Brookes Boswell founded her label in 2012 after an apprenticeship with one of New York City’s longtime milliners. Her background in architectural design, fine art and textiles, give Brookes a keen eye for precision, a love of fine materials and an appreciation for the construction techniques used in the trade. The studio produces hats and accessories that mix functional detailing with a classic aesthetic. Each piece is meticulously crafted, individually constructed and made with only high quality materials. Every hat is hand blocked and made-to-order with attention to detail.

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Ordering a hat from our website starts with a head measurement. Using a flexible tape measure, wrap it around your head where a hat would sit, hitting the middle of your forehead, 1/4” above the ears and the bump on the back of your skull. The tape measure should be snug, but not too tight. The hats are made to fit the head size listed, they should fit snugly so as not to blow off in the wind, but not so tight that they leave a mark on your skin. If your head is between sizes, just send us a note and we’ll accommodate your custom size. If you’d prefer to make an appointment and visit our Portland, Oregon studio, please email b@brookesboswell.com. 


Each hat takes approximately 2-3 weeks to complete before shipment. We're pleased to offer free shipping for all US orders via UPS ground. International customers, please email b@brookesboswell.com for a shipping quote. Customers are responsible for shipping charges for all exchanges and returns for store credit. 

All products are made-to-order therefore, please measure your head twice and ask questions before placing your order. We're happy to provide assistance with purchases and have material swatches available. Please notify the studio as soon as possible if you receive your order not to your expectations. We are happy to work with you to make sure you are completely happy with your purchase. We offer exchanges or store credit for any customer who finds that their hat doesn't suit them, but unfortunately we can't accept returns. 


We love our new location in Southeast Portland, Oregon and we'd love to have you visit. Contact Brookes at b@brookesboswell.com for an appointment, or stop by if you're in the neighborhood. Please check out www.shopboswell.us or follow @shopboswell on instagram for details about our retail store. 

Shop Boswell // 729 SE Morrison Street in Portland, Oregon