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- 17 Nov
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The hats made a huge impact on the people of the Tulsa State Fair and even bigger impact on our customers. We have a real working formula here to super improve the looks of our staff.
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
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