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cowboy hatsI am a happy returning Baron customer and the proud owner of an extra-ordinary RJ (of MacHat as it is known in fandom).  Worn by Kurt Russell in The Thing (1982) and being a huge fan of the film I can assure you that it is a remarkable recreation.  Holding it and watching the film leaves no doubt about it! 

It is a very unusual hat with curves on four sides but it is also a large hat as well – perfect for sunny conditions and keeping the sun off your face, neck and shoulder (yes that’s right, this is a hat to wear, not keep on display!)  I took it with me on holiday to the US last year (which makes it a full around the world trip for the hat) and made a visit to the Baron shop in Burbank.  The hat, as I was happy to tell people in the shop, was well regarded and attention getting, with people calling it an awesome hat and wanting to know more about it, which I really wasn’t inspecting.  I can also recommend visiting the store to see their display pieces, and I thank Mark for the size adjustments and tightening to make the hat just right!

Russell B.

Wollongong Australia

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Mark:

Most testimonials come from new or recent customers I would imagine. I bought my “Josey Wales” hat from you in early 2009. Of the 12 hats I own, it is by far my favorite. I wear it riding my horses and generally when I wear a cowboy hat (which is frequently). I do Cowboy Action Shooting and wear it often during matches. I have put some miles on it, gotten it wet and little dirty and it’s served me well. It has held its shape and is pretty easy to clean up (don’t want all of the neat dirt and stains removed).

 

My Cowboy Action Shooting club’s big annual match, Trailhead, is in March. We choose a theme for each Trailhead and last year it was Clint Eastwood and all his great Westerns. Naturally, I wore the “Josey” outfit and got a lot of compliments on the hat. I just wanted you to know how much I continue to enjoy your hat and am more than pleased with the quality.

Don May, Katy Texas

 


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western hats

Mark -
Received the Henry Fonda "Frank" hat from "Once Upon A Time In The West" today. It's perfect! Thanks very much, I am very pleased with the finished hat and with your service!

Best Regards,

--R.D.L   Eurkea, CA


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Mark,

Here is a testimonial I would like to express to all your customers!

I'm an Academy Award winning makeup artist. If there is one thing I understand, it's character.

That's what hats are all about... character. Sure, they keep the rain and sun off of your head. That's a given. But in life, and especially in motion pictures and television, hats define who a character is, and with astonishing indelibility. I never understood it as much as I should have until that day I walked into Baron.

Not too long ago, I found a picture of me in the first grade, circa 1959. I was wearing a "Have Gun - Will Travel" bolo tie. HGWT was an unusual western that ran between the years 1958, and 1963. The talented and charismatic Richard Boone portrayed Paladin, a gunfighter who was not a cowboy, but a city boy. Educated, sophisticated, a bon vivant who resided in San Francisco.

When the time came, Paladin would doff the town hat and opera clothes and strike out into the frontier in his all black range-wear, a stygian exclamation point which was all the more dramatic in black and white. Paladin was armed, like all good West Point graduates of the day, with a 7 1/2 inch single action army Colt revolver, but even more intimidating than that... a lethal looking, aerodynamically sleek, sports car of a hat that made it clear that this was a man not to be trifled with.The hat had power. It's a masterpiece of design, and it is a classic example of what Hollywood is all about.

When I first arrived in the 'wood about 25 years ago, I remember passing by Baron Hats in Burbank. We were creating characters for Warren Beatty's Dick Tracy. I knew that Baron was making Warren's Dick Tracy fedora, so I logged that away, fully meaning to one day stop in and see the headquarters of "Hollywood's Hatmaker". Time is tricky... 25 years would pass, as I would continue to cruise by, look at the sign appreciatively, and wonder at it. I knew it was cool even before I had even set foot inside, but I was usually just too busy.

Back to that day I uncovered an ancient picture of me as a little kid, grinning kid in the first grade class picture. Bam! The memory of that hat, with all its awesome and powerful architecture, re-exploded upon my consciousness with the power Samuel Colt's jury of six. My subconscious yelled: Baron, dummy! Baron! I found the Baron site, E-mailed them instantly, and, to my amazement, Tom Green of Baron Hats E-mailed me back just as instantly, with this amazing answer: "Yes, we are well familiar with Richard Boone's hat for Have Gun, as we built the original". Note: Insert sound of jaw-dropping here.

That weekend I finally made it to Baron's and met up with Tom, who knows more about Hollywood history - emphasis on Hollywood hat history and an unbridled love of the town - than nearly anyone I had ever known. Then Tom introduced me to Master Hatter Mark Mejia. The engine block that is Baron Hats.

Here was Mark, this unassuming guy who blushingly really couldn't quite understand all the fuss I was lavishing on him. Mark was easy going, soft spoken, and with forearms that would make Popeye the sailor weep with envy... I came to understand why, when Mark built a hat right before my eyes. Who knew just how much physical exertion went into wrestling a piece of material into submission... coaxing, steaming, and finally persuading it that it was indeed born to be this hat.

In preparation for building my HGWT head gear, Mark mapped my noggin like a surveyor preparing a construction site. We enthusiastically chatted up the different eras of Paladin's wickedly wonderful hat, and we struck up a rapport immediately. I chalked up to our mutual history defining character for film, and I was pleased that we were on the same wavelength... but for me, the truest test was to come. Sure, I had little doubt that Mark would make a wonderful hat, but hokey smokes, this hat was a hat that I had played over and over, on the screen, and in my head, again and again. I studied it the way I studied classic styling by guys like industrial designer Raymond Lowey, or production designer Matt Jefferies. I knew it by heart, and I had dissected its supernatural character relentlessly. Having an eye is part of my 31 year, showbiz career, as a makeup artist, graphic designer, illustrator, and visual effects designer. It almost didn't seem fair to Mark... or so I thought... and then I got the hat.

Words failed me. I was dumbstruck. Here was the holy grail. I begged Mark to place it on my head, for certainly I was not good enough, or worthy enough to do it properly. After that, I was out of control, loping around the shop, looking for as many new mirrors as I could find in order to see if it was really really true. To my studied eye, it seemed as if Mark had truly nailed the subtleties of architectural sweetness that made the original unforgetable. But it took me a while to fully understand how uncanny a match it was, not just a match physically, but how it was imbued with the energy, soul and intent of Richard Boone's own. It truly wasn't until I had my buddy, Jack Marshall, shoot a slew of photos of me in it that I realized just how astonishing a conjuring job Mark had done... something a machine could never do. Listen to me folks... you don't just stamp out soul like that via machine. It takes blood, sweat, and tears, and Mark's hats have that in spades.

Now, not only do I have this amazing and holy hat, but I'm now a member of a club made up of Baron hat owners. It's an awesome feeling that only a Baron hat owner can truly understand. Here is a hat I will cherish for the rest of my life... and it was built just for me, and goes with my head like, well, in the words of Louie Jordan, beans go with cornbread, cornbeef with cabbage, strawberries and shortcakes... How amazing is that?

