Meet Eric Saluzzo, team member for 5 years and manager of HAT CLUB Sun Valley who has accumulated a collection of over 200 hats.
Where did your love for hats come from?
My love for hats came over 9 years ago when I first walked into HAT CLUB at the Superstation Mall. I was amazed at selection of styles, colors, and brands that they carried. Right then and there, I knew I had to start a hat collection, and bought my first hat which was the original Boston Red Sox GM.
What does HAT CLUB mean to you?
What HAT CLUB means to me is much more than a company, it is a lifestyle, and a family. Since I was hired on in 2005, HAT CLUB has been there for me from graduating high school to college. Getting to know everyone from employees, to Stephen and Paul, the owners, has been a great experience and I am excited for the future.
What is your favorite Hat Club hat?
My favorite hat is the second one I ever bought and it is the green and white Boston Celtics hat with the shamrock next to the B, very exclusive and hard to come by.
What influenced your decision on buying a new hat?
I can’t already own the hat which is hard to keep track of when you own 200. Second, is where it’s made, because the US made New Era caps actually fit the best because of their low profile. Last is exclusivity, which HAT CLUB always focuses on.
Do you wear snapbacks, strapbacks, or fitteds?
I prefer to wear fitteds most of the time, I have been wearing them since I was a freshman in high school and I love the way they fit.
What HC store do you mange and what makes your store so unique?
I am the manager of HAT CLUB Sunvalley, and what makes our store unique is our staff and customer base. We get to know our customers so when they come back it’s like we’re helping out a friend trying to find something to match their outfit for the evening, or finding the perfect gift for one of their family members. We make new friends everyday.
Any thing else about hats?
Hats have had a great influence on me and I can say that I will wear them forever.