OUR HISTORY

Family Owned Hatters & Cobblers

Much more than just a hat shop

Sheina and Bob Petch have been making and direct selling their unique range of headwear, brooch plumes and apparel for over 30 years.

The business is craft-based, with mainly quality fur felt hat bodies, and Harris Tweed from Scotland.

Sheina has been the primary maker and is now making tricons, fascinators and cut down cloches; also trimming hats and making all the feather plumes for the hats and caps.

Sheina also invented the reverse bow tie which features on Harris Tweed Celtic Gypsies.

Pam Shanahan has also been a maker for the business and makes Celtic Gypsies, berets, capes and vests. She has been with us for 25+ years.

We also have Chris Grant, scarf maker, who incorporates Harris Tweed into her unique scarves.

June Waterhouse also makes unique brooches for us, and Melanie Hill makes arm and wrist warmers.

Many of our hats and caps are made by our friends in New Zealand.

After finding and restoring a beautiful heritage church in the village of Gordon in 2001, and establishing their Hat Shoppe, Sheina and Bob have now semi-retired. However, they have recently converted a large warehouse space in the Shambles Antique Center to house their beautiful Gordon Boot Shoppe. Whilst the shop stocks Blundstone, McKinlays and Bogs, it predominantly features magnificent Harris tweed UGG Boots, legitimately all made in Melbourne.

When visiting the hat Shoppe it is worth calling into the Boot Shoppe, located directly opposite.

P.S. Everyone loves a Gordon Hat Shoppe Hat – especially our discerning dog Chloe.

 

History Bob Sheina
History Bob
History Bob Sheina
Dog with Hat