Now that I've experienced it, I'm hooked. A custom Baron hat is as addictive as crack, but much better for you. What next? I'm thinking, "Little Joe Cartwright". So go, Mark Mejia! Go! And do that voodoo, that you do, so well!

Doug Drexler
North Hollywood, CA

 

NOTE: We never use full names on our "Hats Off" page comments, however this was such an overwhelming letter to us, and from such a legendary award-winning Hollywood craftsman, that we made an exception. Of course we received his kind permission.


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top hatsMark!
When you made me a top hat for the Rose Parade I promised you a picture of your handiwork in the Parade.  I am making good on that promise! Here is a photo of me in the Rose Parade wearing your creation. As you may remember, I am the one who was unwilling to ride in the Parade without a protective "crash" helmet on, but the Parade required I wear a top hat. You made me a top hat using a certified crash helmet that I brought in. It looks great, and I love it. Thank you!
--C.F.  Pasadena, CA


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custom cap makerMark,
What can I say, you did it again!!!
Outstanding service, quality and just one more satisfied customer. My first inquiry with you about making a real "Fiddler on the Roof" type of cap was with your response, yes we can and sure enough you did. Being a perfectionist, I can find no room for improvement in order to satisfy my ego. Men admire it, women love it!!! I am sooooo pleased with it is why I have already ordered another of a different color. I guess you can say "Its my new identity" thing. Mark, I thank you and your team of professional hatters for a job well done.

--G.A.
Fayetteville, AR

 

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derby hat

 

Mark! Thank you, thank you & thank you once again. When you said you were going to create another treasure, you meant what you said! As you can read, Mr Mejia, i received my Jeff Bridges "True Grit" Derby today.
And can i say you guys continuously outdo yourselves. What an absolutely beautiful hat!
It's everything i expected from Baron & more. Nothing comes close to the workmanship & exquisite craftsmanship that i know Baron always delivers. Everything about the hat is flawless. From the hats fit, the great detail in the way it's been aged, the brilliant blue lining; its entire character is just perfect! It really does look like it just stepped out from the 1800s!!


You & your team have done another incredible job. I'm damn proud to be holding this hat in my hands. Baron has once again exceeded all expectations!

And you were 100% correct when you recommended the 3 3/4 crown. It's a perfect fit. In fact, the hat's so good that after only wearing it for the first time today, i've already been complimented on, to quote, "such a brilliant hat". One of the people i know who works in an antique store stopped me after work & asked which antique store i purchased the hat from. After having seen two authentic top hats which are now being used in another antique jewellers as part of our Spring Racing Carnival he was totally convinced that the Bridges True Grit was the real deal. He couldn't believe it was a custom made "modern" hat. I had to tip it & show him the lining with your crest!


Please pass my utmost thanks to your wonderfully talented team of craftsmen. You guys are the the pinnacle in hat making. You've done it again!


Until the next hat, Mark........There really nothing finer than a Baron Hat!

All the best,
 

--SG
Melbourne, Australia
 

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western hatsMark,

Thank you once again for my well made Cliff Hanger! I love it! Fits me well, and everytime I hold it in my hands I can always see and feel the quality that was put into it with your hard diligent work. This picture is me wearing your Cliff Hanger on top of the New Mexico Sandias over looking the city of Albuquerque. This hat is truly a piece of well made art and I am sure to pass it down in my family as the years pass on.

Thank you once again and have a nice day!

--B.K. Tijeras, NM
 

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fedora hatMark Mejia and all of you at Barons!  Boy, oh boy! You guys are just absolutely AWESOME!!!! Mr Mejia, as you've guessed, I just opened the box.........And there it was.

 

Totally, unconditionally, brilliant. When I wrote to you asking if the Tom Waits fedora could be replicated, you said, no problem, we can do it. The thing is, I knew the hat would be a killer, but let me tell you, it exceeded all my expectations. Every detail, every nuance, it's perfect. I thought you nailed the Tom Petty, but wow, the Waits just blew me away. The craftsmanship is second to none. The materials, excellent.

 

I say this every time; each hat that is recreated for me surpasses the last. I don't think I can really begin to describe how incredibly pleased I am with the Waits fedora. As mentioned before every little detail that I asked for has been included. Not only that, you created this hat from two stills that only showed the front of the hat! I love the crown pinch & crease, the aging on the ribbon, the "used" brim. Everything about it! The hat is truly amazing. I haven't taken it off my head yet! As always, please thank your amazing crew. From the office staff who answered my emails, to the brilliantly talented team that worked on this hat & all my other Barons. I am indebted to you. Thank you all for creating masterpieces of head wear.

Many, many thanks again for a job beautifully executed. Until next time, Mark.............let's see what hat #11 will be!?

Regards,
--D.G. Victoria, Australia

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panama hat

Mark,
It is hard for me to explain what I feel when I hold the hat you made for me in my hands. It is one of the most beautiful things I ever owned in my life!
Thank you.

Kind regards,

-- D.R
Moscow, Russia

 

 

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Van Helsing HatDear Mark,

I wanted to say thank you!

I love the Van Helsing "Monster Hunter" hat that you custom made for me. It was perfect and I wanted to show my appreciation by sending you a picture of me wearing it and how it was very very accurate to the movie.

It was well worth the wait and money!

Thank you guys again for a great job! :)

-S.W.  Grangeville, ID
 

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western movie hatsDear Mark,
I deeply appreciate all the work you did in recreating for me an exact reproduction of the original "Rooster Cogburn"!
I know how difficult it is to get it just right, but it was worth it, especially when I showed Mr. Bayless [Lester Bayless was John Wayne's long-time costumer], and he was surprised at the accuracy and said that the hat was very good quality!

The photos I've included are of the hat, and me wearing the hat with an eye patch Mr. Bayless made for me as a birthday present last year.

Kindest regards and best wishes!

--J.S.N.  Statesville, NC.

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Hi Mark,
Just wanted to let you know that I got my Peter Davison version of the newest "Dr. Who" hat that you custom made for me. I literally just took it out of the box about 10 minutes ago. I love it! Thank you, and everyone at Baron Hats, so much. This is just a snapshot that I took with my laptop's webcam (along with a shot of Davison with the original hat) Just wanted to say:

Baron Hats is THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

--J.S. Muncie, IN
 

 

 

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Dear Mark and team_

When i wrote & asked you to create an "EXACT" replica of Peter Lorre's hat in the movie "M" you didn't hesitate. You promptly said it could be done. And here it is; again another outstanding piece of craftsmanship.

Mr. Mejia when i opened the box & removed the wrapping, there it was; another example of hat making perfection. As with all my other Barons, the workmanship is second to none. Every nuance, the first class materials, every detail executed impeccably. The hat captures that late 1920s early 1930s look so effortlessly. It really could be the hat removed from Mr. Lorre's own head!

All the details that i requested are here. From the fabulous blue lining with the Baron crest to the teardrop crown & askew brim. Nothing has been omitted. As i said before, everything about the hat is flawless. Your hats truly are incomparable & i will continue to buy only Baron & none other. They say 13 is unlucky for some. But me, nah! 13's a good number, for my 13th Baron is flawless, fabulous & truly harks back to a time when style was king. And a damn good hat was what topped off the whole look.

