Shady Brady began producing hats in 1976, with the introduction of their signature Shady Brady California hat. No other hat company distresses and wears in their raffia straw bodies the way Shady Brady does. Their unique designs combine laid back California surf style, urban cowboy, and classic western. Still family run, John Brady continues to make these highly sought after hats. Still fabricated here in the United States unlike many other hat companies, when you purchase a Shady Brady you know your getting a quality straw hat. They have been seen on numerous celebrities over the years including Jon Bon Jovi, Julia Roberts, Michael Phiffer, and Jessica Simpson.