handmade in the usa
HAND WOVEN STRAWS
Every Resistol straw hat starts out in the hands of a skilled weaver. Depending on the complexity of the pattern, a single hat body can take anywhere from 1 - 3 days to complete.
Vented crowns with complex patterns take the longest to weave but have the added benfit of letting air flow through the crown to help you keep cool in the mid-day sun.
BLOCKING THE STRAW
Straw bodies arrive at our finishing factory in Garland Texas where we block and lacquer the straw body to give it, it's distinctive shape.
The wide brim of a Resistol straw cowboy hat gives you plenty of shade when the sun is high.
FINISHING A RESISTOL
After going through 4 rounds of lacquering and shaping, each Resistol straw hat goes to the trim department to be finished. A leather or Drilex® self-conforming sweatband is sewn into the hat and a ribbon or leather band is affixed to the outside crown.
Drilex® is an especially popular choice of cowboys far and wide as its patented cloth wicks away sweat to help keep you comfortable outside in the heat.
OUT THE DOOR & READY TO WEAR
The last stop before a Resistol gets to you or a retailer, is at final inspect. Inspected from top to bottom we check to make sure that every Resistol can live up to the name, because we live it everyday!