Big Aristote


Big Aristote is a label of high-end unisex hats, handmade in Spain. 3 models each season come in a range of felt and ribbon colours. But Big Aristote is a little more than that… It is an adventure driven by passion and desires.

First of all, a personal desire for its founder Louis Bompard.

Never seen without a hat, he spent years looking for models that had classical and elegant shapes but also modern and original colours. This is how the idea and concept of Big Aristote were born. It is also a nostalgic desire to put the hat back in the spotlight and to let it become what it used to be in the early days of last century: the indispensable accessory to a daytime outfit.

It is the desire to cross through lives and generations, too. Giving someone the ability to say, in a few years, that he wears his father’s Big Aristote is the reason why these hats are made with such great care by one of the most renowned houses in Europe.

Finally, Big Aristote is a desire to dream and to see, one day, Françoise Hardy, Haider Ackermann, Caroline de Maigret, Shaquille O’Neal, you, him, her or them wear a Big Aristote hat.

An adventure driven by passion and desires, really.

Le créateur


A graduate from the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, where he developed his design skills, Louis Bompard chose to swap his needles for a pen. He has been a fashion journalist and critic for French magazine L’Officiel since 2007. This is why his hat and tattoos were spotted around catwalks in New York, London, Milan, and even Uzbekistan. The man whose passions include the NBA, Steven Gerrard and, obviously, headgear, made his own dream come true by founding Big Aristote. Next on the list? Learn how to dunk.


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