Founding of Jaxon & James

Jaxon & James was founded in 2003 by two long-time hatters, Bruce Zales and Fred Belinsky. Their aim was to create a superior hat brand using decades of collective knowledge, buying, selling and designing hats. Named after Bruce’s beloved dog Jaxon and Saint James, the patron saint of hatters everywhere, the two put their focus into creating their first collection.

Vintage styles and fabrics were there at the start and have remained the mainstay of the collection. The goal from the beginning has been to create a quality product, focusing on classic styles from the golden age of hats, at an affordable price. Our motto - Every Man, Any Occasion – was born from this desire.

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