In 1865, John B. Stetson fashioned the hat that would become the symbol of American independence, individuality, integrity and strength. Today everything that carries the Stetson brand, from authentic western wear to rugged action wear to designer street wear, stays true to its original values. Stetson hats are the essence of the American spirit. Handcrafted from quality leathers, Stetson Outdoor hats offer a level of durability that is unmatched. Due to its authentic heritage, Stetson can always be trusted to stand the test of time.