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Short Balding Guy

I'll Lock Up
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Minnesota, USA
First big effort in a Tilley was yesterday. Cutting 3 acres of pasture, planting tree seedlings and cutting errant trees and brush. Hat worked like a charm. When I got hot I dunked it in water and put it on - felt refreshing.

Here is a pic before the efforts.

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Best, Eric -
 

Short Balding Guy

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Minnesota, USA
I recieved my second Tilley. I wanted to try the meshed sided Tilley for the warm weather. I ordered it weeks ago and it was shipped some time last week.

I am exhausted, but happy to be home before the sun sets. I opened the Tilley box that was delivered this afternoon and am wearing the wrinkled and beat up hat this evening. It is HOT and humid, so I am wearing it and hoping it will do the right thing - perk up bud.


BTW: I am sipping Omni Brewing Hue Hefe this evening. It is a
hefeweizen-inspired German wheat beer. It is with concentration to taste a hint of of banana and a touch of clove. Lovely beer on a warm summer evening.


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The kahki hued hat has a 3" brim in front and smaller brim on the sides.


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I will have to report back as the mesh sides are not as airy as I expected. The above pick shows that while the sky shines thru the raised hat, it is not as airy as many of my panama hats.

More to come.

Cheers, Eric -
 

Stugots

New in Town
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20
Location
Stratford Ontario Canada
Nice, I had no idea they made hats like that.
That would have been a safe bet to assume they have not made a fur felt hat, as they claim always made in Canada..however as you notice from the tag, jobbed out to some where in the US of A. Oddly enough i have tried to find out where it was made and have had no luck..maybe some wiser than me guy from this site can tell me. Also thanks ..it is a nice hat, i enjoy it often in the older days, lined and with ear flaps.
 

Blackthorn

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4,421
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Oroville
That would have been a safe bet to assume they have not made a fur felt hat, as they claim always made in Canada..however as you notice from the tag, jobbed out to some where in the US of A. Oddly enough i have tried to find out where it was made and have had no luck..maybe some wiser than me guy from this site can tell me. Also thanks ..it is a nice hat, i enjoy it often in the older days, lined and with ear flaps.
Nothing to be seen on the tags?
 

johnnycanuck

Call Me a Cab
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2,894
Location
Alberta
I will always have a soft spot for my Tilley hats. First fitted hat I ever owned. Wore my first one (a classic T3) thru high school and for years afterwards. Here is my T5
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Now they have re-introduced the T1 bucket hat. So tempted as it was my other choice when I got my T3 all those years ago.
Johnny
 

BryanB

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164
I liked the black t3 wanderer so much, I got the khaki. Got lost in the israeli post for 3 months, so a total of four months to get it. It's much cooler than the black in the summer heat, and provides some insulation, compared to my polyester boonies. Only I've had the black only for about 6 months and it's already a bit faded, so that sucks. I really like these hats though. They provide great sun protection and look good too. Only I had to Iron the brim to keep it from looking like a wet Noodle!
 

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BryanB

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Oh yeah, be carefult on the sizing. The wanderer sizing is way off. I'm a 59cm, 60cm fits only after stretching, the black one I posted earlier is 60cm, and bulges out at the based. 61 cm is the size that actually fits me, seen in the khaki above.
 

BryanB

One of the Regulars
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I will always have a soft spot for my Tilley hats. First fitted hat I ever owned. Wore my first one (a classic T3) thru high school and for years afterwards. Here is my T5
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Now they have re-introduced the T1 bucket hat. So tempted as it was my other choice when I got my T3 all those years ago.
Johnny
Looks good. I'm surprised a cotton hat lasted so long. U wear it a lot?
 

johnnycanuck

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Alberta
I liked the black t3 wanderer so much, I got the khaki. Got lost in the israeli post for 3 months, so a total of four months to get it. It's much cooler than the black in the summer heat, and provides some insulation, compared to my polyester boonies. Only I've had the black only for about 6 months and it's already a bit faded, so that sucks. I really like these hats though. They provide great sun protection and look good too. Only I had to Iron the brim to keep it from looking like a wet Noodle!
Looks good man. My T3 has the wobbly brim as well. Never really got it straight. During the second Iraq war Tilley made the Bonnie hats for the US and one of the first things the troops did was add a wire inside the brims edge. So Tilley added that feature to the T5. One of the reasons I went out and bought one straight away. No wobbly brim. This is my T3 over 20 years old
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Johnny
 
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