We recently partnered with Mcgrew Studios in downtown Salt Lake City to help out with some outfits being designed for the DGY Jousting team at Young Living Farm in Mona, Utah! Mcgrew Studios specializes in unique and in-depth costume design, and they were commissioned to make full jousting suits not just for the riders, but for the horses too! Our Cavalier hats were a perfect accessory to go with the outfit, and we were beyond excited when Mcgrew Studios reached out to work with us. We wanted to give a quick shout-out not only to the masterful Mcgrew Studios, but also the talented young riders of the DGY Jousting Team!
If you need any custom costuming done, go check out Mcgrew Studios, their work speaks for itself!
Chapel Hats is one of many fantastic companies we have the absolute pleasure of partnering with, and recently they sent in some pictures of their beautiful locations and the great way they showcase our hats! American Hat Makers is honored to be displayed in the 16 unique Chapel Hats stores, which are located all over the world. They pride themselves on working with architectural salvage companies in order to use materials such as reclaimed wood and iron to build their shelving, cash wrap stations, tables, and more! No Chapel Hats store will look alike. Interestingly, their first location was primarily built using salvaged wood from a vintage church, which gives them the perfect name! All of their locations also prominently feature antiques in their displays like hat boxes, old radios, phonographs and tons of other interesting pieces to showcase all of the styles they carry. The team at Chapel Hats is always such pleasure to work with, and the energy they have at each of their wonderful locations means that you will always have a remarkable experience when you visit. Check out all of the awesome ways they display our hats below!
At American Hat Makers we recently had a dream board party to bring in the new year! A dream board is a type of collage representing what you want to bring into your life in the coming year, whether it be goals, feelings, or just things that bring you joy. We gave our team the opportunity to create a dream board to place somewhere around the factory to visualize all of the things we strive for! All in all it was a great time where we all got to connect with each other and see all of the awesome things people are working to bring into their lives this year! Here at American Hat Makers, we want to do our best to support all of our team members dreams and will do anything we can to help encourage them to achieve anything they set their mind to!
We at American Hat Makers always have such a great time around this time of year! Seeing everyone’s attitude flow in their Halloween costumes is so inspiring, and drives us to create the most unique and eye catching styles possible! One of our talented designers, Ruby Roxanne, lives for Halloween. Every year, she goes all out for her costume, and this year she designed a couple all-new couture hats to flaunt at her Halloween party! The first of which is a wickedly sassy interpretation of a witches hat!
This one-of-a-kind stunner is the tallest hat we’ve ever made! Standing at a staggering 2.5 feet tall, this hat is a guaranteed eye-catcher. This hat was designed to give off a wickedly glamorous witch vibe, and features leather lace around the crown, a laser engraved moon decorated with swarovski crystals, pink ombre hair draped around the crown, and is finally topped off with a sassy bird that stares into your soul with aurora borealis eyes. This isn’t the only hat Ruby designed this Halloween…
Behold the Dia De Los Muertos couture hat! This style is made with an extra wide felt brim, and a leather crown and top. Ruby says that the movie “The Book of Life” inspired this hat. In the movie, the goddess La Muerte wears this style of hat, and Ruby couldn’t resist replicating it for Halloween!
Ruby isn’t the only one who likes to express creativity around Halloween. Garth and Hannah rocked the Pirate and truly looked like a pair of salty sea dogs! Gary the dastardly desperado was no match for Garth’s sword skills!
At American Hat Makers, we love to create some of the most unique and eye catching styles in the world, so we can give people an outlet to show off their true selves!
One stylishly creepy design perfect for Halloween would be the Escape! Designed by Adam Rose of Fallen Owl Tattoo, this terrifying hat features monstrous teeth bursting from the hatband, and is topped with an airbrushed and laser engraved anatomical zombie brain on top of the hat. This style is only available for a limited time, so get yours today!
Halloween is a time when people’s creativity comes out in full force, and seeing all of the amazing ways that our hats are worn as part of costumes is always so fulfilling. Here are some awesome examples of some ways that our hats can enhance your costumes!
We hope everyone has an awesome and safe Halloween, and don’t forget to share all of your crazy costumes with us on social media! We love to see all the ways you express yourself.
One of our amazing team members, Ana, is expecting a new addition to the family next month. Everyone at American Hat Makers is excitedly awaiting the arrival of the newborn, so we decided to show our love for Ana and throw her a baby shower! We always take the opportunity to show our appreciation and support of all of our team members, and were grateful to be able throw an awesome party in celebration of Ana. All in all, it was an awesome day spent celebrating our beloved team member and this new chapter in her life. Here are some pictures we took at the party!
Ruby Roxanne, the fabulous creative mind who has imagined some of our amazing hat styles recently partnered with Bryan Vaughn for the Vaughnberry “Silent Echos” Fashion show, a part of Fashion Week San Diego. Ruby was asked to help design some top hats to “top off” the outfits that Bryan was showcasing, and happily took him up on the chance to be involved with such a stunning display of wearable art. Having met in San Diego a while back, Ruby was always appreciative of how dedicated Bryan was to his craft. Never missing a chance to stay up working through the early hours of the morning, Bryan always gave his all. Bryan graduated from the Art Institute of San Diego, and quickly directed his efforts towards designing men’s fashion. A unique aspect of all of Bryan’s designs is that although many of them are designated as men’s fashion, they have the ability to be worn by anyone who dares to be beautiful. This particular collection, “Silent Echos” is Bryan’s Spring/Summer 2018 fashion endeavor. The inspiration for this collection came from a photograph that Bryan took, featuring silent, snowy trees in the dead of winter.
Ruby designed 5 stylish couture hats for this show. Each hat was meant to complement and accent the outfit, rather than acting as the center of attention.
First, Ruby designed an understated, subtle, yet striking version of our Stove Piper. This hat is simply one of our collar bands on a Stove Piper, both of which can be ordered through our website.
Next, Ruby designed a hat band made of silver, snowy branches to adorn one of our Toppers, and to complement the winter theme of the show.
Ruby designed this fascinator with a white ostrich feather burst, with a center of black ostrich feathers to contrast the piece. This fascinator is finished off with a snowy branch in the middle, adorned with a white snowbird. Paired with a handmade Vaughnberry dress made of ostrich and duck feathers, this outfit was truly a showstopper. Ruby is working on adding fascinators into our line of couture hats, so stay tuned for more info!
Next we have the Vaughnberry “Silent Echos” top hat. Ruby laser engraved the show’s eponymous photo into a gunsmoke ultra suede leather Stove Piper, showcasing every inch of the photo in extreme detail. Finally, the image is framed within a leather embellishment.
This hat, named the Black Raven, is a Stove Piper adorned with black ostrich feathers, black diamond crystals, and a double satin ribbon around the crown.
All in all, the fashion show was a gorgeous expose of the intricacies of style and Bryan Vaughn’s talent. The Vaughnberry website is now taking orders so go show your support of an amazing designer and find a style that is guaranteed to draw eyes. Below are the rest of the photos from the show, which were all taken by 656 Photography and H photography. If you want to stay connected to more of these events in the future check out Ruby Roxanne and Vaughnberry on social media!