About Us

Optimo Hat Company was founded in 1996 by Graham Thompson, who has spent his career recovering and advancing the lost art of fine hatmaking. The journey has taken him around the world in search of the finest materials and in locating and bringing back to life antique machinery from the Golden Age of hatmaking.

Today, Optimo stands for uncompromising quality, elegance, and the best of traditional craft and modern technology — for clients who appreciate true luxury, enduring style, and unmatched functionality.

Our client base has developed into a global family. Optimo enthusiasts are bonded by their shared appreciation of quality, style, and individualism. They see their Optimo hat as more than a fashion statement. It is a part of their life.

Our clients are the richest part of our business, our most stalwart fans and an endless supply of inspiration and motivation.

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