In 1865 John B. Stetson rented a small room, purchased the tools he needed and $10 worth of fur, and John B. Stetson Hat Company was founded. A year later the "Hat of the West" or the now famous "Boss of the Plains" hat was born, and the name Stetson was on its way to becoming the mark of quality, durability, and innovation in hats.
John B. Stetson was trained by his father, a master hatter, and applied his skills and knowledge to a trade that, at the time was not held in high regard. Traditionally a hatter was seen as unreliable and lazy, only looking to make his money and go on. John B. Stetson changed all that and built one of America's most well-known and successful businesses. The longevity and history of the John B. Stetson Hat Company is based on innovation and quality. John led the hat industry his entire career by designing new hat styles for fashion and function. Quality was his creed and for the past 130 years that name and the word have been synonymous.
Today the Stetson hat factory in Garland, Texas is one of the largest in the country and produces a line of hats in hundreds of different styles and colors. In spite of this size, classic styling and premium quality remains the driving force behind each hat. As a result, Stetson hats are the most well-recognized hats in the world.
FIT & SIZING
Use a cloth measuring tape to measure the circumference of your head where you would wear a hat. Take the measurement in inches and follow the chart below. If you are in between two sizes, choose the bigger size. You can always add padding to a bigger hat.