To you & your most skilled & talented team.......THANK YOU! I am more than grateful & profoundly appreciative of the skill of both you & your group of hat making artisans. I am incredibly thankful for another hat that i can deem both art at its finest & craft at its most perfect.

Thank you once again. And i look forward to seeing you & your team create more pieces of art for me.

Until the next hat..........

Regards, Di.

 

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classic reproduction hatsMark!
Here is the photo that was taken of me at Laurel Park Race Track in Laurel, Maryland wearing the great custom hat you made for me! It was taken by a reporter from WBAL Radio who loved the hat so much, he included it in his blog! Here is what he said: "The Duke" of Laurel wasn't going to let a little wind stand in the way of his afternoon of handicapping at Laurel Park.That said, how did he keep that cool hat from blowing away?"

My answer: you get a custom hat from Baron's with a perfect fit!

Sincerely,

C.S. "The Duke of Laurel"

Laurel, Maryland
 

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western hatsDear Mr. Mejia--

Hello. I am writing in regards to a hat you custom made for me. It was the "Aces & Eights" as worn by Jeff Bridges in the film Wild Bill. Mark, your work is FABULOUS!!!!!! I have been practically living in this hat since I received it back in mid-February, and I get compliments on it all the time. The hat speaks for itself, and it definitely commands attention. I am very, very pleased with the love & care you put into this hat. When I'm able to, I will definitely be purchasing my next hat from you! Keep up the good work!

Very Respectfully,

--T.D.T.
Camp Hill, PA

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movie hatsMark,

Thanks for making me my Rebel, and customizing it the way I wanted. Was it ever well worth it! Take a look at the picture!

I've seen other people with hats that look like they're trying to resemble the Rebel but your version is worthy wearing the Rebel! You can quote that last line too :)

And I absolutely will tell all my friends and family about Baron Hats. This hat will help me maintain my edge and remember my true self as I go through medical school.

I'm sure I'll be back for more.

Thanks and take care friend!

-O.N. El Paso, TX

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Here's a photo of the custom hat you made for me in the style of Tom Baker's from "Doctor Who". And, I absolutely love it :) !

And the extra details I asked for are perfect. Next, I'm ordering the straw version that Peter Davison wore in that same show! Can't wait!

Thanks again for a magnificent job.

--J.S. Muncie, IN

 

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custom hatsMark!!
WOW, WOW AND WOW!  My hat arrived about two hours ago in perfect shape. I am more than pleased with your meticulous craftsmanship - truly you are a master artisan. In fact, I have never observed such attention to detail and perfection in a hat. WOW!

I spend much time behind cameras, but I had to step in front of the lens for a few minutes just so you could see my joy wearing your fine creation.

With kindest regards and best wishes.

--E.F. Jr.  South Pasadena, FL


 

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rebel capHi Mark,,

My Rebel arrived safely. The cap is simply magnificent! You did an outstanding job on it. Every cent is worth the price.
Keep up the great business and craftsmanship.
I'm very happy with the results.
Have a nice week!
Highest regards,

B.A.  Schoellnach , Germany
 

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classic hatsMark-
Here is is a shot of me in my Shadow Pulp Hat as made for me by you at Baron Hats. I am also including a classic Shadow pulp cover to show how incredibly Baron Hats reproduced this unmistakable and impossible to find hat.

Nowhere else is such a perfect reproduction of the Shadow's famous slouch hat to be found.

I am absolutely thrilled with it. Bravo!
And remember...
The Shadow Knows!
Many Thanks-
--J.B. Middletown, NJ
 

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rebel capHello Mark!
My Rebel cap arrived today and I can tell you that it's a real work of Art. The amount of detail and quality is outstanding. The fit is right on and looks great. This cap is a real classic, a one of a kind in which I will be proud to wear and display for many years. Your workmanship is a fine example of the skill and dedication to your craft. Well done!
Sincerely,

-- P. L. Parsippany, NJ
 

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Cheers Mark,

My Fedora came today and I LOVE IT!

It's perfect! Thanks so much to you and staff for an outstanding product. Your help and insight every step of the way was much appreciated.

Your suggestions were spot on! Grazie! It was a pleasure all round!

I will spread the word about BARON!
Peace,
--J.G
Shiloh Street Pictures
Mount Vernon, New York
 

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rebel cap makerMark!


Here I am in the "Rebel" cap that you custom made for me. It's seen the world and everyone loves it!

Thanks!

--J.W.  Los Angeles, CA
 

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White Bond Trilby Hat

Mark,

Here is a photo of me taken at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore Maryland during the running of the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes Race. It's your custom "Bond Trilby", but I had you make it in the same color as you made my "Seabiscuit Fedora". I get all kinds of compliments about the hat everytime I wear it and I wear it all the time unless I am wearing the dark gray Bond Trilby that you made for me!

Thanks again!

--C.B.S.  Columbia, MD

 

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top hats

I have had dream hats in mind for years.

 

Two of those are General Douglas MacArthur's low slung beauty and the exquisite top hat that David Niven wore in the movie, "Around the World in 80 Days". Never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd ever have both of them before me...as part of my collection.

 

I mentioned these dreams to you in an e-mail one evening, in passing, and you immediately said, 'we can do them both'. Not only did you do them both to perfection, but you gave me some fascinating memorabilia and insight on both of them. Your knowledge and research is phenomenal.

 

I still have to pinch myself when I see myself in the mirror with these absolutely magical hats on my head.
 

There is now wonderment a foot in my lair...thanks to you and your fabulous crew.

 Kindest regards, and it is with my deepest appreciation that I say thank you!!!

--T.I. Visalia, California.
 

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cowboy hatsMark,
Just a note to let you know how much I like my BOSS HAT.

I appreciate the time and patience you and your staff gave me.  One week after this picture was taken, this colt bucked me off in a roping chute. Broke my neck, busted my spleen. I have had two operations since the accident and I am permanently disable due to my injuries. When I was laying in ICU, 100 stitches in my head and hand on DEATH'S DOOR, my wife said the first words I said was:"WHERE IS MY HAT?!"
Thank you, and God Bless you,

-D.H. Bastrop, LA

 

NOTE: And God Bless you! Stay well and safe! And thank you for one of the biggest smiles we've ever received from reading a letter from one of our customers!


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kid rock hat

Mark,

The New "Kid Rock" style custom hat you made for me arrived yesterday, just as you promised! It exceeds all expectations. The first store I went into today, a gent called out: "Great Hat"!

Thanks...ML
Haines City, FL
 

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iraq hats

Sir, you have been the greatest help.  Thank you, sir, for all your patience, help and support.  We appreciate your great custom work.

Best,
(from left to right) Specialist Tim Sons, Specialist Zach Richter, and first lieutenant Everett Deger   (Photographed in front of the Al Faw Palace at Camp Victory in Baghdad. 
Military Discounts on hats
 

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trilby hat

Mark,

I received your “ Dr. No Trilby” and I think it is just great! I wanted to let you know I wear your hat all the time! Thanks again,

C.S.

