connections truly have what it takes to launch a company to the next level!

 

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Sonya Walger showing us how to wear a summit just right!

 

Being able to share our products with like-minded creative types and renowned artists was an endlessly fulfilling experience, and we felt right at home surrounded by others who are just as dedicated to their craft!

 

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 Actor and singer Renee Olstead of Still Standing and The Secret Life of an American Teenager rocking a hat from American Hat Makers.

While we were there we had the chance to meet the talented Gilles Marini! Marini is a french-american actor known for his roles in the film Sex and the City and in the television shows Brother and Sister and Switched at Birth. After working as a baker in his father’s bakery since he was eight years old and high school, he joined the French army and was stationed in Paris, where he served as a fireman in the Paris Fire Brigade. It was in Paris where Marini met Fred Goudon, a photographer who introduced him to the world of modeling.

He began his career as a model in his early twenties. After fulfilling his military duties, he went to the United States to learn English while working as a model.  One of his first jobs was a television commercial for Bud Light beer. He made his acting debut at the age of 29, in the 2005 horror flick Screech of the Decapitated.

 

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Gilles Marini and Jimmy Jean-Louis showing off their style.

We also had a chance to chat with Jimmy Jean-Louis! Jimmy Jean-Louis is a Haitian actor and model best known for his role as “the Haitian” on the NBC television series Heroes. Jean-Louis was born in Petionville, near Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He lived there until the age of twelve, when he moved to Paris with his family to pursue a modeling career, after moving he experienced a culture shock because of the rural to city lifestyle change. He enrolled in business courses, but quickly realized that his heart lay in performance, and studied at the Académie Internationale de la Danse. His parents returned to Haiti, but Jean-Louis and his brother remained in Paris.

Around a decade later in 1991, producers discovered Jean-Louis during one of his dancing stints in a French club, who were impressed. They tapped him to appear in a Coca-Cola advertisement, the success of which prompted the Jean-Louis to spend several years modeling across Europe. He was very successful in London, working for such notables as Gianfranco Ferre and Valentino. Before finding success as a model, he was homeless at times in Paris. By the mid-’90s, he was gracing music videos by such stars as Mariah Carey, Seal, and George Michael, and appearing in low-budget “independent” films in Los Angeles.

 

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Jimmy Jean-Louis knows just how fashionable his hat is!

Among those we met was Brando Eaton. Brando Eaton was born in Los Angeles, California where he was raised as an only child by his single mother. He started doing plays at the age of 5, and continued until his later high school years. When graduating High School at the age of 17, he decided to finally start pursuing his passion as a career. Brando left home at 18 to start his journey into adulthood; working day jobs to keep up with the costs of living and acting classes.

 

Having established a solid resume, Brando has achieved his first major goal of making a living doing what he loves most. He appeared in such films as Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach and Alvin and the  Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. He played Vince Blake in Zoey 101. He appeared in The Secret Life of an American Teenager as Griffin.

 

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Brando Eaton rocking the distinct western style, the Cyclone.

We got to meet and talk with Drake Bell! Drake Bell is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Born in Newport Beach, California, he began his career as an actor in the early 1990s at the age of five with his first televised appearance on Home Improvement. Bell also appeared in several commercials, such as one for Pokemon Red and Blue, but is best known for his starring roles on Nickelodeon’s The Amanda Show, and its spin-off, Drake and Josh. Bell starred in a trilogy of The Fairly OddParents movies on Nickelodeon. Bell is the voice of Spider Man/ Peter Parker in the animated series Ultimate Spider Man on Disney XD. He appeared on ABC’s reality TV series Splash.

In addition to acting, Bell has a career in music during the early 2000s, at the time of his appearances on The Amanda Show, named Drake 24/7. He also co-wrote and performed the theme song to Drake & Josh, entitled “Found a Way.” In 2005 he independently released his debut album, Telegraph, released under Bell’s own name. His second album, It’s Only Time, was released in 2006 after signing with Universal Motown Records and debuted at #81 on the Billboard 200, selling over 23,000 copies its first week of release. It’s Only Time has sold 178,000 copies in the United States as of 2012. His first video album, Drake Bell in Concert, was released in 2008. It debuted at #81 on the Top 100 Mexican Albums Chart. Bell released an EP in 2011 called A Reminder independently. In 2014, Bell released his third album, Ready Steady Go! under indie label Surfdog Records. Ready Steady Go! debuted at #182 on the Billboard 200, and sold 2,000 copies in its first week of release.

