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The Stetson cavalry hat

Stetson is a brand of hat manufactured by the John B. Stetson Company.

Founded in 1865, John B. Stetson Company began when the founder headed west and created the original hat of the West{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Clarify |date=__DATE__ |$B= }}, the “Boss of the Plains”. This Western hat would become the cornerstone of Stetson’s hat business and is still in production today.

Stetson eventually became the world’s largest hat maker, producing more than 3,300,000 hats a year in a factory spread over {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} in Philadelphia. In addition to its Western and fashion hats, Stetson also produces fragrance, apparel, footwear, eyewear, belts, bourbon and a range of other products evoking the historic American West.

Stetson University and Stetson University College of Law in Florida were named after John B. Stetson in 1899 for his contributions to the school.


Stetson sections
Intro  Beginnings  Prospector's hat  Boss of the Plains  Price and popularity  Mass production   Singing cowboys and ten-gallon hats    Changing fashions   Military and police uniforms  See also  References   Further reading    External links   

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