Resistol Men’s Challenger 5X Felt Hat

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$179.99
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Resistol Men’s Challenger 5X Felt Hat
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PrintFeatures:

  • Made in the USA
  • 5X pure fur felt blend
  • Long oval
  • 4” brim
  • 4” cattleman crown
  • Self-conforming
  • Hatband with small silver-toned buckle
  • Leather sweatband
  • Hats are available with UPS Ground Shipping ONLY

Complete any outfit with the Challenger 5X Felt Hat from Resistol. This 5X felt cowboy hat is an example of the fine quality and craftsmanship that you know in the name Resistol. This hat is blended with only the finest furs, making it a great hat for any job. The 4" brim will come to you with a profile that is molded in the factory, but it has the ability to be shaped to your preference. The X's in the hat are used to represent the quality of the hat. Pair this hat with your favorite button up and your best jeans for a fashionable but casual look.


 
Style(s): RFTCHG-684007

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Brim Size: 4"
Lifestyle: Western
Country Of Origin: USA
Material: Fur Felt Blend
Color: Black
Product Weight: 3 lbs
Print The Resistol hat company was founded in 1927 producing fur felt hats using the finest furs and leathers. Known for their quality and craftsmanship far and wide, Resistol hats have been worn by everyone from rodeo champions, politicians and celebrities to working hands on ranches across the US. So whether it's a night on the town or a ride into one, know that you'll look your best wearing a Resistol.

In the early 1920's a young millionaire, E.R. Byer sold his business in Michigan and traveled South to further his fortune and investment. His investment was a brilliant young hat maker, Harry Rolnick, who was operating a small hat factory. E.R. Byer was one of Rolnick's customers and was so impressed by his professionalism, flair for fashion and devotion to quality that in 1927 the firm of Byer-Rolnick was founded in Dallas, Texas. The company produced men's felt hats in Western and Dress stylings, both were marketed under the newly created brand name "Resistol Hats," meaning to resist- all weather. rodeo champions, politicians and celebrities to working hands on ranches across the US. So whether it's a night on the town or a ride into one, know that you'll look your best wearing a Resistol.

Distribution was limited to Texas and Oklahoma early on, but innovations like the Self-Conforming band and Kitten Finish (an innovation in the finishing process of felt) gained national exposure and in 1938 prompted expansion to a larger facility in Garland, Texas, where Resistol hats are manufactured today.

Byer-Rolnick's success continued and the Resistol brand became the greatest name in western hats. In an effort to better control the quality and flow of product, Byer-Rolnick acquired a fur cutting plant and built a rough-body plant in Longview, Texas. These acquisitions made Byer-Rolnick the first and only manufacturer to operate the entire felt hat making process, which includes over 200 processes. By operating all phases of production, Byer- Rolnick was able to obtain maximum quality control and thereby produce the most consistent and finest hat known the world over.

Demand for Resistol hats continued and today "the small hat factory" is the largest manufacturer of headwear in the world, as a part of Hatco, Inc. All phases of production are still operated and controlled to ensure product of the highest quality.