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Does your hat need reshaping or repair? Best Hat Cleaning and Blocking New York City

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Hat House New York  continues a century old artisan tradition in New York City... Hat repair and maintenance.

With the resurgence of hat wearers and appreciation of quality hats, the need for hat repairs, hat cleaning, hat reshaping, hat fixing and changing hat ribbons, changing sweatbands, blocking hats and hat restoration has surfaced again.

Whether you have a dress felt hat that needs repair, a cowboy hat that needs reshaping, if your hat just doesn't look right on the brim or the crease on the crown is not good anymore, Hat House New York can restore or improve your hat.

We work on and repair ladies and men's hats as well as all types of headwear including fitted cap repair, baseball cap repair, fixing broken straps on hats, repairing and replacing hat liners, replacing hat sweatbands, in fact we can completely restore most any hats.

Panama Hat repair New York


hat reshaping, hat cleaning and blockingPanama hats sometimes have cracks that are repairable. We fix all types of Panama Hats that need reshaping or have breaks in them.

Do you have an heirloom hat that is in need of repair from your father or grandfather or other prized hat that is one of a kind and is in bad shape?  Horrible shape?  Call us and we can most likely restore your important hat. Even rare museum hats have been restored by Hat House New York.

We have the best hat repair service in New York and are hatmakers as well.

The Hat House New York cleans and blocks hats as well as restores men and womens hats
Sometimes it is a particular hat that you just cannot replace but it has a lot of meaning to you.  No matter what condition, we can usually restore it.

Give us a call at 347-640-4048

Hats cleaned and blocked

Ken Lee Custom Hats are now available at Hat House New York

Hatmaker, Ken Lee

Ken Lee Custom

 bespoke beaver 

 luxury fashion hats


Ken Lee Custom hats can be purchased at Hat House New York in SoHo NYC
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Ken Lee Custom beaver hats 346-640-4048

Handmade by Ken Lee in his custom shop using 150 year old techniques in New York City
with turn of the century rare hatmaking tools and equipment.
Creating wearable works of art from the finest quality fur felts

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Ken Lee Custom beaver hats 346-640-4048 Vogue April Cover Moedel 2016

Hats are created for each customer by bespoke service with Ken Lee or select from his unique library of created works.

Vogue Magazine, W Magazine, Madonna, David Bowie, NY Times Fashion - Photographed by Bill Cunningham,  scores of musicians, artists, writers, celebrities, A-list models, A-list actors, businessmen and entrepreneurs are owners of these hat works of art.

Most prices from $475 to $2500

Call 347-640-4048 for appointment
In person or phone fittings 

Buy Borsalino Hats in New York City from Hat House New York, Borsalino Hat Shop

The Hat House New York  Borsalino Hat Shop





 You can buy Borsalino Hats in New York City from us in the convenient SoHo area of NYC.

The entire line of Borsalino is available and we also customize and repair Borsalino Hats.  If your Hat needs repair; maybe a rip or tear, hat needs to be reshaped, brim not looking good, hat needs blocking, hat needs cleaning, ribbon needs changing, sweatband needs replacement, we can handle it.
We also repair and block and clean any other brand or type of hat.  In addition we make custom made hats in pure rabbit and pure beaver felts as well.

Borsalino hats are known to be some of the best factory made hats made today.  They use some of the best materials and highest levels of craftsmanship. They are the next best to having your own custom hat made to order, albeit at a higher price point.

I particularly like the Borsalino hats that have the ability to be folded and put into your bag or briefcase when traveling or on-the-go and wanting to stash your prized hat. Traveling hats or Packable furfelt hats are some of the best hats available for men and women.

Call us at 347-640-4048 to Buy Borsalino hats in New York City and Borsalino hat repair walk-in or mail-in

Hats for the Jazz Age Lawn Party at Governors Island 2016

Hat House New York has the perfect hats to wear for the Jazz Age Lawn Party
hats for the Jazz Age Lawn Party from The Hat House in SoHo 344-640-4048
Have extra fun on Governors Island and wear the right hats!





For the past 8 years our New York Hat Shop located in SoHo at 131 Thompson Street has helped people enjoy The Jazz Age Lawn party even more by offering a wonderful selection of quality and period appropriate hats.

boater hats for the Jazz Age Lawn Party from The Hat House in SoHo 344-640-4048
  • Boater Hats
  • Skimmer Hats
  • Newsboy Hats
  • Newsie Hats
  • Paperboy Hats
  • 1920's Hats
  • Gatsby Hats
  • Top Hats
  • Bowler Hats
  • Duckbill Caps
  • Pub Caps
  • Hunting Caps
  • Panel Caps  
  • hats for the Jazz Age Lawn Party from The Hat House in SoHo 344-640-4048
    Boater Hats
  • Classic Panama Hats
Visit us in SoHo NYC to find hats for the Jazz Age Lawn Party that is held on Governers Island.
hats for the Jazz Age Lawn Party from The Hat House in SoHo 344-640-4048
We are located in the Japanese Kimono Shop and have an extensive selection of the correct hats to wear at the Jazz Age Party 2016.

Panama Hats
Panama Hats
If you need extra small size hats or extra large size hats, we have every hat size and can fit you comfortably and give you the best look possible.   Being hatmakers ourselves, we can properly adjust and tailor the fit;  so that everything is perfect for you.

