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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Breaking Bad Fiends: Now You, Too, Can Sport Your Very Own Heisenberg Hat

Posted By on Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 1:01 PM

click to enlarge If only the hats were as popular as meth
  • If only the hats were as popular as meth

The cultural experts of San Francisco have finally made it possible for you to be something like Breaking Bad's Walter White, without having to go to all that trouble of cooking up pure meth.

Goorin Bros., the San Francisco-based hat makers, has big plans to produce a limited set of Heisenberg hats, the signature black felt pork-pie hat worn by the series' smuggest outlaw, Walter White.

The company was tapped to produce the original Heisenberg hat for the insanely popular show; Now apparently everyone wants one of those hats (and probably some meth), which is why the century-old Goorin Bros decided to produce an exclusive collector's edition Heisenberg hat and box set.

It will debut during this year's Comic-Con convention in San Diego on July 20, which gives you plenty of time to break it in before the final episodes of Breaking Bad, which will premiere August 11.

click to enlarge COURTESY OF GOORIN BROS.
  • Courtesy of Goorin Bros.

What's more, you can get your Heisenberg hat signed by the show's creator, Vince Gilligan, during the event, which will take place at the Goorin Bros San Diego Gaslamp location.

Since the hat shop was established in 1895, the hatmakers cleverly decided to make 1,895 limited edition Heisenberg hats, which will come with a letterpress serial numbered certificate of authenticity, custom interchangeable hat pins, Breaking Bad -themed butcher paper wrapping, and an American crafted round hat box.

The rest of you Heisenberg wannabes can get your hats later when the company rolls out with the official Heisenberg hat nationwide. Goorin folks will keep you posted about when and where you can buy those villainous hats.

"We are honored to have produced the official Heisenberg worn by Walter White and to be associated with such a groundbreaking series as Breaking Bad," said Ben Goorin, president of Goorin Bros. "It is an exciting opportunity to contribute our craftsmanship in collaboration with SONY to avail Walter White's signature style to series fans and hat aficionados alike."

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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