So in that case, how is the village hat shop version of the foreign service pith?
Looks kind of 'full-dress' to me. Mine is the khaki color, much better in the bush.
I have one and the "Headband" is very cheap. IT has an adjustable back but is mounted with plastic that became very brittle.
BB, the Village Hat Shop's example is only going to fit to a size 7 3/8. If your hat size is a bit larger than that, I'd go with the IMA helmet. I have the IMA helmet and it fits my pumpkin head (7 3/4). I bought mine for shooting with the Victorian Riflemen, and unlike Mohave Jack, I didn't have any problem with it when firing from the prone position.
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Hmmmm....facepalm or stroke of genius?
Pith Helmet Lamp
Beyond facepalm. Grieving outrage, more like.
I've decided that I want a USN pith helmet to wear while I'm mowing grass this summer. I'd like it to be complete with a decent sweat band and I'd like the helmet to be in wearable condition. I'm not terribly concerned about whether or not it has a chin strap because I probably wouldn’t use it if it were there. I know very little about USN pith helmets except that they were issued in WWII and maybe through the Vietnam conflict. This helmet will be for me to actually use doing sweaty yard work, so I'm not looking for mint condition.
I see them on e-bay in the fifty buck range. Too high? About right?
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