Meet the maker

Born and raised in the North of England, from a young age Paul knew he wanted to be a musician. In his early teenage years he formed rock a band and would regularly play in his local venues.

By his late teens, he was already touring the UK and building a nationwide following. For the next 10 years, he performed as a professional musician doing session work and with his rock/metal band 'Beyond All Reason' playing some of the biggest venues and festival stages with some of the biggest bands of the 2000's.

As the singer and guitarist of the band, he was well known for always wearing his black (now very beaten up) cowboy hat. Cue the hat obsession.

Whilst recording an album with the band in Germany, in his downtime Paul began working on a costume hat for halloween. As it turns out, this would be the first of many, and his best selling hat for the last 12 years.

Fast forward a few years and the band has taken a step back from pursuing a full time career in music, free beer and exposure doesn't pay the bills, so paul dived head first into learning the art of hat making.

Meet the brand

Paul started off by making movie replica hats and that sense of drama and theatre plays a key role in his design process. Whether it's a historical hat or a modern fashion piece, each hat has a story to tell.

Traditional methods and using the highest quality materials, is the core of what we do here at Paul Ventress Bespoke Hatters. Each hat is handcrafted from scratch to create your perfect bespoke hat, or one of our regular styles.

If you're not 100% sure on how you want your hat to look, we will discuss various options and create a hat that fits your style and, most importantly, your head perfectly. Want some inspiration? Visit our Custom Creations tab to view past bespoke pieces.

Almost all sewing is done by hand for a higher quality finish and more traditional feel. It's a labour of love, but it's what we love doing.

So if you have something in mind, please drop us a message and we can start discussing the creation of your perfect hat.

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