About Cardenas Hats

For over fifty years . . .

the Cardenas Family has specialized in fine quality hats, constructed in our own factory in Bogotá, Colombia. Influenced by traditions set forth by the brand leaders of that era and for long-lasting durability in mind, each hat is handmade with individual care by our skilled craftsmen.

Far from the typical assembly-line strategy of most clothing lines, a Cardenas hat is handled with individual care, with an attention to detail reserved more for artists rather than typical manufacturers.


Juan M. & Blake A. Cardenas

The North American leg of Cardenas Hats was formed by the father/son team Juan M. and Blake A. Cardenas, with the purpose of importing the finest South American products, eager for the highest quality. Their respect for the world of hats — and love for the hat-making tradition — have found them collecting the most interesting and iconic features of these vintage styles, creating a fresh, new take on the modern western hat. Their newest series, the Heritage Collection, pays tribute to those classic designs.

Cardenas Hats is a socially responsible company, who earmarks a portion of their sales to various charitable foundations, both international- and locally based.