Our Team

A Century of Hat Making Experience.

Founded in 1921, Dorfman Milano was born to support the growing headwear industry. In the very beginning all hats and caps were crafted by hand from our first headquarters in Oakland, California. As demand for our brands has matured over the years we expanded our operations and now manufacture much of our finest headwear in Garland, Texas.

We merchandise our headwear in our own and licensed brands including Scala, Justin, Larry Mahan, Biltmore, Dorfman Hat Co, and Cappelli Straworld. We take pride that our brands have graced the heads of celebrities such as Bruno Mars, George Clooney, and Toby Keith over the decades and it’s common to spot one our sartorial masterpieces complementing stars wardrobes at award shows.


As headwear experts, we do our best to service a wide variety of headwear verticals including outdoor, western, resort, and dress.

Today, our team continues to be thankful for hat and cap lovers everywhere. A hat may just be an accessory to some people, but our millinery community is fostered by artisans that hand make our hats and our customers’ stories who wear them with distinction. Hats off to the next 100 years!

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Looking to Join an Awesome Team?

Dorfman Milano is powered by an eclectic team of product designers, merchandisers, sales associates, and folks that love hats. We maintain offices in Garland, Texas and Stockton, California, but also have a robust set of team members working remotely throughout the USA.

Ready to start a new chapter? We’re hiring!

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It is our responsibility as a company to focus on reducing our impact on the earth. Dorfman Milano has launched several projects such as saving our forests with our eCatalogs, conserving energy with our solar powered distribution facility and saving water by installing a waterless restroom system in our facility.

We have even launched an organic line of hats that is completely natural, from the cotton and raffia bodies to the clay used to dye them.


We have donated over $3 million dollars to charities worldwide. We are especially passionate above giving back to our local communities in Stockton, CA and Garland, TX.

We have teamed up with food banks and schools to donate hats, gloves, and scarves to families in need. We have had incredible success partnering with the United Way to help underprivileged members of our community.

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We have been fortunate to be supported by a network of incredible customers for over 100 years. We pride ourselves in helping stock our neighborhood stores with trendsetting hat brands as well as partnering with national retailers on larger, multi-store programs.

We strive to continuously pivot to keep pace with our customers' headwear needs, while keeping our commitment to customer service, product quality, and competitive prices.

Featured Customers

Bass Pro Shops
Boot Barn
Hats for Life