Our Story

About Us

The Little Hatter That Does

As a hat wearer, you’re probably somewhat unconventional and independent. A free thinker.

You delight in those differences. And so do we. 

Hats In The Belfry marches to the tune of a different hatter.

Our approach is unlike any other hat retailer. We do things companies ten times our size can’t or won’t do. 

We’re small – really small – but the absence of bureaucracy enables the development of truly special and unique styles.

90% of our hat styles are exclusive to Hats In The Belfry. Our hats are found nowhere else in the world. 

The four collections:

  • Handmade for BelfryMade in the USA. Classic Fedoras. (Men | Women)

  • Belfry Italia for MenMade in Italy. Caps and Fedoras. The best fabrics from the finest textile mills in Italy. Wool, Cashmere, Silk, and Linen are 100% natural fibers. (Hats | Caps)

  • Belfry Italia for WomenMade in Italy. Our newest collection. It mirrors the superior quality and style of the Men’s Italia line.

  • The GOODsSourced in Asia. Not our best hat or cap, but pretty darn GOOD. A good starter cap or everyday fedora.

These intimate relationships spawn great hats. We could not achieve excellence without their expertise.

The Italians, in particular, have small, generations-old family businesses with people who are hard-working, meticulous, and unbelievably passionate about style and good taste.

Our Italian partners are not corporations with mass production. They are artisans - one-at-a-time hat makers - who help us make masterpieces.

At night, when the work is done, we gather to chew crusty bread, sip wine, share stories, celebrate our creations, and, if only momentarily, live la dolce vita.

Our accountants say these grand gestures are unproductive and a waste of capital.

I’m betting these money guys don’t wear hats.

Like we do.

Grazie e’ Ciao,
Skip Briggs
Owner/ Shopkeeper

Bringing Time-Honored Craftsmanship to Your Doorstep

At Hats In The Belfry, we envision every modern hat lover experiencing the joy of wearing an authentic handmade hat in the same way it was done over a century ago. In the process, we hope they will find that timeless appeal and lasting value from quality craftsmanship.

We bring this vision to life through time-honored techniques passed down from artisan to apprentice for generations. These techniques, combined with the use of only the finest materials available, result in a product that is not only beautiful but also durable and long-lasting. We take pride in doing what others won’t – and we invite you to try out that new stylish look on your head.

Our Italian hats are the perfect way to top off your look with luxury and old-world charm. Whether you’re dressing up for a formal event or want to feel more polished, one of our finely crafted cotton velvet hats with a grosgrain ribbon will do the trick.

With so many different styles, you’re sure to find the perfect hat to fit your taste and personality. And because we want you to be able to enjoy your new hat for years to come, we back all of our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

So what are you waiting for? Order your Italian hat today and see what makes us the best hatter.