As you walk in you can tell from the decades of pictures gracing the walls with gentleman, cowboys, nobles and famous people wearing Smithbilt hats that you are officially in five star quality territory...Not to mention simply the impressive array of fine hats. I came on a mission for a cowgirl hat and left with the perfect cowgirl hat fitted and banded just for me.
And it is indeed a nice... more
Let me tell you to do something. Look at any archive footage or photographs of sports games played circa 1940 or 1950. Look at the crowd. Every single man is wearing a fedora and a suit. Gentlemen, this was once the garb with which we faced the world everyday. There was no room for childishness. No baggy jeans, no baseball caps (turned backwards like the wearer's brain), and no skateboarding... more
Makers of the iconic Calgary White Hat, these guys build hats the same way they've always built hats: by hand, on blocks, with steam. The prices aren't for the faint of heart--but that's because we've become accustomed to cheap off-shore hats built by machines that fit Small Medium or Large heads, which is certainly not how fine hats should be sized! The quality is tops, and if you're lucky,... more
Smithbilt Hats is the maker of the iconic White Hat, which symbolizes the City Of Calgary the world over. The store was established in 1919, and since then has built a reputation for custom made hats, from the Western Hat to the Dress Hat. They also offer repair and restoration services for your favorite hat. For something typically Western and beautifully made with generations of expertise,... more
A custom cowboy hat manufacturer since 1919. Full range of straw, wool and fur cowboy hats, as well as fedoras and top hats. Home of Calgary's trademark White Hat.