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Old 05-27-2024, 09:50 AM
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I usually wear a Kangaroo cooler made out of kangaroo hide and a full mesh crown. Stays cool, fully packable and never loses it's shape. I also have a Filson I bought many years ago that I wear when it's raining out. The shape never quite recovered after a buddy set two flats of beer on it in the back seat, but its got character.
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Old 05-27-2024, 10:02 AM
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Tilleys are (=were) great hats, but I don't think all of them are. I've had a few of the ones made from a synthetic material (2 varieties) and neither were breathable. Got very hot wearing them.

The original canvas (=not hemp) are the best all around, you can sweat your a** off in them and hose them off=all good. I wore out a few of these and got a free one @ no charge.

My most recent green one was my favorite, lost at some point (I think) a few years back..hoping it resurfaces when I eventually move. Not counting on that. I did go to their store then ultimately online to try and find a replacement, they've dropped all of their big sizes in all but a couple of their hat models...and I have a huge head. I'd have bought a life-time's supply of that last hat had I known Tilley was going to drop it. I sent a few emails to the company, but they're no longer a family business interested in customer service, got a very generic "F-you, but thanks for your interest in Tilley" replies back.

I'd still prefer a Tilley, but found this as an alternative and it's been very good. Has a wire rim around the outside edge which does it's job, I prefer the tilley with the thicker brim-could throw in the wash machine if you had to.

https://www.bigheadcaps.com/bigsize4...inalrdbtarphat
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Old 05-27-2024, 12:01 PM
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I wish I could find a hat that would look good on me.



When I try on any hat other than a ball cap, IncrediGirl just says I look Tilley.



Get the one TC wears. It did wonders for him!

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Old 05-27-2024, 12:03 PM
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^^^ joking aside that's the one I think I'm settling on. Aussie breezer by Henschel. Now I just have to decide on colour.

Khaki is lighter. But I think the green and blue reflect UV rays better?
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Old 05-27-2024, 12:10 PM
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Good choice. The khaki is a good color, but it will show dirt more then the brown or olive color.

Was just looking at prices on them now. Yep, they've gone up! I think I paid $40 for mine. They last a long time though.
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Old 05-27-2024, 01:42 PM
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Get the one TC wears. It did wonders for him!

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^^^ joking aside that's the one I think I'm settling on. Aussie breezer by Henschel. Now I just have to decide on colour.

Khaki is lighter. But I think the green and blue reflect UV rays better?
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LOL! I really do like the style, may need to order one of those! I'll never be as suave as TC, but it's worth a shot!

Just need to find the right size for the square noggin...
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Old 05-27-2024, 02:32 PM
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Sauve. That's a first for me. Guess I'm not the only one who day drinks, eh Stinky?
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Costco had Tilly hats for a while, not sure which one it was. But they have also had Tilley pants and shirts lately.
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Another Tilley Airflo user here. Great on the boat - blocks some sun from above, breathes well, and I'm not left with a snapback tan at the end of the day.
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Sauve. That's a first for me. Guess I'm not the only one who day drinks, eh Stinky?

ShhhhhÖ No one must know!

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Old 05-28-2024, 02:21 PM
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Relax, there is no prohibition on mods day drinking. It's pretty much expected. Job perk.
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I'm thinking of adding one of these to my father's day / birthday list. I check them out when I'm in Cabelas. But not sure which would be better. I'd be wearing while fishing and camping and such.

What do you prefer?

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Can't remember exactly what model I have but its a wide brim. I don't wear it a heck of a lot versus a baseball style, but if its very windy I'll use the Tilley, chin strap is a bonus, there is no doubt they are well made.

I bought mine directly from Tilley Canada online.
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Old 06-04-2024, 11:26 PM
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My FaceBook feed tells me that you can get Red Green hats again.
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Old 06-04-2024, 11:56 PM
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My dermatologist tells me never to go outside without a hat on - and no baseball caps that leave your ears and neck exposed! So I wear a Smithbilt black felt, wide brim Ďcowboyí hat in the winter - Smithbilt is an old Calgary hat maker that makes a model specially for the Calgary Police Sevice that I like. In the summer, itís a well ventilated straw PROHAT (motto: Forever on Top), thatís cool, and provides lots of shade. When fishing, I wear a Mexican wide brimmed palm leaf hat, with a chin strap, and a wide, home-made shearling lamb hatband, -thatís usually full of fishing flies by the end of the day! Palm-leaf hats donít have much ventilation and are much warmer than straw hats - but provide total protection from the sun. In my 2 vehicles, I keep Australian well ventilated Kangol Ďflat topí hats, because I like the short peak to shade my eyes when the sunís low on the horizon. I donít know why Jim Shockey wears his Kangol flat-tops backwards I guess he likes the little Kangaroo emblem facing forward! Cowboy hats just donít work in vehicles with high headrests! For hunting, Iíve got a variety of toques and short brimmed hats - depending on the weather. But Iím never outside without a hat on!
And it always comes off when entering a house or a restaurant.
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[QUOTE=thumper;4727946]My dermatologist tells me never to go outside without a hat on - and no baseball caps that leave your ears and neck exposed! So I wear a Smithbilt black felt, wide brim Ďcowboyí hat in the winter - Smithbilt is an old Calgary hat maker that makes a model specially for the Calgary Police Sevice that I like. In the summer, itís a well ventilated straw PROHAT (motto: Forever on Top), thatís cool, and provides lots of shade. When fishing, I wear a Mexican wide brimmed palm leaf hat, with a chin strap, and a wide, home-made shearling lamb hatband, -thatís usually full of fishing flies by the end of the day! Palm-leaf hats donít have much ventilation and are much warmer than straw hats - but provide total protection from the sun. In my 2 vehicles, I keep Australian well ventilated Kangol Ďflat topí hats, because I like the short peak to shade my eyes when the sunís low on the horizon. I donít know why Jim Shockey wears his Kangol flat-tops backwards I guess he likes the little Kangaroo emblem facing forward! Cowboy hats just donít work in vehicles with high headrests! For hunting, Iíve got a variety of toques and short brimmed hats - depending on the weather. But Iím never outside without a hat on!
And it always comes off when entering a house or a restaurant.[/QUOTE]

