Western Gate to the Sunshine State Duck Collection



America’s First Settlement Founded on August 15th, 1559 by Don Tristan De Luna was Pensacola, FL.  De Luna’s plan was to establish the first permanent European colony in North America. He called the settlement site Ochuse, La Florida. We call it Pensacola, Florida. Also known as “The Western Gate to the Sunshine State”. This phrase was coined by the late great Vince Whibb’s Sr. We honor his legacy and rich history to northwest Florida with this special hat collection for those who love Pensacola, Florida…whether you live here or vacation here.
We have put together a collection of colors pair with our laser engraved leather patch we think you will love. Simply select your color choice from the color selection below and you are ready to represent The Western Gate to the Sunshine State. We will add new colors periodically and also retire colors so make sure you always check in. Limited Editions will also be available!
We want to thank the Whibbs family for granting PG HAT CO. written and verbal permission to legally use their copyrighted material.

“On Behalf of our elected City Council, those 10 masterful men who manage our magnificent municipality; and on behalf of the chairman of our county commission and his four commissioners who constantly deal with the changing, challenging conditions of our county; and on behalf of our wonderful people who populate the Northwest Florida area, it is my privilege and pleasure as mayor to welcome you to Pensacola, the western gate to the Sunshine State, where thousands live the way millions wish they could, where the warmth of our community comes not only from God’s good sunshine, but from the hearts of the people who live here. Welcome to Pensacola, America’s first place city and the place where America began.” -Vince Whibbs Sr.

Our custom made-to-order handcrafted leather patch hats are created with pride and integrity in northwest Florida using only the finest materials. All of our hats are finished by hand. Our top grain leather is laser engraved, cut and then sealed to ensure a rich finish that creates a unique and beautifully finished product.
All hats are “one size fits most” snap-back trucker style.  Private Label Duck Camo Trucker.
Leather color: Natural Vegetable Tanned

Patches are bonded to all hats **not stitched on**
12 = 10% off. Use code ” 1DOZEN ” at checkout.
24 = 15% off. Use code ” 2DOZEN ” at checkout.
36 = 20% off. Use code ” 3DOZEN ” at checkout.
50-99 = 25% off. Use code ” FIFTY ” at checkout.
100-199 = 35% off. Use code ” HUNDRED ” at checkout.
200 = 40% off. Use code ” 2HUNDRED ” at checkout.


Our specialized process and care is what sets our leather patch hats apart from the others. All of our patches are applied by hand using a trusted leather bonding agent that we have used for years. Rather than sewing our patches on, we use a method that we know and trust that also helps keep our hats priced honest and fair. 

We are a small home business so please be patient while each product is handmade in Florida to order and treated with our unique leather process.

We use only the best leather from a company based out of Ohio, USA. The natural vegetable tanned leather patch has a 3-4 oz. thickness and is custom cut from a full leather hide in house. 

Since these are laser engraved that involves charring the leather, we use a leather sealant to help seal the char. To avoid smudging we advise to please avoid rubbing the engraved artwork. The char will settle in but when you first open your box just take in the beauty, 

While leather can get wet, please avoid washing even with a proper hat cage for your washing machine. We offer very affordable prices on our hats so when one is done…get a new one 😉 Some of our personal leather patch hats are over 5 years old and look brand new. Please read this page on hat care https://pghatco.com/hat-care/

PG HAT CO. takes extreme pride in all of our work. Throw your hat on your head, take a selfie, and tag us on INSTAGRAM where you can also view all of work. Just search for Patriot Graphix or PG HAT CO.