On a cold Wisconsin morning in 1903, railroad engineer and former semi-pro baseball player George “Stormy” Kromer asked his wife to modify one of his old caps so it would stay on his head and keep his ears warm.
The resourceful Ida created the Stormy Kromer Cap, which soon became a fixture among locomotive engineers and other hard-working folks. Today you’ll see them on everyone from bikers to snowboarders.
In 2001, when we learned that the Milwaukee company making the iconic cap was to discontinue its production, we sprang into action. In a matter of days, JFP acquired the rights to the cap and name.
Since then, Stormy Kromer Mercantile has exploded, growing from an annual production of 3,000 caps to more than 50,000 today. The line has also expanded to include new cap designs and apparel.
To learn more about Stormy Kromer – and to buy yourself a cap - visit www.stormykromer.com