1830 - John Batterson Stetson was born on May 5th, in East Orange, New Jersey. His father, Stephen Stetson was a successful hatter who ran the No Name Hat Company. The company was known for their superior quality hats and John B. learned the trade as a child. It is said that the No Name Company made hats for George Washington.
1998 - Stetson partners with the Friedrich W. Schneider Hat Company, a company founded in 1913, to distribute Stetson hats throughout Europe. FWS soon becomes an official licensee and began to design, manufacture and distribute fashion hats & caps made exclusively for the European markets.
2010 - Stetson works with Albertus Swanepoel – a favorite milliner of fashion insiders and a true talent in headwear design – to create a small fashion hat collection that is a commercial and critical success. Stetson collaborates with CFDA award winner Billy Reid on its first hat line for the designer. Fall 2011 is now in the works. Stetson signs on new partners to bring Stetson belts, wallets and home textiles to market in 2011.