Columbia , MD

 

NOTE: From the serious and professional look of "C.S.", and the equipment in his office, we are very glad he likes the hat! I have a feeling you would not want to make him, or the "organization" he seems to work for angry!


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lone ranger hat

Mark,
Here is a photo of me wearing the "Silver Bullet" hat that you custom made for me. It looked beautiful! I can't thank you enough! I wore it while riding a dear friend's "Silver" horse in front of a parade of dozens of actual K.I.T.T. cars at the Knight Rider Festival on Fremont Street in Las Vegas surrounded by hundreds of cheering KR fans.

What a sight that was! On behalf of the entire KRF staff and myself I want to express our sincere appreciation for your support and help in making 2011 Knight Rider Festival such a success. So much so, that we are doing it again next year. The 2011 dates for Knight Rider Festival are Friday/Saturday March 18-19, 2011!

PS. This photo was The Las Vegas Review Journal Photo of the day!

Sincerely,

Paul Casey

Producer, Knight Rider Festival.

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Paul Casey, entrepreneur, and famous Las Vegas Elvis impersonator, who created the Knight Rider Festival, was dressed as The Lone Ranger because that show was the inspiration for "Knight Rider," which aired from 1982 to 1986. (Photo courtesy Erik Kabik/Retna) Check out more photos from the festival, and learn about the festival's main charity, The Children's Miracle Network at: www.knightriderfestival.com


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rocky hat

Hi Mark.

I love the Rocky hat you made for me and wear it proudly as I do my job as the official Rocky Balboa Impersonator in Philly!

All this happened because in 1979 I saw Rocky on TV. I was 11 years old. That movie grabbed my face and shoved it into a journey that has not stopped. I am now 41 and still marvel at the goodness Rocky brings out in all of us.

Through a series of random encounters I ran into Sly Stallone. Each time growing in our length of conversation. Through freak luck I found myself on the Balboa set in Philadelphia. Later in the evening I had a life changing talk. Each of us doing our best Rocky impression. (Guess who won?) In the video, the picture of he and I with our fist up is the result of that evening. Mark, the very special thing here is that he wasn't "SLY" he was Sylvester, a dad, a husband just eating dinner.

Then in September of 2006, I won (as you see in the video) a national Rocky look-alike contest. Talking with Sly again at the Rocky Statue re-dedication. Now that's my job, Rocky Balboa impersonator in Philadelphia. I perform in front of 15 people or 50 thousand.

Thanks for the amazing hat. And to know it was made by the very studio that made the original! You were so very reasonable and helpful! Now it’s time for me to also have you make the brown Rocky Balboa hat as you did for Sly!

All the best,
Mike Kunda
Official Rocky Impersonator
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

NOTE: Check out Mike's fascinating video of his Rocky Journey and meeting the "man" himself at: Philadelphias #1 Rocky Impersonator

 

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Kilgore Hat


What a wonderful day it was for me when my Kilgore hat was delivered to me! I can honestly say there was tears of joy that day. The craftsmanship and attention to detail and also the quality is out of this world! I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart, Mark, for my magnificent Kilgore hat. It is truly a work of art.

I want to say to you, Mark, right from the beginning of our friendship you have made my dreams come true, and turned my fantasy into reality. And even though I know how busy you are, you have always taken the time to be there for me with your kind thoughts and words of encouragement, and please believe me this last year the journey for me has been rough, but having your friendship has helped me through that rough trail. I feel so proud having you, Mark, the great Hollywood Hat Maker as my friend! You are a special person to me and thank God for you, may God bless you always.

I hope you like the photo of me proudly wearing my Kilgore .

--H.B.
Cleveland, England

NOTE: This very special gentleman from England, a lover of all things from the American West, has gone through many years now of intensive chemotherapy for several very serious illnesses, and had taken it all with astonishing courage and a love of life that has been an inspiration to all of us at Baron!  We are so proud to have him as our friend. We salute him. He is a true Cowboy! From all of us at Baron: COWBOY UP!


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Hi Mark,

I am now wearing my new "No Name" hat and poncho. I am absolutely thrilled! Here is a photo of yours truly at the wedding, standing between a "pimp" and Mary Poppins! My new "No Name" outfit was so popular I almost upstaged the bride!

Thanks so much!

Best wishes, -- C.H. Bloomington, IN

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john wayne cowboy hat

Dear Mark,

A huge thank you for the "Sons of Katie Elder" John Wayne hat. I was so excited

I couldn't wait to give it to my Dad on his 70th birthday. He had it as soon as it was delivered.  He is absolutely over the moon with it! As promised

I have sent you a picture of my Dad wearing his pride and joy "teaching a lesson" to some other cowboy he met in a bar who is wearing the exact same hat!

Once again thank you so much for an excellent service & hat.

Regards from a very happy family

--K. A.
Devon, England
 

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Odd Todd Hat

Mark,

GOT IT! LOVVVVVE IT! I LOOK AWESOME IN IT AND IT IS AWESOME !

Here's a photo of me and ODDTODD both wearing our new "Tycoon" Baron Hat and of course toasting our hats with some Coff-ay!.

Thanks totally!

Seriously dig it alot!
Best,
Todd Rosenberg
www.oddtodd.com
New York, New York

NOTE: Todd Rosenberg is the genius behind the wildly successful ODD TODD website, and awesome ODD TODD animations (and a ton of other treats!), seen by literally millions of adoring fans each day, along with classic animations for the likes of NPR, ABC News, Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show", NOVA, The Today Show, IFC, National Geographic TV (to name just a few). Baron Hats is proud to be designated the "Official Hat Maker" of everything ODD TODD! Proud, not only because it's really coolio to be rewarded that honor, but because we just happen to be huge fans of Rosenberg's work, and everything ODD TODD. Check it out for yourself at www.oddtodd.com!


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fedora hatsWow, wow, wow! Just received my Johnny Depp "Public Enemies" Fedora.

Let me just say, Mr. Mejia, you & your team continuously out do yourselves with each order.

What an absolutely stunning hat.

From the burgundy ribbon to the black & gold silk/satin lining....... Everything about the hat is spot on! It looks like it just stepped out of the 1930s. Crown height, brim width, classic bash, it's just perfect. I am more than impressed & incredibly pleased: I’m yet to take it off! Once again, many thanks for creating a most wonderful article of head wear. I'll definitely be back with another order. I've enclosed a shot of my Baron Hats collection so far (the new Depp hat is right in the middle, above your two custom porkpies!). Every hat surpasses the previous. I am very, very pleased with my Depp Public Enemy fedora. It is truly beautiful....but, hey, all my Barons are! Well, thanks again for your excellent craftsmanship. Looking forward to my next Baron....

Like I always say.....A Baron hat isn't just a hat, it's THE HAT!

