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Things That Work – Stormy Kromer Waxed Cotton Hat

Oh yeah, we got hats around here, lots of hats…

hats and more hats…

Of course I have my favorites and they vary with the season. So I didn’t really need a new hat until I saw a recent Facebook update from the folks at Stormy Kromer Mercantile talking about the new waxed cotton Kromer…

Yup you guessed it. Ordered one right away.

The emails from them were a riot…

Dear Tom Sadler,

Your order  is officially confirmed, and truth be told, all the excitement is sorta going to our heads.

You see, we’re a small company filled with folks who still stitch things by hand. And right now, each and every one of us is on our feet, cheering your name.

Yep. It might take a few minutes to calm things down again, but you can take comfort in the fact that after you finish this email, your new Stormy Kromer gear will be selected, inspected and nestled safely amongst its packing materials.

Our only wish is that we could be there to watch you open it. But that would probably take too much time, and it could get awkward—what with 61 Stormy Kromer employees tracking up your kitchen just to see how that gear lights up your face.

It would be nice. But we’ll stay here instead, and we’ll give you a shout with your tracking number the second we ship.

In the meantime, you can check the status of your order whenever you’d like or contact us with any questions you might have. We’ll be here, still singing your praises.

Thank you.


We’ve shipped your Stormy Kromer order, Tom Sadler!

Before you know it, you’ll be taking that pocket knife of yours to the packing tape, and it’ll be just like your birthday, only you won’t be a year older. True story.

After that, you can parade up and down your neck of the woods in the most comfortable, best-fitting finery you’re ever apt to find.

And if you want to look for it en route, just use the number below.

Thanks again for shopping at Stormy Kromer. It means the world to us. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us or call us at 888-455-2253.


And before you know it, the UPS guys honks his horn and …

Sportin the new Stormy Kromer Waxed Cotton lid!

Looks like the weather is going to give me a chance to wear test it this weekend…

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  1. OMG… I’m totally gettin’ one… if it can make your dome look that dead sexy, imagine what it could do to mine…

  2. Tom Sadler says:

    The mind reels! It is worth getting just for the clever emails they send you!

  3. I have a wool one and I wear it in the Mts of AZ and NM. Great hat.

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