in need of a summer hat

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Bruce Wayne, May 1, 2007.

  1. Bruce Wayne

    Bruce Wayne My Mail is Forwarded Here

    it is about time i put my black fedora away for summer. but first, i need a good quality summer hat. i am thinking straw, but i am not sure. anyone have any suggestions? also, pics would be mighty helpful.
    thanx!!!
     
  2. chucklehead

    chucklehead A-List Customer

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    if your head isn't too large try:

    1.http://www.newyorkhatco.com/
    or
    2.http://www.makinshats.com/ (which aren't popular here, but who really cares)


     
  3. AlanC

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  4. Ande1963

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    I just bought this straw from Miller. It's called the Emerson. I plan on wearing it a lot this summer.

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    Anj
     
  5. johnnycanuck

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    If you are just using it for light use (house to car, car to work, heading to the park on the weekend) Just about any hat will do.

    If you want sun protection it should have a brim at least 3" wide of wider, made of a material that blocks UV rays.

    I am personally partial to Akubra's and they offer lots of styles that suit just about any purpose. But I also appreciate a hat I don't have to baby.

    http://www.hatsdirect.com/

    http://www.everythingaustralian.com.au/default.asp

    If you go threw Everything Australian web page they have straw Akubra hats as well.

    Johnny
     
  6. Twitch

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    The ubiquitous Panama of any style can't be beat in my opinion. There are decent name brand non-Panama straws of all types out there too. Most are inexpensive. Cruise Ebay for a while and watch what goes for what and don't spend too much.;)
     
  7. bolthead

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    I couldn't agree more, cruise ebay. I just got a beautiful Milan for less than $30 (Brand New), also just found a 2 for 1 deal Vintage Straw Biltmore is one of them.....got 'em both for less than $25, (condtion= excellent).
     
  8. Twitch

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    Yeah Bolt I got an vintage Ecuadorian Panama last year for $12, a vintage Resistol Panama for $6 and a Dobbs narrow brim Milan weave for $6 all off Ebay!!
     
  9. Bruce Wayne

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    thanx for the response, guys!!!
     
  10. jml90

    jml90 One of the Regulars

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    Though, my siZe is hard to find.
     
  11. bolthead

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    So is mine JM.....(21) 6 7/8 , must be this PA. water we're drinkin' [huh]
     
  12. jml90

    jml90 One of the Regulars

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    Yeah 7 5/8 ain't easy to find let me tell you.
     
  13. johnnycanuck

    johnnycanuck Call Me a Cab

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    Hay Bruce, what did you end up getting?

    Johnny
     
  14. MattJH

    MattJH One Too Many

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    Maybe I'm just lucky, but it seems like every other hat I look at is 6 7/8... especially very old ones. It also seems to be the most common size of bowler hats that I run into.
     

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