Spradley Hats got started by Jim Spradley about 15 years ago. Jim has worked for years and studied as a hat-making apprentice mastering the art of building a custom hat, from raw material to a finely finished product. Spradley Hats have become well known far beyond Texas and some have even found homes in Hawaii, Canada, and England. And even more than making the hats, we enjoy meeting and spending time with the many friends who have come our way.
One of those friends, Bruce Greene of the Cowboy Artists of America, titled his entry at the 2012 Prix de West, 'All the Way from Alpine,' featuring a north Texas cowboy at his mailbox opening a package containing a new Spradley Hat. In describing his inspiration for the painting Bruce said, "I believe Jim Spradley in Alpine, Texas, builds the best hat a person could wear."