 

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Drake Bell with a Summit

Gabriel Bateman stopped by to try on some hats! Bateman was born and raised in Turlock, California but has moved to southern California since he started his career in acting. He is the youngest of nine children and the brother of actress Talitha Bateman. In 2014, Bateman had a supporting role as Robert in the horror film Annabelle, the spin-off to The Conjuring. From 2014 until its cancellation the following year, he starred as Ethan Taylor in CBS’ drama-thriller series Stalker. In November 2014, he was cast in Robert Kirkman’s series Outcast. Bateman played a leading role, alongside Teresa Palmer, in the 2016 film Lights Out. Bateman has also appeared in two separate music videos (It’s a Job/A New Beginning) for the “Wolfie’s Just Fine” album by Jon Lajoie.

 

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Gabriel Bateman with his El Dorado!

It was a pleasure to meet Naomi Grossman! Naomi Grossman is an American actress, writer, and producer best known for her role as Pepper in the second and fourth seasons of the FX horror television series American Horror Story. Not knowing what role she was auditioning for, Grossman sent in an audition for American Horror Story: Asylum in mid-2012 and was cast in soon after as Pepper; the season premiered later that year on October 17. In preparation for the role, she shaved her head bald. In 2014, it was revealed that Grossman would return to the series in its fourth season, American Horror Story: Freak Show, reprising her role as Pepper from the second season, making her the first to play the same role in two different seasons of the show.

 

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Naomi Grossman with a Draco!

To top everything off, being able to have this wonderful experience at a venue as unique as OUE Skyspace LA was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! OUE Skyspace LA boasts a thrilling experience with the Skyslide. The outdoor slide is 45 feet long and connects the 70th floor to the east observation terrace. Visitors can view the city in a whole new light as they slide along the exterior of the tower if they aren’t too busy screaming on the way down!

 

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The SkySlide in all of it’s adrenaline fueled glory!

For dinner we enjoyed an absolutely spectacular meal at Drago Centro! The ambience and service was absolutely fantastic and the food was to die for! Chef Celestino Drago’s contemporary Italian masterpiece, Drago Centro offers innovative twists to authentic Italian dishes and has become one of the foremost dining establishments in Downtown Los Angeles!

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The gorgeous interior of Drago Centro.

We’re sad that this year’s GBK Naughty and Nice Event is over but we had an absolute blast! American Hat Makers is excited to work with GBK in the future and is even more excited to attend any more events they have planned!

 

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Tips from the Hat Experts!

How should I store my hat?
Several American Hat Makers hat styles feature a brim that is sloped downwards, both at the front and the back of the hat, which greatly contributes to the distinctive look of these hat styles. To prevent your hat brim from losing its distinctive contour, it is important that you DO NOT store your hat on a flat surface for any great length of time. For these hat styles, particularly (and any of our hat styles, generally), it is best to store them suspended, instead of on a flat surface. You can suspend your hat on the hat cone that came in the box that your hat was shipped in (portable hat cones can be purchased from our website). In lieu of a hat cone, you can store your hat on a coffee can, or an upturned roll of paper towels (or even a bowling ball).

How can I clean my hat?
There are different methods for cleaning the many different materials used in making American Hat Maker’s hats. It’s best to follow the care and cleaning directions for your specific hat (printed on the label in the hat).

 

Following are suggestions for cleaning some of the materials used in making American Hat Maker’s hats:

Suede
You can try using a very fine-grained sandpaper to gently sand away the dirt, but be careful to NOT sand where there is thread, as the thread could then come unraveled.

Another option is to purchase a Suede Bar, which (as mentioned on our website) “is perfect for light colored leathers. Takes out oils and soils without the use of water.” A Suede Bar is included as part of our Cleaning Kit, which can be purchased from our website (http://www.headnhome.com/hatstore/accessories_tools/).

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Finished Leather
To clean finished leather, just using a damp cloth will usually do a very nice job. If you want to do a more extensive cleaning, you can use saddle soap or boot cream.

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How should I clean my Cabana?
Our Cabana style hats are made of Nylon and Polyester. They can be hand-washed using a mild detergent (like dish-washing liquid), then air-dried. You can use a brush to scrub stubborn spots. It is best to let your Cabana air-dry suspended on a coffee can or a roll of paper towels (just as you should store it) to maintain the distinctive sloped contour of the brim.

