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    hats

    hey guys im looking for a hat for the summer. i have been looking at tilley hats. who wears them? if so what model?

    any other nice hats worth mentioning?

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    Just bought a Seattle Sombrero.

    I'll give you a review after I've used it for a while.

    I have a mesh top, wide brimmed hat that is nice in the summertime, too.

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    yeah keep me posted, they dont look too bad.

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    Tilley T2 is the best for all-around working outside. Mine is about 15 years old and looks every bit of its age; therefore, it's for wear only at home now... I gotta buy another one. I have the small brim (forget the number) and the shaped brim one (again number???) and the T-2 is my favorite even though it has stains, paint drips, frayed spots, and a permanent sweat-stain-band that won't wash out. I've tried on their T1, and the brim's too dang big.

    Also the T2 has snaps on the brim so you can get the sides up out of the way occasionally. (That also helps give the brim a little bit of a "set".) The brims really do get stiffer when wet, and it sheds off an amazing amount of rain. Stick a $50 in the hidden pocket and forget it's there until an emergency arises.

    The small brim hat is good for driving and for throwing in a backpack or suitcase. It doesn't keep the sun off your neck worth beans.

    Keith

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    go to your local army surplus tore and get a Boonie hat.
    Worked great for me in the desert and is what i wear now but in a snow camo pattern.


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    Quick update on the Seattle Sombrero.

    Very nice, comfortable hat. Waterproof.

    Also quite warm for summer wear.

    If you sweat heavily like I do and are looking for a hat as a means to keep cool, look elsewhere.

    Otherwise, it's great.

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    Might look at the selection at Duluth Trading Company. http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/clothes-workwear/mens/hats-and-caps-for-men/hats-and-caps-for-men.aspx

    I especially like the FDR Summer Hat and/or The Crusher....

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    thanks for the responses guys, i do have a boone hat but was looking for something a little more (i hate to sound like im criticising!) professional.

    i have been looking harder at the tilleys. i like the ltm6 airflow hat.

    also im going to look again at the duluth link.


    thanks guys.

    jeep

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    i use the Duluth type hat.. got it at the surplus store.. nice big brim keeps the sun off my neck an face.. an has a sunblock in the hat ?? think it was a spf of 30 or 50 as far as lookin prof. i just take it off if i need to talk to someone ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmanmikey View Post
    i use the Duluth type hat.. got it at the surplus store.. nice big brim keeps the sun off my neck an face.. an has a sunblock in the hat ?? think it was a spf of 30 or 50 as far as lookin prof. i just take it off if i need to talk to someone ..
    Is that the FDR or Crusher? Or another?

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    I wear an Australian leather outback hat. You can sit on it and it will come back into shape. Good for sun and rain. Something similar like this one, without the mesh. That mesh will make it even better.
    http://www.sheplers.com/minnetonka-d...tback-hat.html

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    A straw hat is your best bet for beating the summer heat. Many styles available....

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