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Made in Chicago | Optimo Hats

Sep 9th, 2010 | Categories: Chicago, Made in the USA, Video | by Michael Williams

Another great made-in-USA video out of Chicago, this time directed by Sam Macon (nice dolly work there Sam) showcasing the Optimo Hat Company. I love to see this type of craftsmanship in action.

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Comments: 13

13 Comments to “Made in Chicago | Optimo Hats”

  1. T.Go
    on Sep 9th, 2010
    @ 4:41 PM

    It was a pleasure meeting Graham. We were in Chicago area during the holidays and visited the shop with father-in-law, first time there and staff treated us like regulars. They aren’t scared to educate patrons either. Great staff. Great space. True class.

  2. wayne pate
    on Sep 9th, 2010
    @ 5:23 PM

    I own four hats from Optimo and wouldn’t consider any other. Money well spent.

  3. TBone
    on Sep 9th, 2010
    @ 5:23 PM

    I was just on their website.

    The alpine model is awesome.

  4. Ryder
    on Sep 9th, 2010
    @ 5:29 PM

    How much do these go for? Their straw models are especially beautiful.

  5. Dave
    on Sep 9th, 2010
    @ 5:33 PM

    That was seriously the coolest short vid I’ve seen in a long time. Beautifully done. Makes me want to own several.

  6. Dave
    on Sep 9th, 2010
    @ 5:34 PM

    Hats, I mean

  7. Jason
    on Sep 9th, 2010
    @ 11:57 PM

    Purchased a great fedora from Graham in the Winter of ’09. Just an amazing place that is getting harder and harder to find in this country. When you walk in here it is like walking back in time.

  8. karen
    on Sep 10th, 2010
    @ 9:56 AM

    i need the black diamond. mordi will kill me. :( always raining on my parade!

  9. mike
    on Sep 10th, 2010
    @ 9:59 AM

    Buying a hat from Optimo is a great experience. If you can visit Tiffini and Graham get the size perfect and you can see all the various styles and colors in person. I have one Optimo and plan on a second.

    They also do a great job reconditioning and resizing other vintage hats.

  10. David Hamilton
    on Sep 13th, 2010
    @ 3:05 PM

    Fantastic video. I have enjoyed getting to know Graham over the years. He is the real deal. Passionate about his product and committed to the highest standards of craftsmanship.

  11. Gordon Ye Ole General Store
    on Sep 13th, 2010
    @ 3:47 PM

    I sell a lot of men’s dress hats (and casual). Two of my customers have mentioned, that they also have purchased from Optimo, Both say their Optimo hats, are worth every penny!

  12. Ryan
    on Sep 14th, 2010
    @ 11:36 PM

    Awesome, I’m glad someone has captured this amazing process. I remember when Max touched on these guys awhile back and sparked my interest in another great Chicago company.

  13. Angus
    on Oct 5th, 2010
    @ 11:57 AM

    Only one question. how much and where?