Eric Watson (Master Hatter)
Inspired by the fedora worn by Indiana Jones Eric began a quest to learn the art of hat making by restoring fine vintage hats when he was 12 years old. After graduating from college with a degree in Aviation Technology and International Studies, Eric completed his commercial pilot training as well. Not satisfied with the corporate working world, Eric sought out to start his own business from his childhood passion and that is how Watson’s Hat Shop was born.
“Back then, people took pride in what they wore because it was tailor made by a master craftsman. My hats are made with pride and will last a lifetime when worn properly. At Watson’s Hat Shop you will enjoy the natural luster and signature finishes that make our hats functional works of art. Be careful though, once you get your hands on one of our hats, you’ll keep coming back for more! I value the traditional ways and have incorporated antique machinery dating back as early as the late 1800s. These hat making machines and tools helps make my business a functional working museum. My hope is that you will truly be transported back in time when you walk through my doors. I truly thank each and every friend and family member that has helped me achieve my dreams and goals. Watson’s Hat Shop will be around for a very long time and for that, we are truly blessed.” -Eric Watson