In 1919, Master Hatter, Jacob Korber, set up his factory
in Lower Manhattan, New York. The skills he learned as a young
man working his trade in Germany paid off and quickly he became
the leading manufacturer of trade accounts specializing in
fine quality Panama hats. As his reputation grew so did the
diversity of product and skills within his factory making
all types of dress and fashion hats for the men's trade.
Three generations later and now located in a state of the
art facility in Fall River, Massachusetts, the KORBER factory
specializes in all types of straw and felt headwear for both
the men's and ladies trade. For quality and innovation KORBER
is still the premier factory of choice for distributors and
brands throughout the world.
In 1898, Altilio Micheletti,
a Italian immigrant founded an aluminum die making company
in Greenwich Village, New York City. The company founder was
a Master Craftsman in plaster molding and aluminum casting
specializing in dies for artificial flowers. His services
were called for in the headwear industry and soon VOGUE HAT
BLOCK AND DIE company was formed to supply aluminum dies,
rubber plugs and saddles needed in the manufacture of straw
and felt headwear.
Four generations and many moves later the company continues