Smithbilt Hats is the original manufacturer of the Calgary White Hat, known for its symbol of hospitality. Made locally in the heart of Stampede culture and crafted with high quality felts for over 50 years.
We have numerous services available that can give your old favorite hat a new look.
Smithbilt has strong ties to the filming industry in Calgary and beyond. Our hats can be seen in many films.
I received the Smithbilt I had ordered and it fits perfect and looks excellent. Everyone that has seen the hat loves it and they all comment how good it looks. Thank you very much. - Ralph
I just wanted to follow up to say what a great event my team had at your facility. Everyone thought it was a very unique venue and enjoyed the day quite a bit. You guys will be a strong recommendation from me going forward.
Thank you Cody and Brian and the team at Smithbilt. My hat arrived today and it fits perfectly. I really appreciate the extra time you put into resizing the hat! Thank you so much again for such a beautiful product!
I recently placed an order and just wanted to send my thanks over for being one of the only hat makers that's willing to ship abroad. I'm a Canadian expat/veteran and I live/work abroad; my current hats are a little worse for wear since desert climates play hell on them, so I am very happy that I will once more be with quality head covering. Really looking forward to receiving them, and extremely happy that the hats are coming from my favorite province.
Got my beautiful Canadian made hat today, blown away. This hat has been waiting for me for over 50 years. I will cherish this hat for the rest of my life, I love it!!
I just wanted to reach out because my group had rave reviews about the event last night. Thank you for taking such great care of them- all of our customers had an awesome time!
Our company recently hosted a private Hat Build event at Smithbilt Hats that was a huge success! Our guests were thrilled with the event. The Smithbilt team were professional every step of the way. Their attention to our guests was beyond our expectations and upheld Smithbilt’s quality reputation. Coordination was effortless, the location is ideal and the event space well-appointed. We would definitely host another event here in the future!
When it comes to choosing a hat, my go-to is Smithbilt. For more than 100 years, Smithbilt has been producing top quality hats for our community and I wouldn’t consider wearing anything else.
I love my Smithbilt hats. I put them through hat hell and they still look amazing. I can’t count the number of times my riding hat has been crushed and all I had to do was pop it out to have it looking presentable again. I wouldn’t hesitate to show up at any wedding or celebration in my most well used Smithbilt because it’s a hat that retains class through rain, shine or rough ride.
I just received the Open Range hat you made for me and It's amazing. It's truly a work of art. Thanks again for all your help and can't wait to do business again!!!
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.
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!
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!
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.
The service has been nothing short of remarkable. So much so, that while one hat would likely last me near a life time I have since bought 6 others. Brian and his team make each hat in the traditional way it was done 100 years ago.
Our hats are created using the finest wool and fur felt, sourced from trusted manufacturers throughout the world. Smithbilt Hats is dedicated in fashioning our hats locally in Calgary, Alberta using authentic, time honored tools and procedures.