Since 1903, the Stormy Kromer brand has come to embody the independence, wit and grit of the upper Midwest. It all started with a cap. George “Stormy” Kromer, a semi-pro baseball player and railroad engineer, kept losing his hat on the train. He asked his wife, Ida, to sew an ear band on his favorite ball cap to keep his ears warm and the hat snug. It worked and for more than a 100 years, winters have been better, warmer and well…more stylish!