Joshua Tree, California

May 13th - 15th, 2017

 
 
 
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Schedule Appointment

Schedule a one on one session with Jeff Biggars and experience first hand what goes into making your very own custom felt hat.

 
 

 

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Testimonials


Jeff Biggars has created well over a dozen custom hats for my friends and family. He’s always incredibly professional and accommodating. I know I can trust him to make them, clean them, and even restore them. Is this love, that I am feeling?
— Chase Windsor

Best hatter this side of the Mississippi.
— Kris Hibbitts

A TRULY AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE! If you can get past his bland looks and boring jokes, he is actually a really great hatmaker.
— Henry Martin

The owner is SUPER nice, he will take his time with you, and is a wealth of knowledge! Made me and my out of town friends feel like we were part of the family! HIGHLY recommend!
— Heather Cooper


 
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MY PROMISE

I’ll only work with the best materials available and stand behind my craftsmanship. I never compromise quality for time, and give my clients realistic schedules that accommodate their lives. I strive for perfection, so contracts are only paid in full when the finished work is to your complete satisfaction.

 

SEE MY HANDY WORK


Our Method

Custom Felt Hats

From cowboys and ranchers to bankers and actors, we cater to the truly discriminating felt hat wearer. Our hats are all handmade and customized by shape, fit and accessories. Using traditional methods handed down through generations, each hat is made with the exacting standards you expect from a well-made hat. We believe there is no substitute for quality, and we stand by every hat we build. 


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Who is NICK FOUQUET?
Nick Fouquet is part human part animal. French with a Huck Finn spirit. Part Native American and part psychedelic adventurer. And I will always be a gentleman.

What is the NICK FOUQUET Brand?
The Nick Fouquet Brand is an extension of my souls and my creativity. It's an unconscious free streaming flow of my designs that come from travel, art, love, family and self. It's a psychedelic bourgeoisie bohemian experience.

How did you start making hats?
I honestly did not know hat making was my thing. I didn't know what my thing was. It found me. I graduated with a BA in Environmental Science and Sustainable Development. My future was looking more like forestry or a recluse in the high mountains of Colorado as a field worker. I had always identified with colors, design and natural aesthetics, which I derived from my travels and working for other designers and ultimately implemented into my work.   

What materials do you use for your hats?
I use 100% Beaver fur felt which is sustainably harvested. Few hat makers use it.

Who or what is your biggest inspiration?
Travel, gutter punks, Tom Sawyer, Keith Richards, The Sappeurs in the Congo, my Dad's Style and love.

What kind of hat would you make your inspiration?
I would make my inspiration a distressed western style hat with leather binding, a boro hat band, and would sprinkle it with turquoise and silver trimmings and have a bullet hole in the side of the crown. His name is Ralph Lauren.

What makes you happy?
When I realize I'm in the moment of something...

What is the sexiest way to wear a hat?
With confidence.


We start with the highest quality bodies available. Then we hand finish each felt hat, whether it be a 6x or a 1000X American mink, to provide the finest feeling,  most comfortable felt hats available.


 
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