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Re: Hats

Post by Thunktank » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:58 pm

UncleGabe wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:11 pm
Thunktank wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:09 pm
What sort of gentlemen wear what type of hat and for what purpose? Talk freely about this. I need some new hats/caps but not sure what I want yet.
For years, I wear two hats: a white breathable linen (or is it cotton?) hat during the summer,
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...and a black wool cap during the winter.
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Both of these were hand made by Peotr Sterkowski over in Warsaw, Poland (great guy!).

Oh, I did wear one other hat very recently.
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But I only bought it to stir up some local strife. :chili: :bacon: :taco: :cheese:
Well it’s working on the CPS local strife, that’s for sure! :x

I just have to play the part of the angry liberal. And interestingly, as I finished typing “angry” the word “liberal” was suggested next from the whatchamacallit. :lol:
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Re: Hats

Post by UncleGabe » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:40 pm

Thunktank wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:58 pm
Well it’s working on the CPS local strife, that’s for sure! :x
:D

I'm old-school when it comes to politics. Just as long as oneside doesn't work to eradicate and subjugate the other, I would like to think there is room for all views.
I just have to play the part of the angry liberal. And interestingly, as I finished typing “angry” the word “liberal” was suggested next from the whatchamacallit. :lol:
Isn't "angry" and "liberal" a tautology???

:bacon: :cheese: :taco: :chili:

//Steering car back to thread topic//

I absolutely love hats! I believe a hat communicates who a person is inside
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Re: Hats

Post by hugodrax » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:58 pm

UncleGabe wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:40 pm
Thunktank wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:58 pm
Well it’s working on the CPS local strife, that’s for sure! :x
:D

I'm old-school when it comes to politics. Just as long as oneside doesn't work to eradicate and subjugate the other, I would like to think there is room for all views.
I just have to play the part of the angry liberal. And interestingly, as I finished typing “angry” the word “liberal” was suggested next from the whatchamacallit. :lol:
Isn't "angry" and "liberal" a tautology???

:bacon: :cheese: :taco: :chili:

//Steering car back to thread topic//

I absolutely love hats! I believe a hat communicates who a person is inside
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Re: Hats

Post by ReverendThom » Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:52 pm

I got a new hat yesterday. No thanks to you jokers.Image

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Re: Hats

Post by JimVH » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:29 pm

ReverendThom wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:52 pm
I got a new hat yesterday. No thanks to you jokers.Image

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I could never pull off that hat. You make it look good.
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Re: Hats

Post by rgcurrey » Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:13 am

JimVH wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:29 pm
ReverendThom wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:52 pm
I got a new hat yesterday. No thanks to you jokers.Image

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I could never pull off that hat. You make it look good.


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Re: Hats

Post by ReverendThom » Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:35 pm

JimVH wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:29 pm
ReverendThom wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:52 pm
I got a new hat yesterday. No thanks to you jokers.Image

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I could never pull off that hat. You make it look good.
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Re: Hats

Post by Sid.Stavros » Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:27 am

This is my old summer matting hats collection.

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Now i have added some new plus baseball caps.

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Re: Hats

Post by Bloodhound » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:51 am

When I was a teen, I used to wear a "Newsboy" cap. That is why when I first joined here, I chose this image as my avatar.
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When I was a little older, I started wearing a Tam...but my then girlfriend thought it looked dumb...I got rid of the Tam and kept her...that was 30 years ago
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Re: Hats

Post by Hovannes » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:15 am

My little corner of CA was once cattle country before irrigation created a grapes & tree fruit based economy.
It is still considered appropriate to wear a cowboy hat at least once a week and is near mandatory during Rodeo.
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Re: Hats

Post by JimVH » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:27 pm

JimVH wrote:
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The Open Road has become my forever hat. The Silverbelly is put up for the summer, but I wear the straw every day. In just a few months it has so endeared itself to me that I feel like it's the only hat I've ever worn.

I love hat. <tear>
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Re: Hats

Post by Fainn » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:02 pm

One day I hope to have a hat like JimVH does.
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Re: Hats

Post by Gabriel » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:28 pm

So, I’ve mentioned that I like the Akubra traveler for general wear as well as fishing and such. It sheds the rain beautifully and looks good:

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I recently fished in a steady downpour for over an hour and my head was dry.

