How we got started

As an avid hiker, climber, skier, and cyclist, Hank grew up loving the outdoors and representing the places he’d visited by donning their apparel.  Of particular interest to him was the small batch artistic patches that were available to adorn peoples’ clothing in small ski towns across the Rockies or the cities you might float past on a Texas river. 

After fully covering his backpack with a cornucopia of patches, he moved on to trying to exhibit his patches on his favorite hat. After many years and several amateur, successful-adjacent attempts to reverse engineer a hat that showcased his wide array of collected keepsake patches, Hank founded Hank Darby Co.– Small batches made with love.  Now everyone can enjoy a professionally made hat capable of showcasing an infinite array of themes, teams, places, and more.