By VINCE REMBIULAT
Tradition plays a big role at the Kentucky Derby.
Those at Churchill Downs can be seen enjoying their mint julep, feasting on burgoo (a popular Kentucky dish), and singing “My Old Kentucky Home.”
Dressing for the occasion is also important part, with hats worn by the men and women as making that fashion statement at the Kentucky Derby.
Many of the stylish hats worn by the festive Derby crowd came from right here in Central Valley.
Dorfman Pacific at 2615 Boeing Way – a 275,000 square foot facility in Stockton – is one of the largest full-line, in-stock headwear companies in the world. It originated in Oakland back in 1921 as Dorfman Hat & Cap Company.
The Scala hats and fascinators from Dorfman Pacific are sold at Churchill Downs.
Many of the hat brands from Dorfman Pacific can be found in the Kentucky Derby Museum store at the track.
But it doesn’t have to be that first Saturday in May for a hat from Dorfman Pacific to be in vogue. The company offers up hats and caps for every season.
Included is the some of the current styles fall and winter catalogs – the Greek Fisherman’s Cap by Aegean, the Scala Classico Dress Felt, the Stetson Harris Tweed, the Woolrich Heritage Collection and the Stacy Adams Classic Fedora, to name a few.
Dorfman Pacific continues to change with times, from keeping up with the customers’ headwear needs to maintaining their commitment to customer service, product quality along with on-time deliveries and maintaining competitive prices.
This is all part of the Dorfman Pacific mission statement “to promote hats and the headwear industry throughout the world, and to foster goodwill and fellowship among those engaged in the headwear industry.”
For more information, call 800.367.3626 or log on to www.dorfman-pacific.com.