Signs, Signs, – Paris Hatters – Purveyor of Cowboy Hats to the Vatican

Paris Hatters

I love San Antonio. I go ever other year there for an industry convention. The riverwalk area is nice but so is white bread and homogenized milk. Away from the hordes on the river there are lots of interesting buildings and businesses. I came across this treasure. Paris Hatters, a cowboy hat store since 1917. Still family owned after all these years. (No I didn’t buy one.)

Paris Hatters Street

The store has sold hats to several US Presidents, a bunch of rock stars, but the customer that I loved the most was Pope John Paul II. 

(Of course it was a white hat.)

What is your favorite hat store? I’m going to tell you that next time I go to San Antonio I’m going to Paris Hatters and getting my own danged cowboy hat. Who’s with me?

20 thoughts on “Signs, Signs, – Paris Hatters – Purveyor of Cowboy Hats to the Vatican

  1. Taken For Granted

    That’s a wonderful sign. While I spend a couple months in San Antonio every winter, I haven’t come across this place yet. Good find. Love the Pope photo and story.

  2. Barb

    You definitely need a cowboy hat to go with those boots! Only ancient baseball hats for me. – though I do have an old cowgirl hat I never wear. Wonder what Bob would say if I took it along on vacation?

  3. Suldog

    Hi. I just found out you have me listed on your sidebar. Thanks! I always return the favor when I know about it. You are now on my sidebar, too.

  4. AVCr8teur

    I really like your pictures. It seems like you ran it through some filters or added more contrast. I have never been to San Antonio. Other than the Riverwalk, I would like to check out this famous hat place. Speaking of hat stores, the other one I would like to visit is the Susquehanna Hat Company, but I don’t think it really exists.

  5. G. W. Bill Miller

    Next time you are there you should definitely get a nice Stetson hat. Get one for me while you are at it, size 7-5/8 in a cream color. White gets dirty too easy.

    I agree that San Antonio is a great town. I lived there for my last 6 months in the Army from January to June 1966. I loved it. It seemed like there was a Fiesta Del Something-or-other every week or so. It was a great town for a single guy.

  6. Leedslass

    Cannot wait to see you in your new rig-out of hat and boots. Reading that through, I wondered if I should have added jeans and shirt but decided not to bother!!!!

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