Announcing the 2012 Living Legend – Jim Dehlin

January 9, 2012

When we decided to honor our legendary wool cap by honoring a few living legends, we were pretty sure we’d meet some doozies. We never imagined we’d run into someone like Jim Dehlin. According to the entry form sent in by Jim’s son, Jesse, Jim is a bona fide American hero. The U.S. Army even […]

Using Your Stormy Kromer

January 5, 2012

Happy New Year everyone! We have a feeling that there were quite a few Stormy Kromer caps under the Christmas tree this year. So to any new members of the SK family who might be reading this blog for the first time, welcome! Because of our potential newcomers, we thought we’d take a minute to […]

The Making of the Petal Pusher

December 30, 2011

Of all of the new products we introduced in 2011, the Petal Pusher Cap has been the biggest hit. In fact, we’ve sold over 5 times our initial sales projections for this product. We’ve received rave reviews from the women who are wearing them and we’re hard at work on new color choices for 2012. […]

Happy Holidays from Stormy Kromer

December 22, 2011

It’s that time of year when folks reflect on the past 12 months and look forward to what’s to come. For those of us here at Stormy Kromer, we’d like to take the time to simply say “thank you.” We’ve had an amazing year, full of growth and expansion, and all fueled by you, our […]

Last-minute Surprises from Stormy Kromer

December 16, 2011

Welcome to the last frantic days of the holiday season! The employees here at Stormy Kromer feel a little like the elves at Santa’s workshop – we’ve been working seemingly around the clock to be sure that everyone who put Stormy Kromer gear on their wish list will wake up happy on Christmas morning! If […]

Holiday Gift Guide, Courtesy of the Upper Peninsula

November 29, 2011

Here at Stormy Kromer, we’re proud to be made in the USA. Sometimes we’re even prouder to be made in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula, even though you might not know exactly where that is. Let’s just say that if pointing out the UP on a map was one of David Letterman’s geography stunts out on […]

What We’re Thankful For, by Stormy Kromer

November 21, 2011

From the slightly silly to the serious, and in no particular order, this is what we are thankful for here at Stormy Kromer this week. Living Legend Finalists – After reading their stories, we think you’ll be thankful for people like these outstanding citizens too. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite. Ida Kromer – […]

Welcome to the Kromer Kap Kulture Klub. Well, sort of.

November 11, 2011

Although they’re a welcoming bunch of guys and there’s no secret handshake or anything, this isn’t a club—excuse me, klub—you can join. You see, you’ve got to be part of the Opatik family (or a very close friend) and you’ve got to be a Stormy Kromer fanatic. Frank Opatik is both. His first Kromer Original […]

Meet the Stormy Kromer Customer Service Gals

November 2, 2011

The only thing our Customer Service folks can’t do over the phone is serve you pie and coffee. If you’ve got concerns, questions, or simply want to order a catalog, they’re the kind of folks you want to help you out. Extra-mile kind of people. People who love to sit and share a good story. […]

Made in the USA: The Journey of an American Sewing Manufacturer

October 25, 2011

By Bob Jacquart, CEO In 1974, when I started working for my dad in his canvas repair shop with one other employee, I never once thought that “made in America” would ever mean something significant to me – and to our country. As our small sewing business evolved – around the time I was 30 […]

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