Henry the Hatter: Longest Running Hat Store in America
We know we're a little late to the party on this one but our recent photoshoot at Henry the Hatter with Heather Nash of Heather Nash Photography got us thinking about what a perfect Detroit staple Henry the Hatter is. We feel oh so lucky to have this iconic store as our new-ish neighbor in Eastern Market.
Established in 1893, Henry Komrofsky aka Henry the Hatter opened his first hat store on Gratiot Ave. Little did he know by 2018 he would be the longest operating hat dealer in America. Henry, being the business man and local diplomat that he was, was deeply engrained in city life and involved in many organizations throughout Detroit. He was the Boxing Commissioner, on Detroit School's Board of Education & played the drums in the band at the Temple Theater --> A well loved man of many trades.
Henry the Hatter opened it's doors in Eastern Market this past December and we couldn't be happier. Plus it's like two powerhouse Detroit names in one place now: Henry the Hatter & Eastern Market! Henry has hundreds of different style hats and colors to choose from. Ranging in prices from $25-$$$$, there's something for everyone here, even if you aren't a "hat person." From mens fedora hats to classic dress hats to traditional bowlers, Henry the Hatter continues to provide one of the finest selections in the Midwest and across America. Their hats are known for quality and pretty much have a lifetime guarantee considering they fix and repair even the oldest caps.
So next time you're in the market for a hat support one of Detroit's (and America's) longest running businesses and take a little slice of Detroit history home with you to wear around. Like Henry always said, "The utilitarian role of hats – warmth – is all but gone. But the role of hats in fashion and popular culture remains."