News

Stan Sakai, Multiple Award Winning Comic Book Creator & Artist, Partners with Nogginwear to Release First Limited Edition Artist Series Hat

By Chris Lambert

Stan Sakai, Multiple Award Winning Comic Book Creator & Artist, Partners with Nogginwear to Release First Limited Edition Artist Series Hat

Click HERE for full article

Nogginwear, the first & only premium hat subscription, is pleased to announce multiple award winning comic book creator, writer and artist Stan Sakai is the first collaborator for their Limited Edition Artist Series Hat. Nogginwear provides a monthly hat subscription experience of uniquely created, premium quality hats for their subscribers. These limited edition offerings will take that experience up a notch with the Artist Series and the Food & Cocktail Series.

“I am personally so excited to launch our limited edition artist series hat with such an icon and comic book legend as Stan Sakai,” says Mr. Weldon, Nogginwear’s Co-Founder & CEO.

Nogginwear is excited about working with Stan to create this one of a kind limited edition hat. Nogginwear will be making a limited quantity, not be reproduced, a true collectors hat. Fans can register in advance at Nogginwear’s Website to receive a $5 discount for a limited time. Stan will design this hat, showcasing an embroidery of Stan’s character Usagi Yojimo as well as his signature. Nogginwear wants to thank Stan for working on this project and looks forward to many more projects with Stan—plus a multitude of other artist's like Scott Shaw, known for his work with Hanna-Barbera, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, the Simpsons Comics.

In addition to the artist series, Nogginwear will be launching a Food & Cocktail Series. The food & cocktail series will be working with famous, infamous and soon-to-be famous mixologist wanting to get their drink creation out to the masses. Nogginwear plans to also work with spirit companies; wine companies, like Sexy Wines; awesome craft beer companies, like Jack Abby; and so many more. Nogginwear's business model is also about giving back through established partnerships with nonprofit organizations like One Mission Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Framingham, MA, as well as doing projects with art students and setting up scholarships.

“I was impressed with the professionalism of Nogginwear and how they had the best interests of the artist in the forefront of their project. I know this launch will be a success and I hope to work with them well into the future,” says Mr.Sakai.

Choosing Kickstarter and working with great people like Stan as a forum to launch the first & only premium hat subscription is a way to bring awareness of Nogginwear's movement and the ability to show a wicked cool product.

“Back our project on Kickstarter become a subscriber, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter & Instagram. If you love hats like we do, I guarantee you will love our product. Nogginwear is all about our passion and our deep desire to share it with our social network and subscribers,” continues Mr. Weldon. “We would love nothing more than to exceed our Kickstarter goal, do the jig and have you be part of our family.”

Nogginwear came to life while sitting around a table at Starbucks sketching out how to make hats fun, unique, one of a kind and delivered right to subscribers' doors each month. The team has well over 20 years of industry experience designing hats of all styles, fabrics and applications for companies all over the world.

 

Read more


Nogginwear Success Land's Re-Launch on Shopify

By Chris Lambert

Nogginwear Success Land's Re-Launch on Shopify

Nogginwear launches new platform on Shopify to provide uniquely designed, high end quality hats for direct to consumer purchase or gift purchase.

BOSTON - Nov. 1, 2017 - PRLog -- "We are very pleased in the decision to use the Shopify platform for the re-launch of our website, overhaul in the design and new pricing," says Mr. Weldon, Co-Founder & CEO. Weldon goes on to describe the process as very user friendly for both desktop and mobile applications and extremely easy to maintain through updates.

Nogginwear is totally unique and different by not just designing and manufacturing a different premium retail quality limited edition series numbered hat for monthly hat subscribers but taking it up a notch by offering several custom designed premium hats as a single purchase without subscribing. What truly sets Nogginwear apart is all the limited-edition hats are made in limited quantity and when they are gone they are not reproduced.