Boater Hat
Skimmer and Boater Hats
Telescope Panama
Classic 1920's Panama





Newsboy and 1920's Caps



Hats for 2016 Jazz Age Lawn Party New York


 Visit us in SoHo New York City for Hats for The Jazz Age Lawn Party 2016
Telelphone: 347-640-4048
131 Thompson Street, between Houston and Prince Streets
Inside the Japanese Store

Off the shelf and Custom Hats available as well
We have the entire line of Stetson Hats, custom tailored.
We have the entire line of Borsalino Hats, custom tailored.
Many other brands including our own Hat House New York Custom Hats
Ken Lee Custom bespoke hats only from Hat House New York

Hat House New York makes custom hats for Vogue Spain photoshoot April Issue

The highly regarded Vogue Spain magazine selected various Hat House New York custom hats for the April 2016 issue.


Malgosia Bela
Vogue Espana April 2016  - Hat House New York telephone: 347-640-4048


Hat House New York also has ready to wear hats as well as custom made creations.  In addition, we have a wide selection of Panama Hats and do all types of repairs and modifications to any of your existing hats that you would like to preserve.


 I'm excited to have participated in this photoshoot.  The April issue was covered by the stunning Polish supermodel Malgosia Bela.  Fashion photographer Miguel Reveriego and stylist Belen Antolin performed their magic as well.


The techniques and methods I use for making a fine custom made hat have not changed very much since the early 1800's.  In fact most of the original tools I use to create, were only available from the years 1840 - 1930.  I find that a fascinating aspect to  the fact that we are in a very different world  in 2016.   I think that many of the best designers and artisans are using trade secret hand techniques that have been resurrected or handed down from the masters of the prior centuries.

Many types of hats are made in my workshop as well as the cowboy hat shown here.  All are made to order, fitted to your exact shape and tailored to look just right for you.   Please call or stop by our shop while in New York City to have a hat designed for you.  We are located in SoHo NYC.
Telephone: 347-640-4048

Straw and Panama Hats as well as Winter Hats for Men and Ladies at The Hat House NY in SoHo NYC 347-640-4048

The Hat House New York has Straw and Panama Hats for Travel as well as Ladies and Mens Winter Hats.

Telephone: 347-640-4048
Womens hats with wide floppy brims at The Hat House New York 347-640-4048
Womens Hats from The Hat House New York

Panama Hats in NYC from The Hat House New York 347-640-4048
Panama Hats from The Hat House New York


Fur felt Fedoras from The Hat House New York
Fedoras from The Hat House NY



  Gift certificates are also available.

Our Custom Made Hats:
Gift Certificates for a Hat from The Hat House New York
If you are interested in owning or giving a custom made hat,
the Hat House custom hat shop will make a bespoke hat for you.

Stop in and take a look at our many styles and colors available.

tel: 347-640-4048

Hat Cleaning, Hat Blocking and Repairs

Cleaning and blocking a hat?  What is that all about?   Well, before this age of planned obsolescence and throwaway disposable items, it was good practice to take care of your beloved possessions as they could last your entire lifetime.  

Men and Women hats can be cleaned blocked trimmed and shaped
The past five to ten years has seen a resurgence of good quality clothing and other handmade items that you don't want to throw away when they get shabby or damaged.  
 Clean and Block your hats at The Hat House New York  347-640-4048

If you have a hat made of good materials, such as a fine straw or fine felt it is worthwhile maintaining and restoring this accessory.   Felt hats made of furs from beaver or rabbit fur are particularly good for cleanings and restorations.

A well made hat that has completely lost it's shape can be made to look new again after a specialized cleaning and replacement of leather sweatband and ribbon trims along with stiffening, hardening and reshaping as required
Fur felt hats can be cleaned and blocked at The Hat House New York 347-640-4048

We can make your hat larger or smaller and get you that comfortable perfect fit.




Hats are unlike other clothing as they can be over 100 years old and still be restored to a new looking condition.    This is true in the instances of beaver fur
felt hats.  Believe it or not, beaver felt hats have a long history and are responsible for much of the colonization  in the USA and riches in early New York City.   Beaver pelts for good hats made John Jacob Astor fabulously wealthy in the late 1700's and early 1800's... here is a photo of a beaver on a tile taken at the Astor place train station.  If you have seen it on the tiles, you may have wondered what this was all about.  Hats!
New York...Hats are here to stay and they need upkeep once in a while!



panama hats can be repaired and reshapedThe Hat House New York hatmaker offers cleaning and restoration services for all types of hats.  We have restored cowboy hats, dress fedora hats, Borsalino hats, Stetson hats, fixed broken and misshaped hats whether made of felt or straw panama hats.  Sometimes we get a cherished newsboy cap that has been worn for decades and needs a new lining, sweatband, cleaning and rips and tears repaired.   We can do most any hat repair whether fascinators, featherwork, leatherwork.

Since The Hat House New York custom hatmaking shop specializes in making fine Panama Hats and Fine Beaver and Rabbit felt hats, we can do any type of hat repair or restoration as it is quite similar to the building and crafting of a new hat.

If you would like to clean up your hat with a basic cleaning and shaping, we can do that also.

Bring in or mail your hats to us for a price quote.

Skimmer Hats, Boater Hats, Straw hats for Jazz Age Lawn Party

We have a great selection of Straw Boater Hats at The Hat House.   Skimmer hats or Boater Hats are a classic look that is perfect for summer wear and especially if you are attending the Jazz Age Lawn Party  that is being held on Governors Island onAugust 16th & 17th, 2015.

Here are some customer photos.   


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Best Hat Shops in New York designation for The Hat House in Soho 347-640-4048 from CBS Local Skimmer hat, boater hat from The Hat House NY 347-640-4048

Skimmer hat, boater hat from The Hat House NY 347-640-4048
Skimmer hat, boater hat from The Hat House NY 347-640-4048

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Skimmer hat, boater hat from The Hat House NY 347-640-4048