Reguards,

--D.G.
Melbourne, Australia
 

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Mark,

I received the "Jimmy" this afternoon and "WOW", simply awesome! Well worth the wait and I truly appreciate the rush at the end to get it here.

I will proudly wear the hat on the beaches of Hawaii this week and every opportunity I get. Thanks again!

Customer for life!
Officer T.M.
Brooklyn Park Police Department
COPS Unit
Brooklyn Park, MN
 

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I purchased the 100% 200XXX Beaver "Cliffhanger" from Baron Hats. I went with the Beaver felt as I am on the river in my canoe all summer long. Sometimes for a week at a time. I get rained on and occasionally take a spill and go into the water as canoeing can be a hazardous activity. I needed a hat that would hold up to the daily wet conditions I would be putting it through. I will say after many trips on the river this Fedora "Cliffhanger" has held up beautifully. The block has held its shape and the felt is as silky as the day I bought it. In fact the more wear the fedora gets the better it looks. I give Mr. Mejia the highest marks on customer service. I spoke with Baron's Master Hatter, Mark Mejia on more than one occasion. Mr. Mejia’s attitude toward making the perfect hat for his customer is a way of life for him. He refused to let the hat out of his shop until it was perfect. It is rare to get such specialized treatment from the owner of a business of this caliber. I can’t imagine one of the celebrities he caters to getting any better service or receiving any finer hat than Barons provided me. I will recommend them to anyone interested in purchasing from Barons in the future!

Thanks again for such a great job on my Fedora. It is a lid that would make the man that made it famous proud!

     --C.B.

Lynchburg, VA
 

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Hello all,

I am writing to let you know that I have just received my Jimmy and it is a revelation. The bottom line is the hat is beautiful and skillfully made. Your work is FANTASTIC!  Here's a glimpse of the Jimmy in "action". Once again, I thank you for the craftsmanship and the beauty of the final product. I do not go a single day wearing it without being complimented on it. You have my highest recommendation.

I can't take the hat off!!!  I'm looking for every excuse I can to wear it!

Regards,
K.H.  Kalamazoo, MI

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Hey Mark,
I wear my "Yuma" every day and there is not one person that I meet who doesn't make a comment about it! Especially when I ride my stagecoach through town! I have told everyone that has inquired, where to get one. Thanks so much. I just love the hat!
--D.K
Sonora, CA.


 

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My Yellow Dick Tracy Fedora (just like the one you made for the movie!) just got here about 45 minutes ago. It looks fantastic! Thanks again for such a beautiful hat. You can definitely expect further orders from me in the future!

Sincerely,
--D.G.
Kearns, UT
 


 

Hi Mark ,

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind words and sincere support.

When I wear my Baron custom made Rio Westerly hat, it fills my heart with pride and sense of dignity knowing that it was made by the Master Hatter for all the stars in the real Wild West movies!

 

Why bother with the rest, when only Baron Hats are the best!


God bless you, Mark and all at Baron Hats.
Love and best wishes always,

H.B.
London, England

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Dear Mark,
“GERONIMOOOOOOOO !!!!”

No, that’s neither the 101st Airborne Paratroopers’ jump
cry, nor Jerry Lewis testing a microphone in the movie “The Ladies Man”.

But it’s the title of a movie directed by Walter Hill in 1993 starring Jason Patrick, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman and Matt Damon.

This Western tells the story of a US horse soldier in the late XIX Century, towards the end of the Indian Apaches wars. My hat is a replica inspired by the hat worn by Jason Patrick as Capt. Gatewood.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH MARK for your kindness and impeccable job in making that hat. Remembering our cool meeting at Baron Hats booth during the 2008 Paris Western Show.
Sincerely,

G.B., Aosta, Italy
 

Hi Mark,

Here is a picture of me with the reproduction you made for me of Brad Pitt's hat from "Legends of the Fall".

It's the nicest hat I have ever owned!

Thanks again for the fine work and attention to detail. I think I need another “Mark Masterpiece” so you will be hearing from me again soon.
Best regards,
--D.H.
Clifton, VA
 

Dear Mark,
I received my Henry Fonda (as "Frank") hat from "Once Upon A Time In The West", this past Thursday, and it's everything I hoped for. I've already worn it around town yesterday while doing errands, etc, and I can assure you of the numerous compliments I'd gotten, usually beginning with the phrase "I like your hat!" (One woman actually professed a love for it. Its true! I was standing in line at the local Shoppers food supermarket.) Another, a young man, said "now THAT'S a hat!"

Its a perfect fit, right color, and an exact replica of the one worn by Henry Fonda, right down to the rope band (see the production shot of the hat that I sent). The Beaver material feels like silk. Its perfect (not to overuse the word) in every way. I plan to make this rope band hat the one I wear daily, and the other black one you made for me last year (that Fonda wears at the end of the movie), will be my special occasion hat. You can believe me when I say to you that I'm pleased to no end with the work you've done. If anyone were to ask me where to get the perfect custom hat, you can be sure my answer is going to be: "Contact Mark Mejia, C/O Baron Hats, Burbank, Ca. He'll set you up right!" Again, my heartfelt thanks.

Regards,
J. E. S.
Mechanicsville, MD

 

Dear Mark!

Joy and happiness in Austria! Today your terrific Saddle Master Hat arrived in Gmunden. Please see the photo showing me wearing the first time your wonderful hat. It fits perfect. You know, now I’ve got that special hat I was always looking for.

I am quite sure; it’s the first Baron Hat in Austria. That makes me proud. Definitely Duke Wayne smiles on me wherever he is. So once again, thanks so lot for your help, your mails and of course for the Saddle Master. Best wishes and God bless you
Dr. M.K.
Gmunden, Austria

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“Mark,
I’ve received my Pork Pie Hat today. It’s perfect and will surely bring a lot of inspiration to my music. No wonder why that distinctive hat has been an all time favourite among some of the greatest past and present Jazz musicians; It has to hold some of ”That Old Black Magic” onboard! Thank you"!
P.J.W., Maastricht, Holland
   


Mark,
My “Rawhide” hat couldn’t be a more authentic drover’s hat. It has it all: The permanently encrusted dust from miles and miles of trail rides, the hat band saturated with sweat from hard work under the sun, and just the right level of felt wear to make you believe you’re owning a bit of the Legend. You are a Master Forger… Cut 'em out, ride 'em in !

PM, Phoenix, AZ
 

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Dear Mark,
What a great hat! Your "Door In The Floor" inspired custom hat arrived in good order early last week and fits perfectly! You and your colleagues did a wonderful job!                                           
             Sincerely,

            --D.N.
             Phoenix, AZ

 

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(He is the BEST Butcher in the WORLD)

Your exquisite Italian Boater came in the mail yesterday at about noon-- by 3:30 it was on my friend George-the-Butcher's Gleeful Head! Look at that smile! He should've been an actor, he often tells me, but cutting meat paid better(!) And George is always kind to me. I find that butchers are truly the finest people I've ever met.

       Thanks!

        --B.T.
       Worcester, MA
 

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Mark,

The “Mickey” not only gives me the coolest look, but it makes me play funkier than ever!