Nogginwear works with several celebrities like celebrity Chef Brian Duffy of Spike TV's Bar Rescue, seen on NBC Today Show and Chef Chad Rosenthal from Food Network and a full culinary product line on Home Shopping Network. Chef Brian Duffy's custom hat can be seen on himself or on the Nogginwear website.

"It's about doing something different and unique while having fun providing a top-quality product and sharing it with our subscribers and friends via Instagram, Facebook and Twitter not to mention it's a great gift for the hard to buy for person," says Mr. Weldon.

About Nogginwear

Nogginwear is co-founded by 3 guys from New England; Scott Weldon, CEO, Bob Callahan, COO and Chris Lambert, CFO. Nogginwear came to life sitting around a table at Starbucks sketching out how to make hats fun, limited edition, one of a kind and delivered right to your mailbox. The Nogginwear team has well over 20 years of hat industry experience designing hats of all styles, fabrics and applications for companies all over the world. View Nogginwear Limited Edition Hats at http://www.nogginwear.com

Read more


Artist and Teacher, Don Mathias, Partners with Nogginwear to Roll Out New Peanizles Products

By Chris Lambert

Artist and Teacher, Don Mathias, Partners with Nogginwear to Roll Out New Peanizles Products

Nogginwear's support of artists continues to grow with creation of hats and apparel for local cartoonist…

ANDOVER, Mass. - Dec. 6, 2017 - PRLog -- Nogginwear, the First & Only Premium Hat Subscription is rolling out several hats this year, including 3 hats for cartoonist, illustrator and children's book author Don Mathias. Don is the creator and author of the wildly successful comic collection children's book series Peanizles (pronounced Pea-Nih-Zles).

Don Mathias, a mild-mannered art teacher by day and a book writer, cartoonist and illustrator by night, created Peanizles in July 2009 and now has 3 books published,  collecting his "almost daily strip" along with a recently released and published children's storybook "The Day the World Lost Its Color." Mr. Mathias has also had his artwork featured in several book compilations, including The Sakai Project, celebrating thirty years of multiple award-winning comic book creator, writer, artist, Stan Sakai's marvelous samurai rabbit saga, Usagi Yojimbo and Team Cul de Sac: Cartoonists Draw the Line at Parkinson's, a tribute book to Richard Thompson's comic Cul De Sac.

Don grew up and still resides in Andover, Massachusetts. He has had a passion for drawing comics his entire life, starting his first newspaper comic in 1998 which ran in the Andover Townsman for more than ten years.  "I met with Scott Weldon knowing Nogginwear hats are amazing. I had several of their hats in my collection and had a desire to create really cool hats but had no idea how to proceed," said Mr. Mathias, "What is awesome about the Nogginwear program is all I had to do was supply the artwork and promote the final product on my social network to my fans. Scott and his team didn't reveal what they had in mind for the hats, so when I received the designs for my hats I was blown away at how perfectly they had captured the essence of my characters in the form of a hat- exactly what I wanted, I was ecstatic."

Nogginwear is unique in its business model because they don't just design and manufacture diverse premium-level quality retail hats for their subscription business but also use their experience to advise and work with many artists from all over the world to capture the core personality of the artists work and combine it with an appropriate and great hat style. "Working with Don on this project has been very rewarding. He was open to our ideas and let us tap into our experience to create hats that were appropriate to his amazing style and characters," said Scott Weldon, CEO of Nogginwear. Weldon goes on to say, "We make it easy for artists and cartoonists. We've created a program where they have a zero up front investment in the project." Nogginwear creates the hat based on artwork supplied, and then the artist promotes the hat to their vast social media network while Nogginwear simultaneously promotes it within its own network which then generates pre-orders and sufficient interest to justify the size of the production run. Nogginwear also takes complete responsibility for production costs as well as shipment to customers. Weldon goes on the say: "Nogginwear is built on a love of making hats. Working with artists like Don Mathias just enhances our passion and creative drive."