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How should I clean/maintain my Sweat Patches?
One of the great features of an American Hat Maker’s hat is the removable and washable Sweat Patch. When the Sweat Patch becomes saturated, just pull to remove it from the Velcro that holds it in place. Once removed, the Sweat Patch should be hand-washed using a mild detergent (like dishwashing liquid), then air-dried. Once dry, the Sweat Patch can be reattached via the Velcro. IMPORTANT: To prevent perspiration staining of the hat, Sweat Patches should be washed frequently (i.e., whenever the Sweat Patch becomes saturated).

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How can I get extra Sweat Patches and Size Reducers?
Although our high-quality hats are designed to last forever, our Sweat Patches are not. If you frequently wear your hat (as most of our customers do), the Sweat Patch will eventually need to be replaced. Additional Sweat Patches, as well as Size-Reducers (Full-Size and Half-Size) that will reduce the size of your hat by one full-size or 1 half-size (and serve the double-purpose of also being functional as Sweat Patches), can be purchased from our website at http://www.headnhome.com/hatstore/accessories_tools/

How can I reshape my hat brim?
Several of American Hat Maker’s styles feature a brim that is sloped downwards, both at the front and back of the hat, which greatly contributes to the distinctive look of these hat styles. To prevent your hat brim from losing its distinctive contour, it is important that you DO NOT store your hat on a flat surface for any great length of time. To restore the brim to its distinctive shape, roll the front of the brim downwards into a tight cylindrical shape, then unroll the brim. Repeat the same process on the back of the brim. Repeat the process on both the front and back of the brim as many times as necessary.

Can you refurbish my hat (if so, what refurbishing is done, and how much does it cost)?
American Hat Makers does provide refurbishing of our hats. Refurbishing includes replacing the trim on the brim of the hat, a thorough cleaning, and the cost of shipping your hat back to you (all for only $35.00).

Can I pack my hat in a suitcase? If so, how?
Our Crusher style hats are completely “crushable”, and can be easily wadded up and packed in a suitcase. Some of our other styles (Such as Breeze and Cabana) are also considered “crushable.” To pack either of these style hats in a suitcase, fold the brim up on the sides of the hat (like a taco), lay it on its side and stuff socks inside the crown of the hat so that it doesn’t get squashed flat (It is important to note that, after unpacking your hat, it may not return to its original perfect shape).

What kind of sun-protection do your hats provide?
Our Leathers and suedes not only offer all-season rain protection, but also offer 100% UV protection. With a UPF of over 50 you will not get more sun protection from any headwear this light weight. Our all mesh hats still block out over 80% of the sun’s harmful rays.14462827_1192758154116649_2817357788879361719_n.jpg

How weather resistant are your hats?
Our SolAir and American Outback hats handle weather without any problems. Rain or snow poses no worries for the wearer, and with 100% UV Protection, that applies to sunshine as well!

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Are your hats fade resistant?
Although fading is ultimately inevitable , many of our leathers and fabrics have been treated to resist fading due to sun exposure. You can expect a lifetime of performance from our hats.

Are your hats water resistant?
Many of our leathers and fabrics have been treated with water-resisting compounds. Most of our hats shed water like rain off a duck’s back. Though it is not generally necessary, some customers choose to reapply scotch-guard or other chemicals after years of use.

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Do your hats shrink?
Our hats are made of only the most durable leathers and do not generally shrink or expand. Leather is an organic material, however, and should be treated with care. Subjecting any leather product to prolonged instances of extreme heat or dryness can have the effect of drying out and shrinking. For this reason, you should avoid storing your hat in the follow places: Closed vehicles on hot days, ovens, fireplaces. etc.

Just how “crushable” are your hats?
Our Crusher style hats are completely “crushable”, and can be easily wadded up and packed in a suitcase. Some of our other styles (e.g., our Breeze and Cabana styles) are also somewhat “crushable.” To pack either of these style hats in a suitcase, fold the brim up on the sides of the hat (like a taco), lay it on its side and stuff socks inside the crown of the hat so that it doesn’t get squashed flat (It is important to note that, after unpacking your hat, it may not return to its original perfect shape).

 

What are your specific guarantees?
Each hat comes with a Lifetime Guarantee on workmanship and materials. There is also a satisfaction guarantee on anything you order. If it does not meet or exceed your expectations, simply return it within 10 days in new condition for a full refund. Also if the hat you order for yourself or someone else does not fit for any reason you may exchange it for the correct size.

