Marsha Akins, founder and lead designer of Makins hats, began handcrafting fashionable hats for men and women over 30 years ago out of her New York City apartment. What started with a process of designing and creating these fashionable accessories in her very own oven has turned into one of the industry's leading brand of hats today.
For those of you looking for the essential adornment to compliment any outfit, Makins hats offers cool hats that are soft, flexible and easy to wear. Makins hats takes pride in proving a product that uses only the finest materials including fur felts, straw and leather. All Makins hats are still handmade today to provide superior quality in every one of their mens hats from their fedora hats to their pork pie hats.
Introducing the Vintage Derby Collection, a grouping of hats inspired by a long tradition in quality men's headwear. Each classic fedora, made from decade old blocks and tie-style silk bands, is an homage to vintage 1900's styles. Designed exclusively for Hats in the Belfry, these hats give true meaning to the phrase "one of a kind".