The Resistol Roundup

Discussion in 'Hats' started by ScottF, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. billysmom

    billysmom One Too Many

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    Twelve Fifty

    I fished this one out of the 'bay last week, complete with box:
    (Some people have hinted that there might have been some sniping interference going on. So not true! And now Mario has his own gray Resistol!)

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    It's in lovely shape:

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    And, of course, it fits!

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    5" uncreased crown, 2 1/2" bound brim, 1 7/8" sweat, 1" ribbon. Soft, pliable felt. This is the light gray fedora I've been looking for!



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  2. Mr. Paladin

    Mr. Paladin My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Maam, that is a great looking hat and such a find with all the accoutrements with it. Resistols of this type seem to be the forgotten few on the forum! Glad to see you got such a fine one.
     
  3. Mario

    Mario I'll Lock Up

    :arated: What he said!!!!

    Sue - I'm glad to see it went to you of all the people out there! :eusa_clap :eusa_clap
     
  4. Mario

    Mario I'll Lock Up

    Yes! Yes! :D :D
     
  5. jazzncocktails

    jazzncocktails A-List Customer

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    Resistol Pincher--late 50s/early '60s?

    Just posted this on the New Hats thread, but thought I ought to add it to the Resistol Roundup, as well:

    Found at the monthly Long Beach (CA) Antique Fair for $30: It's a Resistol Jet, probably from the late '50s or early '60s (I'm guessing the latter). Deep brown, fur felt, snap brim with an underwelt and a pork-pie style that has been pinched at the front--thus the hat's name, from the tag under the liner. Surprisingly, it was a 7 3/8 and fit like a charm. Aside from a couple of minor spots on the ribbon and a little wear on the sweatband, it's in beautiful shape. I don't wear many short-brimmed hats (this doesn't feel stingy, so I'm hesitating to call it that), but I'm liking the vibe of this one.

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    2" brim
    4 1/2" crown

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    My first Resistol--I'm really enjoying it. Might have to have Art Fawcett make me a copy in another color...
    Steve
     
  6. Mr. Paladin

    Mr. Paladin My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Nice to see you back, Jazz. Sharp looking Resistol and it goes very well with the shirt; great combo!
     
  7. daizawaguy

    daizawaguy Call Me a Cab

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    ;) Cool hat! I like it! :eusa_clap
     
  8. CliffG

    CliffG One of the Regulars

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    This is one of my resistol hats that I bought new years ago, wore it every day in all types of weather, I remember commng in the house after doing chores many times and dumping the snow off my hat before I came in and hung it up.
    When we moved off of the farm this hat stayed hanging by the woood stove for several years, I finaly went back picked her up.
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  9. rlk

    rlk I'll Lock Up

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    Old Resistol Western XXX Beaver

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    Finally found an older Resistol Western(+ under $25.00). The felt is about the same weight and feel as my 1950's Stetson 3X with embroidered liner.
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    Ready for 1950's Face-off with Stetson 3X
     
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  10. simmonsgc

    simmonsgc Familiar Face

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    The great artwork on those vintage boxes is in itself almost worth the price of admission. From a time when art departments were crankin' it out by hand. Really cool.

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  11. Wash In Lux

    Wash In Lux One of the Regulars

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    I just got a Resistol Cattleman in the mail today. It's chocolate brown. It's a sweet hat. Only problem is it's a 7 3/8 and the seller told me it was 7 1/8. I'm super bummed to say the least. I've been looking for a nice brown Cattleman in my size for a while now. Back to looking.
     
  12. rlk

    rlk I'll Lock Up

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    Resistol "Plains"

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  13. rlk

    rlk I'll Lock Up

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    Resistol "Pace-Setter"

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  14. Mario

    Mario I'll Lock Up

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    That's my kind of hat!
     
  15. Tooch

    Tooch One of the Regulars

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    Resistol Outlook

    This is the hat in my avatar -- a Resistol Outlook, with a 2-inch brim, in spruce. It arrived with initials engraved on the sweatband, but still open-crowned and apparently unworn, in its box (instructions included).


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    I tend to prefer wider brims, but I keep coming back to the distinctive color and excellent felt on this number.
     
  16. Duck

    Duck Practically Family

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    Arkansas
    The Twins

    Love the Resistol San Antonio. One of my fav thin ribbons. I wear these quite a bit.
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  17. Aureliano

    Aureliano I'll Lock Up

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    Could we see the inside? what a beauty!
     
  18. rlk

    rlk I'll Lock Up

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  19. rlk

    rlk I'll Lock Up

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    Resistol Beaver Fifteen Kitten Finish

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    Dark Brown 2-3/8" Cavanagh edge brim.
     
  20. rlk

    rlk I'll Lock Up

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    Resistol Regent

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    No longer mine, it has travelled to Oz. 2-3/4" brim and 5-3/4" crown.
     

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