Founder: Giuseppe Borsalino
Year Founded: 1857

What would this list be without a hat company? Hats have fallen largely out of favor relative to their peak in the middle of the 20th century, but they're still an essential, and no brand says "fine hats" like Borsalino. Borsalino hats have been worn by great hatmen like Humphrey Bogart, Warren Beatty and Gary Cooper. While Borsalino hats are perhaps a step below the quality they once were, they're still one of the best hat brands you can buy in a store, and there's no name that says hats like Borsalino.