Q&A with Alex Tilley
When Alex Tilley lost yet another poorly made hat to the winds while sailing his restored 30-foot boat, he decided—as a hobby—to design his own hat. Soon, every sailor in Toronto wanted that rugged and durable hat, and the hobby went full-time. Fast-forward nearly 35 years, and Tilley Endurables hats, clothes and accessories are seen on travellers around the world. Proudly Canadian, Tilley feels duty-bound to make virtually everything in Canada.