In 1903, George “Stormy” Kromer – a semi-pro baseball player and railroad engineer – asked his wife, Ida, for a solution to the freezing prairie wind stealing his cap as he worked on his locomotive. Her solution was to hand-stitch the now-famous earflaps on one of Stormy’s old baseball caps. The hat stayed on. His head stayed warm. And a legend was born. Today everything we do, from the materials to our method, is as authentic as that first cap.