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All about Byrnie Utz Hats



About Us:

Our mission is to provide the best shopping experience possible. We offer a wide variety of styles, qualities, and sizes in an effort to fit into any budget, taste, or onto any head. We also offer a free touch-up service on hats (brushing & steaming) and can customize hats to fit a particular need. We pride ourselves on our service and endeavor to provide the most helpful and knowledgeable staff, one that is unsurpassed in the industry. Now on the second generation of the third family we are striving to keep our old-time family business feel and charm while trying to grow. We hope to preserve some of the personal services that you would recieve in our store on this site. So for the time being, we will only be able to process orders over the phone or by email. All of the different hat companies and even the individual hats and blocks can vary in size as well as the different dyelots can vary in color and stiffness. The hand work that goes into all the hats makes for a difficult internet purchase, but if you can provide us with the measurement of you head, we will measure the exact hat in an effort to minimize the size variations. If you have any questions or are looking for that hard to find hat, please contact us and we will do our best  to help. We would like to thank you for the opportunity to serve all your headwear needs.





Byrnie Utz Hats founded in 1934 by Byrnie Utz who had worked for a local hat manufacturer, Hardaman Hats. Byrnie ran the store for many years eventually selling in the late 1960's to his brother-in-law and long-time employee, Duke Greenman. Duke and his wife Loraine kept up the old-time feel and the small family business values over the years. In 1975, Duke hired his long-time friend's son, Paul Ferry. Paul worked at the shop for fifteen years and when the Greenmans were ready to retire in 1990, Paul and his wife, Bev, bought it. Since buying the store, Paul and Bev have kept up the the old-time appeal and values. Over the years, They have hired many family members and close friends. Retired mostly now, Paul and Bev have entrusted the future of the store to their son, and current president, Shawn Ferry. Shawn, grew up in the store and has been a full-time employee since 1998. He hopes to be able to carry on all the traditions and atmosphere while keeping up with the changing times with the hope that there will be a Byrnie Utz Hats on third and Union for many generations to come.