History: Making a Stetson (a/k/a Birth of a Hat) Rare Film

Learn how a Stetson hat is made from a silent-era film!

This footage (from 1935) was found by this YouTube user on eBay. It is almost identical to a c. 1920’s film called “Birth of a Hat.

It shows the creation of a Stetson hat, and gives us a view of a factory! What a great piece of history. F.M. Light and Sons has sold Stetson hats for many years – so we love to learn more about them every day!