However, that felt is getting a little too warm now that summer is finally here for real. I’m looking for recommendations for a similar hat for summertime. Brands, styles, sellers... where should I look?
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Re: Hats

Post by Sir Moose » Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:45 am

I once passed on an opportunity to purchase a kangaroo-skin hat. I've regretted it ever since.
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Re: Hats

Post by JudgeRusty » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:28 am

I like hats. Got several.
It is often inconvenient to wear one as I am usually in the car or inside.
They also fit differently depending on how long it has been since a haircut.
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Re: Hats

Post by rgcurrey » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:27 am

JudgeRusty wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:28 am
I like hats. Got several.
It is often inconvenient to wear one as I am usually in the car or inside.
They also fit differently depending on how long it has been since a haircut.
I have a couple, wore the straw one yesterday and noticed I need a haircut now.
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Re: Hats

Post by Cleon » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:05 am

Gabriel wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:28 pm
So, I’ve mentioned that I like the Akubra traveler for general wear as well as fishing and such. It sheds the rain beautifully and looks good:

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I recently fished in a steady downpour for over an hour and my head was dry.

However, that felt is getting a little too warm now that summer is finally here for real. I’m looking for recommendations for a similar hat for summertime. Brands, styles, sellers... where should I look?
As always, I recommend Sunbody Hats
I'd get the Guatemalan fine palm with a 2.5" or 3" brim for summer. I have a 2.5" one. It's my summer go to. Bulletproof.
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Add some large vent eyelets and a leather band and yer good to go. They are waterproof and conform to your head very well. In fact, you should water your palm hat occasionally if you live in a dry environment. Just wet it down, shape it how you want it, and let it dry on your head.
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Re: Hats

Post by Cleon » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:54 am

Tip: Do not store your hats in the dark or in boxes unless you use moth balls or cedar balls. Also, don't store them nested or with the brim on a flat surface. And do not throw your hat on the floor. Those little felt eating bugs like the dark. They like the tight spaces where the stacked hats are pressed together and in between the brim and the surface the hat is sitting on. They like to set up shop in your carpet along the baseboards where the vacuum doesn't get to. Store your hats in the open on hooks if possible. Actually, I would recommend just keeping them that way year round.

I made the mistake of stacking my felts this spring and setting them on a bookshelf in the corner. Wouldn't you know...I have a few moth nibbles in the felt on on my favorite hat right above the ribbon where the felt surface mated with the stacked hat above it. I also had one on the bottom of the brim on the hat that was sitting flat on the shelf. Boo.

Into the freezer for now for a few cycles of freezing and brushing those little bastards away.
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Re: Hats

Post by Jocose » Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:27 am

Cleon wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:54 am
Tip: Do not store your hats in the dark or in boxes unless you use moth balls or cedar balls. Also, don't store them nested or with the brim on a flat surface. And do not throw your hat on the floor. Those little felt eating bugs like the dark. They like the tight spaces where the stacked hats are pressed together and in between the brim and the surface the hat is sitting on. They like to set up shop in your carpet along the baseboards where the vacuum doesn't get to. Store your hats in the open on hooks if possible. Actually, I would recommend just keeping them that way year round.

I made the mistake of stacking my felts this spring and setting them on a bookshelf in the corner. Wouldn't you know...I have a few moth nibbles in the felt on on my favorite hat right above the ribbon where the felt surface mated with the stacked hat above it. I also had one on the bottom of the brim on the hat that was sitting flat on the shelf. Boo.

Into the freezer for now for a few cycles of freezing and brushing those little bastards away.
Lame..

I have my 3 hats stacked on top of each other on a bookshelf, I may reconsider this now.
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Re: Hats

Post by Stanley76 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:16 pm

Real Deal Brazil Tarp hats are nice. They're made from old surplus truck tarps bought in bulk and shipped from Brazil. I've had mine for a few years now. Some people spray them with a sealant like Scotch Guard or Thompson's Water Seal but I never have. There is a wire in the edge of the brim so you can shape them like you want. No two are alike. They are made by Hatteras Hammocks in my hometown of Greenville, NC. I think it's a pretty cool hat for forty bucks.

https://realdealbrazil.com/product/The- ... p-Hat/TRDH

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