I went to Los Angeles for a family reunion and to play a couple of gigs with my band The Ghost Cowboys.
My black Stetson hat got beat up in my suitcase and it needed some tender loving care so I want to the nearest Hatter called Baron Hats in downtown LA.
Mark Mejia the owner asked me when I needed it bye and I said, “I have a gig in a few hours”.
Like any cleaning service it takes a couple of days and if you want a rush job it would still be a day.
Mark took the hat back to the workshop and returned in about ten minutes with what looked like a brand new one. He had steamed brushed and shaped it so beautifully, I a was so happy but even happier when he said “No Charge”.
Anyone else would have charged ay least seventy five dollars but Mark did not and he sent me off to do my gig feeling pretty good.
What a kind gentleman he is, and a practitioner of the real old school businessman ethics, it not just all about the money, it’s about treating people like human beings.
If you are in Los Angeles please go by and view all the classic custom made hats.
ALAN GRAHAM Editor Coronado Clarion.
546 S Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Between 5th and 6th On the third floor.