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January 14, 2013

The Brass Rooster In Milwaukee – The Place to Get Awesome Men’s Hats

If you took a look at the recent Christmas Cookie posts over on Mid-Century Menu, you probably notice Tom sporting some awesome retro hats.  All that hat glory is thanks to The Brass Rooster in Milwaukee, a truly vintage-style hattery where you can find a new or vintage hat and have them shape it the way you want it. They also clean and repair hats AND they can even make you a custom hat.


On top of that, the owners, John and Kate are ADORABLE and they really care about finding customers the perfect hat. Check them out in this video:


WE DID IT ANYWAY from Karen Erbach on Vimeo.

Thanks to The Brass Rooster, Tom, who looked for the perfect hat to fit his strange-shaped head for four long years, now has a healthy collection of five hats. Five! And they all fit him perfectly.


Did I mention they also have a gorgeous shop?  FYI – The TV in the background was playing “Christmas Story” during our recent visit over Christmas. Perfect.


Here is Kate, one of the fab owners, cleaning and shaping Tom’s hat while we wait! You can see two more of Tom’s purchases sitting on the counter, waiting for the same treatment.


One of the hats, all spruced up with a fun feather!

In addition to hats, they have a bunch of other fun retro stuff, including some NOS men’s accessories and lots of fun shaving gear.


Tom couldn’t resist and ended up with two sets of vintage cufflinks with matching tie tacks in addition to his hat haul.


We even loved the boxes they came in!

So, if you are looking for that absolutely perfect fedora or porkpie, make a pilgrimage to The Brass Rooster in Milwaukee. You won’t be sorry!

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6 Responses to The Brass Rooster In Milwaukee – The Place to Get Awesome Men’s Hats

  1. Sara In AZ Reply

    January 14, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Oh wow, that place looks truly amazing…………if Mike and I ever get over to Milwaukee we will have to check this place out for sure!

  2. sablemable Reply

    January 14, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    LOL! Poor Tom! I have a strange shaped head as well and hats do not fit me well. Poor us.

  3. Andrea Reply

    January 14, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Too bad that it’s so far from me! Darren has a big head and had a hard time finding hats, this store would be perfect!

  4. Eartha Kitsch Reply

    January 14, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    What a beautiful place! I’m going to tell my Mister about this. He’s going to Milwaukee soon and he is a huge sucker for old school mens’ hats.

  5. Eartha Kitsch Reply

    January 14, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    p.s. what a great couple!

  6. Nathan Hilarides Reply

    November 4, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    I remember going to that store before. Got a nice fedora hat there. Really cool store!

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