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Reshaped 3X Beaver Pecos in the color “canyon.” 6 1/2” open crown and 3 1/2” of brim.

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My most recent 3X Beaver. 6 1/2” open crown, 4” brim, and six cord ribbon.

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I gave this hat some tight creasing that was steamed in with repeated pressure on the first couple inches at the top of the pinches. I have a few very similar hats so I was going for a different shape with this hat. I’m also a big fan of the three or more cord “ribbons” over the ubiquitous two-cord. I also like the single skinny ribbon on westerns, but these six-cord versions are a personal favorite.
 
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Nice find, Brent. Those high-crowned Resistols are my favorite "factory" hat - well made, of the right proportion for big heads, and still common enough that I don't feel too bad "tweaking" them. ;)


Thanks, Regan. I’m a big fan of them too, and lately I’ve been finding one or two a month. These really tall crowns offer a lot of possibilities for creasing.
 

jlee562

I'll Lock Up
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Resistol 3X Beaver. It arrive three days ago and has cleaned up really nice. A full 7” open crown and 3 1/2” brim. The six cord ribbon is what initially attracted me to this hat: it’s a favorite ribbon style.

Curiosity got the best of me, because that shop is news to me.

https://missionlocal.org/2019/03/gr...osed-for-22-years-finds-new-tenants-toddlers/

Groger’s Western Wear store began life as a square-dance apparel store called the Whirl-Away Square Dance Shop. “We sold everything but the horse,” said Richard Groger, who still owns the property.

Groger and his wife were square dancers, living in the Haight with their three children when his wife decided to go into business selling square-dance clothing.

“There was a woman who owned a square dance apparel store at Geneva and Mission,” said Roseann Groger, their daughter, who managed the store in the 1980s. “She wanted to sell it, so my parents took a look at it and purchased the business for $5,000,” she said.
 
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Resistol 5X Western. I don't think hat was ever worn .. just sat in it's box for the past 75 years. Moment I put hat on my head sweat's seam tore open. Yay. Hat has green, thin rectangular Garland Tx tag.
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That’s a beauty, Mike. We’ve all been there with sweatbands that look pristine but have completely dry rotted and fall apart when worn, conditioned, or sweated in. Heartbreaking.
 
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Resistol Plains with early brown Melorol sweat & red sweat bow, red liner with clear vellum paper protector. Brown tongue shaped size tag. Silver Belly with skinny ribbon. RE dimensional brim measures 3" sides, 2-3/4" front & back x 6" open crown. Made from "fine select fur" it was priced below the XDoubleX. Probably 1950's. By the mid-1960's the Plains was being made from "Triple X" fur felt & the Melorol sweat was being phased out.

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