P.P.

Paris, France.
 

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Dear Mark,
That one-of-a-kind leather hat band really makes the “Winchester Wind Devil"
an outstanding piece of art. Its two faux turquoise Conchos are like small pieces of blue sky captured on the hat in perfect harmony with its fawn color.

I understand  the “Winchester” and the “Wind” in the name, but where’s the “Devil” in this hat!?

Best regards. 

JL, Billings, MT

 

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Dear Mark,

You have perfectly “Silver-Belly-felt” what my expectations were and you indisputably did honor both to the Lone Ranger’s and the Hat Maker’s creeds in making this awesome hat!!... Thank you,

CC, Corpus Christi, TX

 

 

 

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Dear Baron Hats Team,
"...It's time for a cowboy to dream. Purple line, in the canyon,
That's well I want to be,
With my three good companions,
Just my rifle, my poney and me.
I gonna hang my sombrero..." (Dean Martin's song)

A Bravo for the Rio's ! My Rio Bravo hat is so realist that we could believe it's the authentic one ! It fits me well, but I don't understand why I don't look like John Wayne and I don't see his face when looking in the mirror !?
I am very impressed with the high quality and the growing old, a splendid and beautiful fashion. That's the top. Well done for your job. Thank you very much.
D.B., Paris, France.
 


Dear Mark,

Just got "The Lover" It's Perfect!
--J.D.
San Francisco, CA
 

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Mark,
My 1889 campaign hat arrived last night. The hat is a masterpiece!  I love it! Pleasure doing business with you guys; you know how to make a hat, sir!  Wonderful! I hate having to take it off when I go home at night!
 
Thanks!
--T.F.
   Djibouti, Africa



 


D
ear Mark,

This hat is perfect from A to…. Z. It makes me feel so cunning and free and I’ll be forever proud to have the sign of “Baron Hats” carved inside…

Thanks,  
 --Y.B.
Offenburg - Germany

 

 

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Hi Mark,

        Thanks for having re-created the "Wanted: Dead Or Alive" hat right  down to every detail with such craftsmanship! There are no grounds for "dispute" about whether you've deserved  your "bounty" or not !

         All the best,
         --S.M.

         Lapland, Sweden
 

Mark,
           I just wanted to let you know that we received the Swashbuckler hat in NYC and it looked great! Thanks to your amazing hat and a lot of talent from my husband he won the Zizzle Toy Co. POTC2 Jack Sparrow look alike contest and won a $45,000 Volvo XC90 SUV!  Again thank you sooooo much!
           --J.R.
           Ridgecrest, CA

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Mark,
I love my Don Juan hat! Not just its style, but the feel of it, and the way it looks when I wear it. It adds such a mysterious look, and it's just beautiful! Thanks!
-- T.M
Des Plaines, IL


Hi Mark!
          I received my "Sting" cap and it is stunning! It came out so much better than I had imagined. Thanks for all your work on this. You can be sure I will be sending all my custom hat orders to Baron's in the future! Kudos to you, and the entire staff at BCH for the professionalism and honesty you show in your business practices! I intend to spread the word of the fine workmanship you do for your customers.

Thanks again for a great product and great service!

     Sincerely,
     --B.L

    Seabrook, NH



Hi Mark!

The Lincoln stovepipe reproduction arrived this morning! It is fabulous! Very distinguished looking and attractive. I greatly appreciate the workmanship so evident in the making of this hat. Wow! It is truly awesome! I am indebted to your service and quick action to send this hat along to arrive in time for me to present the "entire" ensemble of Lincoln to the 8th graders tomorrow! I have proudly shown it off to many teachers, including our headmistress. Thank you so much for your craftsmanship, service, and desire to help school children learn about history in a creative sort of way. I have taken every opportunity to speak glowingly about you and Baron Hats.Much indebted, My presentation was a big success! I received many accolades from both students, and adults. I had to do a second performance because many didn't want to miss it. Thank you again for creating and mailing the hat in time for last week's performance!
Kind regards,
--HW                                                                                                       
West Hartford, CT   

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Dear Mark,
Thank you! Thank You! Gracias! The hat arrived today at 10 AM! It's perfect and looks great on my man! Couldn't get him to take it off last night! Never thought we'd find anyone who could make a custom hat for my man's "special" size head! Take a look! Here's what a man with a 8 1/2" head looks like in your great hat!
--Z.Y.
Courtlandt Manor, NY


 

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Mark!
There are no words to express just how great I think this Nightstalker hat is! You nailed it perfectly-it fits great it looks great and I couldn't be happier with it. Thank you very much for your craftsmanship and attention to detail! 
Sincerely,
--J.C.
Buffalo, NY

 
 

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Mr. Mejia,
Wow! I am so thoroughly impressed with your extra efforts, I bought the Cliffhanger and believe me, the honor is all mine! To have a hat personally constructed by a company with such excellent customer service, I would like to extend a heart-felt Thank You for such outstanding customer service. Thank you again, for all your outstanding  efforts to make me happy, which you have done ever so well at. I will now spread the word about what an excellent company this is!
J.D.R.
Darmstadt, GERMANY

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Hey Mark!
I got the cap today! I love it! I really thank you for helping me out making the cap! I've been searching for years to have the exact hat that John Lennon wore in "Help" made, and can't believe all the time and work you did to get the pictures and make it exactly right! I have wanted this John Lennon cap all my life, and now I have it! You have no idea how much this means to me. It's just perfect!
--A.R.
Brewster, NY           

                                                       

Mark,
Received the Robert Redford - "Out Of Africa" hat you made for me and have been wearing it often. Thanks for the help. It's nice to work with people who keep their word. I have given your name to other folks interested in hats and I hope to do more business in the future. Feel free to put me on your endorsement list. 
--Dr. J.C.K.
Nacogdoches, TX

 

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Dear Mark,
Thanks for getting back to me so quickly, and once again, I appreciate 
the work, You really do make extremely high quality products there. In 
fact, my wife liked the Fedora so much, she's going to take a look at your 
website and see what type(s) of women's Hats she prefers and will place 
an order soon.
Thanks again.
--J.K.
Camarillo, CA
 

Mark,
I wanted to thank you immensely for the Sam Elliott "Virgil Earp-Tombstone" hat that you so skillfully made. It has garnered great reviews from my shooting partners and "civilians" alike. Your skill, patience and craftsmanship are without compare. Thank you for the wonderful experience!.
Regards,
W.M.W.
Solvang, CA

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Mark-
The Bogie Fedora is perfect. I received it today (one day after my 39th birthday) and I just cannot believe how great a hat this is. This is quite simply the most beautiful hat I own. I will treasure this for the rest of my life. Thank God there is someone like you that has this talent. This hat will not be sent back for ay adjustments, no primping or anything. Crownsize: perfect. Brim size: Perfect. I have looked for this hat my entire life.
Thank you Thank you Thank you!
--J.C.
Buffalo, NY        

                                                                     


