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Old 07-17-2006, 07:16 AM   #41
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Yeah, I have a broad-brim Tilley, too. Nice for beating the sun, and very good for boating. Stayed on my head even when we got caught in a squall on saltwater with 30 to 40 MPH gusts, lightning flashing all over the place, and not being able to see the shore 100' away (I thought we were dead meat).

I also own a Filson "Packer" hat. Very nice for nasty weather when I can't get away with a hat the flashes "dork" in 5 foot neon letters (i.e. the Tilley).
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Old 07-17-2006, 05:25 PM   #42
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My husband bought himself a Tilley knockoff a year or two back--the narrow-brim, mesh-sided one. Guess that makes him a frugal dork. About 10 years ago he bought himself something I call his Australian bush hat--wide-brim, ties under the chin, looks like off-white canvas. He wears it boating and gardening.

Our hotel in Florence, Italy was less than 2 blocks from the Borsalino store, so we wlaked past it several times. The hats in the window display looked cool & dreamy in an old-fashioned way...40s or 20s or something. I tried to get him to enter the shop and try some on, but he was anxious to see the Sights instead. Too bad--maybe he missed that model
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Old 07-18-2006, 09:53 AM   #43
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I have one of the Australian bush hats, made of felt, called a "jackeroo"...* :

Straw cowboy hat bought in Tijuana for $3, "green" beret, a knit cap (toboggan...), and several caps - Gibson guitars, Eagles, Texas Rangers, Novellus, Indy Motor Speedway, Bennigan's St. Pat's Day, and a "Git er done" cap I bought for a White Trash costume party...

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Old 07-18-2006, 11:21 AM   #44
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Hey, speaking of hats, has anyone ever bought a hat or guayabera from these folks in New Orleans? Pretty cool selection!
http://www.shushans.com/hats.html
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Old 07-18-2006, 11:31 AM   #45
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Collegiate baseball for non-dorky occasions to prevent burning of my prematurely balding head - beach, yardwork, park, etc.

Straw hat from some latin american country (looks dorky) for backyard "Ima redneck and I like drinkin beer by the lake" times.
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Old 07-18-2006, 12:35 PM   #46
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Hi,

You guys are killing me. Your supposed to be showing us how to LBYM (except for the Bunny Car Imporium)...

Just blew $100.00 on Tilly Mesh Hat (overnight shipping). In my Childish, Immature, playful ways (maybe a 12 pack of beer or two), dove into the lakeand found a huge rock with my Big Fat Bald Noggin (Nicely shaven). Scraped one whole side to pieces. DW direct quote was "Oh No, you ruined the perfect head"

New Skin is going to need some shade for a while.

I usually buy 4 or 5 hats a year for golfing and get only a year or two out of them so I GUESS It's an investment.

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Old 07-18-2006, 12:48 PM   #47
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CFB said...
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I bought one of my crappy straw hats from a street guy in mexico.
So did I! Still using it two years later.
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Old 07-18-2006, 01:00 PM   #48
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Yeah, but I bet you don't have one of these: http://www.ericisgreat.com/tinfoilhats/index.html
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here is an interesting hat that is very popular in some circles...
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Old 07-20-2006, 07:01 PM   #50
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My gardening chums and I all wear Slogger hats when we work in our demonstration garden.

http://www.sloggerstore.com/index.as...PROD&ProdID=25

I like the fact that they are SPF 50 and they can be rolled up....sort of. They also have great gardening clogs and boots. I can't tell what the hats are made of. Someone said it is PVC shredded into threads and braided.
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