In the mid-19th century, a young man from outside Philadelphia set out for the American West, seeking to recover from illness, perhaps to find his fortune. Little did he know that a simple hat - made with his hands, using the skills he learned in his family trade and the ingenuity of necessity - would become an American icon of 150 years.
For Stetson's 150th Anniversary, the haberdasher decided to shoot part of its Autumn/Winter 2015 collection catalog at HSP. As the massive Stetson factory once occupied acres of Philadelphia - as well as many of the company's records currently being housed here in the archive - HSP was the natural choice. Keep your eyes peeled for HSP staffers Vincent Fraley, JC Hatalski, and Alicia Parks!