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Old 07-15-2006, 04:03 PM   #21
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"Officer, I can tell you are lacking any fashion sense. When you own a fine hat like that, you don't wear it, it wears you."


Wonder if it was a Tilley.
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Old 07-15-2006, 04:46 PM   #22
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What about Men Without Hats?

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Old 07-15-2006, 06:22 PM   #23
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Funny. It is 101 degrees outside here in Iowa and very humid. A guy just road by on one of the clunky old fashion bikes that are popular now as city bikes. Wearing a Tilley and a dorky outfit to match. Not that Tilleys are dorky or anything.
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Old 07-15-2006, 06:42 PM   #24
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Like my wife said when she bought me my first pink dress shirt 10 years ago, "it takes a man to wear a pink shirt." One of these days, I'm gonna wear that sucker. Unless I retire first.
I wonder how many times I may have misled my coworkers and clients by wearing a pink shirt... simply because I am colorblind and "pink" is but an abstract concept to me* 8)
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Old 07-15-2006, 07:30 PM   #25
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Holy cow...$70 for a hat?

I just paid $6.50 for a new hat at walmart... :P

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Just got back from a neighborhood meeting (discussion of forming a homeowner's assn.) and only two guys showed up wearing a hat. The cool looking one (me ) had on a high-quality gimmecap. The not-so-cool looking one was wearing...yep, a Tilley. Took it off and showed me the neat (and now former) secret pocket inside the crown.

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Stetson hat factory is somewhere around this part of MO - haven't had a 'real cowboy' hat since since I retired my Red Ryder BB gun.

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Old 07-15-2006, 10:29 PM   #28
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Hey, y'all -- I never said Tilleys weren't dorky.

It's dork-chic. And, good financial sense too.

I have calculated that if you compare one Walmart hat per 1.5 years versus a Tilley once per lifetime (see the guarantee), you could FIRE 17 minutes and 3 seconds earlier with the Tilley strategy. Furthermore, they decrease volatility by 11 percent.

As always, diversification is important. I have a 4", 3" and 1" brim style and can pretty much ignore the losers and wear the winners each year.

One of the great joys of the Tilley is to watch my son cringe in embarrassment every time I show up with it. His usual comment to my grandson is something like, "Don't worry. Grampa doesn't always look like that."

YMMV.
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REwahoo.. what's a 'gimmecap'?

Around here we have (what I call) the "nonno" hat. This is basically the soft hat with front brim featured on rural Sicilians in "The Godfather". Very popular with gentlemen of a certain age.


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REwahoo.. what's a 'gimmecap'?
http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...term=gimme+cap

Granted, the Borsalino does have a certain appeal...

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Ah ha - enlightenment!

It appears I had 500 gimme caps before the 95 tornado and was back to about 100 before Katrina. Only about 5 now.

Might be a southern thing - never had any in Denver nor any trucks except a 1954 Chevy Surburban for fishing and stuff.

Also had 3 pickup trucks to go with them(hats) - two of which ran and made it out.

heh heh heh heh - never had any welders caps though.
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Lots of hats in the Southwest. Archaeologists almost all have a broad brimmed straw hat. Cloth or felt is too hot and the hat needs to have some character -- dents and broken strands, maybe even a hole or two. If you showed up at an excavation with a Tilley, the other archaeologists would probably burry you and the hat in the backfill.
Pretty much my hat selection.

So my old straw hat that gabe took a bite out of right at the front of the crown is good to go at any archeology site? Good to know!

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I have calculated that if you compare one Walmart hat per 1.5 years versus a Tilley once per lifetime (see the guarantee), you could FIRE 17 minutes and 3 seconds earlier with the Tilley strategy. Furthermore, they decrease volatility by 11 percent.

As always, diversification is important. I have a 4", 3" and 1" brim style and can pretty much ignore the losers and wear the winners each year.
Your strategy is fatally flawed my friend. My crappy straw hats last far longer than a year and a half.

My diversification strategy is also superior. I bought one of my crappy straw hats from a street guy in mexico. International exposure is key. Now I just need to expose myself to that gal wearing the borselino and i'll have broadened my diversity.
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DW just got me a Tilley for my birthday. I have to have a good hat for working outside with the elevation and the sun here. I spend a lot of time in the yard and with a bald head and skin cancer in the family a good hat is a requirment. I wear a hat out in a year or so. This one looks like it will last me several years if I take care of it. It is a little hot but the again, everything is when its 104 outside.

I would never have bought it for myself but DW likes to pamper me sometimes and who am I to complain?
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I wear a Borsalino, but it looks different on me. Not as good as on her I fear.

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Arai, $580.00, includes 20 page manual and an instructional DVD!
Arai is nice, but I prefer Shoei. Blaze orange.
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Arai is nice, but I prefer Shoei. Blaze orange.
And mine has the best cheap MC accessory I own (after my throttle rocker): a helmet visor. Don't come in blaze orange - sorry.
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Your strategy is fatally flawed my friend. My crappy straw hats last far longer than a year and a half.

My diversification strategy is also superior. I bought one of my crappy straw hats from a street guy in mexico. International exposure is key.
You do realize that there is a difference between straw and hemp, right?
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Hold on a minute. I need to go smoke part of my hat. I know hemp wont help but its close cousin cant hurt...
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Hold on a minute.* I need to go smoke part of my hat.* I know hemp wont help but its close cousin cant hurt...
Gives a new meaning to "I'll eat my hat"
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Gives a new meaning to "I'll eat my hat"
Or "mad as a hatter"* 8)
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