COVET CUSTOM HATS
MAKER: AIMEE SPEAR
Everyone has a go-to pair of boots, a bag, a leather jacket or piece of jewelry that embodies their personal style. These are pieces that you covet and keep close. They are timeless items you instinctively reach for when you put your look together. For me, a custom hat using the most premium of materials, created by hat maker Aimee Speer is precisely such an item. She utilizes years of experience in design, consulting and crafting to create a hat that embraces you. Collaborate with Aimee and produce a truly unique and customized hat that reflects who you are.
She will create a hat you will live in and wear for a lifetime.
FAVORITE LOCAL FOOD TRUCK
ALC Steaks food truck
FAVORITE LOCAL CURATED BOUTIQUE
By George, Kick Pleat, Red Bird, Estillo and Kiki Nass
GO TO MID-DAY SNACK or ROUTINE FOR CREATIVE FUEL
Devouring the rotisserie chicken like a cannibal
WHERE DO YOU CREATE BEST
Home Studio by myself with my music
WHY DID YOU CHOSE TO BE A MAKER
I honor my creative expression and bring joy to people
HOW HAS SOCIAL HELPED YOUR BUSINESS, IF ANY
It has connected my brand with the world for free. I can’t think of anything better.
WHAT OTHER ARTISTS HAVE YOU LOVED COLLABORATING WITH
Maureen Stallo with Red Bird Boutique
HOW IMPORTANT IS SHOPPING LOCAL TO YOU
I owned a boutique called Hem Jeans for ten years. I will never forget the support this community gave me. Shopping local is top of mind for me. I’ll always try local first before buying on-line.
MUST-SEE RECOMMENDATION FOR THOSE TRAVELING TO AUSTIN
A run around Town Lake followed by a picnic at Barton Springs.
WHERE CAN SUPPORTERS FIND YOUR CREATIONS
Covethats.com will be live in a few weeks, in the meantime, my Instagram @covetcustomhats.
WHY DO YOU CALL AUSTIN HOME
I moved to Austin 20 years ago from Seattle, WA. I fell in love with the kind warm-hearted people of this city and decided to stay while on vacation visiting my sister. I’m one of the many people that never left.
FAVORITE SONG/ARTIST/ALBUM FOR A SPARK OF CREATIVITY
While in my studio I listen to a lot of the Avett Brothers and the Lumineers
BIGGEST DEBATE OF ALL: COFFEE or TEA, BE SPECIFIC ;)
COFFEE Hands down! I grew up in Seattle and wake up to 3 shots stat every day.
WHO DO YOU FOLLOW FOR INSTAGRAM INSPIRATION
Nick Fouquet, Gladys’s Tamez and Satya Twena
WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST EXCITING MOMENT SO FAR OF YOUR CRAFT
To get paid to do what I love
AS A SMALL BUSINESS, HOW DO YOU MAKE SURE YOUR BRAND STANDS OUT
Stay consistent and keep things clean and beautiful
WHO HAS HAD THE MOST CREATIVE INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE
Gary Dorsey with Pixel Peach
HOW HAS THE AUSTIN COMMUNITY SUPPORTED YOU
Advertising is expensive. I have built my business on word of mouth. Thanks to happy clients that help spread the word.
WHAT IS ONE THING YOU WISH PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT YOUR DESIGNS
That I use the same hatting techniques that have been used since the turn of the century.