The Ackerman Family founded the Ackerman Cap Company on Waverly Place in downtown NYC sometime way before we were born... His son, our grandfather, spent his entire life in the headwear industry as a Cap Maker and Packer.
By 1982 the time was right to go out on his own. The MTV generation was taking over and music and fashion became linked in a new way. Vintage styles and retro repros were in demand. Shipping from a second story loft with a showroom on W. 27th Street, The New York Hat Co. was formed.