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Custom Made Hats in New York City

  
Ken Lee, Custom hat maker measuring a client for a custom hat at The Hat House hat shop in Soho NYC
Ken Lee,  hat designer starting the custom hat process with a fitting.


A handmade hat or a bespoke hat design is 
the ultimate way to enjoy luxury headwear.

The Hat House hatter,  Ken Lee, hand creates one of kind artistic beaver felt hat designs. A sample of photos can be viewed in more detail on the following Instagram sites:   hathousenewyork and kenleecustom

Made in New York City using vintage tools and techniques dating back from the early 1800's,  Ken Lee Custom creates bespoke hats. 

Call 347-640-4048 for an appointment.

Ken Lee Custom - Hand Made hat in Navy 100X Blue Beaver Felt
Custom Beaver Felt Hat by Ken Lee 
Classic fur felt custom fedora by Ken Lee Custom hats worn by beautful womanKen Lee  custom hats on man and women at The Hat House, hat shop




Fine felt  Beaver or Rabbit Fur felt Fedoras based upon the classic mid century New York City style designs as well as Western Beaver true cowboy hats.  

These custom hats are either artisan crafted in a pristine condition as well an option for the trendy distressed and fire burnt or "old west" trail dusted hard ridden' designs. 
Distressed Trendy Styled Ken Lee Custom Beaver Felt fedora lid
All hats, distressed or pristine, are made properly, using the finest materials, design & build techniques and will last more than a lifetime.
Ken Lee Custom hand made classic fedora on man with happy wife at The Hat House in Soho NYC
Cowboy hat by Ken Lee Custom hats in Vogue Spain Magazine on model


Working from your inspiration photos or from his own suggestions on various hat styles, vintage or contemporary, a one of a kind luxury bespoke hat will take form.

You are able to participate in the design of your hat such as color swatch, brim size, shape and various materials used if you desire.  


Your look and fit in the headwear is a paramount part of the process.

Custom hats for performances, movies, TV and stage are available as well.

Vaquero flat brim furfelt black hat by Ken Lee Custom hats in NYC

Some well known hat customers of The Hat House and Ken Lee Custom:  

Julia Roberts, Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton, Sam Worthington, Erykah Badu, David Bowie, Iman, Rihanna, Beyonce',  Lady Gaga, Madonna,  many musicians, rock stars, actors, artists in the public eye... but mainly... hat afficionados.

Katy Perry with her makeup stylist, Kandee Johnson in her Ken Lee custom beaver hat

Model Luke Ditella in Ken Lee Custom Beaver distressed hatDistressed beaver furfelt  fedora by Ken Lee Custom


Consultation and fitting takes place by appointment in our convenient Soho New York City location at 131 Thompson Street...between Houston and Prince St. we are located inside the Japanese Kimono Boutique.

Fittings in your home or office can be arranged as well.  Call 347-640-4048

Where can you find these hats in New York? ...Berets, Fedoras, Bowler, Top Hat, Custom Hat, Beaver Hat, Cowboy Hat, Newsboy hats

The Hat House has all of  the above hats in every size.  If you have a really small head size or if you have a very large head size, we can fit you.  Take a look at some of our other hats and services:



Beaver hat from The Hat House
Western beaver hat
One of the Best Hat Shops in New York City   NY  award for The Hat House

Ken Lee Custom grey beaver hat
Beaver Fedora by Ken Lee
Our onsite hatter has the methodology and techniques to fit you while you wait in most instances.  We have a wide variety of quality, ready to wear hats on our shelves.  You can walk out with your hat the same day.
Ken Lee Custom Porkpie hat

The Hat House has provided and made hats for numerous movies, shows and celebrities including
Madonna, David Bowie, Iman, Rihanna, Erykah Badu, Sam Worthington, Morgan Freeman, Julia Roberts...as well as many other well known musicians, TV and Youtube stars and artists.

Silverbelly Ken Lee Custom beaver hat
Handmade beaver felt hat by Ken Lee Custom
The Hat House photo of Vogue article western hat by Ken Lee Custom
Western furfelt handmade hat


Honey colored panama hat from The Hat House worn by gentleman
Panama Hat from
The Hat House
We have a full service hat shop as well as a complete restoration, clean, block and repair service for all types of hats.  Bring your hats back to a good looking condition again.



