As the legend goes, “After losing his cap – repeatedly – on the windy locomotive where he worked, George “Stormy” Kromer asked his wife, Ida, to stitch a new-fashioned baseball cap with a higher crown, a pull-down earband to keep it snug, and a soft, cloth visor.”
Hence, the founding of the Stormy Kromer Mercantile, in 1903.
For the next 100 years, the Original Stormy Kromer ™ caps have kept the heads of hard-working men snug and protected from the elements of weather and birds alike.
Not wanting to forget the woman responsible for hand-sewing the first cap, the Ida Kromer Cap was designed. The newer version, known as the Petal Pusher™, sports a big burst of wool petals off to the side.
Today, the line of clothing for men and women includes coats, vests and shirts – lightweight-but-heavy-duty for spring & fall, and beautiful classic wool for winter -- plus the little Kromer and little Petal Pusher™ for the little guys and gals. And, it’s still made in the USA.
To compliment the line, there are trousers for men, mittens, bags and satchels to carry your heavy loads, purses for women and wool koozies to keep your favorite beverage warm at the football game.
GPE Clothing and Footwear has been chosen as the newest Stormy Kromer™ retailer in the area. Stop by to see what makes Stormy Kromer™ so special.
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