We sat down with Michael Hagen founder of our favorite local hat makers Wyeth. Find out all the reasons why we love them oh so much!!
Tell us a little bit about your vision and what you offer:
I started Wyeth to create high quality hats with great design that are accessible to all.
What inspires you the most when working?
My inspiration is drawn from my travels, digging in vintage stores for treasure and the natural world around us.
Tell us your process when creating hat options:
First, I always try on a hat before anything else to check the fit, crown and brim. Once that looks good the rest flows pretty naturally.
Name one song or band that embodies Wyeth Hats:
I've been into this French artist named Stromae lately.
Tell us something about Wyeth we might not know about?
I started Wyeth in my garage on 5th St here in Long Beach and ran it solo for a few years.
What do we have to look forward to when it comes to your business?
I always have so many hat designs I want to do every season and find it a challenge to narrow it down. So, more new designs are always cooking! I'm also looking for more ways to have less impact on the environment and have a more positive impact in Long Beach.