Hi Mark,
I got my "Silver Bullet" hat yesterday. I am very happy with it. It looks exactly like the one I remember Clayton Moore wearing when I met him a LONG time ago. It is a wonderful hat. It fits me perfectly. Very well done! It has exceeded my expectations!! 
--P.F.
 St. Marys, Ohio

 

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Dearest Mr. Mejia,
I read with such interest the story of your journey to find the true craftsmen's of the "Orzuelo" hand made straw hats for the motion picture "Master and Commander". I must say, it is a fine film of which I must be the world's most devoted fan (as I was of the books as well), and thought I just must have several of these hats for my collection. They have just arrived (beautifully packaged, I might add), and they are more than I could ever have dreamed. You were so right to be so detailed of the master weaving techniques. They hats are true works of art, and each one must have taken months and months of work to create. I feel so honourned to be in possession of them, and will, in time purchase the entire set! They also make magnificent gardening hats, I have discovered to my delight! These are a true treasure, and if it wasn't for your Herculean efforts to make them available to the general public,  there would be no other place on Earth to obtain such great creations, long thought to be a lost art!
Very Sincerely Yours,
--G.I.
Southampton, ENGLAND

 

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Dear Mark:
I received my "Monster Hunter Hat" from you yesterday. It was a perfect fit!!! No gaps, no wobbling---perfect in every way. And it was 2 weeks early as well! You did an excellent job and provided exceptional service! Thank you. I would highly recommend anyone looking for a custom made hat to call you. Thanks again!

Sincerely,
--L. J. B.
Mesa, AZ

 

Dear Mark,
I received my hat today and I am very pleased with the color, the measurements, and the hat band.  It's the hat that I have always wanted, and I will wear it for the rest of my life!  Thank you!  

--C.D.W.
Argyle, TX


 Mr. Mejia,
Wow! I am so thoroughly impressed with your extra efforts, I bought the Cliffhanger and believe me, the honor is all mine! To have a hat personally constructed by a company with such excellent customer service, I would like to extend a heart-felt Thank You for such outstanding customer service. Thank you again, for all your outstanding  efforts to make me happy, which you have done ever so well at. I will now spread the word about what an excellent company this is!
J.D.R.
Darmstadt, GERMANY

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 Hey Mark!
I got the cap today! I love it! I really thank you for helping me out making the cap! I've been searching for years to have the exact hat that John Lennon wore in "Help" made, and can't believe all the time and work you did to get the pictures and make it exactly right! I have wanted this John Lennon cap all my life, and now I have it! You have no idea how much this means to me. It's just perfect!
--A.R.
Brewster, NY     
      

 

Mark,
Received the Robert Redford - "Out Of Africa" hat you made for me and have been wearing it often. Thanks for the help. It's nice to work with people who keep their word. I have given your name to other folks interested in hats and I hope to do more business in the future. Feel free to put me on your endorsement list. 
--Dr. J.C.K.
Nacogdoches, TX

 

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 Dear Mark,
Thanks for getting back to me so quickly, and once again, I appreciate 
the work, You really do make extremely high quality products there. In 
fact, my wife liked the Fedora so much, she's going to take a look at your 
website and see what type(s) of women's Hats she prefers and will place 
an order soon.
Thanks again.
--J.K.
Camarillo, CA
 

 Mark,
I wanted to thank you immensely for the Sam Elliott "Virgil Earp-Tombstone" hat that you so skillfully made. It has garnered great reviews from my shooting partners and "civilians" alike. Your skill, patience and craftsmanship are without compare. Thank you for the wonderful experience!.
Regards,
W.M.W.
Solvang, CA
 

 

MORE PRAISE FROM J.C. IN BUFFALO, NY, WHO ORDERED MORE HATS FROM US! (WE'RE GRATEFUL TO ALL OUR RETURNING CUSTOMERS, AND ALWAYS HAPPY WHEN THEY SEND US PHOTOS!):


Mark-
The Bogie Fedora is perfect. I received it today (one day after my 39th birthday) and  I just cannot believe how great a hat this is. This is quite simply the most beautiful hat I own. I will treasure this for the rest of my life. Thank God there is someone like you that has this talent. This hat will not be sent back for ay adjustments, no primping or anything. Crownsize: perfect. Brim size: Perfect. I have looked for this hat my entire life.
Thank you Thank you Thank you!
--J.C.
Buffalo, NY  
 
     

 Hi Mark,
I got my "Silver Bullet" hat yesterday. I am very happy with it. It looks exactly like the one I remember Clayton Moore wearing when I met him a LONG time ago. It is a wonderful hat. It fits me perfectly. Very well done! It has exceeded my expectations!! 
--P.F.
 St. Marys, Ohio

 

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 Dearest Mr. Mejia,
I read with such interest the story of your journey to find the true craftsmen's of the "Orzuelo" hand made straw hats for the motion picture "Master and Commander". I must say, it is a fine film of which I must be the world's most devoted fan (as I was of the books as well), and thought I just must have several of these hats for my collection. They have just arrived (beautifully packaged, I might add), and they are more than I could ever have dreamed. You were so right to be so detailed of the master weaving techniques. They hats are true works of art, and each one must have taken months and months of work to create. I feel so honourned to be in possession of them, and will, in time purchase the entire set! They also make magnificent gardening hats, I have discovered to my delight! These are a true treasure, and if it wasn't for your Herculean efforts to make them available to the general public,  there would be no other place on Earth to obtain such great creations, long thought to be a lost art!
Very Sincerely Yours,
--G.I.
Southampton, ENGLAND

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Mark!
Hat arrived today! I haven't had much time with it yet, as quite busy! But, it is phenomenal! From first impressions....it is perfect -- just what I asked for! Fits great! I will give a more detailed report after the hat and I have had some quality time alone! Thank you so very much!

--W.C.W
Kansas City, KC

 

Baron Hats:
My hat turned out to be everything I'd hoped it would.  It's a perfect fit and exactly what I wanted, and absolutely beautiful.  Thanks again so much, Mark, for a great job.
--P.T.
 
Santa Anna, CA 
 

Dear Baron Hats,
 I just wanted to say thanks for the awesome customer service and I really like the hat as well.  I will be sure to let everyone I know about your superb business.  Until I need a hat again...

Thank you!,

--R.J.W.  
Stillwater, OK
 

 Mark Mejia,
The spike bowler you made for my boyfriend’s band is awesome as is the special blood red dye! This is going to do for bowlers what “ZZ” did to top hats!

-W.Z.!
Rochester, MN  
 

 Dear Mark: 
It came!  It is an absolutely amazing hat!  I can almost imagine how Audrey Hepburn must have felt the first time she saw hers.  I can see why you would want to wait for the feather- it wouldn't be quite the same without it, though it would still be an amazing hat.   Thank you so very very much for all the effort and care which you and your staff put into all three of the hats. I could almost feel the care because all three hats seem to speak "We are not made on an assembly line!  Real people made us and it took concentration and creativity to make us look and fit just right.

