Meet Chris Hayes, manager of HAT CLUB, Arrowhead Mall and a fitted enthusiast with a collection beyond 100 hats.
Where did your love for hats come from?
Working at HAT CLUB made me love them. I also gained more self-confidence and realized I look pretty good in them.
What does HAT CLUB mean to you?
Hat Club is my second home. It’s like having a house party every day and the customers are the guests. They enjoy the conversation, service, as well as the wide variety of headwear. After 6 years here, I can say that HAT CLUB has been very important to my growth as an individual.
What is your favorite HAT CLUB hat?
At the moment, my favorite hat is the 2tone Diamondbacks D in white and copper, it changes all the time though.
What influences your decision on buying a new hat?
First off, it has to be a Hat Club hat and more often than not, it is a fitted. It also has to catch my eye.
Do you usually wear a fitted, strapback, snapback?
I wear a fitted 99% of the time. Out of my collection of over 100 hats only 3 of them are snapbacks.
What HC store do you manage and what makes your store so unique?
I manage Hat club Arrowhead Mall. My stores customer base is unique; it is mainly local residents of north Phoenix as opposed to other malls, which are tourist driven. Also our store is very small, maybe the smallest, so it always looks full and appealing.
Anything else to say about hats?
I’d like to cordially invite any one that reads this to the “party” at the shop. Stop by anytime and pick up a hat!