Denver Life Magazine “Made in the West”

Trent Johnson’s Greeley Hat Works has been proudly hand-making cowboy hats for more than a century.

Wear a cowboy hat anywhere on the planet, and you’ll instantly be identified as an American. Probably a Western one. Can any other item of clothing make that claim?

“The cowboy hat is an American icon,” says Trent Johnson, owner of Greeley Hatworks, which still shapes, sews and decorates its chapeaux by hand. “It’s a piece of the past. But for a lot of my customers, it’s a piece of their everyday life, too.”

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