When is a Stetson a Stratton?

Discussion in 'Hats' started by TipTop, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. TipTop

    TipTop Practically Family

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    I thought I'd enquire of NY State Police Headquarters PIO where they get their Stetsons cleaned, reblocked, etc., hoping I might find someone in, well, shooting distance.

    To my surprise, I got this response right back:
    "We do not service nor repair the Stetson's. They are 'recycled' back to Stratton Hats.
    They do offer a renovation service. Please refer to their website for further information."

    http://www.strattonhats.com/

    Thank you.

    Public Information Office
    New York State Police

    The irony is that a DSP magazine is still entitled "The Stetson.":eusa_doh:
     
  2. Stetson doesn't make uniform hats anymore.

    If you haven't read deep enough, Stratton owns Winchester where lots of custom hatters get their felt bodies from.
    Most of Winchester's production goes to Stratton.
     
  3. TipTop

    TipTop Practically Family

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    Thanks, I haven't researched or read anything on this; just discovered the NYS DSP (mis)use of Stetson by accident this morning and was just passing it along. But thanks for the mfr reference.
     

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