??? Weird, obviously not a true Albertan!
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My dermatologist tells me never to go outside without a hat on - and no baseball caps that leave your ears and neck exposed! So I wear a Smithbilt black felt, wide brim Ďcowboyí hat in the winter - Smithbilt is an old Calgary hat maker that makes a model specially for the Calgary Police Sevice that I like. In the summer, itís a well ventilated straw PROHAT (motto: Forever on Top), thatís cool, and provides lots of shade. When fishing, I wear a Mexican wide brimmed palm leaf hat, with a chin strap, and a wide, home-made shearling lamb hatband, -thatís usually full of fishing flies by the end of the day! Palm-leaf hats donít have much ventilation and are much warmer than straw hats - but provide total protection from the sun. In my 2 vehicles, I keep Australian well ventilated Kangol Ďflat topí hats, because I like the short peak to shade my eyes when the sunís low on the horizon. I donít know why Jim Shockey wears his Kangol flat-tops backwards I guess he likes the little Kangaroo emblem facing forward! Cowboy hats just donít work in vehicles with high headrests! For hunting, Iíve got a variety of toques and short brimmed hats - depending on the weather. But Iím never outside without a hat on!
And it always comes off when entering a house or a restaurant.[/QUOTE]

??? Weird, obviously not a true Albertan!
Not true. I was born in Claresholm while my father was stationed there, I take my hat off going into a house or restaurant. Any old style restaurant the chairs had a cross hatch under the seat, or a hook on the back of the chair or a coat rack at each table; it was where you put your hat while in the restaurant. My Dad, who was born in Sask, raised in Vancouver, but spent 35 years in the military from age 15 (he used his older brothers I.D. to sign up during the second World War), he INSISTED that anyone that came into our house, remove headgear, it wasn't optional. Nor was it when you entered the mess anywhere.

My brother and I both still insist on the removal of headgear in the house or at the dinner table, even if eating outside. His kids do the same. Manners, like so much else, have eroded, but it still matters to many of us.




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Old 06-06-2024, 08:35 AM
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Don't try wearing a hat in pretty much any construction camp kitchen.
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My FaceBook feed tells me that you can get Red Green hats again.
You bet the "Official Red Green Signature Field Maneuvers Cap.", go to: https://redgreen.com/products/offici...-maneuvers-cap

The official hat video:

https://cdn.shopify.com/videos/c/vp/...s-17961542.mp4
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Don't try wearing a hat in pretty much any construction camp kitchen.
Or the legion!

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It doesn't look quite as good on me as it does on TC, but I got my hat today.

I can't wait to try it out in the sun. I'm sure I'll put many miles on it.

Thanks for all of the suggestions, fellas.

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That'll keep you cool!
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I was thankful for the chin strap on my Tilley hat today...
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I was thankful for the chin strap on my Tilley hat today...
The Smithbilt campaign hat I wear while hunting has a chin strap - and yes it always cones off in places like someone's house or a restaurant.
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Just a quick update. I have a few miles on the Henschel now. And so far it's been great. I actually really enjoy wearing it.

I was having a drink and a smoke at a friend's place and he told his wife to find out where my wife got me the hat, and get him one.

This pic was yesterday. I was relaxing on the beach and I got pressured into trying out the new paddle board. The old feller and the kid both survived.

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That's a good lookin hat!
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Thatís a mighty fine hat, and Iím thinking about getting me one as well.

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Old 07-07-2024, 10:34 PM
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Thanks fellas.

Sns you won't be disappointed.

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I have two. A TWC7 Outback Waxed Cotton, and an old original one with the white on top, and green below brim. I wear them both for protection from rain/snow, and well as sun. I also have a Tilly Pub Cap, which has ear flaps to lower when it's cold out. (no longer sold)
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I can tell you are not at Pigeon lake by the clarity of the soup
Iíve got a Henschel Breezer. They are fantastic hats, I use it for camping and fishing. The sizing chart was bang on for me. Even though mine is the darker colour (earth brown) it doesnít get hot in the sun.
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