I decided to start making hats from a long love of the old west; especially old hats. My wife tells me that I was born in the wrong century because I’m out of my element in this day and age. She’s probably right! I love everything about the old cowboys of the west and what it represents. Horses and cowboying are a part of my life that won’t go away until the day they bury me in the dirt. So, to go along with that, I believe a cowboy needs a good hat. To go even farther than that, I believe any person needs a good hat. One that fits right, feels and looks good to the person wearing it. I personally know that when I’m wearing my favorite hat, it gives me a sense of confidence and satisfaction. I’m a perfectionist and love many different generes of art. I believe making hats is a great art. If you love what you do, it will show in the finished product.
Craig Staker, Hatter