The Perfect Summer Hat ***NERD ALERT***

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It's crazy hot in Scotland right now (although still a good bit below the hell they're getting down South!) and as a hairy chap I really don't get on with the heat...

So packed the kids in the car and drove 90 minutes North to Perthshire for a wee walk in some cool, dark woods...and of course dug out the holiday hat I got at Disney this year.
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I have to wonder as my beard gets slowly whiter if I might have a long lost cousin in the US...
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Stif wrote: Sun Aug 14, 2022 11:44 am I have to wonder as my beard gets slowly whiter if I might have a long lost cousin in the US...
Haha! I’m afraid my beard might be in borrowed time at this point.
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Stif wrote: Sun Aug 14, 2022 11:44 am I have to wonder as my beard gets slowly whiter if I might have a long lost cousin in the US...
OMG, that’s quite a similarity. If you were watches you wouldn’t be homages, you’d be out and out copies. Now who’s the original and who’s the fake? 😂😂

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^^^^ It’s like an IWC pilot watch and the petit prince version. The clue as to which is which is in the picture…..
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Thread revival…

I was halfway to Stansted when I realised my Panama was on the hall table, not the passenger seat. No worries, I had a cap in the case and could buy a hat in Zante. The stuff in the cheap tourist tat shops was cheap tourist tat, but in a more upmarket tourist tat shop I found a very nice one which is lined. Here we are “doing a Palin” on Keri harbour in Zante, and practising the Thousand Yard Stare above Myrtos Beach on Kefalonia.

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I can't wait for "The Perfect Winter Hat ***NERD ALERT*** thread.
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Went clay pigeon shooting last week with friends including Chris Ward. We were given these caps, apparently they are collectible.

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Never underestimate the value of the knotted handkerchief. Clean of course.

My wife thought Tilley hats were a bit expensive. After a day of wearing a knotted hanky on holiday, she TOLD me to go shopping and not come back without a Tilley hat.

Who am I to argue?
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^^^^ brilliant
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Sat Oct 01, 2022 6:19 pm Thread revival…
That’s a really nice looking hat! Can I trouble you to send me a pic of the lining? I’ve never seen a lining on a straw hat, so I’m curious.
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Mikkei4 wrote: Sat Oct 01, 2022 6:25 pm I can't wait for "The Perfect Winter Hat ***NERD ALERT*** thread.
It’s coming….
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jkbarnes wrote: Sat Oct 01, 2022 8:34 pm
Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Sat Oct 01, 2022 6:19 pm Thread revival…
That’s a really nice looking hat! Can I trouble you to send me a pic of the lining? I’ve never seen a lining on a straw hat, so I’m curious.
As you can see, it is a black fabric lining that is quite breathable. Looking at the label, I realised that the hat is actually made from paper which made me wonder whether it would have disintegrated in a rain shower. I googled it and apparently the paper is made from recycled straws and things and is impregnated to make it strong and water resistant. Anyway, it did a jolly good job in Greece, looks fine for next summer and was not a bad buy for €12,50.

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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Sun Oct 02, 2022 4:48 pm As you can see, it is a black fabric lining that is quite breathable. Looking at the label, I realised that the hat is actually made from paper which made me wonder whether it would have disintegrated in a rain shower. I googled it and apparently the paper is made from recycled straws and things and is impregnated to make it strong and water resistant. Anyway, it did a jolly good job in Greece, looks fine for next summer and was not a bad buy for €12,50.
Thanks Steve! That’s an outstanding buy, for sure.
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Thread revival!

I picked up a bucket hat while in Mumbles. I’d seen a gentlemen wearing blue ball cap with the RNLI flag on it and thought that was a nice looking hat. We popped into the gift shop at the RNLI station at the Mumbles Pier. They didn’t have the ball cap, but I the felt compelled to by something from the sweet, little old ladies manning the shop. I left with this bucket hat, and I really love it, more so after finding out the RNLI is predominantly staffed by volunteers!

I’ll be taking this to Cape Cod next week for the beach and the pond.

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