In 1919, Master Hatter, Jacob Korber, set up his factory in Lower Manhattan, New York. The skills he learned as a young man working his trade in Germany paid off and quickly he became the leading manufacturer of trade accounts specializing in fine quality Panama hats. As his reputation grew so did the diversity of product and skills within his factory making all types of dress and fashion hats for the men's trade.

Three generations later and now located in a state of the art facility in Fall River, Massachusetts, the KORBER factory specializes in all types of straw and felt headwear for both the men's and ladies trade. For quality and innovation KORBER is still the premier factory of choice for distributors and brands throughout the world.
In 1898, Altilio Micheletti, a Italian immigrant founded an aluminum die making company in Greenwich Village, New York City. The company founder was a Master Craftsman in plaster molding and aluminum casting specializing in dies for artificial flowers. His services were called for in the headwear industry and soon VOGUE HAT BLOCK AND DIE company was formed to supply aluminum dies, rubber plugs and saddles needed in the manufacture of straw and felt headwear.

Four generations and many moves later the company continues and flourishes.