Ladies & Gents

Satya Twena And Her Custom-Made ManHATtan Luxe Hats

December 23, 2015 | BTSNYC
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New York is one of the perfect cities around the globe to use and abuse of hats! Being in the #1 Fashion Capital of the World, Satya Twena contributes to this fantastic industry in grand style with her custom-made ManHATtan Luxe Hats!

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New York City has one of the biggest diversity of styles on the streets. So, you can literally find amazing head props wandering around town, as well as the most amazing custom-made hats.

Within this creative universe is Satya Twena, a fashion entrepreneur and fine milliner/hatter.

In addition, each hat is handcrafted in New York City utilizing vintage blocks and free-hand forming techniques to create wearable art.

And, for the hat lovers, you can schedule an appointment to visit their showroom and customize your own piece of art!

A few of the heads she dresses before are: Oprah, Usher, Lady Gaga, Kelly Framel from The Glamourai, Rocky Barnes, Maggie Grace, Leandra Medine from The ManRepeller, June Ambrose, Baratunde Thurston, Bruno Mars, Anjelica Huston, Jessica Biel, Kim Pesch from Eat Sleep Wear, Snoop Dog, Samuel L. Jackson, Skin, Tom Hanks and several other big names!

Impressive list, right?

Curiosities about Satya Twena: Satya grew up in Southern California & graduated from Wellesley College. She is a preztel croissant fanatic, finds comfort in Paris & practices meditation.

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More about Satya:

“Satya’s first entrepreneurial endeavor started in 2010 when her mother asked for a soft hat to cover her bare head. She had begun to lose her hair from cancer treatment.

So, Satya continued making hats for herself, her mother and their friends out of her apartment using a jiffy steamer and her home oven.

As demand increased and needing to fill orders, Satya’s friend designer Charles Nolan, introduced her to the Makins Hat Factory (one of Manhattan’s last hat factories, located on 35th street in Manhattan).

Furthermore, she worked closely with them until 2013, when the 40 year old Makins Hat Factory abruptly closed.
By saving Manhattan’s last hat factories Satya and her team continue to preserve the legacy of the Makins Hat factory and the craft of hand made hats in America.

Satya grew up in Southern California & graduated from Wellesley College.”

Lastly, for other custom hat makers in New York, check out Teressa Foglia and Goorin Bros.

Hours: For a custom-made hat, email them to book an appointment.

Photo Credits: Courtesy of Satya Twena, Nickonken and Melanie Dunea
*Last Update on March/2020.*

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