a strong finish: the optimo ribbon
Not just another detail—a ribbon’s width, color and texture can transform a hat’s character.
The ribbon is a critical design element and we search for the very best available. We carry the finest modern ribbons from all over the world, as well as vintage finds from Europe and rarities from now defunct hatteries in the U.S. From this vast collection, we are able to pick just the right ribbon for each hat and for each client.
The Optimo hat is finished with these fine ribbons, which are always folded and sewn by hand. Our sewers use unique folding techniques and traditional millinery stitches to craft the bow and ensure no thread is visible. Glue is never used.