During a trip to Mexico in 1987, Dick purchased a palm leaf hat. After seeing how well the hat lasted in the hay fields and branding pens, Dick’s friends soon wanted a palm leaf hat of their own. Dick retired from the family business and made another trip to Mexico. This time he came back with several hats to sell to people he knew in the livestock industry.
Within a single month, Dick’s small-time hat business outgrew its portable building accomodations. Moved to a bigger building in Frankston, Texas, the business was christened Atwood Hat Company. Three months later, the Atwoods again relocated to accomodate their business’ rapid growth. They eventually rented three buildings to store their inventory.
Further expanding their line in mid-2001, Atwood Hat Company began producing a superior quality shantung straw hat ‐ the ultimate dress hat.
Today, Atwood Hat Company has moved back to the ranch. Located in a 12,000 square-foot warehouse and office complex, the company continues to grow, furnishing its customers with the finest cowboy hats possible.