Resistol 89 Legend B Tuff Hedeman Black Felt Hat. This hat features black felt, 4 1/4" brim, from the Tuff Hedeman Collection. The Resistol brand has become the greatest name in western hats. In an effort to better control the quality and flow of product, Byer-Rolnick, founder of Resistol Hats, 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, Resistol is able to obtain maximum quality control and thereby produce the most consistent and finest hat known the world.
In the early 1920's, a young millionaire, E.R. Byer 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 and continues today.