Founded in 1865, Stetson hats are recognized across the globe. It all began with the so-called “10 gallon hat”. a hat in which you could transport 10 gallons of water. Though time has passed many of the tradition methods are still used to make their hats. Durability is the key to their success as the frontiersmen and the pioneers of the time required a hard wearing and rugged product to protect them from the harshness of the weather.