Read more


Nogginwear Tops Best Monthly Subscription Boxes

By Scott Weldon

Nogginwear Tops Best Monthly Subscription Boxes

click HERE to read full article

Boston, MA, March 24, 2017 --(PR.com)-- Nogginwear the First & Only Premium Limited Edition Hat Subscription is celebrating having their hats come in #13 of 16 The Best Monthly Subscription Boxes in 2017 by Brostrick toping the Accessory Lovers Subscription Boxes. "We were shocked and extremely honored to be listed with such great products like Blue Apron, Loot Crate, Birchbox and Play! By Sephora," says Mr. Weldon, Co-Founder & CEO. Weldon goes on to say the fact that a small company like Nogginwear was chosen has them just ecstatic.

Nogginwear works with several celebrities like celebrity Chef Brian Duffy of Spike TV’s Bar Rescue and seen on NBC Today Show and Chef Chad Rosenthal from Food Network who soon will be launching a full culinary product line on Home Shopping Network.

Nogginwear is totally unique and different by not just designing and manufacturing a different premium retail quality limited edition series numbered hat each month for monthly hat subscribers but taking it up a notch with Limited Edition Series, the Artist Series, Hunting Series and adding the edgy Fun Life Series. What truly sets Nogginwear apart is all the hats are made in limited quantity as well and when they are gone they are not reproduced.

Nogginwear continues to add to their list of well-known award winning artist in the cartoon/comic book world who are credited for their work at Disney, Hanna Barbara, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, The Simpsons, MAD magazine and are continually looking to add new artist.

“It's about doing something different and unique while having fun providing a top-quality product and sharing it with our subscribers via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram not to mention it’s a great gift for the hard to buy for person,” says Mr. Weldon.

About Nogginwear

Nogginwear is co-founded by 3 guys from New England; Scott Weldon, CEO, Bob Callahan, COO and Chris Lambert, CFO. Nogginwear came to life sitting around a table at Starbucks sketching out how to make hats fun, limited edition, one of a kind and delivered right to your mailbox. The Nogginwear team has well over 20 years of hat industry experience designing hats of all styles, fabrics and applications for companies all over the world. View Nogginwear Limited Edition Hats at http://www.nogginwear.com

Read more


Nogginwear Designs & Creates Hats for Cartoonist, Illustrator and Childrens Book Author Don Mathias

By Scott Weldon

Nogginwear Designs & Creates Hats for Cartoonist, Illustrator and Childrens Book Author Don Mathias

Click HERE to read full article

Boston, MA, August 24, 2017 --(PR.com)-- Nogginwear, the First & Only Premium Hat Subscription is rolling out several hats this summer, including 3 hats for cartoonist, illustrator and children’s book author Don Mathias. Don is the creator and author of the wildly successful comic collection children’s book series Peanizles pronounced Pea-Nih-Zles.

Don a mild-mannered art teacher by day and a book writer, cartoonist and illustrator by night created Peanizles in July 2009 and now has 3 paperback books published that are collections of his “the almost daily strip” and a new recently released and published children’s storybook “The Day the World Lost Its Color.” Mr. Mathias has also had his comic strips featured in world renown multiple award-winning comic book creator, writer and artist Stan Sakai book, The Sakai Project published by Dark Horse Comics and in a tribute book to Richard Thompson’s comic Cul De Sac. Don grew up and still resides in Andover, MA he has had a passion for drawing comics his entire life starting his first newspaper comic in 1998 running in the Andover Townsman for more than ten years. “I met with Scott knowing Nogginwear hats are amazing owning several of their hats myself and wanting to create really cool hats but had no idea what I wanted to do,” says Don. Mr. Mathias goes on to say, “Scott didn’t tell me what he was going to do so when I received his design for my hats I couldn’t believe he captured the essence of my characters in a hat- exactly what I wanted, I was ecstatic.”

