This time, Gene Baldwin teamed up with cowboy artist Dyrk Godby to deliver two hats that are the ultimate in unique. The result was the Champion Hat Maker award. One depicts all eight rodeo events burned into the brim’s top side. The other combines burning and paint for a stunning collection of colors of the […]
Baldwin’s Custom Hat Co. won the Reader’s Choice of Best Western Hatmaker from True West Magazine for 2014. The honor is shared with Limpia Creek Hats of Fort Davis, Texas. Thank you for the recognition, True West readers! True West Magazine and their Best of Western Wear for 2014.
Bend Bulletin, June 1, 2013 A black bear spotted a few miles outside Sisters on Thursday evening is likely to leave the area unless residents give it a reason to stay, according to a state wildlife biologist. Gene Baldwin reported the bear after spotting it a little after 6:30 p.m. at his home on Fadjur […]
Baldwin was again honored at the Art of the Cowboy Makers event in Loveland, Colorado, June 6-9, 2012, with the People’s Choice Award with this hat entry. More about the Art of the Cowboy Makers on their website and facebook page.
Baldwin’s was awarded Best Hatmaker, Small Shop, by True West Magazine for 2012. “Gene Baldwin makes hats the old fashioned way in his shop at Sisters, Oregon, but he plays with the big boys. He just won a Best Hat national award for his latest design, beating out many big hat companies at Art of […]
by Jim Cornelius, Nugget Newspaper, June 28, 2011 Sisters’ own Gene Baldwin is the king of the cowboy hatmakers. He won his crown at the Art of the Cowboy Makers contest in Loveland, Colorado, earlier this month. The Art of the Cowboy Makers Contest is held annually in conjunction with the Loveland Old West Round-Up […]