Who we are
Born from a lifelong love of fun, culture, fashion and in particular hats, Outcast Hats Ltd is a family run business, based in Brighton on the south coast of England. Headed by Paul and Jo De Nagy, who have sourced a wide variety of styles from some great brands.
Outcast bring you a sense of individuality, we are all outcasts in our own right, because we all have different thoughts, different styles and different desires, these are the things that make the world a beautiful place. Outcast Hats source your hat with this in mind, ensuring that your hat is just as special as you are.
Here are some of the great brands Outcast Hats have for you:
Inspired by music, culture, and the people who surround them, Brixton Ltd. is the collaboration of three friends who wanted to convey their lifestyle through unique products. Created in 2004, the timeless and clean design of the Brixton collection is hard to duplicate and comes in a variety of styles that appeal to the individual in a modern yet traditional way. Each piece is constructed with the commitment to bringing the customer a high quality and limited product that they'll want to hold onto forever.
Founded in Cleator, Cumbria, England in 1938 by Jaques Spreiregen, Kangol produced hats for workers, golfers, and especially soldiers. They were the major beret suppliers to the armed forces during World War 2, including famously Field Marshal Montgomery.
Nowadays, Kangol is a household name where hats are concerned. Samual L Jackson is famous for wearing his Kangol hats, as are L.L. Cool J, Missy Elliot, B.B. King, Quentin Tarantino, Jude Law, Brad Pitt, and of course, in the 60's The Beatles.
Bailey® of Holywood began producing fine dress headwear in 1922, priding itself on founder George Bailey’s emphasis on the importance of a professionally crafted hat. Classic styles such as fedoras, godfathers and derby’s were engineered and popularized by Bailey Hats in the 1920’s. Bailey Hats were seen on silver screen icons like Clark Gable and Humphrey Bogart. These individually handcrafted hats last a lifetime and always carry a strong and sophisticated look. The hats are durable and most provide protection in any weather. With the foundation of a long and proud heritage, world-renowned quality, innovation, and fashion forward styling, Bailey Hats continues to be a leader in the western, fashion and casual mens hat arena.
When Miller Christy began making the finest quality hats in London in 1773, no one could have known the quality and tradition of that bygone age would live on more than 200 years later.
It took Miller a seven year apprenticeship to learn the "art and mystery of feltmaking". Those skills have not changed and have been passed down to the current generation of hat makers.
The large red hat boxes with the "Christys' London" name embossed in gold are a familiar sight wherever quality hats are sold.
Throughout the world when people see a Christy hat, they know there has been no compromise in quality and that the hat on their head bears the tradition started by Miller Christy all those years ago.
Today the tradition carries through not only the feltmaking but into a wide range of products suiting the demands of the modern world. We think Miller would be rather proud of our Riding and Dressage hats; perhaps be a little surprised at our choice of colours on some of the more fashionable Felts; we know he would greatly appreciate the casual elegance and quality of our Panama's; as far as our Baseball cap and fashion ranges are concerned, we thought it best not to ask...!
1830 - John Batterson Stetson was born on May 5th, in East Orange, New Jersey. His father, Stephen Stetson was a successful hatter who ran the No Name Hat Company. The company was known for their superior quality hats and John B. learned the trade as a child. It is said that the No Name Company made hats for George Washington.
1998 - Stetson partners with the Friedrich W. Schneider Hat Company, a company founded in 1913, to distribute Stetson hats throughout Europe. FWS soon becomes an official licensee and began to design, manufacture and distribute fashion hats & caps made exclusively for the European markets.
2010 - Stetson works with Albertus Swanepoel – a favorite milliner of fashion insiders and a true talent in headwear design – to create a small fashion hat collection that is a commercial and critical success. Stetson collaborates with CFDA award winner Billy Reid on its first hat line for the designer. Fall 2011 is now in the works. Stetson signs on new partners to bring Stetson belts, wallets and home textiles to market in 2011.
Fuct Clothing Company
Company founder Erik Brunetti (born 1967) is an American artist and designer, best known for his creation of the brand FUCT, founded in 1990. He is credited as the creator of subversive streetwear, a style of design stemming from the situationist movement, which involves subtly changing or re-appropriating various pop culture themes and icons, as well as anti-government, anti-religion campaigns.
Fuct was among the pioneers of this movement, along with Stussy, Keith Haring’s pop shop and Japan's Hysteric Glamour. They have created various skateboard deck artworks, clothing designs and Zippo lighter designs.
FUCT is the brainchild of artist/graffiti writer Erik Brunetti. The company is responsible for introducing to the world the “Planet of The Apes” printed t-shirts in 1993, using Vietnam War and German World War II inspired graphics, and the recent hand-drawn rock’n’roll iconography pieces. Drawing its roots in early skate-boarding and graffiti culture as well as punk-rock music, FUCT has maintained a steady cult following over the years. The brand has also attracted artists and musicians such as Keith Richards, Julian Schnabel, Robert Flynn, Larry Clark , Chino Moreno, and members of thrash metal band Slayer.