Nogginwear is totally different, not just designing and manufacturing a different premium retail quality hat for their hat subscription business, but using their experience to work with all different kinds of artist to capture the essence of the artist work and marry it up with a great hat design. “Working with Don on this project has been very rewarding, having him open to our ideas and letting us create a hat based on his work has been amazing,” says Scott Weldon, CEO of Nogginwear. “We love to make hats and working with people like Don even furthers our passion for creativity.”

A name that has become synonymous with its ever-growing legacy of limited edition hats Nogginwear is quickly getting known around the world for their hat designs and creativity, creating hats for the likes of Chef Brian Duffy from Bar Rescue, Chef Chad Rosenthal from Food Network, Stan Sakai creator of Usagi Yojimbo, Hillbilly Weatherman and many more.

About Nogginwear, LLC
Nogginwear is co-founded by 3 guys from New England; Scott Weldon, CEO, Bob Callahan, COO and Chris Lambert, CFO. Nogginwear came to life sitting around a table at Starbucks sketching out how to make hats fun, limited edition, one of a kind and delivered right to your mailbox. The Nogginwear team has well over 20 years of hat industry experience designing hats of all styles, fabrics and applications for companies all over the world. View Nogginwear Limited Edition Hats at http://www.nogginwear.com

Read more


Nogginwear Old Glory Hat chosen for Mariah Carey's

By Scott Weldon

Nogginwear Old Glory Hat chosen for Mariah Carey's

Click HERE for full article

Mariah Carey gets Nogginwear Old Glory Hat

Nogginwear Old Glory Hat chosen for Mariah Carey's "Sweet Sweet Fantasy" Concert in Hawaii
 
Nogginwear Old Glory Hat
Nogginwear Old Glory Hat
METHUEN, Mass. - Dec. 7, 2016 - PRLog -- Nogginwear, the First & Only Limited Edition Hat Subscription, is celebrating having their Old Glory hat chosen as a special gift in the swag bag for Mariah Carey, Jussie Smollett, special guests and entourage on her "Sweet Sweet Fantasy" tour in Hawaii.

"We were shocked and extremely honored when we received the call that our Old Glory hat was chosen for Mariah Carey & Jussie Smollett; we think Mariah and Jussie are amazing," says Mr. Weldon, Co-Founder & CEO. Weldon goes on to say the fact that a small company like Nogginwear was chosen for such a music powerhouse and best-selling recording artist like Mariah Carey has us so awestricken and it couldn't be done without great concert tour promoters like Rick Bartalini Presents.

Nogginwear is totally unique and different by not just designing and manufacturing a different premium retail quality limited edition series numbered hat each month for monthly hat subscribers but taking it up a notch with Limited Edition Series, the Artist Series and the recently added Hunting Series. What truly sets Nogginwear apart is all the hats are made in limited quantity as well and when they are gone they are not reproduced.

In the last few months Nogginwear has signed some of the most well-known award winning artists in the cartoon/comic book world who are credited for their work at Disney, Hanna-Barbera, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, The Simpsons, MAD magazine and more; kicking off the limited-edition artist series hats with award winning comic book creator, writer Stan Sakai, creator of Usagi Yojimbo. Our hunting series features Facebook personality and sensation Hillbilly Weatherman and our new food & cocktail series is kicking off with Spike TV's Bar Rescue Personality Chef Brian Duffy also seen on NBC Today Show and opening his new restaurant Flying Fish Crafthouse in Philadelphia, PA.

Chef Brian Duff (former Spike TV Bar Rescue & seen on The Today Show), a customer, says, "It's one of my faves." George Karalias, a customer, says, "The quality and detail is unbelievable on my Usagi hat."

The Nogginwear business model and culture are also about giving back through established partnerships with non-profit organizations like the National Cartoonists Society Foundation, which sponsors events like Cartooning for Kids at St. Jude's Hospital in Memphis and recently teamed up with Smile Train, an international children's charity with a sustainable approach to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate.

