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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. 

Resistol Hat is now differentiating between their W Wide Round oval crown shape and their R round crown shape. You can have a friend look at the top of your head, or take a pic with their camera phone. Look to see if your head shape is round like a basketball. This is W Wide Oval. If rounded, but definitely more length from front to rear, than side to side, the R Regular Oval works well. If your head is egg shaped, the R Oval works well. If your head is long and narrow on the sides in shape, you need an L Long Oval. If your head shape is regular oval, you can just about wear most hats, though there might be a tightness in places and a looseness in places. This does sweat in, in most hats. But if you are buying a dress hat for dress use, it is better to choose a shape close to your head shape. It is best not to get a W Oval for a Long Oval head, nor a Long Oval hat for a Wide Oval head.  ( Resistol seems better known for their Long Oval hats, whereas their sister company , Stetson has more Round Ovals.)

If you like, you can email pics of your face and the top of your head to us. We'll take a look and make adjustments to better fit when we can, or tell you if the hat shape will be a total wreck for your head. Hats should be shaped a little for fit, function and to match your facial features. Cultured Cowboy is a hat store. We have all the steamers, stretchers, shapers, etc. and over 30 years of hat experience.  

With all this said, we often steam and adjust hats to fit the inches measurement, and head shape you give us. It is a service that many stores cannot offer. Many would charge up to $10.00 or $15.00 to adjust. We include this service, if needed, in our hat pricing. 

When you see options of several colors in a Straw Hat style, you can expect the hatband, ribbons and such to complement the color shown.  Some will be Natural with a couple hatband color options. Some offer 3.5" or 4" brim or even wider widths. 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 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!

You can take a single layer of a plastic food wrap, like Saran Wrap, and carefully place it between (I use scotch tape to hold it in place.) the leather sweat band inside your hat, and the straw. This will help prevent the sweat stains from coming into contact with the straw so fast. Years ago, many of the hats for police and military would have this plastic wrap sewn into the hat between the sweatband and straw. Today, this is seldom done. Yes, adding the plastic will make the hat a little more hot to wear in the heat of summer. It is a trade-out.

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 Qualifier Collection
Resistol Brand  Straw Hats are made for many tastes. Qualifier Collection includes an eclectic display of several popular straw cowboy hats. (Could be that Resistol just had to find a "rodeo" name to group this nice selection of straws within. Well, there's no shame in qualification in any sport, and much pride in wearing any of these hats!).

#RES- 8123 BEAUMONT - Natural
Qualifier Collection - 10X

4 3/8" Cattleman Crown, 4 1/4" Brim. Wide Oval. Spot trimmed 2 Tone hatband. Eyelet Vents in Crown. 10X Shantung Straw. Profile 23.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4
CC Price:  Only $65.99
Compare at:
$84.00

Available in W - Wide Oval

 

#RES- 7215 CUTTIN CROSS - Natural
Qualifier Collection - 8X

4 3/8" Cattleman Crown, 4" Brim. Regular Oval. Cross Trimmed Black hatband. Eyelet Vents in Crown. 8X Shantung Straw. Profile 15.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4
CC Price:  Only $64.99
Compare at:
$82.00

Available in RO - Regular Oval

#RES- 6873 RUSTY NAIL - Natural
Qualifier Collection - 10X

4 3/8" Vented Cattleman Crown, 4 1/4" Brim. Long Oval. Antiqued Brown hatband. Vented Crown. 10X Shantung Straw. Profile 73.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4
CC Price:  Only $69.99
Compare at:
$88.50

Available in LO - Long Oval
picture of the band is better in this pic. See same hat (better pic) Last  row of Qualifiers far left.below.

