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Resistol Hats
Straw Western Hats



Old West Hat History.  There has been a long competitive history between Stetson Hats and Resistol Hats. Maybe it was preordained that they would one day combine under one roof. John B Stetson invented the broad brim hat, because he was broke, knew how to make hats, and was tired of getting his head wet while mining for gold. Turns out that his cure for the aggravation of weather made him a fortune by returning him to his hat making roots. (I'm told he left the East, as a hatmaker, to find his fortune panning for gold in the West.)  Boys in Texas decided that Missouri couldn't have all the fun. They started Resistol hats for all those cattle drive cowboys. Resistol figured a way to keep your head oil from staining the hat so fast by using spacers that separated the inner hat band from the straw.
 (resist oil hats). Stetson lost sales because that resist oil feature was a better sizing system. Cowboys liked it better than the shoestring you pulled up in the back of your Stetson. Then Stetson developed more styles, more comfort features, So Resistol decides to take styling to the cowboys and puts a team of them together to see what they like.  

On it went for about a century. Both companies out doing the other! Today, we wear the benefit of all the innovation of both companies. Hats cost less in today's dollars than they did way back then. A ten gallon hat was really ten Spanish coins, (Galleons), about a month's wages.  "Green" environmentally friendly resins have replaced what used to be used to hold the straw  together. Many straw hats are easier to reshape than they used to be. (You still need some steam.) And, your straw hat is still hand woven by skilled craftsmen who examine and size and blend each fiber for you. They come in a few dyed colors as well as the most popular natural. Hats cost less in today's dollars than they did way back then. A ten gallon hat was really ten Spanish coins, (Galleons), about a month's wages. 

 

How to fit your size.  Resistol Western hats are available In Sizes:  6 3/4 - 7 5/8, (some in 6 1/2, 6 5/8 and 7 3/4). Hat sizes kinda sort of go by ruler sizes, but the confusion comes in a size 6 1/2 is not 6 1/2 inches around. If you are not sure of your size, just take a soft ruler tape and measure around your head where you prefer it to fit. Most people will go around the biggest part of the back of their head, and be about 2 to 3 fingers (turned sideways) above their eyebrow.  We can convert these inch measurements to your hat size for you. You want to be able to pull your hat down in a windstorm, but wear it a little more loose in normal weather. Some people like to tilt it back a little when they relax. Then wear it more square when business need to be done! There is a hat fitting chart at the bottom of this page.

Also, have a friend look at the top of your head and see if it is shaped round like a ball, like an egg, square looking, or like a round oval race track. This helps us to steam and pre-fit your hat to better break your hat in. 

How About Hat Bands? When you see options of several colors in a Resistol Hat style, you can expect the hatband, ribbons and such to complement the color shown.  But, cowboys have always carved their own uniqueness. Part of that is in customizing your hatband. If you need help, or want to see more selections, just call us or check out some of the hatbands on our website. 

How do I care for My Hat? Hats are as much fun to own as they are to buy. Most straws can be lightly washed with water, and a mild detergent if needed. Click here to take a look at cleaners, stiffners, hat racks, boxes, brushes and such. Because we have spent 30 years cleaning hats, just give us a chat to ask what you might need if you are not sure. You will be amazed how nice they look with a simple brim brushing. After every so many rainstorms, you may need to apply another light coat of hat stiffener. Always remember that like painting a car, you want to use a lot of light coats.

Straw hats are absorbent. They soak up sweat and stains in the same fibers that wick the moisture away from your head. This wicking and evaporation is why hats seem to be comfortably cool in the hot sun. Once stained, you can only cover the coloration. You know, there are hats they make look all stained when you first get them. And can you believe they do charge extra for that!

Any other questions? Just write them down and shoot us an email. It's your questions that wind up as comments on the Cultured Cowboy site.

 

We stock a lot of hats, most major brands. And there are sometimes a favorite hat or two you are trying to get again. Usually, when a style is changed, it is just to make room for something else, or just the hatband is changed. Be sure to call us (at the numbers below, bottom of page) and we can guide you through any selection process.  

