In this charming 1983 video, the Empire man tells The Hat Story, a tale with a twist. The Hat Story is about a young man who bought a captain’s hat and a row boat. He then proudly told his parents that he was now a captain. The father told the young man that although he might be a captain to himself and his parents, he was no captain in the eyes of other captains. The moral related to how other carpet companies tried to look like Empire Carpet, but they were not even close to approaching the essence of Empire.