Today - January 15 - is National Hat Day, and we are partying hard across the country. You know we've been making hats for 120 years, so we've got a lot to celebrate.
What's that you say? You haven't celebrated National Hat day before?
Join us! You're in for a treat. Pop in and show off your smarts at Hat Trivia night in Harvard Square, enjoy a spot of tea and a sweet at the Mad Hatter Tea party in Brooklyn, or bop to the North Beach Brass Band in San Francisco.
While you're at it, pick up a "National Hat Day" button at any Goorin shop across the country. It's fun, festive, and free!
Or, you could simply put on a hat and cheer wildly at spontaneous times during the day. That's what we're planning to do here at the home office.
(And pssst...this year is our 120th anniversary! Stay tuned for surprises and delights.)
Portland, Oregon is home to many beards... so many, in fact, that one can scarcely walk down the street without tripping over one! Thus, our Nob Hill hat shop hosted the First Annual "Hats Off to Beards" Competition last month. In attendance were sixty or so of the rowdy Portland Beardsmen and their bawdy, boastful beards. One happy partygoer even dressed up in a full Abraham Lincoln costume! It was a night was full of camaraderie, booze, hats, and facial hair of all shapes and sizes.
Last weekend, our Gaslamp Hat Shop in San Diego hosted the official limited early release of the Heisenberg Hat & Box Set. The iconic hat, as worn by Walter White in the hit AMC TV series, Breaking Bad, was announced just in time for Comic Con International in San Diego.
Breaking Bad and Goorin Bros. fans alike lined up in front of our shop for the exclusive autograph signing by Breaking Bad creator, Vince Gilligan and RJ Mitte (Walter White Jr.). Guests were treated with custom cocktails inspired by Heisenberg, crystal blue rock candy, Breaking Bad photo booth and a special appearance by Ben Goorin.
The first few hundred Heisenberg box sets were sold during Comic-Con weekend and the remaining of the 1,895 produced will soon be available at www.goorin.com. If you haven't already, sign up for updates now and be the first to find out when they go on sale. You can also test out you luck and enter for a chance to win the Collector's Edition Heisenberg Hat & Box Set on our Facebook!
View more photos from SDCC here.