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Montecristi Custom Hat Works

Montecristi Custom Hat Works A Montecristi Hat is a unique, handpicked treasure of flawless craftsmanship and classic style that The body must be supple and delicate, yet strong.

"Your New Hat Is Already Legendary"

A Montecristi Hat is a unique, handpicked treasure of flawless craftsmanship and classic style that is custom designed and fitted to your exact head shape and size. The straw in Panama hats comes from the leaves of the carludovica palmata or "paja toquilla", a type of palm indigenous to Ecuador. The art of weaving the straw has flourished along the Ecuadorian C

"Your New Hat Is Already Legendary"

A Montecristi Hat is a unique, handpicked treasure of flawless craftsmanship and classic style that is custom designed and fitted to your exact head shape and size. The straw in Panama hats comes from the leaves of the carludovica palmata or "paja toquilla", a type of palm indigenous to Ecuador. The art of weaving the straw has flourished along the Ecuadorian C

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The holidays are right around the corner!  Order by November 1st to receive your items by Christmas. Visit us at the sho...
10/27/2022

The holidays are right around the corner! Order by November 1st to receive your items by Christmas.

Visit us at the shop or online to make your hat and hat band orders.

The last day for ground shipping is December 15th!

Even in the most striking desert landscapes, a Montecristi hat will stand out.
10/05/2022

Even in the most striking desert landscapes, a Montecristi hat will stand out.

Putting the finishing touches on these beauties today! With a custom hat the limits are frequently your imagination. The...
10/01/2022

Putting the finishing touches on these beauties today! With a custom hat the limits are frequently your imagination. The edge on this tan hat features the tooth pattern that all our fur felt bodies have when they first enter the shop. Typically this is cut off during the hat making process but can be left on and featured with a pencil curl!

The natural (grey) hat features custom beading by one of our favorite artists. We also carry many of his hat bands in various sizes and color configurations.

A custom fur felt designed and modeled by .
08/21/2022

A custom fur felt designed and modeled by .

Celebrating 100 years of the Santa Fe Indian Market!If you plan to be in Santa Fe we hope you will visit our custom shop...
08/19/2022

Celebrating 100 years of the Santa Fe Indian Market!

If you plan to be in Santa Fe we hope you will visit our custom shop at 322 McKenzie Street or our downtown retail store, Santa Fe Hat Company, at 118 Galisteo.

Open weave Panama.  Perfect for the summer game or perfecting your golf game.
06/27/2022

Open weave Panama. Perfect for the summer game or perfecting your golf game.

Remembering and honoring our nation’s heroes today.  Each Memorial Day, our country remembers those who have served in t...
05/30/2022

Remembering and honoring our nation’s heroes today.
Each Memorial Day, our country remembers those who have served in the military and made the ultimate sacrifice protecting our freedoms. We honor the men and women who bravely served our country today, and always.

A set of custom hats ready for their next step in the process. It takes us about 6 weeks to build our custom fur felts f...
03/29/2022

A set of custom hats ready for their next step in the process. It takes us about 6 weeks to build our custom fur felts for our customers from blocking to sewing on the perfect hat band or ribbon.

It's March! And our Customer of Record sale is in full swing. That means if you've bought a hat with us before, you're e...
03/06/2022

It's March! And our Customer of Record sale is in full swing. That means if you've bought a hat with us before, you're eligible for a discount when you purchase a new hat or hat band.

Pictures here: A James Freeland (Navajo) silver and turquoise hat band.

Synde's been hard at work making beautiful ribbon roses!
02/26/2022

Synde's been hard at work making beautiful ribbon roses!

Happy National Hat Day!
01/15/2022

Happy National Hat Day!

It's a sunny day here in Santa FePictured: Our JDW Tecate in 100X quality with an 18K plain concho hat band and 3 piece ...
11/13/2021

It's a sunny day here in Santa Fe

Pictured: Our JDW Tecate in 100X quality with an 18K plain concho hat band and 3 piece buckle set on cognac gator.

Indian Market is this coming weekend August 21 & 22!We will be open both Saturday and Sunday, come visit us to see our u...
08/16/2021

Indian Market is this coming weekend August 21 & 22!

We will be open both Saturday and Sunday, come visit us to see our up to date collection of materials and hat bands!

Pictured: A Navajo Style 100X black fur felt hat with a wide loomed glass bead hat band.

Hat of the Day: Cattleman Panama in Extra FinoWith a Brown Grosgrain Binding and Loomed Glass Bead Band
08/14/2021

Hat of the Day: Cattleman Panama in Extra Fino
With a Brown Grosgrain Binding and Loomed Glass Bead Band

A ventilated Panama with a black ribbon binding on the brim and a custom beaded and braided leather band.
08/13/2021

A ventilated Panama with a black ribbon binding on the brim and a custom beaded and braided leather band.

The Tycoon Tecate In 100X White Fur Felt with a Rodeo Band by Del Viejo
08/07/2021

The Tycoon Tecate In 100X White Fur Felt with a Rodeo Band by Del Viejo

Work In ProgressOur Panama hats are handwoven in Ecuador to our exacting standards for quality & style.  Solid weaves ar...
08/06/2021

Work In Progress

Our Panama hats are handwoven in Ecuador to our exacting standards for quality & style. Solid weaves are traditional, but we have developed ventilated crowns, some full and others not so (as shown here), but all ventilated weaves offer greater comfort in hot or humid climates.

