The Art of Hat Making

HOM Gift Guide: For the guy in your life

Shopping for the guy in your life can be uninspiring and challenging but have no fear…we have some unique, classic, and stylish gifts at HOM (and it doesn’t involve electric shavers or the same old cologne you get every year!).

If he likes to look polished at his office meetings…

 

Lapel pins have reasserted themselves as big-hitters in the men’s fashion world. These are a great way to complete a work ensemble, so if you have ever wanted to treat your guy to something unique, lapel pins are versatile items for the male fashion arsenal. It adds such a personal touch to your outfit! They look fantastic with pocket squares, too! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the traditionalist…

 

 

 

A classic felt hat – soft charcoal and such a great match for the vintage tie silk behind it!

 

 

For the hat lover looking for something different…

 

A relaxed and comfortable fit with the Cha Chas House of Ill Repute signature leather edge makes this hat universally flattering on any guy.

 

 

 

For the guy who’s a little extra…

 

This mink felt with splatter trim was designed by a client in this color scheme to wear on game day with a little maroon splatter paint. We can customize something like this for you, too! The splatter paint hats are really fun.

 

 

For the guy who wants something a little wider…

 

 

We can custom make pieces like this in your color preferences!

 

 

 

 

And don’t forget! If you don’t have time to shop, gift certificates are a great idea, too. We can ship our tiny hat gift certificates to you. They are $245 for a felt hat and allow your giftee to come into the studio and pick out what they want at their leisure. 

HOM Gift Guide: For your best friend or mom.

Everything she needs from bows in her hair to a fancy fascinator of her own…

We have gift guides! I’m excited to say that I’ve put together a few features that give you some ideas for different recipients on your shopping list! We have more than just hats and some great items at different price points. Today, we are kicking things off with goodies for your best friend or mom. It’s a great time to pop into our new location at 407 West 10th Street in Bishop Arts! The easiest way to find the new shop is off Bishop in the courtyard behind Black Swan Yoga, next to Trompo Tacos.

If she’s fashion-forward and in-the-know…

She will LOVE our velvet headbands! Padded headbands are a HUGE trend right now. Prada debuted these at their Spring 2019 fashion show and they have been hot ever since. Royal style experts call them “hatbands” and we have velvet and embellished options at $65!

If she loves to accessorize, our berets and bows are perfect! 

 

Our bow combs are perfect to pop into any hairstyle for a pick-me-up! These are perfecting stocking stuffers at $38!

 

 

 

We have some fantastic color combos for our berets this year and these are a wonderful gift. At $55, these are a great option berets are on trade this season!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SO many fun ways to style a pom beret!

 

If she loves animal print – and animal print is SO in this season…

 

 

Buy this fascinator for yourself, open it up on Christmas morning like it’s a gift from Santa! It’s that fantastic! This beauty is $285.


 

 

 

 

Who wouldn’t love this lux leopard fedora? $278

 

 

 

 

Anything with leopard is hot right now. This teal velour with leopard trim is $255.

 

 

 

 

 

Gorgeous leopard beret. $278.

 

 

 

 

 

And if she loves a vintage flair…

 

 

 

A charming bucket hat will take her back on Christmas morning. $165.

 

 

 

Happy Gifting!

Change is good y’all…

Change is good and the hat shop is making it’s move from 614 W. Davis St to a ground floor location at Bishop and 10th St. just a few blocks away.  We will be making the transition over the week of Thanksgiving and will be open for appointments at the new spot the week of December 2nd.  If you are in need of a hat over the holiday, email us at info@thehouseofmacgregor.com or call 214-942-1966.  I will be selling a selection of hats on Saturday November 30th at Neighborhood Store on Bishop and 7th as well so stop on by and say hi.  In the meantime, check out the mural on our new location and the progress on the inside.  This is going to be a lovely location to welcome our clients to and I am beyond excited!  Happy Thanksgiving!

Cha Cha’s House of Ill Repute at the HOM

We are a custom hat shop at the House of MacGregor but I also have the pleasure of selling other talented milliner’s hats at the studio too.  I’ve been a fan of Cha Cha’s hats for close to 20 years and it’s so great to have her men’s and women’s styles at the studio.  Her feather work is off the charts this year and that leather edge is a signature.  Our shipment just came in so we have a good range to try on at the studio.  We are available by appointment Tuesday through Saturday but barring any appointments are in 10-4 during the week and 11-4 on Saturdays.  Come on by!

Big Bend Inspiration

My family and I spent an amazing weekend camping in a teepee at Basecamp Terlingua mid October.  If this place is not on your bucket list it should be!  The stars were amazing and so was the porch at the Starlight restaurant.  We hooped the big hoop and picked up these little Milagros which ended up inspiring a new hat.  The studio will be open 10-4 this week and 10-2 on Saturday.  Come on by!

In the studio this week…

The hat shop is open by appointment Tuesday through Saturday (just call first 214-942-1966) but we are open for walk in’s Friday the 25th from 10-4 and Saturday the 26th from 11-4.  We make men’s and women’s custom hats as well as having pre-made hats off the shelf.   Here’s a peak at some new pieces we have for sale!

October 14th- October 17th

The studio will be open Monday-Thursday this week 10-3 but we’ll be closed Friday and Saturday for a family get away to West Texas.  Here’s hoping a few nights under the stars produces some new hats!

Men’s Fall Hats

I had SO much fun with the men’s hats this season!  The splatter painting became a little more refined this time around in it’s ribbon placement.  The color palate is rust, mocha, alabaster, charcoal, and blacks.  Contrasting the louder patterns with tone on tone felt and ribbon choices gives us classic options and something more playful.  New hat brim blocks are allowing me to offer even wider straight brim fedoras and adding a pork pie brim to them gives it a West Texas flair.  I have these options available in the studio (give or take sales) but we also love for you to come try these on and let us create a hat specifically for you. The studio is open Tuesday-Saturday by appointment, give us a call or text at 214-942-1966.

Ladies Fall Hats

I was really inspired while creating this season’s hats with Marlo Thomas from the 70’s, the current Jimmy Choo ad campaign, and anything Celine.  The copious amounts of leopard out right now is extremely fun for an accessories designer and the color block squares by Akris were to die for.  Below is a shot of the inspiration board and how it translated into hats.  As always we can do anything custom if you want to mix and match pieces or you have a difficult head to fit.  In my dream world, everyone can come by the studio and I can size you up for your hat in person!  Our number is 214-942-1966 and email is info@thehouseofmacgregor.com.  We are located just south of downtown Dallas above the restaurant Bolsa.

Fall at the Hat Shop

We have lots of exciting things coming up this season at the studio but most importantly, our annual sale is Saturday September 28th from 11-4.  If you’ve been before, you know to come early!  Our fall/winter hats from 2018 and spring/summer 2019 will be up to 50% off.  It is an excellent time to find a new hat.  I like to clear out all the old styles before we roll the new ones in (and they are looking so on point for this season).   Below are a sampling of some of the goodies you will find on discount!  You will find many more on Instagram and Facebook so be sure to follow The House of Macgregor there!