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What can I do if my hatband falls off?
Although many of our hatbands are sewn on, some of our hatbands are simply adhered to the hat with contact cement. Our hatbands will usually remain adhered indefinitely, and only on rare occasions will the hatband come loose. If, however, the hatband does come loose, it can be re-adhered with contact cement.

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What if I find that the hat I purchased is too big?
If the American Hat Makers hat you purchased is just a little too big, you should be able to achieve a comfortable fit with one of our Size Reducers. We include one Full Size-Reducer and one Half Size-Reducer (that will reduce the size of your hat by one full-size or one half-size, and serve the double-purpose of also being functional as a Sweat Patch) with every hat that we ship. Additional Size-Reducers can be purchased from our website at http://www.headnhome.com/hatstore/accessories_tools/

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What if I find that the hat I purchased is too small?
If the American Hat Makers hat you purchased is just a little too small, you can try the following procedure for stretching the hat to increase the hat size slightly:

1. Put your knee in the crown of the hat, with the front of the hat facing you.
2. Put your fingers on the inside front of the hat.
3. Pull towards you, while pushing with your knee in the opposite direction.

This trick often works if you just need to stretch the hat slightly, but use caution in applying too much pressure, as you don’t want to destroy your hat.

What is the best way to determine what size of hat I should order?
As hat sizes are somewhat inconsistent throughout the industry (one company’s size 7 ½ could be vastly different from another’s), it would probably be best to measure.

A few tips for correctly finding your head size:
Get a friend’s help! It makes it easier.

You should measure the circumference of your head half way up your forehead and one finger’s width above your ears. Pull the tape to about the tightness you would like to wear a hat (you can use a string and then measure it if you don’t have a tape), but put a finger between the tape and your head to allow for a little room (it’s best not to measure with just the tape measure pulled tight around your head, or you might end up getting a hat that is too tight). Take this measurement 3 times or until you get a consistent reading.

Once you have a consistent measurement, you can view the Size Chart on our website (http://www.headnhome.com/size.php) to determine which size hat to order.

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Can I exchange the hat I purchased for a different hat (if so, how)?
If you are dissatisfied with your hat purchase for any reason (e.g., wrong size, wrong style, wrong color), you may certainly exchange your hat for a different hat.

To expedite processing of your return, please go to our website (http://www.headnhome.com/returns.php) and fill out a return form. It’s important that you include any pertinent information with your return, such as your Return Shipping Address, and the reason for the return. Be sure to also include the color, size, and style of the hat you are returning (as well as the color, size, and style of the hat you want to exchange it for).

How do I install a chinstrap on one of your hats that I have?
If your hat has a mesh crown, you can simply string the chinstrap through the mesh. First, poke 1 hole on each side of the seam at the back of the crown, making sure that the holes are large enough to accommodate passing the chinstrap through them (it’s best to use something with a tapered tip, like a pen or pencil, but a metal awl works best). Second, push the ends of the chinstrap through the 2 holes (from inside to outside). Next, poke 2 more holes (one on the right side, and one on the left side) in the middle of the crown, just above the hatband. Then, push the ends of the chinstrap through the 2 holes (from outside to inside). Finally, push both ends of the chinstrap (one at a time works best) through the adjusting bead to complete the installation.

Do you do custom work?
As we are extremely busy trying to keep up with the tremendous demand for our high-quality hats, we are unable to do any customizing at this time.

Can I check the status of my order?
As all of our hats are handmade to order, and due to increased desire for our high-quality hats, we ask that you please allow up to 3 weeks for your order to ship. If it has been more than 3 weeks since you placed your order, please feel free to call us at 1 (800) 642-3428 to check the status of your order.

How can I track my order?
If you provided us with your email address when you placed your order, we will send you an email to confirm shipment (which will include tracking information) when we ship your order.

How can I reach the Salesperson I met at the Fair?
To contact a salesperson that you met at a fair, send an email message to hatinfo@headnhome.com, including the name of the salesperson (if you remember it) and the name of the fair. We will forward the email message to the appropriate salesperson’s emailbox.

Are there any Fairs that will be in my area soon?
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How long will it be before my order is shipped?
All of our hats are handmade to order. Due to increased desire for our high-quality hats, please allow up to 3 weeks for your order to ship. Please be patient, it is worth the wait!

 

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