What's worse is that my local hat guy told me to go to a Candy store, they have Pecan's dipped in Gran Mariner and dipped in Dark Chocolate. I"m down about $30 a month from that place too, but not JUST from the chocolate pecans. Imagine a candy store the size of two convenience stores, and wall to wall candy and nuts.
Grumble, grumble, time for a dark chocolate covered coffee bean or two.
Groucho Marx said it best:
“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying all the wrong remedies.”
"first question" thread. Fire away with any questions this "Yankee" might answer!
BTW, I just did some more research on the Rand I bought on sale for $299 from ORVIS yesterday and it appears to the the #95 Windrider with the Sunset Trails Sterling silver 1/4 buckle set. That would be a $500 hat direct from Rand.
Last edited by TipTop; 03-20-2012 at 07:58 AM.
Oh, and I too am a Yankee by birth. Grew up in central Ohio and still miss White Castle! haha
Thank you for the additional information. I have been reading through quite a few very interesting, informative, and entertaining threads on here. I will have to check into the other threads that you mention. Much appreciated.
The pecans sound incredible by the way. Sweets are another weakness of mine, but I tend to justify the expense as a medical necessity.. .
Ritch Rand for Orvis
My Orvis-on-Sale 7X beaver Rand arrived and I append a couple of pics. It is very handsome, but I fear very fragile in the color department. I figure wearing it to Wyoming next month ought to break it right in. The sterling silver buckle set is bright compared to my other Rand which is more "aged/tarnished" in appearance. The beige satin lining is marked ORVIS 150 Anniversary 2006, in gold, while the perforated sweat has the gold Rand logo and 7X. I like it a lot; the felt is luxurious.
Last edited by TipTop; 03-28-2012 at 07:10 AM.
That's a quintessential cowboy hat, Ray. Looks fine on you! I like the subtle leather work and the width of the band.
Here is a liner shot, showing perforated goat sweat and Orvis liner: (I checked the production date-- November 2011--so I guess they are just using up the 150th anniversary liners.) For $299, I think it is a solid value, compared to Rand's 8X for $400+.
Last edited by TipTop; 03-29-2012 at 05:57 AM.