Hills Hats for sale at HUNT&SEEK

By: huntandseek  06-Dec-2011

In 1875, Charles Hill established Chas Hill & Sons, Men's Hatters on Lambton Quay in Wellington, becoming New Zealand's leading gentlemen's hat stockists for over 50 years.
Charles later produced a prestigious hat catalogue in 1897, illustrating the most comprehensive range of headwear possible representing all the finest English and European brands. (A copy of this is in the archives of the Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington). Charles' son George continued with the business until the late 1950's, establishing a small manufacturing unit specialising in school and uniform caps to supplement his retail store.
Over the next 40 years, the manufacturing operation expanded to cover other fields including fashion, outdoor wear, uniform and berets.
The Smuts-Kennedy family took over the business in 1998 and have continued this success in producing headwear to the international circuit with its finest standard and quality of hats.


Contact huntandseek

Email - none provided

Print this page

Other products and services from huntandseek

06-Dec-2011

Bossanova for sale at HUNT&SEEK

More than a product, Bossanova is the concept of a life style that stands for the simple yet sophisticated, the sensual, free spirit mindset that characterizes Brazilian culture. Altough reflecting and representing Brazil, Bossanova has got Kiwi genes in its DNA for its conception is highly influenced by owner Claudine Paiva's experience in New Zealand.


06-Dec-2011

Juliette Hogan for sale at HUNT&SEEK

Each piece is modern yet shrouded in a timeless quality, making it able to surpass the seasons, above all Juliette's collections are sensitive to simplicity of form and are infinitely practical. In 2004 Juliette Hogan established her own label, making waves instantly with her ability to blur the line between classic femininity and contemporary fashion.


06-Dec-2011

Lacoste for sale at HUNT&SEEK

The first Lacoste shirt was white, slightly shorter than its counterparts, had a ribbed collar, short sleeves with ribbed bands and was made of a light knitted fabric called 'Jersey petit pique.. In 1933, Rene Lacoste and Andre Gillier, the owner and the President of the largest French knitwear manufacturing firm of that time, set up a company to manufacture the logo embroidered shirt.


06-Dec-2011

Brooksfield for sale at HUNT&SEEK

Not wanting to pigeon hole or categorise their customer too much, as Brooksfield believe it is more about attitude than age. Words such as confident, individual, contemporary, modern, urban, creative and youthful describe the Brooksfield brand. The Brooksfield customer is aware of fashion but certainly not 'look at me fashion'.


06-Dec-2011

Loumina for sale at HUNT&SEEK

After many years working in the design and fashion industry, brother and sister team, Philip & Louise Pilkington have come together to produce Loumina. From the Fashion Weeks of Paris, Milan and New York, to hair shows in Russia, USA and the Far East, she has won many awards for her avant-garde style. With the recent inception of Loumina, Louise & Philip have found another conduit to express their hunger for design using jewellery as a medium.