Resistol Western Straw Hats  Spring 2008

#RES- 2C87 Granada - Natural
200X Premier

4 1/8" or 4 3/8" Cattleman Crown, 4'' Brim. Profile 30 or 87(long)
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 5/8
CC Price:  Only $115.99
Compare at:
$140.00

 

#RES- 2C56 Sonoma - Natural
200X Premier

4 3/8" Cattleman Crown, 4'' Brim.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 5/8
CC Price:  Only $105.99
Compare at:
$154.00

Limited Quantity

#RES- 2C87 Westlake - Natural
200X Premier

4 3/8" Cattleman Crown, 4'' Brim.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 5/8
CC Price:  Only $105.99
Compare at:
$154.00

SOLD OUT

#RES- 8130 Crossing N - Natural
10X Classic

4 1/8" Cattleman Crown, 4'' Brim. 
Profile 30.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 5/8
CC Price:  Only $61.99
Compare at:
$75.00

 

#RES- 8130 Crossing B - Natural
10X Classic

4 1/8" Cattleman Crown, 4'' Brim.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 5/8
CC Price:  Only $51.99
Compare at:
$76.00

Limited Quantity

#RES- 7173 Dalton 44 - Natural
8X Classic

4 3/8" Cattleman Crown, 4 1/2'' Brim. Long Oval.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 5/8
CC Price:  Only $49.99
Compare at:
$72.50

Limited Quantity

#RES- 0707 Ringer - Natural
Double RR 7X

4 1/4" Cattleman Crown, 4 1/4'' Brim.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 5/8
CC Price:  Only $26.99
Compare at:
$34.00

 

#RES- M430 Wildfire - Natural
USTRC 10X

4 1/8" Cattleman Crown, 4 1/4'' Brim. Drilex Sweatband. Profile 30.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 5/8
CC Price:  Only $69.99
Compare at:
$84.00

 

#RES- 6830 Big Money - Natural
USTRC 10X

4 1/8" Cattleman Crown, 4'' Brim. Drilex Sweatband. Profile 30.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 5/8
CC Price:  Only $66.99
Compare at:
$80.00

 

#RES- 4630 Big Money Bangora - Natural
USTRC Bangora

4 1/8" Cattleman Crown, 4'' Brim. Drilex Sweatband.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 5/8
CC Price:  Only $48.99
Compare at:
$76.00

Limited Quantity

#RES- 9130 Big Money - Natural
USTRC 10X

4 1/8" Cattleman Crown, 4'' Brim. Drilex Sweatband.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 5/8
CC Price:  Only $56.99
Compare at:
$81.50

Limited Quantity

#RES- 6873 Brantley - Natural
George Strait Collection 10X

4 3/8" Cattleman Crown, 4'' Brim. Long Oval.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4
CC Price:  Only $59.99
Compare at:
$86.00

SOLD OUT

#RES- 2273 Midland - Natural
George Strait Collection 6X

4 3/8" Cattleman Crown, 4'' Brim. Long Oval.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4
CC Price:  Only $45.99
Compare at:
$66.00

Limited Quantity

#RES- 8173 Hamilton - Natural
George Strait Collection 10X

4 3/8" Cattleman Crown, 4'' Brim. Long Oval.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4
CC Price:  Only $69.99
Compare at:
$84.00

 

#RES- 8130 Metcalf - Natural
George Strait Collection 10X

4 1/8" Cattleman Crown, 4'' Brim. Profile 30.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 5/8
CC Price:  Only $74.99
Compare at:
$90.00

 

#RES- M530 CS Sutherland - Natural
George Strait Collection 10X

4 1/8" Cattleman Crown, 4'' Brim. Comfort Sweatband
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 5/8
CC Price:  Only $59.99
Compare at:
$86.00

SOLD OUT

#RES- 8130 Warner - Natural
George Strait Collection 10X

4 1/8" Cattleman Crown, 4'' or 3 1/2"Brim. 
Profile 30.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 5/8
CC Price:  Only $74.99
Compare at:
$90.00

 

#RES- 7187 Elkhart - Natural
George Strait Collection 8X

4 3/8" Cattleman Crown, 4'' Brim. Long Oval.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4
CC Price:  Only $54.99
Compare at:
$77.00

Limited Quantity

#RES- 8173 Sabine B - Natural
Resistol University 10X

4 3/8" Cattleman Crown, 4 1/4'' Brim. Long Oval.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4
CC Price:  Only $59.99
Compare at:
$86.00

SOLD OUT

#RES- 6873 Rusty Nail - Natural
Resistol University 10X

4 3/8" Cattleman Crown, 4 1/4'' Brim. Long Oval.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4
CC Price:  Only $59.99
Compare at:
$86.00

Limited Quantity

 

#RES- 7173 Beltline B - Natural
Resistol University 10X

4 3/8" Cattleman Crown, 4 1/4'' Brim. Long Oval.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4
CC Price:  Only $54.99
Compare at:
$77.00

Limited Quantity

 

#RES- 7179 Roadhouse B - Natural
Resistol University 8X

4 1/4" Dogger Crown, 4 1/4'' Brim. Long Oval.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4
CC Price:  Only $54.99
Compare at:
$77.00

Limited Quantity

 

