Gene, It is so uncommon to see ethics such as yours that it is shocking. You truly provide a service rather than a product. Thank you. Everything about this process confirmed my thoughts that it is silly to buy hats from the big retailers. Your service and dedication to your craft reaffirms my faith in […]
The hat worn by Nate Hilts of The Dead South was made by none other than hatter Gene Baldwin. And a contest to win one just like it.
Proud to see that a couple of my hats attended Longmire Days in Wyoming with the Actor Robert Taylor who plays Sheriff Longmire. Thanks, guys!
Gene’s hats and skills were featured in Bend Oregon’s Bend Fashion Quarterly spring 2016 issue. Click on the image to enlarge it and read the write-up:
Bob’s old hat was something to behold with dirt and grime from many years on the trail. The crown was pinched with a wavy brim, a dirty wind string and miles of wear. And how can I describe the inside? Let’s just say it looks like a hat that has been worn for 7 years […]
Stuff That Works — Baldwin Custom Hat & Boot Co. (article by Jim Cornelius, Frontier Partisans) Sometimes you get lucky. I’m a hat guy — have been since I was a little kid — and I live in a small town in Oregon that is also home to an award-winning custom hat maker. Lucky. I […]
As a featured artist on Oregon Art Beat, Gene Baldwin is participating in this exhibit: In honor of Oregon Art Beat’s 15th season, Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) is excited to present the Oregon Art Beat Exhibition: Celebrating 15 Years of Creativity. Opening April 19 to the public, the exhibition will feature hundreds of Oregon Art Beat […]
This just in from David Miller from Sweet Home, Oregon: “I am not known for staying still for photographs, but here are the hats you made for me. They are worn a lot because they FIT! I will remind you; I hate hats, all hats but my Baldwin Hats. If you made hats for […]
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.