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What Hat Are You Wearing Today ?

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One more day of cool weather, then the afterburners are scheduled to be deployed for the summer.

Late 50s, early 60s OR Twenty-Five before it gets hot.

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I am messing around today with my Southeast Asia fashion. I’ve just about decided to take the Akubra Fed IV in heritage fawn. It’s replaceable, fun to wear and performs well against the elements. It also adds a certain urban flair to my otherwise somewhat spaghetti western getup (I’m actually thinking about Jodorowski’s “El Topo” when I say that).

This outfit is typical of what I wear in Southeast Asia. I do like the aesthetic (though of course it’s not for everyone) but mostly this is all about real protection from specific elements: the heat and humidity, the sun, and the mosquitos.

The harem trousers are a Thai design (at least, I’ve never seen them anywhere else). They have “wings” at the bottom that open on the sides when I am active but lie down and close off the legs when I am at rest. Absolutely brilliant balance between air flow and mosquito protection.

The shirt is a cheap cotton but the cape and trousers are a very sturdy almost hemp-like cotton used in high quality Thai hill tribes clothing. Very cool in the day and warm at night.

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Sans cape;
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Winged trousers:
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The FED IV:
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Not everyone’s cuppa tea, but I tell you what - dengue fever ain’t no joke.

Such a sweet lid to top off the harem pants, Nathan.
Those pants are not only in SE Asia, though. I bought myself this pair in Morocco, several sizes ago, in 1975. My father always called them “30 day poopers.” I’ve held onto them in hopes that some day I’ll fit back into them…

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The Lost Cowboy

One Too Many
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Such a sweet lid to top off the harem pants, Nathan.
Those pants are not only in SE Asia, though. I bought myself this pair in Morocco, several sizes ago, in 1975. My father always called them “30 day poopers.” I’ve held onto them in hopes that some day I’ll fit back into them…

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Oh those look great! What is the material?

I didn’t mean harem pants are exclusive to Thailand - just that I haven’t seen the style with the “wings” at the lower leg anywhere else. I’ve even seen images of harem pants/low crotch trousers/30 day poopers (lol) on Italian and Austrian soldiers in the 19th Century.
 
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Boston area
Oh those look great! What is the material?

I didn’t mean harem pants are exclusive to Thailand - just that I haven’t seen the style with the “wings” at the lower leg anywhere else. I’ve even seen images of harem pants/low crotch trousers/30 day poopers (lol) on Italian and Austrian soldiers in the 19th Century.
They’re all cotton. In my college days I used to run in them through the mean streets of Boston. It was easy to pick me out of any crowd.
Oh, and I never tested the 30 day claim…
 

The Lost Cowboy

One Too Many
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Pulmonary function test day! Not sure why this wasn’t done last year but better late than never.

Modern premier quality Stratoliner. I saw some members discussing wanting a Strat and I can say that I am quite happy with this hat. The premier quality comes open crown, with quite substantial yet very soft felt. The sweatband seems like good quality as well.

I got mine for $160.00 off the Walmart website and if you can find it for that cheap I’d say it’s worth it.

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Shorts again today as well!
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Just now got in the testing machine - looks like a dunking booth
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Randall Renshaw

Call Me a Cab
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Pulmonary function test day! Not sure why this wasn’t done last year but better late than never.

Modern premier quality Stratoliner. I saw some members discussing wanting a Strat and I can say that I am quite happy with this hat. The premier quality comes open crown, is quite substantial with very soft felt. The sweatband seems like good quality as well.

I got mine for $160.00 off the Walmart website and if you can find it for that cheap I’d say it’s worth it.

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Shorts again today as well!
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Just now got in the testing machine - looks like a dunking booth
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Nice modern Strat!
Watch out if the doc comes in with a soft ball and smile!
 

VoodooSan

Practically Family
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Caldwell, ID
Pulmonary function test day! Not sure why this wasn’t done last year but better late than never.

Modern premier quality Stratoliner. I saw some members discussing wanting a Strat and I can say that I am quite happy with this hat. The premier quality comes open crown, with quite substantial yet very soft felt. The sweatband seems like good quality as well.

I got mine for $160.00 off the Walmart website and if you can find it for that cheap I’d say it’s worth it.

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Shorts again today as well!
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Just now got in the testing machine - looks like a dunking booth
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Prayers and positive thoughts enroute for good results from the testing.
 

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