Signes Hats and Caps from Village Hats
Signes hats are easily recognised as one of the highest quality men's hat brands throughout Spain and the greater parts of Europe. Decades of experience have made Signes hats an icon amongst premium hat brands in Europe and highly desirable amongst hat collectors and enthusiasts. In our never ending quest to bring you the best hats of the world, Village Hats presents: Signes, a hat brand that is continuously raising the bar...
We arrived in Alicante, Spain and were picked up at the airport by Jose Signes. We were driven to a restaurant in a small fishing village where we were served a meal of the best seafood paella imaginable made to order in anticipation of our arrival. Then, off to the factory where the off-the-charts hospitality continued.
Jose and his brother-in-law Carlos run the hat factory begun by Jose's father in the 1960s. When the straw-hat factories in Gatos de los Gorges began to close as a result of price pressures from Chinese competition, The Signes' made the decision to differentiate themselves by upping their focus on quality and workmanship. Their boutique factory approach has been rewarded as they have survived while others in this small historical hat making community have had to close their doors. A lot of time is spent with each hat (as our videos of hat making at Signes will attest). Although they cannot compete with China on price, they compare very favourably with other European factories on both quality and value in the "finer hats" sector of our industry. We worked with the family late into the night and produced an order for hats that you see displayed above (followed by a night of tapas and fine Spanish wine).
We're very proud to be introducing these hats to the UK. Here at Village Hats we use live stock feeds to ensure all our Signes hats are in stock and ready for despatch. If you're finding it hard to choose, please use our handy filtering tool at the top of the page. The drop down boxes allow you to easily filter our Signes hats by colour, size, type and price. Don't forget we offer free standard shipping within the UK.