Chapelo Bespoke Hats, which is single-handedly trying to bring back custom-made men’s hats, has inked a deal with Harris and Howard Bespoke Tailors, which has locations in Dallas, Houston and the U.K., to offer custom fittings of the full line of its headwear.
“I am always on the lookout for ways to give my clients access to all types of quality fabrics, clothing and accessories,” said Carl Emery, bespoke tailor at Harris and Howard. “I had not come across a bespoke hatmaker yet, so Chapelo piqued my interest. Once I experienced the fitting process, and received my hat, I was sold. Their quality is second to none and the attention to detail throughout the customer experience is truly what sets Chapelo apart. I’m excited to offer Chapelo hats as part of our bespoke product line at Harris and Howard.”
The brand was created this year to offer American-made, classic-style men’s hats that are custom measured and handcrafted from beaver felt. Up until now, the process was available only in the company’s Sylvania, Ohio, showroom or at trunk shows. In its process, Chapelo takes multiple head measurements to ensure that the hat will fit perfectly.
Under the terms of this deal, a Harris and Howard representative will work with clients on the design and help them choose the shape, hat and ribbon color as well as ribbon fold. The hats will then be produced by Chapelo at its Ohio workshop. It takes about three weeks to complete the order.
“We are excited to begin working with Harris and Howard,” said Jonathan Rodebaugh, brand manager at Chapelo Bespoke Hats. “They are an excellent partner and are the perfect representative to offer Chapelo Bespoke Hats to their distinguished base of clients.”