The George Strait cowboy hat collection consists of 4 mens straw cowboy hat styles and 11 mens felt cowboy hat styles. They range in price from $104.99 for the Palo Duro T 8X Straw Cowboy Hat to as high as $260 for the Kingman 6X Fur Felt Cowboy Hat.
The George Strait hat shape has the popular cattleman crease and a pinch that makes it easy to put on and take off from the crown, without handling the brim. When he first got started in country music, Strait's handlers tried to persuade him to ditch the hat. But he refused, and now it's part of his look. In fact, he told The New Yorker that cowboy hats have become so much his style that people don't recognize him when his head is uncovered.
George Strait accepts the ACM Artist of the Decade award in a black Resistol Kingman 6X cowboy hat at the Academy Of Country Music Awards’ Artist of the Decade held at the MGM Grand on April 6, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Where to Buy George Strait Cowboy Hats
Out of all the styles in this collection, Boot Barn, Cavender and Shepler’s all rank the Resistol Men’s George Strait Black 6X Felt Hat as their top seller. This style is priced at $255 and Boot Barn and Sheplers, and $250 at Cavender’s. The next most popular one is the Resistol Men's George Strait Hazer Straw Hat, which is priced at $134.99 at Boot Barn and Shelper’s, and $136 at Cavender’s.
Boot Barn Best Sellers
|Top Sellers||Boot Barn||Price|
|#1||George Strait by Resistol 6X Kingman Felt Hat||$254.99|
|#2||Resistol Men's George Strait Hazer Straw Hat||$134.99|
|#3||George Strait by Resistol Kingman 10X Straw Hat||$134.99|
|#4||Resistol George Strait Kingman 10X Straw Cowboy Hat||$129.99|
|#5||Resistol Men's George Strait All My Ex's 20X Straw Cowboy Hat||$149.99|
|#6||George Strait by Resistol Logan 6X Felt Hat||$254.99|
|#7||Resistol Men's George Strait Two Step 8X Shantung Straw Cowboy Hat||$109.99|
|#8||Resistol Men's George Strait 20X Renner Western Straw Hat||$144.99|
|#9||George Strait by Resistol Men's Palo Duro T 8X Straw Cowboy Hat||$104.99|
|#10||Resistol By George Strait Men's Light Brown 6X Ocho Rios Felt Western Hat||$254.99|
Cavender's Best Sellers
|#1||Resistol George Strait Black 6X Felt Hat||$250|
|#2||Resistol 6X George Strait Collection Ox Bow Black Felt Cowboy Hat||$250|
|#3||Resistol 10X George Strait Lambert Straw Cowboy Hat||$136|
|#4||Resistol 6X George Strait Kingman Chocolate Felt Cowboy Hat||$260|
|#5||Resistol 10X George Strait Last Chance Straw Cowboy Hat||$136|
|#6||Resistol 8X George Strait Palo Duro Straw Cowboy Hat||$126|
|#7||Resistol 10X George Strait Kingman Straw Cowboy Hat||$136|
|#8||Resistol 10X George Strait Collection Range Cattleman Crown Straw Hat||$136|
|#9||Resistol 10X George Strait Collection Colt Cattleman Crown Straw Hat||$136|
|#10||Resistol 10X George Strait Hazer Straw Cowboy Hat||$136|
Shepler's Best Sellers
|#1||Resistol Men's George Strait Kingman 6X Fur Felt Cowboy Hat||$255.00|
|#2||Resistol Men's George Strait Hazer 10X Shantung Straw Cowboy Hat||$134.99|
|#3||Resistol By George Strait Men's Light Brown 6X Ocho Rios Felt Western Hat||$254.99|
|#4||Resistol Men's George Strait Hamilton 10X Shantung Straw Cowboy Hat||$119.99|
|#5||Resistol Men's George Strait Men's Kingman 10X Straw Cowboy Hat||$135.00|
|#6||Resistol Men's George Strait All My Ex's 20X Straw Cowboy Hat||$149.99|
|#7||Resistol Men's 6X City Limits George Strait Black Fur Felt Cowboy Hat||$234.99|
|#8||Resistol Men's George Strait Two Step 8X Shantung Straw Cowboy Hat||$109.99|
|#9||George Strait by Resistol Men's Logan 6X Felt Cowboy Hat||$235.00|
|#10||Resistol Men's George Strait Men's Palo Duro 8X Straw Cowboy Hat||$109.99|
If you’re buying your first cowboy hat, or replacing an old one, this line is a safe bet. You can buy them at Boot Barn, Cavenders or Sheplers. In terms of popularity and price, I filtered all cowboy hats by “top sellers” on these three websites. These are the most popular George Strait Hats and their prices at these best cowboy hat brands.
George Strait wears a straw white cowboy hat at Ryman Auditorium on September 21, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring/WireImage)
All three offer free ground shipping on orders over a certain amount, whether you're buying a hat or another product. They do not ship internationally. And their return policies are all a little different. Boot Barn and Shelper’s both give 60-days return to return a hat. Cavender’s gives you 30-days, and they make it tougher.
Boot Barn offers free ground shipping in all orders over $75. That means they all ship for free. The cheapest one is still over a $100. Under the Boot Barn 60-day return policy, hats can't show any evidence of wear and must be returned with original tags. They have a web form you have to submit which they promise to reply to within 45-days. Boot Barn pays the cost of return shipping.
