Vintage Resistol Shantung Straw Western Cowboy Hat Beige Long Oval Size 7
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This is a wonderful western cowboy style hat made in Texas by Resistol. The hat is marked as being made of “Genuine Shantung Fibre” and was sold at “Johnnye’s Western Wear” located in Emory, Texas. The sweatband is also gold stamped with “Resistol Self-Conforming Made in Texas, U.S.A.”. The liner is gold stamped “Resistol Self Conforming Western”. There is a label affixed to it that reads “Long Oval” and the size tag reads “7”. It still has a label affixed to it that reads “Vinylcote Wipe N’ Wear by Resistol ® Cleans with a damp cloth Stain Resistant - Water Repellent - Shape Retaining - Retards Fading - Your best buy in Straws”.
The hat is made in classic Western form in a beige white colour with slightly turned brim at the sides. The crown is wrapped in a thin band with a “Resistol” plaque attached to it. As mentioned, it is sized as a 7 long oval - it measures 21 3/8” around the sweat band and 7 3/4” by 6 1/4” across the opening. I don’t think that this hat was ever used, or certainly saw very little use, but has a few light reddish brown marks on the left edge of the brim (see last three close-up photos) - I haven't tried to remove as I'm sure what the best method is for straw, but perhaps you would know how. Otherwise, the hat is very crisp and clean. I’m unsure of its exact age, but I would think 1970s
This is a very nice quality Resistol western hat - authentic Texas look!