New York Hat Co.
Our great grandfather founded the Ackerman Cap Company on Waverly Place in downtown NYC sometime way before we were born... His son, our grandfather, spent his entire life in the headwear industry as a Cap Maker and Packer.
Our father, Arnold Ackerman, was also introduced to the hat business at a young age. He spent many years working at his grandfathers’ cap factory. With the knowledge and experience he gained, he worked his way through the industry and became the top buyer for one of the largest headwear distributors in New York, which at the time was also one of the largest in the country. During that time, the late 60’s thru the late 70’s, there were at least 300 manufacturers in the Greenwich Village area of downtown NYC alone.
By 1982 the time was right to go out on his own. The MTV generation was taking over and music and fashion became linked in a new way. Vintage styles and retro repros were in demand. Shipping from a second story loft with a showroom on W. 27th Street, The New York Hat Co. was formed.
In the coming years as the company started to grow, one by one, each of us found our way in. We enjoy working together and take a lot of pride in knowing that from production to packing you’re covered.
It’s been 30 years since those early days of 27th Street, and later the corner of Broadway and Bond, but our goal to combine fashionable headwear with superior customer service remains the same.