Stetson Powder River 4XXXX Buffalo Fur Felt Hat

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Stetson Powder River 4XXXX Buffalo Fur Felt Hat
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PrintFeatures:

  • Durable, water-resistant buffalo fur
  • 4X Quality fur blend
  • 4" Brim
  • 4 5/8" Crown height
  • Cattleman crease with slight roll on brim
  • Hats are available with UPS Ground Shipping ONLY


The Powder River 4XXXX buffalo fur felt hat is a great hat from the Buffalo Collection by Stetson Hats. This hat is a fine display of the quality craftsmanship that you have know and trust from the name Stetson. The buffalo fur is a great material because of its durability and ability to resist water, but it is still a soft fur blend. This hat features a leather hair-on band with a the gold Stetson name and buffalo figurine. As in the beaver fur felt hats, the X's in the style of the hat determine the quality of the hat. The exact percentages of the fur blends are known only to Stetson, as it is the key secret that keeps Stetson the leading manufacturer of headwear.

Care for your hat: Use a soft brush, starting at the left side of the hat, and brush it counterclockwise toward the back of the hat and around again. If your hat gets wet, simply shake off the excess water. If it's a fur felt, you need to turn down the "self-conforming" leather sweatband and stand the hat on the sweatband so it can dry naturally. Never rest your hat on its brim as this could cause it to lose its shape. Store your hat upside down, on its crown, on a clean surface or in a box.



Style(s): SBPWRV-7540
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Lifestyle: Western
Material: Felt
Color: Mink
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.