What makes a true cowboy? Inner strength, charisma, camaraderie, and a cowboy outfit. Hats are one of the two attributes (the second one being buckaroos) that constitute an iconic cowboy look. In former times, they were a real investment for the working cowboys and a sign of success for the city dwellers. Today, cowboy hats are a stylish attribute that can complement both the most extravagant and more traditional outfits. Right from the screen of a western movie, this headwear is a timeless classic. And no one knows more about these hats than Stetson, for it was John Stetson’s effort that brought modern-style American cowboy hats into being.
That’s right, Stetson is the brand founded by the very person who designed the first American Cowboy Hat. Back in 1865, John B. Stetson decided to launch the mass production of hats that he initially designed for himself. Those were to resist the challenging weather conditions while remaining comfortable to wear when intense physical work was involved. The original Stetson hat was durable, versatile, and able to handle wind, dirt, and rain. The “Boss of the Plains” was the first model produced. It has swiftly conquered the love of the cowboy community and become a symbol of the American West.
For more than 150 years, Stetson has been manufacturing quality hats designed in the best traditions of the Wild West. Years have passed, but techniques and principles remain the same - only the best materials for quality headwear to meet the needs of future generations.
Stetson Cowboy Hats
Bearers of the raw Western spirit, these hats come in a range of styles. Some stay true to the original design, while others are a blend of Western tradition with an urban style. Materials can also be different. The majority are made from high-quality felt that makes them particularly soft and resilient. Stetson Straw hats are designed specifically for warm and sunny days. Constructed from firm shantung straw, they are durable and breathable.
Favored by American jazz performers since the beginning of the 20th century, Stetson fedoras commemorate another era of American history. Stylish and universal, fedoras will match elegant evening outfits as well as more bold and bright styles. Just like cowboy hats, fedoras come in felt, straw, and even cotton variations. You are sure to find something to your liking.
Gritr Outdoors has dozens of hats for you to choose from. Stetson hats for men as well as Stetson women hats in all sizes and colors for your consideration.