Hats for Hatters
Stetson Hat Company
The John B. Stetson Company
In 1865, with $100, John B. Stetson rented a small room, bought the tools he needed, bought $10 worth of fur and the John B. Stetson Hat Company was born. 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, innovation and beauty.
From the Stetson Co. website, circa 2015.
Stetson University was founded by Henry DeLand in 1883 as DeLand Academy and was chartered in 1887 as DeLand University. However, by 1889 the DeLand University Board of Trustees changed the name to Stetson in appreciation of John B. Stetson for both his financial support and the business experience and acumen he brought to the university’s administration. Since that time Stetson has embraced its history and in one form or another hats have figured into our culture.
Now, through a partnership with the Stetson Hat Company, the university is offering prospective students and their families an opportunity to pre-order and purchase a limited selection of Stetson Hats at special pricing.
Our available selections are listed under City and Fedora, Outdoor and Western. Hats are shipped from the factory directly to Stetson and available for on-campus pick up when classes are in session, as well as during major university events such as Homecoming and Hatter Saturday. Alternatively, you may order through our online process and the hat can be shipped to your home. Orders come directly from the Stetson Hat Co. factory and may take six to eight weeks before delivery.
Please carefully check the Hat Sizing dropdown before ordering.
City and Fedora Hats
Fedoras are great hats for dress and casual wear. The styles offered here are revivals of classics that bring the past and present together in a way that brings out the best of Stetson's heritage in hat making. The Stetson Stratoliner is a hat with a historic past and vintage look. Our straw hats are cooler versions with a sense of style and fun. City hats ten to have narrower brims to help avoid collisions on crowded streets, subways and trains.
Outdoor and Western Hats
Stetson Outdoor and Western hats are built on the history and tradition of the original, “Boss of the Plains” that launched the John B. Stetson Hat Company and made it part of our history. The Skyline, part of the New Frontier Collection, is available in two colors, and our straw and palm braids are lighter, cooler versions with more ventilation and wide brims to block the sun.