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Milano company building in TexasOur Story

The Milano Hat Company was founded in April 1983 by John Milano.  With 28 years of experience in the hat business, Mr. Milano began manufacturing and marketing felt and straw western hats, as well as imported caps.  

In July 1984, Milano Hat Company entered into a licensing agreement with Larry Mahan under the Larry Mahan's® Hat Collection.  By 1990, the company introduced another brand, Justin Hats®.  Both brands gave Milano Hat Company immense popularity for western hats.  In July 2004, the company was purchased by Dorfman Pacific of Stockton, California.  With success riding high, Milano Hat Company acquired Biltmore in 2011, expanding the company's brands and style of hats.

Today, all Milano hats have gained recognition in the marketplace due to their exclusive bodies, weave patterns, genuine leather bands, special finishes, and trimmings.  As the company continues to grow, Milano Hat Company can assure its customers continuity in styling, manufacturing, customer service, and quality control for many years to come.

Additional Facts:

-More than 70+ years of combined experience

-Manufactures private label hats

-Headquartered in Garland, TX

Our History

2017
Growing

Growing

The Milano Hat Company is continuing to grow at a rapid pace!

2011
Biltmore

Biltmore

The Milano Hat Company acquires Biltmore.

2004
Dorfman Pacific

Dorfman Pacific

The Milano Hat Company becomes a wholly subsidiary of Dorfman Pacific.

1990
Justin

Justin

Milano Hat Company becomes acquires rights for Justin Hats.

1984
Larry Mahan

Larry Mahan

Milano enters into a licensing agreement with Larry Mahan.

1983
Foundation

Foundation

John Milano founded The Milano Hat Company.