Trendy distressed custom beaver hat by Ken Lee Custom
Distressed custom hat


Funk bass player in a flat brim beaver hat by Ken Lee Custom
Flat Brim Beaver Hat


If you are thinking of purchasing a handmade designed custom hat, we have ready to wear and bespoke options for you.  Top quality 100X pure beaver and wild rabbit felts in every grade and color. Hat designs are by Ken Lee, master hatter.


Please call 347-640-4048 before visiting us or sending your hats for repairs.

Fittings for bespoke hat are by appointment with Ken Lee.

Hat House New York hat shop has Ken Lee Custom beaver hats

Hat House New York in SoHo NYC is currently the exclusive location to be fitted for a handmade and bespoke beaver felt hat by Ken Lee Custom.  

Hats are Handcrafted in the Ken Lee Custom shop, using tools and proprietary techniques that have been developed and refined over the past 100 years by the best hatters of Europe and the Americas.


Hat House New York Custom Hats in Beaver felts made to order
 Beaver Hat Designs by Ken Lee Custom Hats

Exquisite beaver felts in a broad range of colors and hands are crafted into beautiful and highly functional works of art that will outlast our lifetimes.    
The Hat House Hat Shop has custom beaver felt fedoras
Hand crafted Beaver Fedora by Ken Lee Custom

Ken Lee personally takes your measurements, consults regarding your interests and tastes for optimal look and comfort.  
Our hat shop in New York created custom hats by Hat House New York
Beaver and Rabbit felt custom hats from our Hat Shop, The Hat House New York

Our hatters are on site in the 131 Thompson Street hat store location to assist you in the entire order process in building your unique bespoke hat design.  


Hat Store in New York, Hat House hat store
All styles of quality hats at Hat House New York, hat store
Hat House Hat Shop model wearing custom beaver hat with bespoke fitting
Custom beaver hats at The Hat House Hat shop - bespoke fitting
Our hat shop in SoHo NYC also has a great selection of ready to wear hats for men and women from local hat factories including Stetson, Borsalino, Bailey.   Fedoras, bowler hats, cowboy hats, Panama Hats, porkpie hats, newsboy hats, flat caps and many more styles are ready to wear off the shelf at reasonable pricing.  

Hat House New York hat shop has Ken Lee Custom beaver hats

Hat House New York in SoHo NYC is currently the exclusive location to be fitted for a handmade and bespoke beaver felt hat by Ken Lee Custom.  

Hats are Handcrafted in the Ken Lee Custom shop, using tools and proprietary techniques that have been developed and refined over the past 100 years by the best hatters of Europe and the Americas.   

Exquisite beaver felts in a broad range of colors and hands are crafted into beautiful and highly functional works of art that will outlast our lifetimes.    

Ken Lee personally takes your measurements, consults regarding your interests and tastes for optimal look and comfort.  

Our hatters are on site in the 131 Thompson Street hat store location to assist you in the entire order process in building your unique bespoke hat design.  

Our hat shop in SoHo NYC also has a great selection of ready to wear hats for men and women from local hat factories including Stetson, Borsalino, Bailey.   Fedoras, bowler hats, cowboy hats, Panama Hats, porkpie hats, newsboy hats, flat caps and many more styles are ready to wear off the shelf at reasonable pricing.  

Are you looking for a good Hat Shop?

Hat House New York in Soho New York City is conveniently located close to all subways.  There is also parking available on the street as well as a nearby parking garage just a short walk away.

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We are a hat shop for both men and women and have an extensive selection of quality hats that are on our shelves and ready to wear. Whether you are looking for Panama hats, Fedora hats in Felts or Straw, including furfelts.
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hat shop, that hat house 347-640-4048


If you are looking for a full service hat store that also makes custom made hats, we make are own beaver and rabbit felt bespoke hats that are tailor made just for you.

Check out our Instagram: hathousenewyork if you would like to see our custom made headwear.

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Many celebrities, locals and visitors have our original custom made pieces.  Bowie, Madonna, Julia Roberts, Rihanna, Beyonce, Al Pacino, Sam Worthington, Morgan Freeman, 
Erykah Badu, Diane Keaton, Lady Gaga and many others have hats from The Hat House including our own Ken Lee Custom made hats.
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Visit us if you are in NYC!  If you are able, it's good to make an appointment for a custom fitting with the hatter,  Ken Lee - Telephone 347-640-4048

Hat Repairs and Restorations from Hat House New York

Hat House New  York hat repairs
If you have a prized hat, bring it back to tip top shape.  If your hat is now worse for wear, Hat House New York can usually restore the hat to its former glory.

