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  • Heisenberg Hat & Box Set Limited Release at SDCC

    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    Show us your Heisenberg transformation for a chance to win other Goorin items by hashtagging #ItsAGoorin on your photos with a Goorin hat on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook!

    View more photos from SDCC here.

  • The Official Breaking Bad Heisenberg Hat

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    We are proud to announce the launch of an exclusive collector’s edition hat and box set of the official Heisenberg hat, the signature black felt porkpie hat actually worn by the series’ lead character. The hat and box set has been released during this year’s Comic-Con convention in San Diego. An official launch party will kick off the very limited release of the hat and box set tomorrow, July 20th, at our Gaslamp hat shop featuring an exclusive in-store autograph signing with series creator Vince Gilligan and Walter White Jr., RJ Mitte.

    Find more information here.

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    The official Heisenberg hat and box set include a fine quality 100% American made wool felt porkpie hat, a letterpress serial numbered certificate of authenticity, custom interchangeable hat pins, Breaking Bad themed butcher paper wrapping, and an American crafted round hat box.

    A nationwide release of the remaining limited edition official Heisenberg hat and box sets will be announced online. Don't forget to sign up now to stay up to date with the latest news!

    We'll be tuning in for the season premiere of Breaking Bad on August 11th. Make sure to watch along with us on Twitter @GoorinBros

  • Al's Attire for Goorin Bros.

    Keeping true to Ted Goorin's passion for exquisite tailoring and master craftsmanship, we seek to work and collaborate with individuals who posses that spirit through and through. Al Ribaya of Al's Attire is one of them.  A local San Francisco artisan known for his fine detailing and haberdashery skills, Al has perfected the art of hat making, fine tailoring, and custom leather work.

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    Goorin Bros. has partnered with Al's Attire to produce a limited edition line of caps, bow ties  pocket squares and vests for Ted Goorin's Cut & Sew Collection. These handmade items are exclusively available at select Goorin Bros. hat shops in the U.S. and online at www.goorin.com.

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  • Panama Hats

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    The straw hat - a classic summer staple in any man or woman's wardrobe. A practical piece of headwear made to stay cool and shaded from the sun while providing an easy sophistication to any look. There are countless of straw hats under the sun, but there is no other type of straw hat that exudes elegance, confidence, and exquisite craftsmanship than the Panama hat.

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    Only hats woven in Ecuador can be called a Panama hat. Traditionally, the straw used to make a Panama hat comes from the leaves of the Toquilla palm. The palm's soft, flexible and durable fibers are perfect for weaving and of course, wearing on one's head. The quality of a Panama hat is measured by the weave count of the straw. The most common weave is called the  Brisa weave (photographed below) and the quality of a hat is measured by grades. A grade 3 Brisa weave Panama hat takes only a couple of days to make unlike the finer weave, grade 12 Brisa weave hat that can take several weeks to complete. Continue reading

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