Welcome to JW Custom Hats
We provide the highest quality, durable felt hats that make your designs truly your own!
JW Custom Hats is “Your Custom Hatter” in Salt Lake City, Utah. We trace our roots back to 1853 when John C. Tatton, a Mormon Pioneer, brought his trade of Hatting from Lancashire, England to the Salt Lake Valley. When Tatton left the valley in 1863, another hatter from Ireland took over as Salt Lakes hatter. Richard Smyth operated his hat shop in downtown Salt Lake before passing the legacy on to his son, Jim, and his grandsons. James Whittington, “JW” himself, then took over the hat shop in 1977 and we are proud to be serving you today! Our hats are made of the highest quality rabbit and beaver felt to ensure they can last a lifetime! Our styles are completely customizable. Your hat will become not just one that you love, but an heirloom for the ages. That’s because at JW Custom Hats, you design it and we’ll make it. It truly is “Your Hat! Your Fit! Your Style!”