About Michael Gannon
Before he was a self taught hat maker, Michael Gannon was an avid vintage men's hat collector. His first purchase over 10 years ago was a vintage Stetson hat and the quality and craftsmanship far surpassed any of his modern hats. Gannon began to procure more and more vintage men’s hats and had a growing affinity for men’s hats from the 1940s and the 1950s. What began as a collection turned into a passion for the art and craft of hatmaking. Studying these classic men's hats, he began to teach himself how to recreate his favorite silhouettes using hat making methods practiced for decades. In 2014 he purchased his first vintage hat block and his intention was set on replicating men's hat styles and also match the quality of hats from the 1930s to the 1950s.
Michael Gannon lives in Portland, Oregon.
About Gannon Hat Company
Gannon Hat Company is based in Portland, Oregon and is operated by Michael Gannon. Each one of our hats are handmade using vintage tools and techniques that have been in practice for over 100 years. Gannon Hat Company classic hats are made from the finest materials available today - 100% beaver fur felt or 100% rabbit fur felt, genuine roan leather sweatbands, and rayon/cotton straight edge grosgrain ribbon. We have Ready to Purchase hats available in our SHOP and we specialize in custom bespoke men’s vintage inspired hats.