Our Story


Like many young adults, I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do with my life. It was always my goal to be the first in my family to attend college. I recall thinking day after day, what type of career do I want to pursue? Is there a job out there I won’t dread waking up to each morning? Is there something that will truly make me happy?  

I ended up attending the University of South Florida and in order to help pay for my schooling I decided to tend bar. Little did I know, this would change my life forever.    

In addition to the many life skills you acquire while working in hospitality, as a bartender, I was constantly introduced to new people. Needless to say, I’ve heard my share of life stories. What at first appeared uninteresting began to intrigue me as late aged customers often spoke to me about their younger times in life—some reflected with a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction, others with regret. In either case it was clear that those years significantly shaped the rest of their lives.     

With this in mind I created Young Once.    

After graduating with a bachelors in Biomedical Sciences, I decided to back out of pursuing graduate school in order to seek my true passion of launching Young Once—a brand for those who chase their dreams by doing what they love while having fun along the way. It’s my goal to create a platform in order to showcase what not only represents myself, but so many of my friends and fellow cohorts. From the unique stories on our blog to the names of our products and their corresponding shout outs, you’ll notice this recurring theme as you browse our site.     

We will first begin with a large collection of Young Once inspired Snapback hats, many which are uniquely made in house with industry leading vinyls which offer a far superior design than traditional screen printing methods. Soon after we will begin offering a variety of other products including t-shirts, tank-tops, bikinis, eyewear and more for both men and women. Furthermore, as we continue to broaden our product line we will maintain our dedication to seek relationships with U.S. based companies in order to help promote both our local and national economies. With your help, I'm eager to build Young Once into an iconic American company.    

I truly appreciate all of your support and thank you for visiting our site. You’re among the first to represent Young Once.    

Jason G. Stoner