George Strait in a straw cowboy hat (L) with Kid Rock in a custom, pale lime green Panama hat (R) at the 129th Kentucky Derby May 3, 2003 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by John Simpson/Getty Images)
Cavender’s accepts returns within 30 days of purchase and cowboy hats must be in as-new condition (tags, packaging intact, unwashed, unworn). But you have to fill out a Merchandise Return Form. That means you have to PDF you have to print out, fill out, scan and email it back. Good luck with that if you're out on the range. And they don’t say on their website if they pay the cost of return shipping.
Shepler’s return policy is 60-days for a full refund, as long as the cowboy hat is in as-new condition (tags, packaging intact, unwashed, unworn). And they pay the return shipping fees.
In this shot, the crown, crease and pinch of the Kingman 6X George Strait cowboy hat by Resistol catch the light just right to see the detail if this hat. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for ATLive)
Who makes George Strait's hat and which styles are most popular?
The Stetson company used to make Resistol cowboy hats. But they fell on hard times and went bankrupt in 1986. Today, Stetson and Resistol cowboy hats are made by Hatco, Inc., which is based in Garland, Texas. They sell around a million cowboy hats a year.
The country music legend is photographed most wearing his Ranch Road George Strait cowboy cady. But in this shot, it looks like he’s wearing the 10X Brixton style. This one has a pronounced flat brim above the brow that curves upward on either side and a western hat band.
George Strait in a straw cowboy hat with a western hat band with his wife Norma, who wears a women’s sun hat at the 130th Running of the Kentucky Derby May 1, 2004 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Mike Simons/Getty Images)
Is Resistol made by Stetson?
Resistol is a top-quality brand created by the Stetson Company. These skilled artisan boot and hat makers invented cowboy hats. Their first was an open crown wide brim called the Boss of the Plains. The name Resistol is meant to suggest a rugged, durable brand that can “resist all” the elements roughnecks encounter on the range.
Today, both Stetson and Resistol cowboy hats are made in Garland Texas by Hatco, which owns both brands. Resistol makes the George Strait Cowboy Hat line as well as Jason Aldean and Cody Johnson collections.
ACM Artist of the Decade George Strait (R) in his black felt cowboy hat with musician Taylor Swift during the 44th annual Academy Of Country Music Awards’ Artist of the Decade held at the MGM Grand on April 6, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
George Strait Cowboy Rides Away
What cowboy hats does George Strait wear? George Strait – here with Taylor Swift in the popular Black 6X Kingman fur felt hat – was awarded Artist of the Decade at the Country Music Awards in 2009.
Strait’s music career spans more than 30 years. He's released sixty #1 chart topping singles and 33 platinum albums. That makes him the third best selling musical artist of all time, behind The Beatles and Elvis Presley. And he is the only artist who released a Top 10 hit every year for over three decades. George Strait has sold more than 70 million albums.
George Strait in a brown felt cowboy hat with Keith Urban at the Loretta Lynn: An All-Star Birthday Celebration in Nashville. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for for Essential Broadcast Media, LLC)
What does a Stetson hat symbolize?
Stetson hats symbolize America, masculinity, toughness and authority. And they’ve never been politicized, so they are fashionable with liberals and conservatives. Over the years, real world experience, motion picture folklore and popular culture have coalesced to create an image of the maverick cowboy with a strong moral compass, but resistant to unfair abuse.
Unlike the selfish mobsters in their gangster fedora hats, cowboys wear their honor on their sleeve. They are the good guys; the protectors of the weak and wretched.
Although he is seen most wearing his black 6X Kingman, above we see him wearing a chocolate brown one. He's preparing to take the stage with Keith Urban at the Loretta Lynn: An All-Star Birthday Celebration Concert. They held it a couple weeks early cause Loretta Lynn’s actual birthday is April 14, 1932
Before he was a country music legend and in cahoots with Hatco, he wore a simple straw cowboy hat. In this 1983 MCA Records publicity shot from the Michael Ochs, a young George Strait smiles on the heels of his first three albums, all of which went platinum. Those albums were his debut Strait Country (Sept. 4, 1981), followed by Strait from the Heart (June 3, 1982) and Right or Wrong (Oct. 6, 1983).
Today, you can listen to the entire George Strait discography on Spotify. His song are played 4.8 million times each month. His top 3 songs this month are Check Yes or No (145M), Amarillo By Morning (129M) and Write this Down (87M).
What hat does John Dutton wear?
John Dutton lll, the Montana rancher character played by Kevin Cosner in Yellowstone wears a Resistol George Strait 6X Kingman Cowboy Hat. But in this pircture we see Cosner wearing a mens Bangora straw western hat with a loose woven crown and hat band and twister pin. Straw cowboy hats with the loose weave crown feature are popular in the summer months because they're cooler.
The George Strait Hat that’s similar to this one would be the 20X Stoney Ridge, which has a much more sturdy construction. But it has the same loose woven crown.
Now that you know where Resistol George Strait Cowboy Hats are made, which styles are most popular, who has the fairest return policies and how much they cost, it’s time to pick the right one for you. But make sure you consult a hat sizing chart first. There’s nothing more cracked than a cowboy with a hat that doesn’t fit.