Goorin Bros journey starts back in 1895, when they set off to create custom-made hats. Today they are one of the best stores in New York to purchase your head adornment!
Goorin Bros hat shop has a fantastic story!
It all started way back in 1895, with Cassel Goorin. He created custom-made hats off his horse cart in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
“A hat allows you to make a statement without saying a word” – Ben Goorin
Furthermore, 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. In other words, it was 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. They also added hat-related accessories to their successful line of headwear. Unique items like gloves and mittens, socks, and other sportswear were created.
The successful story passed on through generations of the Goorin family. In 1991, Ben Goorin of the 4th generation, observed the cultural movement of the 90’s. He knew that the Goorin archives contained the hats that would make a great comeback.
Eventually, in 2012 Goorin Bros focused on bringing a personal level of genuine interaction back – hat shops and customers.
They wanted to make hat wearing relevant again.
Now, imagine a world with beautifully crafted hats once again reigning the street scene. How cool would that be!? Well, on our end, we’re huge supporters!
Plus, sometimes you can be lucky enough to see a rare solo set in their Williamsburg store!
Note! They to have hats for women too, so girls, go there have fun! If you have kinds, they have the trendiest options too.
In addition, if you just love head adornments and you’re, let’s stay, the “bold” type-a-gal, you might want to check out Dora Marra. She has one of the best stores in New York.
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Hours: Please check specific store for store hours.
181 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
195B 5th Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn
26 Prince Street, Nolita
337 Bleecker Street, West Village
Photo Credits: Courtesy of Goorin Bros, and friends Mary Jane Lane, Frankie Michelle and The Salty Blonde
*Last Update on March/2020.*