We are getting ready for Santa Fe Indian Market 2021! We will be open both Saturday, August 21st, and Sunday, August 22n...
07/31/2021

We are getting ready for Santa Fe Indian Market 2021! We will be open both Saturday, August 21st, and Sunday, August 22nd. We look forward to seeing you!

Pictured: A Navajo Style 100X Fur Felt with a wrapped old style corn husk band and hand painted feather.

Wishing our founder & the world’s greatest hatter, Milton, a Happy Birthday!May the margaritas be plentiful.
07/27/2021

Wishing our founder & the world’s greatest hatter, Milton, a Happy Birthday!
May the margaritas be plentiful.

Sourcing the best materials from the finest weavers in Ecuador since 1976.Shown here is weaver Bryan Franco with a colle...
07/07/2021

Sourcing the best materials from the finest weavers in Ecuador since 1976.

Shown here is weaver Bryan Franco with a collection of Super Finos. A superb selection of rare quality now available for your custom hat desires at Montecristi Custom Hats.

☀️Do you have your summer vacation hat ready?? ☀️
06/20/2018

☀️Do you have your summer vacation hat ready?? ☀️

Special Events attended by MCH
03/05/2016

Special Events attended by MCH

01/12/2016
Products by Category | WESA - Western and English Sales Association

You all come on down and visit. Milton and JD will be in Denver for the WESA market. Brown Palace, Suite 421, available by appointment Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please call 505 983 9598 or Milton's cell 505 440 5227. Come by if you need something or just to have a cocktail and say hi. Minor services available on the spot.

http://www.denver-wesa.org/users/jan_productsby_category

The Category Index lists the companies represented at the Market by type of product, but may not include all product lines presented in the Market.*

Our loyal customers & friends ... you wear it well!
01/11/2016

Our loyal customers & friends ... you wear it well!

10% off through December 1st!
11/27/2015
10% off through December 5th ..

10% off through December 1st!

Stumped on what to get for that special someone? Let us help you at Montecristi Custom Hats.

Timeline photos
11/02/2015

Timeline photos

Phenomenal photo captures the true essence.
10/27/2015

Phenomenal photo captures the true essence.

Works for me! Thanks, MRJ.

Thank you Jaime Bergman Boreanaz!
10/26/2015
jaime boreanaz on Twitter

Thank you Jaime Bergman Boreanaz!

“ World Finals 2015 - the best riders in the world & - The finest hats in the world.”

An awesome article I just discovered about the one and only luxury brand of Montecristi Custom Hat Works.
09/30/2015
Montecristi Custom Hat Works

An awesome article I just discovered about the one and only luxury brand of Montecristi Custom Hat Works.

For 29 years Milton Johnson's Santa Fe, New Mexico shop, Montecristi Custom Hat Works, has been the world's premier purveyor of custom Panama hats. During a recent trip to New York, Johnson exclusively debuted to Trump Magazine an unparalleled collection of 24 vintage, unblocked Panama hats. Editori…

Santa Fe Indian Market 2015
08/20/2015
Santa Fe Indian Market 2015

Santa Fe Indian Market 2015

Join us at Montecristi Custom hats for epicurian delights, creative libations and Santa Fe's finest hats!

Address

322 McKenzie St
Santa Fe, NM
87501

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm

Telephone

(505) 983-9598

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Yesterday (3/19/2022) Montecristi Hat Works flushed my business down the toilet. My wife and I arrived in the store in the AM. We were their to take advantage of a 25% discount on custom hats and hatbands offer by email, because I was an existing verifiable customer. My wife and I found a custom hat and hatband and said that we would take them. The owner and sales person refused to make the sale stating that the discount was for myself only and not my wife. I have saved a PDF copy of the email offer which makes no such distinction. They should of said that we could not get a custom hat for her because she was not the person the offer was made too and allowed the purchase of the hat band. Either way the offer was fraudulent and at the very lease misleading. We will never set foot in the store again and do our best to let everyone know of this ingenuous offer.
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If you've been searching for that unique, authentic gift for someone special and you've been coming up empty, head over to Montecristi Custom Hat Works this holiday season!

An authentic, hand-woven Panama hat sets the standard for quality and heritage. The finest fur felts are available and there is a wide selection for both men and women. Don't waste any more time! 😀 http://bit.ly/2gQ95xG

Please mention Santa Fe Selection when you call or visit!
Please enjoy my latest blog post following my visit with MIlton Johnson recently - owner of Montecristi Custom Hat Works - the world’s finest custom hatter! 😀
Hey there sent you a facebook message about my hat on Monday, please check it out!
Milton and crew: Enjoying my Low Gus Tecate near Ridgway, CO. Thanks for a great hat!
A fashion statement like no other-solid black with a handmade turquoise beaded hat band for Gina Marie.
Thank you JD - for the special touch in creating my beautiful hat. (Customer since 1993)
JD was a hoot when I met him in his shop in Santa Fe. He had a hat that I fell in love with (fino fino weave), but it was way outside my price range. Ended up getting a $50 Panama hat that I could wear on the ranch and not be concerned with getting it dirty or roughed up. Still, this shop is very fun and JD is a fun gentleman to have a conversation with. Lots of history here!
I will have to stop by the next time in Santa Fe! Your hats are beautiful!
Works for me! Thanks, MRJ.
Here is the ad, I was wondering what the style of hat this is please?
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