Giant Pith Helmet Thread of Doom

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Richard, May 16, 2005.

  1. StetsonHomburg

    StetsonHomburg Practically Family

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    None of your business!
    I wore a zulu pith like that out for a hike and a russian middle aged woman
    asked if I was a firefighter [huh] Not sure how that relates to a firefighter?
    and another time I brought one to Mexico, I was walking at night and a
    man said "ahh a hunter" in a sarcastic voice joking way, So If you don't care
    about others opinions then I'd wear it outside! :D
     
  2. StetsonHomburg

    StetsonHomburg Practically Family

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    None of your business!
    And I own two piths... The one i just commented on: a 1887 Zulu Enlisted British Pith and an 1941 German Afrikakorps Pith... http://cdn1.ioffer.com/img/item/735/520/41/48582.jpg (I own that type of goggles with it and it dosen't look as good in person... better alone)
     
  3. Badluck Brody

    Badluck Brody Practically Family

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    Remember in the movies where they say, "Stay close to the camp"...?
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    This shot is taken only seconds before the Creature from the Black Lagoon attacks and shreds the photographer who never listens.
     
  4. chanteuseCarey

    chanteuseCarey Call Me a Cab

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    :D :D Love it Bl B!!!

     
  5. "I Discovered this White Sola Topee in a local Antique Shop, at $16.50 (Australian) I thought it an absolute bargain"

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  6. Gutshot

    Gutshot One of the Regulars

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  7. [​IMG]

    "I'm a member, this was one that they asked permission to display in the group"
     
  8. ScurvyPyrate

    ScurvyPyrate New in Town

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  9. My Indian Bombay bowler keeping company with Royal Navy visor cap.

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  10. PADDY

    PADDY I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Sweet pair!
     
  11. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    I suspect the generic shape reminded her of a firefighter's helmet. Personally I think they have more in common, shape-wise, with the traditional English "Bobby" helmet. I much prefer the round brim style, myself.... mostly aesthics, but it does seem to me to offer slightly better protection from the sun. Not sure I can ever imagine myself wearing one outside of hiking or whatever; I'd prefer straw or my safari-ised Akubra Riverina in town.
     
  12. Mike in Seattle

    Mike in Seattle My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Perfect timing. My 11 year old nephew wants one as a fishing hat (I just spoiled and indulge him; I don't question anything zany and wild he wants to do as long as it's not illegal or injurious to him or anyone in the vicinity).

    Oh goodie, oh goodie - You no longer have to call me a cab, the post office will deliver to me here!
    (Translation - I just rolled over to 3000 posts and went from "Call me a cab" to "My mail is forwarded here" in my descriptor).
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2011
  13. Renault

    Renault One Too Many

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    Well done!!!!! I strongly solicite that you continue to indulge him in such things and pith helmets, pocket knives and the outdoors!!!!

    Renault
     
  14. Indy_Rhodes

    Indy_Rhodes New in Town

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    Wow...and I thought that I was the only person with a strange draw to the pith. It's nice to know that there are one or two other strange people like myself out there! When I've worked out how to upload an image...I'll post a picture!
     
  15. Baggers

    Baggers Practically Family

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    Oh, there are many. And welcome to the Lounge!
     
  16. Indy_Rhodes

    Indy_Rhodes New in Town

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    Thank you Baggers! I'm sure I'm amongst like-minded people here.
     
  17. djd

    djd Practically Family

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    I have to admit to a strange hankering for one too....
     
  18. Curmudgeon

    Curmudgeon New in Town

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    I've been wearing a surplus military sun helmet for years. I found it new in a surplus store, and it's become my favorite hot weather hat. On our backcountry expeditions it has pretty much become my trademark. This was taken in 2005 on a ridgetop in the mountains of southeastern Oregon.

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    Last edited: May 12, 2011
  19. djd

    djd Practically Family

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    It should protect you from little girls falling on your head.... That other guy should have protected himself ;)

    Nice picture. You look like a fearsome bunch!
     
  20. Fly Boy

    Fly Boy One of the Regulars

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    I've always favoured a Wolseley when in North Africa or the Levant.
     

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