Thank you so so much.
--O.A.  
Raleigh, NC 

 

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 Dear Mark:

I just wanted you to know that the tea was an enormous success thanks to you.  Everyone was wild about the hats, especially the one which only I was daring enough to wear- the one with the ostrich feathers.  It set the tone for the party as people entered because they quickly realized that we were not trying to be stiff and formal and snooty and that we were all there to just have fun.  Everyone looked so good in their hats that we all agreed that it was a tradition that needed revival!  One of the husbands with whom I spoke this week said that he wishes that women would wear hats again.  We decided that we would get several couples together and go out to dinner periodically with the women all wearing hats (something more modern than the ostrich feather type hats) and see if it catches on.  I will be soon making another visit to your website for a more modern hat.  I am not normally a trend-setter, so I can't promise anything!  Thank you again so so much.

--M.C.  
Atlanta, GA
 

 Mark,
I love the ‘Lover’! Never saw the movie, but saw the hat on your website and just had to have it. I knew it would be beautiful, but the workmanship is sensational. My head never really works with hats, even though I’ve always wanted to wear them, but your special personal service and working with me to make sure it fit just right paid off and it fits like a glove. Thanks so much for everything! I love it!  
--D.D.  
Melling Surloire, FRANCE

 

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 Baron:
The ‘Snatch’ hat is hot! Don’t know how you did it, but it’s perfect, and even though you just made it, you did that ‘aging’ thing and it looks like and feels like I’ve been wearing it for years like a your favorite pair of boots. I’ll be back for more!

--B.Y. 
Hackensack, NJ

 

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 Mark,
I’ve been searching for years for someone to make me a custom collapsible top hat. Your price was very reasonable, and the satin-silk hat is made like in the old days. This attention to detail and skill is a lost art… but found at Barons!

--K.L.
Madison, WI

 

 Baron Hats!   
Just received the Bruce Willis “Whole Ten Yards” hat! It’s right off the screen, like in the movie and fits like I was born in it! Now if only I looked more like Bruce Willis or had Amada Peet in my convertible, I’d be the happiest man in the world. You are true craftsmen!
--P.I.
Idar-Oberstein, WEST GERMANY

 

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 Baron Hats:
I’m never taking off the “Monster Hat’. This is a true work of art, and I know I’ll be able to pass it down to my grandson, when I have one! Everyone asks me about this hat, and can’t believe I have it, since they think I took it off Van Helsing myself!
--B.B.  
Joplin, MO

 

 Baron California Hats:
The authentic straw “Boaters” just arrived. They are everything you said they’d be. I’m so use to cheap “Styrofoam” flimsy boaters, that I had forgotten how heavy and solid a real boater is! And what fun to wear! You put it on, and it’s like you’re tall and thin and are ready to take on the world. Now everyone wants one in the office, so be prepared!
--M.M.
Gary, IN

 

Here are selected bits of praise from some of the most fastidious critics in the world – the ultra-fans of the
“Indiana Jones™” movies.
Many of these film aficionados have purchased our “Cliffhanger” hat, which is a classic 1930's fedora (baron hat's founder, eddie baron made the original fedora for the movie), and frankly we were anxious to hear their comments. 

They don’t miss a thing, and it has to be just perfect! 

So -- here’s their judgment:  

 



Mark,
The Baron's is well done! Mine felt like and 'old and trusted friend' from word go! If you like the well up-turned TOD/LC - look, this is the hat for that! Great quality fur and super considerations by Mark (hat maker)! It looked broken in from the time it came out of the box. And, with just a bit of wear -- well, the rest is history! I could not be more pleased with this 'Indy' investment! I have always been partial to the 'lift' on the brim in TOD/LC and out of all my Indy-style fedoras, this one delivers this trait the best. If you look up from this writing to the 'shadowy image of Indy -- above', you will get a good idea of how this hat looks in shadows and reflections. Plus, I had an excellent customer/provider relationship with Mark throughout the hat building process. When you get an opportunity check out the IndyGear forum web site. I had the chance to respond to a 'gearhead' who had questions about your hat(s)...hope you like what I posted. Again! Thank You! I had the hat with me all day today (along with my Wested Horsehide Last Crusade Jacket)...they look super together! You are hot! Great workmanship and a distinct pleasure to have had you build this style of 'Indy' for me. I will always treasure this hat! All regards!
--W.C. (Topeka, Kansas)
 


Mark:
First of all...you are a pleasure to work with. The "Cliffhanger" was delivered on time and is styled and cut to my specifications and it already feels 'lived in'! I have never purchased a new hat (custom or otherwise) before that looks and feels broken in! It has that spark of a hat that has already seen some action and in the short time I have had it, it already feels like a trusted friend! Now that...is truly unique in this day and age of make it, break it, throw it away-items! I am certain that this new, but seemingly old friend and I, will have many wonderful adventures together! Thank you so much for your touch of class to a classic fedora! Indy would be proud!"
--C.W III (Bosman, MO)
 


Mark,
…I just opened the box a few minutes ago. Colors: Rich chocolate brown w/ black ribbon. If it was dusty, I'd say right on the money. Texture: Feels great. Very soft to the touch.

Heft: Feels substantial. Not too heavy but much better than most store bought lids. Shape: Brim generally right, I will be working with the roll on the sides anyway. Crown not tear-dropped as some had feared. I just took my hand and creased through the back of the crown to deepen the bash just enough to show from behind. Good pinch and no taper in the front. Lining: Bright blue. Overall, I'm very pleased!
--T.B. (Atlanta, GA)
 


MORE PRAISE FOR THE "CLIFFHANGER" FROM INDY GEAR:

"A fine looking hat. The Brim swoop looks great. The perfect ‘Temple of Doom’ hat, which is understandable because I believe that is the claim of Barons, that they made the hats for that film!”

“It's great to see the ‘Cliffhanger’. It looks like a great addition to our vendors. An extraordinary hat…a great purchase!”  

“…has Temple of Doom written all over it. It would probably make a decent Raiders hat  All in all not a bad lookin' hat!”  


“I couldn't agree with you guys more... just screams Temple of Doom! looking very much like the hat he puts on in Lao Che's plane. While Temple of Doom was never my favorite movie, I'm way into the gear of TOD than TOD, so maybe I'll have to consider one of these puppies!” 

 

"...it looks great!! The brim curl looks a lot like the Venice dock scene in Last Crusade.... Nice lid!…It's very soft to the touch. It's not cowboy stiff, but 'it's not floppy either. It can easily be worked.”
 

"The ‘Cliffhanger’ Fedora is perfection. It’s so beautiful, frankly I’m afraid to wear it, and think I’ll just put it in the display case I also bought and just look at it, next to my other ‘Indiana Jones’ collection. I even look like Indiana with this on, if I’d just shave off my mustache: “Shorty, where's my razor?”  


The "Cliffhanger" is a classic fedora and Baron Hats is not affiliated in any way, nor do they by fact or inference imply to hold any rights or authorization of the use of any copyrights or trademarks as held by LucasFilm. Ltd. "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" Paramount and TM Lucasfilm Ltd.  All Rights Reserved

 

 

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