Baron has achieved legendary status in the Hollywood Community and has become a Hat Brand of choice for a vast Domestic & International Clientele, along with anyone interested in only the Highest Quality Hat.

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Over 50 years in business

Our History

Baron Hats has long been renowned as Hollywood’s most preeminent Hat Maker. The history of Baron Hats goes back virtually to the beginning of Hollywood itself.  It’s not hard to understand how Baron has received this legendary status, having created over 35,000 hats for Motion Pictures, Television, Broadway, Commercials, Rock Videos, Vegas Extravaganzas, Disneyland Shows and events worldwide.

This is in addition to being the official personal hat maker for hundreds of Indiana Jones Fedora Hats, famous film and TV stars, celebrities, rock legends, and prominent CEOs.

Baron Hats was founded by the equally legendary Eddy Baron, who honed his craft while working at some of the biggest studios in Hollywood during the “Golden Age”.

Mr. Baron opened his own studio in Burbank, and it instantly became one of the most respected and sought after hat making studios in the world.

Some twenty-five years ago he took in an apprentice, Mark Mejia, who so impressed Eddy with his skill and passion for hat making, that when Eddy finally decided to retire, he sold the company to Mark, who has continued to keep the legend and the craftsmanship alive ever since.

Many of Baron’s hats have become as famous as theIndiana Jones Fedora Hat stars themselves. Perhaps most notable is the classic brown fedora worn by Harrison Ford in “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”.

Baron has been the preferred hat maker for countless screen legends including John Wayne, Marlon Brando, Fred Astaire, Steve McQueen and Frank Sinatra. They continue to attract the superstar crowd, and their recent clientele now includes such notables as Johnny Depp, Bruce Willis, Val Kilmer, Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones, Danny DeVito, Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin, Robert Duvall, Shia LeBouef, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Russell Crowe, Diane Keaton, Andy Garcia, and Will Smith.

Major music acts such as Madonna, Prince, Janet and Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, John Mayer, Al Jarreau, ZZ Top, Slash, Black Eyed Peas, AC/DC, Tom Petty, Van Halen, Kid Rock, Motley Crue, Snoop Dogg, Britney Spears, Marilyn Manson, and Usher have worn Baron creations for their concert and award show appearances.

Baron Hats has also made many hats for the legendary Bob Dylan, including his instantly famous West Texas white cowboy hat for his “Outlaw Blues” tour. In fact, Mr. Dylan was featured on the cover of Newsweek and a recent Rolling Stone wearing a Baron Hat!

Baron’s creations can be seen  in such movies as “The Shootist”, “Back to The Future, “The Wild, Wild West”, “Crocodile Dundee”, “Dick Tracy”, “Seabiscuit”, “The Mask”, “Meet The Fockers”, “The Mummy”, “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of The Crystal Skull”, “Night at the Museum 2”, “The Whole Ten Yards”, “Hidalgo”, “3:10 To Yuma”, “High School Musical 3” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”, “True Grit” (2010), “The Magnificent Seven” (2016), “Hateful Eight”, and “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”

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Baron Hats have been featured in films such as “The Lone Ranger” starring Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp, Quentin Tarantino‘s’ “Dijango Unchained”, starring Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio and “The Gangster Squad” starring Ryan Gosling and Sean Penn.

Baron Hats is particularly proud to have their creation for Sylvester Stallone’s “Rocky VI” (Rocky Balboa) featured in the “Rocky” exhibit at the Smithsonian Institute.

On Television, their hats go back virtually to the beginnings of the “tube”. Baron Hats have defined such classics as “Have Gun Will Travel”, “Maverick”, “Gunsmoke”, “Bonanza”, “The Lone Ranger”, and “The Rifleman”.

They continue to create TV legendary head gear for such recent shows as “Deadwood”, “Justified”, “The Office”, “House”, “CSI”, “JAG”, “Charmed”, “Mad Men”, “Boston Legal”, “ICarly”, ”Lopez Tonight”, “Desperate Housewives”, “Parenthood”, and “Westworld” starring Ed Harris.

 

Their store and production studio in downtown Los Angeles (formerly Burbank, CA) houses a massive collection of hat blocks and specialized hat making materials, tools, and machinery.

For more information, contact Owner/ Master Hatter, Mark Mejia, at the Baron Hats Studio: (818) 563-3025 or email him at mail@baronhats.com.