Hills Hat Optimum Hat

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Free to Click & Collect - Available in our Christchurch Branch only.

Product code: 7006486

The Optimum is the ultimate outdoors hat. Water resistant Teflon coated poly/cotton wide brim hat with concealed legionnaires neck flap. The crown can be squashed flat and will bounce back in shape. This hat also has a floatation pad in the crown, adjustable double chin cord with toggle & keeper, sewn compartments on the outside band for golf tee or fishing fly, two brass mesh side eyelets, and a concealed pocket for cash or keys. Approx 7.5cm brim. Content: Teflon coated poly/cotton.

Chas knew his hats. He had worked in the business in his home city of Bristol before setting out for the other side of the world. He travelled via Australia to Auckland looking for the ideal place to open a hatter’s shop. A savvy businessman, Chas quickly realised that as the seat of government Wellington was where he would find the majority of elite hat wearers.

The business flourished. By 1890 Chas had added another two shops to his business, in Napier and Nelson. He made his own hats as well as representing major companies from around the world. His advertising announced “We are in receipt of regular shipments of Hats from the following High-Class Makers: Christy and Co., Stetson and Co., Tress and Co…”

When he retired Chas’ son and later his grandson took over the reins. Over the following decades the business expanded to make an ever-growing range of headwear including fashion, outdoor, and uniform hats and berets.

Today we continue to enhance the business established by the adventurous Chas over 140-years-ago. But now it’s we who supply high-end hat specialists around the world.

Over the last decade there has been something of a hat revolution. People have fallen in love with hats all over again. Hills Hats has been at the forefront of that movement, encouraging people to come back to the hat as everyday wear.

We love hats. With our solid tradition and our design and engineering expertise, the best hats around are designed, made, here – since 1875.


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