 

#RES- 1125 GAMBLER - Natural
Qualifier Collection - 10X

3 1/8" Telescope (Gambler) Crown, 3 1/4" Brim. Long Oval. Embossed Black hatband. 10X Shantung Straw. Profile 25.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4
CC Price:  Only $64.99
Compare at:
$84.00

Available in LO - Long Oval

 

#RES- 8161 Hickok - Natural
Qualifier Collection - 10X

5 1/2"  Quarterhorse Crown, 4" Brim. Long Oval. Natural Straw hatband. Eyelet Vented Crown. 10X Shantung Straw. Profile 61.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4
CC Price:  Only $65.99
Compare at:
$84.00

Available in LO - Long Oval

 

#RES- 1195 BIG SPENDER - Natural
Qualifier Collection - 10X

4 1/8" Pinch Front Crown, 3 1/4" Brim. Long Oval. Embossed Black hatband. 10X Shantung Straw. Eyelet Vents. Profile 95.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4
CC Price:  Only $64.99
Compare at:
$84.00

Available in LO - Long Oval

 

#RES- 7295 HILLSIDE - Natural
Qualifier Collection - 8X

3 3/4" front Gus Crown, 4 1/2" Brim. Long Oval. Embossed Brown hatband. 8X Shantung Straw. Eyelet Vents. Profile 95.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4
CC Price:  Only $64.99
Compare at:
$84.00

Available in LO - Long Oval

 

#RES- 2230 BLACK  MOUNTAIN - Black
Qualifier Collection - 10X
4 1/8" Cattleman Crown, 4 1/4" Brim. Regular Oval. Diamond / Spot hatband. 6X Shantung Straw. Eyelet Vents. Profile 30.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4
CC Price:  Only $57.99
Compare at:
$73.50

Available in RO - Regular Oval

#RES- 2541 CISCO - Natural
Qualifier Collection - 10X
Gus 3 3/4" front crown height, 4 1/2'' Curled Brim. Long Oval. Cicso Bone hatband. 6X Shantung Straw. Profile 41.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4
CC Price:  Only $61.99
Compare at:
$79.00

Available in LO - Long Oval
Cisco has been one of Cultured Cowboy's Top Sellers 

#RES- 1680 BRUSH HOG B - Natural
Qualifier Collection - Palm Straw
3 3/4" front Low Quarterhorse Crown, 4" Brim. Regular Oval. Brown Cross Laced hatband. Mexican Palm Straw. Eyelet Vents. Profile 80.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4
CC Price:  Only $22.99
Compare at:
$29.00

Available in RO - Regular Oval

 

#RES- 8110 FLAGSTAFF - Natural
Qualifier Collection - 10X
4 3/8" RCA Crown, 4 1/4" Brim. Regular Oval. 2 Tone Brown Overlay hatband. Shantung Straw. Profile 10.
Sizes: 6 7/8 - 7 5/8
CC Price:  Only $65.99
Compare at:
$84.00

Available in RO - Regular Oval
Much like the "Roy Rogers" style hats.

#RES- 7194 REDMOND - Natural
Qualifier Collection - 8X
4" New Cattleman Crown, 4" Brim. Long Oval. Natural Leather hatband with Buckle Keeper & Tip set. Shantung Straw. Eyelet Vents. Profile 30.
Sizes: 6 7/8 - 7 5/8
CC Price:  Only $64.99
Compare at:
$82.00

Available in LO - Long Oval

#RES- R430 CAMERON - Natural/Tan
Qualifier Collection - 10X
4 1/8" Cattleman Crown, 4 1/4" Brim. Regular Oval. Ribbon hatband. Fancy Diamond Woven Straw. Vented Crown. Shovel Brim. Profile 30.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4
CC Price:  Only $49.99
Compare at:
$63.00

Available in RO - Regular Oval

 

 

#RES- 8194 SUNSET - Natural
Qualifier Collection - 10X
4" New Cattleman Crown, 4" Brim. Regular Oval. Natural Leather hatband with Studs & diamond conchos. Shantung Straw. Eyelet Vents. Profile 94.
Sizes: 6 7/8 - 7 5/8
CC Price:  Only $65.99
Compare at:
$84.00

Available in RO - Regular Oval

 

#RES- 5W79 LAWLESS - Natural/Tan
Qualifier Collection - 10X
4 1/4" Brick Crown, 4 1/4" Brim. Regular Oval. 2 Cord Ribbon hatband. 2 Tone Woven Straw. Vented Crown. Shovel Brim. Profile 79.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4
CC Price:  Only $41.99
Compare at:
$52.50

