The stetson is a brand of hat that is manufactured by the John B. Stetson Company.
The John B. Stetson Company was founded in 1865 by John B Stetson. Stetson himself was born in 1830 in Orange New Jersey. His father, Stephen Stetson was a hatter.
Stetson headed west because of his health. There he created the first stetson hat, "Boss of the Plains".
Boss of the Plains Edit
This hat was created based on Stetson's experiences in the west. The original Boss of the Plains was manufactured in 1865. It had a straight sided crown with rounded corners. The hats were waterproof and natural in color.
Cowboy Hat Edit
Stetson focuses on expensive high quality hats. These hats represented a real investment for a cowboy, as well as a statement of success for the city folk. The cowboy hat, in an advertising image, became the symbol for the essential part of a cowboys gear.