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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Clothing Accessories
Clothing and Accessories
Men's Clothing
Headwear ➔ Hat

Identifier:
1999.74.1
Description:
This black cowboy hat is made of beaver felt and has multi-colored feathers surrounding the base of the crown. It has a black leather sweatband with two stamps on it. The first is from Don's Western Wear of Houston, Texas and the second reads "Resistol Self-Conforming, XXX Beaver". This hat is lined with black and white acetate and has a Resistol stamp on the interior crown. This hat was purchased by Bruse Prokopow, a Michigan native while living in Houston, Texas during the late 1970s and early 1980s. 
Date:
circa 1980
Materials:
Beaver Felt, Feathers
Dimensions:
6"" h 14"" w 15.5"" d
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Bruce Prokopow
Makers/Donors
Resistol
Resistol was founded by E.R. Byers and Harry Rolnick in Dallas, Texas in 1927. The name was used to indicate that the hats could "resist all" weather conditions. Clothing company Koret (then named Koracorp) bought the company, and Koracorp was bought by Levi Strauss & Co. in 1979. In 1985, Levi sold the Resistol brand to businessman Irving Joel. As if 2018, the Pro Equine Group has owned Resistol for 9 years. 

Prokopow, Bruce

Don's Western Wear
Don's Western Wear was located in Houston, Texas. 
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