Montecristi Hat from Hat House New York 347-640-4048Maybe you need your hat stretched or enlarged to give a proper fit.  Maybe your hat is too big and it needs to be brought down to a smaller size.  Is your sweatband in good condition? Many times a great hat can have the sweatband replaced if the leather or cloth band is cracking or broken or bad condition.

Replace or change ribbons on your hat, old fashioned hat cleaning and blocking services.

Tears or rips in your Panama Hat?

Hat House New  York hat repairs 347-640-4048
Ken Lee Custom made beaver hats from Hat House New York
Is your Panama hat crushed or misshaped out of recognition... or starting to look more like a soggy rain hat that the dog may mistake for a rolled up newspaper?   Has your dog been munching on the plastic snapback of your prized rapper snapback?    All of these hatful scenarios have found solace, respite, consolation and restoration at Hat House New York telephone 347-640-4048.

Hat House New York also sells ready to wear hats and you can also buy bespoke beaver hats by Ken Lee made in the NYC Ken Lee Custom Shop.






Hat Repairs and New Hats to buy in New York City by The Hat House New York

Does your hat need refurbishing?   If it is a hat you enjoy wearing, maintenance of  your hat is important to keep it looking its' best.    Your hat is one of the first things that people notice and we can make it look great again.

If your hat is too tight, we can fix that. If your hat is too loose...bring it in for adjustment.  Does the shape look wrong?  Hats can lose their shape but we can restore that as well.  If you like a special shape to your brim...flat or curved or curled?  That is possible as well.

Complete replacement of ribbons, leather sweat bands, old fashioned Cleaning and Blocking your Hats are services we perform.

Does your straw hat or Panama Hat look a mess?   Shape unrecognizable or out of shape, rips or cracks starting to appear?   Give us a call.  Ask for Ken Lee,  the hatmaker onsite Telephone 347-640-4048.

If you cannot stop in our NYC shop, you can also mail your hat to us for repairs and restorations.... we will call you when it is received and go over the work to be done with you on the phone.    Mailed back to you after work is complete.  Please call first for instructions and be sure to put your name and telephone number inside the box with the hats you are shipping to us.   Our Telephone is 347-640-4048 
Address is: 131 Thompson Street, Middle Store, New York, NY 10012

Boater and Gatsby era hats from The Hat House NY tel: 347-640-4048
The Hat House also offers a bespoke hatmaking service.  You will be custom measured, a mold created for your head shape and your hat built to specifications.   Materials are always the best available.  The finest beaver and rabbit felts as well as fine Panama Hat straws are used to create your special hat.  Colors, brim size and shape as well as crown style are all considered. If you use Instagram, see examples:  @hathousenewyork
Panama Hats for Men and Women in New York City - Hat House New York Tel: 347-640-4048


Ladies Summer Hats from The Hat House New York Tel: 347-640-4048








Hat House Hat Shop Tel:347-640-4048 Custom Hats

We are conveniently located in SoHo NYC near many subway stations, parking garages and street parking is possible.    Find us inside the Japanese Kimono Boutique...located at 131 Thompson St ...between Houston and Prince Streets

Ken Lee - Master Hatter

Where is the best place to find a Panama Hat in New York City? ...answer: The Hat House in SoHo




The Hat House located in SoHo NYC has a huge selection of  quality Panama Hats for both men and women.  We have ready to wear hats in *all* sizes from very very small to extremely large.


All Grades are available... from a beautiful Standard weave up to the high end fine weave Ultra Fino Montecristi Panama Hats.  Many colors and shades in stock now.


Our beautiful and cool wearing hats are authentic and we try our best to select the nicest examples of the art.  We source many of them directly from the weavers or their representatives from Cuenca or Montecristi Ecuador.

When buying a nice hat, you want to make sure the fit is perfect and the style and shape of the hat suits you as well.   We specialize in providing careful fitting and style consultation when you make your choice of hat.

Our hats are dermatologist approved to help you practice "safe sun".  

Telephone: 347-640-4048





There is a resident hatter onsite at The Hat House that can also make a custom or customized Panama Hat for you if you are so inclined. 

The Hat House hatter is also experienced in Panama Hat repairs and modifications and you can also bring your existing hats for repair.



Visit us in Soho, we are located at 131 Thompson Street, between Houston and Prince Streets. Find us inside the Japanese Kimono Boutique.

Telephone: 347-640-4048