Custom made cowboy hats designed to your personal specification.
Located in the picturesque southwestern Montana town of Wisdom, (population 120), Kirkpatrick Custom Hat Company was established for the specific purpose of taking advantage of the fact that Buzz Kirkpatrick is a working cowboy and Sheila Kirkpatrick is an accomplished artist and hat maker. As a matter of fact, she was inducted into the Cow Girl Hall of Fame in 1992 for her hat-making art.
Wisdom, Montana is the perfect locale for Buzz and Sheila to practice their hat-making art, situated as it is in the isolated and beautiful Big Hole Valley, a place known for its superb hunting and fishing.
As a working cowboy, Buzz knows exactly what a cowboy wants and requires in a hat. (According to wester lore, the most important things in a cowboy’s life are his hat, boots, horse and gun, in that order.) As an artist and the wife of a cowboy, Sheila doesn’t worry about her place on the list. She focuses on creating, shaping and fitting hat wear, specifically designed to highlight the features of each individual client. Sheila takes great pride in making certain every customer’s tastes and requirements are part of the creation.
Even if you are not a cowboy, Sheila and Buzz invite you to stop in Wisdom — meander over to the Kirkpatrick Custom Hat Company for a cup of coffee — and watch the process involved in an almost forgotten art, using turn-of-the-century equipment. (The coffee is fresh.)
Custom fittings and phone orders welcomed.
P.O. Box 114
Wisdom, Montana 59761