Available in RO - Regular Oval

 

#RES- 2273 RIVER BEND - Natural
Qualifier Collection - 6X
4 3/8" Cattleman Crown, 4" Brim. Long Oval. Fancy Diamond Plated Chocolate hatband. Shantung Straw. Eyelet Vents. Profile 73.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4
CC Price:  Only $57.99
Compare at:
$74.00

Available in LO - Long Oval

 

#RES- C268 KIMBELL - Natural
Qualifier Collection - Poly/Shantung
4 1/8" Cattleman Crown, 4 1/4" Brim. Regular Oval. 2 Cord Ribbon hatband. Diamond Woven Straw. Vented Crown. Shovel Brim. Profile 68.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4
CC Price:  Only $45.99
Compare at:
$58.00

Available in RO - Regular Oval

 

#RES- CV52 CANTRELL - Natural (almost White)
Qualifier Collection - Fine Canvas
4 1/4" Cattleman Crown, 4" Brim. Regular Oval. 2 Cord Ribbon hatband. Poly Coated Woven Canvas. Eyelet Vents. Profile 52.
Sizes: One Size
CC Price:  Only $16.99
Compare at:
$19.00

Available in RO - Regular Oval

 

 


 

#RES- 6873 RUSTY NAIL - Natural
Qualifier Collection - 10X

4 3/8" Vented Cattleman Crown, 4 1/4" Brim. Long Oval. Antiqued Brown hatband. Vented Crown. 10X Shantung Straw. Profile 73.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4
CC Price:  Only $69.99
Compare at:
$88.50

Available in LO - Long Oval

 

#RES- CV52 CANTRELL - Black
Qualifier Collection - Fine Canvas
4 1/4" Cattleman Crown, 4" Brim. Regular Oval. 2 Cord Ribbon hatband. Poly Coated Woven Canvas. Eyelet Vents. Profile 52.
Sizes: One Size
CC Price:  Only $16.99
Compare at:
$19.00

Available in RO - Regular Oval

 

#RES- 7173 Dalton  - Natural
10X Qualifier - Shantung

4 3/8" Cattleman Crown, 4 1/2'' Brim. Long Oval.  2 Cord Ribbon hatband. Poly Coated Woven Canvas. Eyelet Vents. Profile 30.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 5/8
CC Price:  Only $69.99
Compare at:
$82.50

Resistol Double RR Collection
Resistol Brand  Straw Hats include Value Priced Cowboy Hats for those who need a great look, but prefer  a couple hats that can be used for just "messing up" cause it happens. Or, those kids that are adult sized heads but still growing. Or, something to back down the "dogs"!

#RES- 0473 DENISON - Natural
Double RR - 7X Bangora
4 3/8" Cattleman Crown, 4" Brim. Regular Oval. 2 Cord Ribbon hatband. Bangora Straw. Eyelet Vents. Profile 73.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4
CC Price:  Only $23.99
Compare at:
$29.50

Available in RO - Regular Oval

 

#RES- 0473 DENISON II - Natural
Double RR -  7X Bangora
4 3/8" Cattleman Crown, 4" Brim. Regular Oval. Tan Strap with Tie hatband. Bangora Straw. Eyelet Vents. Profile 73.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4
CC Price:  Only $27.99
Compare at:
$35.00

Available in RO - Regular Oval

 

#RES- 0773 DENNISON - Natural
Double RR - Bangora
4 3/8" Cattleman Crown, 4 1/2" Brim. Regular Oval. 2 Cord Ribbon hatband. Bangora Straw. Vented Crown. Profile 73.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4
CC Price:  Only $23.99
Compare at:
$29.50

Available in RO - Regular Oval

 


#RES- 0773 DENISON II - Natural
Double RR - Bangora
4 3/8" Cattleman Crown, 4" Brim. Regular Oval. Diamond Concho Laced hatband. Bangora Straw. Vented Crown. Profile 73.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4
CC Price:  Only $27.99
Compare at:
$35.00

