- 21 Jul
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- 01 Mar
Exciting Times for Smithbilt Hats...Smithbilt Hats has been selling and manufacturing hats in Calgary since 1919....
I love our new hats! They mean business! This hat will always remind me of when I wore it on stage at the grandstand when we spoke to the crowd for the opening ceremonies at the evening show at the Calgary Stampede. I especially love it for it's low profile, wide brim and wide ribbon to dress up the hat after our beloved crowns are passed on. Thank you so much, Brian, for keeping us looking sharp with a brand new style of hat!
We had an exceptional experience yesterday and please thank Brian again. He was, without a doubt, the reason we enjoyed it all so much. The purchase was for a "big" birthday coming up for my husband and this was something he always wanted to do and it was everything he hoped for and more. The jacket will be an extra surprise for him!
The personal service we got yesterday made for a special experience for us and walking out the door with such an incredibly crafted hat that fits Damien not only physically but his personality as well is something we will remember for a very long time. Thanks to all of you and please pass on my thanks to Brian in particular.
A few years ago my friend was diagnosed with breast cancer; it was a terrible blow for her to lose her hair.
It is then that I entertained her and others, after shaving my head I realized that wearing amazing hats with no hair was fun, regal and royal!
You never have a bad hair day again!
Upon my friend’s passing she made me promise, that, every single day for the rest of my life I would wear a hat.
Thus began my affair with Holly Allen to find unique hats that memorialize an outfit!
Holly is the most amazing, creative, milliner I have ever seen,
Creating “show stoppers” of eclectic origin stored in the crevices of her brain!
Dr. Diana Monea
It is extremely easy to compliment the nicest guy in Calgary responsible for carrying on a tradition that was lost in time. The Hats are manufactured using equipment, methods and techniques from the era when Smithbilt formed. We should all feel an enormous sense of Pride that Calgary has someone with the passion and skill to create what is easily the best quality Hat manufactured in North America today.
Every Hat Brian Hanson makes is historically significant. Unlike the mass produced hats that I used to purchase when I lived in the States, Smithbilt Hats are handmade, custom fitted and of UNMATCHED QUALITY. You won't get a better Hat, Not in Canada and Not in the U.S.A. I own several and I am an extremely critical human.
A fascinating glimpse into our History as Albertans and Quality that has defended itself for a Century. Located in the historic district of Inglewood, we are all Fortunate to claim Smithbilt as one of the oldest and most treasured businesses in Calgary.
And Thank You...!!!
Charles "Dana" Friley