Historic Customers

Sam Houston was a customer of the store, posthumously. In 1936, Shudde Brothers was asked to restore Mr. Houston's hat for display in his home in Huntsville, Texas, which was converted to a museum for the Texas Centennial.

The store is loaded with history of many famous customers such as John Wayne, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Tom Mix, Ernest Tubb, and Dr. "Red" Duke.

Neal Shudde speaking about Dr. "Red" Duke

John Wayne was a customer during Neal's father Weldon’s time. Here is a mosaic of our favorite photos of Mr. Wayne.

Neal on famous customers

This is the old main street in downtown Houston. "Shudde's Hats" is on the very left edge of the picture.

Mercury 7
Mercury 7 Letter

Shudde Bros outfitted the Mercury 7 astronauts in Stetson hats, 1962.

Read the Mecury 7 Astronauts COA Letter by Deke Slayton's wife, Bobbie.

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Neal Shudde

Founded by Al Shudde as a teenager, Shudde Bros. Hatters operated in Houston for 100 years before becoming a part of Brookwood.

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Shudde Bros at The Brookwood Community
(281) 375-2214
Shudde Bros Hatters at the Brookwood Community
1502 FM 1489
Brookshire, TX 77423
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Brookwood Community

Located in Brookshire, Texas, 40 miles west of downtown Houston, The Brookwood Community is a non-profit (501(c)3) residential facility and vocational program for adults with disabilities.

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