Davis & Sons Hatting Co. uses only the finest, American made products to handcraft your custom hat from scratch. We offer the unique experience to customize your hat in any way; we have no limitations and are only confined by your imagination. Using 19th century equipment and techniques that have been perfected over tens of thousands of hours, Davis & Sons Hatters stand proudly behind their product. Our customers are buying a high quality, handcrafted piece of art that is built for everyday use and will stand the test of time. Davis & Sons felts are hand selected from only premium quality furs that are preferred for strength, durability, softness, sheen, weight and texture. Once the quality of fur is chosen we can stiffen the body of the hat to your preference ranging from supple to very stiff. Our American sheepskin sweatbands offer the highest comfort and are custom stamped with your name in gold or silver. We offer a variety of different color hat liners allowing you to further express your individuality. Your custom built Davis & Sons hat is personally hand shaped and sculpted with precision craftsmanship to your desired preference.
Your custom Davis & Sons hat will be finished with your choice of hat band hand sewn from a wide array of options. Ranging from various ribbon widths, beaded bands, horse hair, leather or self bands - the options are unlimited. Purchasing a Davis & Sons Hat guarantees you are wearing a one of a kind custom design.
We welcome you to contact us and begin creating your masterpiece.
In 1980, George Davis began searching for a place to clean his felt hat and finally found one that required a three month wait and had to drive a full state away. George realized that local hat wearers desperately needed someone to make and service their hats. George comes from a long, storied tradition dating back to the Spanish Land Grant immigrants, whose daily attire always included a hat. In June 1980 he left a secure job with the state of NM and took a train to New York with his wife, Maria, on a mission to purchase hat making equipment. Once in NY George tore a page out of the Manhattan Phone Directory and with an entrepreneurial spirit, some luck and Divine Intervention he was able to secure hat equipment which he had to purchase sight unseen. Once George had the equipment he needed some guidance on how to use the machinery, the gentleman who sold the equipment stated he had "taken a solemn oath to never reveal the secrets of the trade". Although he had taken this oath, he explained to George that he would be able to answer questions with a "yes or no". After a few yes's and no's George developed his skills and discovered the secrets and techniques of being a Master Hatter. George and Maria officially opened their shop July 27th 1980 in the beautiful Land of Enchantment.
This rich legacy is now carried on by George and Maria's sons, Basil and Charlie Davis, who take pride in continuing the trade and providing customers with the finest custom hats and service. Basil and Charlie grew up in the hat shop and have embraced the passion and techniques that George and Maria have passed along.
Davis & Sons is a custom hat maker that caters to individuals who take pride in the hat they choose to wear. We offer an extensive range of options on hat quality, color, style and shape. If you can dream it we can craft it!
If you're not sure what you are looking for, we can guide you there as we proudly cater to all hat wearers ranging from Working Ranchers, Wall Street businessman, Rodeo Queens, Children and everyone in between.
We also offer services to renovate, surface clean, re-block and reshape any brand of hat that needs anything from a little TLC to a total renovation.
Davis & Sons Hatting Co. would love the opportunity to work with you on any of your hat related needs.