Available in RO - Regular Oval

 

 

#RES- 0707 RINGER - Natural
Double RR - Bangora
4 1/4" Cattleman Crown, 4" Brim. Regular Oval. 2 Cord Ribbon hatband. Bangora Straw. VEnted Crown. Profile 7.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4
CC Price:  Only $23.99
Compare at:
$29.50

Available in RO - Regular Oval

 

#RES- 0495 SHOWDOWN - Natural
Double RR - Bangora
4 1/8" Pinched Front Crown, 3 1/2" Brim. Regular Oval. 2 Cord Ribbon hatband. Shantung Straw. Eyelet Vents. Profile 95.
Sizes: 6 3/4 - 7 3/4
CC Price:  Only $23.99
Compare at:
$29.50

Available in RO - Regular Oval

 


Resistol Kid's Straw Hats
Favorite Classics in Youth Straw Hat models.

One size models have an elastic sweatband that expands to fit up to the size listed. The elastic bands are becoming more popular for a couple reasons. 1- the band is soft on tender skin. 2- fit is easier. Thewse hats ;look like Daddy's hats. They have the quality of similar Daddy Cowboy Hats. Cultured Cowboy has reduced your costs as much as possible to get this sort of quality for your children's cowboy hats, as well as your own. 
#RES- 0773 PRCA Jr - Natural
Youth - Bangora
4 3/8" Cattleman Crown, 3 1/2" Brim. Regular Oval. 2 Cord Ribbon hatband. Bangora Straw. Vented Crown. Profile B3.
Sizes: One size fits 6 3/4 & Smaller
CC Price:  Only $21.99
Compare at:
$27.50


#RES- 0430 RIDGE ROCK B Jr - Natural
Youth - Bangora
4 1/8" Cattleman Crown, 4" Brim. Regular Oval. 2 Cord Ribbon hatband. Bound Edge Natural Straw. Eyelet Vented Crown. Profile 30.
Sizes: One size fits 7 & Smaller
CC Price:  Only $22.99
Compare at:
$28.50
 #RES- YSB5 PECOS Jr 81 - Natural
Youth - Shantung
4 1/8" Cattleman Crown, 3 3/4" Brim. Long Oval. 2 Cord Ribbon hatband. Bond Edge Straw. Eyelet Vented Crown. Profile 30.
Sizes: One size fits 6 3/4 & Smaller
CC Price:  Only $23.99
Compare at:
$30.50

 

#RES- YSB5 SAN ANTONE Jr - Natural
George Strait Youth Hat

4 3/8" Cattleman Crown, 3 3/4'' Brim. Long Oval. Bolo Cord type Braided hatband. Shantung Straw. Eyelet Vented Crown. Profile B5
Sizes: 6 3/4 and smaller
CC Price:  $31.99
Compare a
t: $41.00
#RES- Y330 KETCHUM Jr - Natural
10X Youth Hat

4 1/8" Cattleman Crown, 4'' Brim. Long Oval. 2 Cord Ribbon hatband. Natural Straw. Eyelet Vented Crown. Extra Lacquer Finish.  Profile 30.
Sizes: 6 3/4 and smaller
CC Price:  $48.99
Compare a
t: $62.00

Also available as Profile 59

#RES- 16B8 BRUSH HOG B Jr - Natural
Palm Straw Youth Hat

4 3/8" Cattleman Crown, 3 3/4'' Brim. Regular Oval. Cross Laced hatband. Palm Straw. Eyelet Vented Crown. Profile B8
Sizes: 6 3/4 and smaller
CC Price:  $19.99
Compare a
t: $27.00

Didn't see enough Resistol Straws on this page? 
Resistol Premier Collection, Resistol Classic Collection, Resistol George Strait Collection, 
Resistol Top Hand Collection, Resistol Tuff Hedeman Collection, Resistol PRCA Collection,
Resistol USTRC Collection & Resistol Jason Aldean Collection are all on Resistol Straw Hats Page 1



    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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