Mad Hatters: B.M. Franklin Has Your Custom Crowns

Is hat-making a lost art? No way. At B.M. Franklin & Co., a black-owned bespoke haberdashery in the heart of New York City, founded by classically trained hat-maker B.M. Franklin, the art of hat-making is thankfully alive and well.


Recently, The Glow Up’s Veronica Webb dropped into the studio to find out how we can all create our own very stylish crowning glory—in person or online.

Veronica Webb loves Detroit, speaks French, is addicted to French fries, French fashion, runs an 8 minute mile and can never find her keys.

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My great Aunt was a haberdasher and designed custom-made hats. So glad to see this rich tradition being passed down through the generations.