Grand Hatters – Melbourne
“You have to be confident in what you wear and more often than not, whether it’s denim or dinner suit, it’s the hat that makes your outfit and makes a statement about your personal style” ~ Craig Cochrane
Long before movie and style icon influence across the world, hats were firmly entrenched as an item of purpose. Today hats are a fashion accessory just as much as a useful one and from my recent trip to Pitti Uomo, I saw them everywhere. Australia has only a few small hatter’s with Melbourne holding the most iconic, at the start of 2016 a new hatter’s was welcomed to the city streets.
Having over 3 decades of high-end men’s fashion experience each, Chris and Craig have teamed up to create ‘Grand Hatters’ – a unique boutique store that opens up and showcases some of the finest men’s and ladies headwear from around the world. Located in the CBD on Little Bourke Street, Grand Hatters is a passport to a world of stories and style.
Currently carrying brands like; Akubra, Stetson, Goorin, Kangol, Bailey and Tilley hats to name a few.
“Like a good Cuban cigar, our Panama’s for example, are handmade by a small number of weavers in Ecuador who weave the entire hat in one piece by hand; they are paid well and always deliver us the best in the world – the quality of their work and the store’s with integrity like ‘Grand Hatters’ is what stops this from being a lost trade” Chris Gray said
“We believe that the process of selecting the perfect hat or cap should be an enjoyable experience and good old fashioned service is our Mantra”.
Customise your hat with a feather of your choice!
Grand Hatters is open 7 days at 357 Little Bourke St (close to Elizabeth Street and Hardware Lane) in Melbourne CBD and also offers a complimentary, individual styling session with Chris and Craig.