Covet Hats, by Aus­ti­nite Aimee Speer, takes shade to a whole new level with her ex­pertly crafted, cus­tom­iz­a­ble hats.

;het­her you´re a Je­dora fiend or a Go[Foy hat Gon­nois­seur, get the Gus­tom top­per oJ your dreams Jrom Austin´s Aimee 7peer.

Austin Way - - CONTENTS DEPARTMENTS - By Lexi Sun­berg // Photography By Philip Edsel

Fash­ion en­thu­si­ast Aimee Speer fell in love with the in­dus­try when she was liv­ing in New York City in her mid-20s. A few years af­ter mov­ing back to Austin, she and her sis­ter opened lauded denim bou­tique Hem, which they closed in 2015 af­ter Speer had her third baby. Fi­nally hav­ing the time to ex­plore her pas­sion for millinery, Speer learned the ins and outs of the craft from a Utah hat­maker with 45 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence. Now the founder of Covet Custom Hats, the ul­tra­cre­ative mama works in her Austin home stu­dio de­sign­ing and con­struct­ing the best in hats made to last, work­ing pri­mar­ily with palm, Ecuado­rian straw and gen­uine beaver fur felt. She also of­fers a full custom ex­pe­ri­ence, from ma­te­rial to shape, trim and color. Hats off to star ser­vice! Straw hats $295-$495, beaver fur felt hats $495-$795, cov­

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