#RES- 0730 Shootout - Natural
Resistol University Bangora

4 1/8" Cattleman Crown, 4 1/4'' Brim.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 5/8
CC Price:  Only $24.99
Compare at:
$33.00

Limited Quantity

#RES- 7132 Trenton - Natural
New West 8X

4 1/4" Cattleman Crown, 4 1/4'' Brim.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4
CC Price:  Only $54.99
Compare at:
$77.00

Limited Quantity

 

 

#RES- 8173 Cimarron - Natural
George Strait 10X

4 3/8" or 4 1/8" Crown, 4'' Brim.
Profile 73 or 30
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4
CC Price:  Only $69.99
Compare at:
$84.00

 

#RES- 8173 Shorthorn - Natural
George Strait  10X

4 3/8" or 4 1/8" Crown, 4'' Brim.
Profile 73 or 30
Colors: Natural or Silverbelly
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4
CC Price:  Only $69.99
Compare at:
$84.00

 

#RES- 8130 Shorthorn - Natural
George Strait  8X

4 31/8" or 4 3/8" Crown, 4''  or 4 1/4"Brim.
Profile 30 or 73
Colors: Silverbelly or natural
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4
CC Price:  Only $69.99
Compare at:
$84.00

 

#RES- 8168 Houston - Natural
George Strait 10X

 4 1/8" Crown, 4 1/4'' Brim.
Profile 68
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4
CC Price:  Only $69.99
Compare at:
$84.00

 

#RES- 7130 Palo Duro - Natural
George Strait 8X

 4 1/8" Crown, 4 1/4'' Brim. Dri-lex.
Profile 30
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4
CC Price:  Only $61.99
Compare at:
$74.00

 

 

 


Resistol Straw Hats
Favorite Classics and some 2007 models.
#RES- 1125 GAMBLER - Natural
New West 10X

Gambler Round Crown, 3 1/4" front crown height. 3 1/8'' Brim.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 5/8
CC Price:  Only $55.99
Compare at:
$82.00

Limited Quantity

#RES- 2273 BLACKJACK - Black 
New West 6X

Cattleman Crown 4 3/8'' front crown height. 4" Brim. Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4
CC Price:  Only $44.99
Compare at:
$64.00

Limited Quantity

#RES-2273 CHISHOLM T- Natural
George Strait Collection 6X
 
 Cattleman 4 3/8" front crown height.  4''  Brim. Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4
CC Price:  Only $44.99
Compare at
: $64.00

Limited Quantity

#RES- 2273 STONEWALL - Natural
George Strait Collection 6X

 4 3/8" Crown, 4'' Brim. Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4
CC Price:  $44.99
Compare at: $
64.00

Limited Quantity

#RES- 2541 CISCO - Natural
New West 6X

Gus 3 3/4" front crown height, 4 1/2'' Curled Brim. Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4
CC Price:  $45.99
Compare a
t: $66.00

Limited Quantity

#RES- STRONG - Natural 
Tracy Lawrence 8X Hat

Tracy Lawrence 4 3/8" front crown height. 4'' Brim. Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4
CC Price:  $51.99
Compare at: $
75.00

Limited Quantity

 

Just like Daddy's in a youth size and fit. Black braid band only.
See pic to left.

#RES- Cross Breed Jr - Natural
Youth Hat

4 3/8" Dogger Crown, 3 3/4'' Brim. Sizes: 6 3/4 and smaller
CC Price:  $24.99
Compare a
t: $29.00

Limited Quantity

#RES- San Antone D - Natural
George Strait 10X

8X  4 3/8" Crown, 4'' Brim. Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4 
CC Price:  $57.99
Compare a
t: $84.00

Limited Quantity

#RES- San Antone Jr - Natural
George Strait Youth Hat

4 3/8" Cattleman Crown, 3 3/4'' Brim. Profile B5
Sizes: 6 3/4 and smaller
CC Price:  $32.99
Compare a
t: $40.00

 



    Hat Fitting Chart :  If you have a soft ruler, or tailor's tape, just measure around your head where it feels comfortable. If not, use a string around your head, then measure the string. 

HAT SIZES

USA Metric
HEAD SIZES
Inches
X Small 6 1/2 ,  6 5/8  52cm ,  53cm
20 3/8"  ,  20 3/4
Small 6 3/4 ,  6 7/8 54cm ,  55cm
21 1/8"  ,  21 1/2"
Medium 7       ,  7 1/8 56cm ,  57cm
21 7/8"  ,  22 1/4"
Large 7 1/4 ,  7 3/8 58cm ,  59cm
22 5/8"  ,  23"
X Large 7 1/2 ,  7 5/8 60cm ,  61cm
23 1/2"  , 23 7/8" 
XX Large 7 3/4  62cm
24 1/4

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