Wolverine Boots and Gear, an extension of the Wolverine Boots and Shoes brand, has netted a deal with Paramount Apparel International Inc for a range of Wolverine brand headwear for men.

Kevin Smith, vice president of Wolverine Brand Licensing at parent company Wolverine World Wide Inc, said that the company had conducted an intensive search for a strong licensing partner before choosing Paramount, which has over 70 years' experience in the headwear industry.

Wolverine headwear will be available at select US retailers from autumn 2005 onwards.