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 […]
Gene Baldwin’s “Glendolene” took top honors at the Art of the Cowboy Maker’s show in Loveland, Colorado June 8-11, 2011, earning the judges’ votes for Champion Hattter and the People’s Choice award for Best Hat as well! Glendolene was the name of Tom Horn’s girlfriend, who as it happened, was the sweetheart of a federal […]
“Using old-fashioned techniques to create custom hats began as a retirement hobby for Gene Baldwin. Now it’s a full time business. His cowboy and other styles of hats are often colorful and sometimes decorated with beads or braid. He sizes hats made of rabbit or beaver fur felt by hand, customizing them to individual customers’ […]
By Carla Merrell, Nugget Newspaper, July 29, 2008 Having left Independence, Missouri several months ago, the hardship of being part of the wagon train going west was felt moment by moment by all. With so much boredom and so much hardship she began tatting, the making of lace, to ease her mind. At Ft. Boise […]
by Joseph Durrmeyer, Nugget Newspaper, Sept. 5, 2006 Looking for that perfect hat can be a challenge, even if you have a head shape that conforms to the ideal of Stetson or one of the other mainstream manufacturers. A custom hat could be your solution. Fortunately, there is a custom hat maker in Sisters. Gene […]