"It's about doing something different and unique while having fun and providing a top-quality product and sharing it with our subscribers via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, not to mention it's a great gift for the hard to buy for person," says Mr. Weldon.

Read more


Best Gift Ideas for Men

By Scott Weldon

Best Gift Ideas for Men
The Best Gift Idea for Men or most men would be a new car, truck or mancave. If you can't afford that the next best thing would be a new Hat Every Month. With Nogginwear, you have the option to give a new hat as a gift. Not just one hat, but a different hat every single month! 

Not feeling like making a commitment no problem, get just one hat. 

It's easy sign up and we don't spam the crap out of you. There is no obligation and you can cancel at any time. Making it fun is what we are all about, life is too short to sweat the small things

Take a look at the limited-edition series for hats that have been made with artist, celebrities and want to be celebrities. Want to have fun with us take a peak at our Fun Life Series. 

It's a great Gift idea for men, women or kids. 

Give Nogginwear a try and let us know what you think.

Read more


Nogginwear Selects Design from 2 Methuen, MA Students for National Release of East Coast Hat

By Scott Weldon

Nogginwear Selects Design from 2 Methuen, MA Students for National Release of East Coast Hat

Click Here to read full article

Nogginwear Selects Design from 2 Methuen, MA Students for National Release of New Fun Life Series Hats

Massachusetts High School Students Chosen to Create and Design Launch of Nogginwear Fun Life Series Hats
 
Fun Life Series
Fun Life Series
METHUEN, Mass. - Jan. 18, 2017 - PRLog -- Nogginwear, the First & Only Limited Edition Hat Subscription that designs and creates custom hats, has chosen a design by 2 students from Methuen's Presentation of Mary Academy High School for their new Fun Life Series Collection.

"Working on this project has been way too much fun for us; allowing the kids to have full creative mojo on the design from inception to completion has been very rewarding. I can't think of a better way to kick off our new Fun Life Series hats," says Mr. Weldon, CEO & Co-Founder. Weldon goes on to say the fact that kids put in so much effort and thought into creating a design, colors and style shows real passion. Proceeds from this hat are going towards a scholarship fund for the girls.

Presentation of Mary Academy high school sophomores Audrey Latino and Mackenzie Weldon were inspired for their East Coast hat design while at Hampton Beach, NH one day, realizing how much they love the area. "The East Coast is so beautiful and we wanted to create something that showed that," says Ms. Latino. "I envisioned a simple design that was classy, plus we need to represent," says Ms. Weldon

Nogginwear is totally unique and different by designing and manufacturing a different premium retail quality limited edition series numbered hat each month for monthly hat subscribers and taking it up a notch with Limited Edition Series, Artist Series, Hunting Series and the new Fun Life Series. What truly sets Nogginwear apart is all Limited-Edition Series hats are made in limited quantity and when they are gone they are not reproduced.

In the last few months Nogginwear has signed some of the most well-known award winning artists in the cartoon/comic book world who are credited for their work at Disney, Hanna-Barbera, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, The Simpsons, MAD magazine and more; kicking off the limited-edition artist series hats with award winning comic book creator, writer Stan Sakai, creator of Usagi Yojimbo. Our hunting series features outspoken Facebook personality and sensation Hillbilly Weatherman. Nogginwear has also created the design for celebrity Chef Brian Duffy of Spike TV's Bar Rescue and seen on NBC Today Show and is now working on partnerships with other celebrities.

The Nogginwear business model and culture is also about giving back through established partnerships with non-profit organizations like the National Cartoonists Society Foundation, which sponsors events like Cartooning for Kids at St. Jude's Hospital in Memphis and recently teamed up with Smile Train, an international children's charity with a sustainable approach to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate.

"It's about doing something different and unique while having fun providing a top-quality product and sharing it with our subscribers via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, not to mention it's a great gift for the hard to buy for person," says Mr. Weldon.

Read more