“The first time I showed a sisal hat to a straw hat buyer, I was told that the only person who would buy one would be an old man looking for a bargain. I didn’t believe that so we made up some sisal bodies into styles that youngsters typically wear and I was even surprised at how well they sold! Another surprising thing is how durable they are. In the picture above, Brooks is wearing the Waco that he has worn for two summers. He has a choice of hats… For now, it’s a Waco.”

“P.S.  We had to forego the picture of Brooks and his Waco sisal.  He went to West Texas and somebody wanted his hat enough that he sold it off his head and came home bareheaded.”