Each new generation has brought something different to the company, and Burns Custom Hats came to life with the sixth generation owner and his passion for hats. He learned the techniques of the trade from the oldest hatter in Utah, purchased the equipment needed to make hats onsite in Salina, UT, home of Burns’ manufacturing facility, and began making hats for their retail stores. Each hat begins as a shapeless piece of beaver or rabbit felt. The skilled hands of a Burns hat expert steams, creases, and shapes the hat into a custom creation that tells the story of its wearer. No two hats are the same, a truly one of a kind piece in any wardrobe.