Goorin's Hat Shop has an amazing story!
It all started waaaay back in 1895, with Cassel Goorin. He created custom-made hats off his horse cart in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Several years later, in 1921, Cassel taught his two sons, Alfred and Ted, the art and business of his trade. When Alfred and Ted took over Cassel's business it became the Goorin Brothers. Alfred and Ted knew about their father's passion for outdoor activities, and decided in 1948 to create the Grenadier Catalog - a sporting line designed to accommodate the hunter, fisherman and camper alike.
In 1949, Alfred moved to San Francisco, expanding their business and their awareness and added hat-related accessories to their successful line of headwear – gloves and mittens, socks, and other sportswear.
With a successful story that passed on through generations of the Goorin's family, in 1991, Ben Goorin, the 4th generation, observed the cultural movement of the 90's and knew that the Goorin archives contained the hats that would make a comeback.
In 2012 Goorin Bros. focused on bringing a personal level of genuine interaction back (hat shops and customers) and making hat wearing relevant again.
Now…just imagine a world with beautifully crafted hats back to the 'street scene'. How cool would that be!? We're huge supporters!
Oh, sometimes you can be luck enough and see a rare solo set in their Williamsburg store!
Note! They to have hats for women too, so girls, go there have fun!
Address: 181 Bedford Avenue and 195B 5th Avenue in Brooklyn; 337 Bleecker Street at the West Village
Credits: Courtesy of Goorin Bros, Mary Jane Lane, Frankie Michelle, The Salty Blonde,