THE SUNBODY ASSOCIATION

Discussion in 'Hats' started by RBH, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. Great pic Ryan!
     
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  2. Just A Hat Rack

    Just A Hat Rack Practically Family

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    Thanks Bob. I was able to visit a few places in Arizona last summer. Unfortunately the pics I took never made it on the Lounge. I'll try to sneak some in from time to time.
     
  3. Winston Carter

    Winston Carter Practically Family

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    I was thinking the same thing. My sunbody with a 3" brim looks huge to me. I think it had a 5.25 open crown. Plenty of height to style it like you want.
     
  4. Redshoes51

    Redshoes51 One of the Regulars

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    My experience has been that Sunbody doesn't want to really compete against their dealers... they will sell to you from their site, but I've always been able to buy the hats for a lower price from dealers... that may well explain your situation.

    ~shoes~
     
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  5. J Williams

    J Williams Practically Family

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    I know I saw this exact pic and couldn’t find it a second time. Thanks for sharing. I’m gonna go with the 3 1/2 as I think it’s more versatile in case I want to remove the curl at some point. Wouldn’t mind the extra 1/4” of crown but 5 1/2 will do.
     
  6. Redshoes51

    Redshoes51 One of the Regulars

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    Monument Valley... my favorite place to be... What a great photo!

    I understand that this virus has wreaked havoc on the Navajo...

    I look forward to my next trip out that way...

    ~shoes~
     
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  7. J Williams

    J Williams Practically Family

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    In my time collecting I have realized I mostly like westerns and 3” is now kind of my lower limit. I even find my OR’s can feel a bit small to me and prefer a 3x6. Some of my favourite hats to wear have 3 1/2” brims
     
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  8. Just A Hat Rack

    Just A Hat Rack Practically Family

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    Thanks Shoes, I like your profile pic as well. Monument Valley was one of my favorite places that I've ever visited. I also hope to return and spend more time there than I did. I was also able to venture over to Horseshoe Bend as well. I know many don't fancy the desert much, but the land up that way is absolutely beautiful. It's an unfortunate and sad thing to see what's been happening to the Navajo in regards to the virus. I hope things get better for them, as well as others who this pandemic has dealt a blow to.

    Just a side note, the band on my hat was purchased from a local inside the Navajo park at Monument Valley.
     
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  9. I’m right there with you. I’m all for diversity, but a 3 1/4 to 3 1/2” brim and a crown around 6” is just about perfect for me. I think part of the issue is having a large head requires bigger proportions.
     
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  10. 5.25 open crown? That’s a height found more commonly in stingy brims isn’t it?
     
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  11. Winston Carter

    Winston Carter Practically Family

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    After looking at their site it says 5.5. That's why I like to start with the open crown and style it myself. I always leave it flatter on top for more height. I measured after styling it is 4.75. 20200703_124648.jpg
     
  12. Winston Carter

    Winston Carter Practically Family

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    Their open road comes with a cattleman crown but I had to raise it a inch. It rode too high on my head it is now 5 inches. 20200703_130855.jpg
     
  13. Winston Carter

    Winston Carter Practically Family

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    Also I would like to add after reading some of the posts where folks say they are cheaper from other dealers. I like to order from the factory because you can get the custom add ons. I like the binding and band to match plus the eyelets are almost a must on these hats. They are heavy stiff and in a downpour your head will almost stay dry so that lets you know you have very little ventilation. .Other than that they are indestructible.
     
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  14. Redshoes51

    Redshoes51 One of the Regulars

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    I failed to make it to Horseshoe Bend on previous trips, but it will be scheduled on the next trip out. I am saddened for what all has happened to the Navajo...

    I meant to ask about your hatband... it is beautiful...

    Thank you for your reply.

    ~shoes~
     
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  15. J Williams

    J Williams Practically Family

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    Now you got me second guessing again. You think I should go with the 4"? Curl it to 3 1/2"? The 4" brim open crown hat has a 5 3/4 open crown vs 5 1/2 on the 3 1/2 brim. Unfortunately since we need a hat for the little guy I have to order something that's in stock.
     
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  16. The good part is there really isn’t a wrong answer. I like more brim for sun protection and to stay in scale with my head size, but I think both options you’re looking at will look good.
     
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  17. Just A Hat Rack

    Just A Hat Rack Practically Family

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    Thanks on the hatband.
    If you make it to Horseshoe Bend, make a point to head over to Antelope Canyon that's nearby. I didn't get a chance to go, but I hear it's beautiful there.
     
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  18. rclark

    rclark Call Me a Cab

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    My first Sunbody purchased circa 2005
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  19. RBH

    RBH Bartender

    My Sunbody has served me well these last 4 seasons!

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  20. My latest SunBody: 4” brim and 5 1/2” crown. The brim came completely flat but I gave it a little shape.

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    I should add that I bought this used and the small flaws in the brim edge weave is how it arrived to me. It’s not a dress hat so the little character issues bother me not at all.
     

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