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Encyclopedia > Stetson hat
The Stetson Cavalry Hat
The Stetson Cavalry Hat
For the university, see Stetson University.

Stetson hats or Stetsons are often known as ten-gallon hats, or cowboy hats. Stetson is actually a brand name, not a type of hat. The John B. Stetson Company was founded by John B. Stetson, the inventor of the cowboy hat: a felt hat with a tall crown and very wide brim. It functions to protect its wearer's eyes from the sun, and can also double as a water bowl. The Stetson Cavalry Hat (Replacing former image Image:Stetson hat. ... The Stetson Cavalry Hat (Replacing former image Image:Stetson hat. ... A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees at all levels (bachelor, master, and doctor) in a variety of subjects. ... Stetson University is a private, co-educational university in DeLand, Florida, United States, with a teacher education center in Celebration, Florida, a main law school in Gulfport, Florida (near St. ... There are many different styles of hats A hat is an item of clothing which is worn on the head – a kind of headgear. ... John Batterson Stetson (1830 - 1906) was a U.S. hat manufacturer; the stetson hat was named for him. ...


In the 1860s Stetson created a rugged hat for himself made from thick beaver fur felt while panning for gold in Colorado. According to legend, Stetson invented the hat while on a hunting trip while showing his companions how he could make cloth out of fur without weaving. Stetson made an unusually large hat from fur-felt he made from hides collected on the trip, and wore the hat for the remainder of the expedition. Although initially worn as a joke, Stetson soon grew fond of the hat for its ability to protect its wearer from the elements. It had a wide brim for protection from the elements, a high crown to keep an insulating pocket of air on the head, and a waterproof lining so the hat could be used to carry water. Felt was also the name of a 1980s UK Indie band. ...


The hat was first sold in Central City, Colorado in 1865 under the name "Boss of the Plains," more commonly known as the "ten-gallon cowboy hat". Later, Stetson's cowboy hat was renamed the "Stetson", after its inventor. Central City is the county seat of Gilpin County, Colorado. ... 1865 is a common year starting on Sunday. ...

NWMP (now RCMP) officers, Yukon, 1900, wearing the famous scarlet uniform that includes a flat brimmed Stetson hat.
NWMP (now RCMP) officers, Yukon, 1900, wearing the famous scarlet uniform that includes a flat brimmed Stetson hat.

In 1869 Stetson returned to Philadelphia to found his hat company, which produced high quality hats for outdoors use. Image File history File links Officers of B Division, NWMP, Dawson, Yukon, July 1900. ... Image File history File links Officers of B Division, NWMP, Dawson, Yukon, July 1900. ... Philadelphia is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ...


By 1886 Stetson's hat company was the largest in the world, and had mechanized the hat-making industry.


The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Red Serge dress uniform includes a Stetson with a flat brim. The "boss of the plain" was first used unofficially by the North West Mounted Police, in place of the traditional white pith helmet. In the Boer War, the flat brimmed Stetson became the standard issue of the second Canadian Contingent, becoming recognized throughout the British Empire as a symbol of Canada. The Stetson hat became a part of the uniform of the Royal North West Mounted Police, which later became the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Royal Canadian Mounted Police heraldic badge. ... Red Serge - NWMP K Troop (reenactors) The Red Serge is the formal and ceremonial uniform of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. ... Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden in military dress uniform, with medals. ... Boer guerrillas during the Second Boer War There were two Boer wars, one from December 16, 1880-March 23, 1881 and the second from October 11, 1899-May 31, 1902 both between the British and the settlers of Dutch, French and German origin (called Boers, Afrikaners or Voortrekkers) in South... The British Empire was, at one time, the foremost global power and the largest empire in history. ...


The Stetson hat has also been used as an award by the U.S. Army's Cavalry.


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How stetson hat is made - Background, History, Raw materials, Design, The manufacturing process, Quality control (1753 words)
Stetson agitated the fur with the bow, keeping it in a small cloud in the air and eventually allowing it to fall to the ground and naturally distribute itself over a small area.
For the style-conscious, three of the most important considerations in purchasing a Stetson hat are the slope of the crown, the roll of the brim, and the number and arrangement of the creases, or pinches, in the crown, which are viewed as giving each Stetson its distinctive character.
Stetson hats are subject to many stages of inspection to check that the finish, shape, body, and feel are appropriate and to identify any flaws.
Stetson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (737 words)
Stetson hats or Stetsons are often known as ten-gallon hats, or cowboy hats.
Stetson made an unusually large hat from fur-felt he made from hides collected on the trip, and wore the hat for the remainder of the expedition.
The hat was however more popular in the U.S. The hat was first sold in Central City, Colorado in 1865 under the name "Boss of the Plains," more commonly known as the "ten-gallon cowboy hat".
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