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WyoRockMan

climber
Grizzlyville, WY
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 13, 2017 - 06:21pm PT
As part of our purge prior to moving a couple years ago, my wife convinced me to feel the "joy of letting go" a collection of hats that seemed to have accumulated in the dark recess of my closet. Probably 200+, acquired from various vendors and locales. Her reasoning was sound, less stuff is good AND you only wear that one hat anyway.

Fast forward to a week or so ago. She says, "That hat is nasty, fix yourself!" I agree, the hat IS nasty, but more importantly it is falling apart. A new hole appears almost every day. So I began the hunt for a new ball cap.

Trucker Hats. That's it, trucker hats. Deep on every shelf.

I'm not the most fashionable guy around, but I do like practicality. The trucker hat with it's glorious mesh is an absolute disaster for us bald dudes. Ever have polka dot sunburn on your supercranial epidermis? No? Neither have all these young hat designers and store buyers. It isn't pleasant. A huge(?) market is overlooked here. Thanks fashion, you slut.

I did find a hat on the way back from the Black Hills, a wonderful hat from the Liquor Clean in Upton, WY. A bar and laundromat, genius. My wife thinks the hat is too steeped in sophomoric humour. Not fit for family galavanting.

The hunt for a quality ball cap continues...


...without a flat brim.
caughtinside

Social climber
Oakland, CA
Jul 13, 2017 - 06:28pm PT
It is a puzzling trend, they look stupid on everyone. Sort of acceptable wen they were cheap but the new breed of dirtbag-chic truckers are pricey and ugly.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 13, 2017 - 08:43pm PT
People who wear flat brim hats are hard pressed to spell 'hat'.
rrider

climber
Jul 14, 2017 - 12:08am PT
Fear No Evil: https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=mullet+hat
anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Jul 14, 2017 - 04:29am PT
People who wear flat brim hats are hard pressed to spell 'hat'.

Judgemental much?
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Jul 14, 2017 - 05:26am PT
Yeah- I'm a bit perplexed as well... I guess it's the "trend".

I work the retail up at the bristlecone forest. Our traditional soft cap (non-trucker) is the top selling item in the store- probably because you poor guys who just want a normal hat are so desperate for a fix.
Nick Danger

Ice climber
Arvada, CO
Jul 14, 2017 - 05:29am PT
WyoRocMan,
I have spent a number of years working in the oil patch and have a bunch of hats from various oil field service companies, including the ever difficult to obtain Halliburton hat. Also a couple of cool Triumph motorcycle hats. If any of these would fit your bill (poor pun, I know) then let me know and I will send you one.
cheers
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Jul 14, 2017 - 06:30am PT
don't get all uppity on us wyo. when you find your all time forever hat ... stick with one of the original, primary colors of plasti-dip

https://axleaddict.com/cars/Plasti-Dip-The-Amazing-Story-Behind-Car-and-Rim-Dipping
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Jul 14, 2017 - 07:30am PT
Jack has introduced me to the underwear-band hat. Best invention since hats were invented.
Jeremy Ross

Gym climber
Jul 14, 2017 - 08:09am PT
Cubs hat. Problem solved
eKat

climber
Jul 14, 2017 - 08:19am PT
Here's what I think was just referred to as the underwear band hat. . . they're called FlexFit.

When I was pimpin' fine handcrated geetars I researched the daylights out of good hats to have my "B" embroidered on . . . it's Blanchard's B. . . but I designed it. . . regardless. . . everybody LOVED FlexFit hats.

Here's some dad doing a review. . . you can find them through this video if you watch it on YouTube.

Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Jul 14, 2017 - 08:55am PT
Not a big fan of the flex fit, sometimes you gotta tighten-up yer shorts and yer hat on breezy run-outs. AAC has been pushing their trucker hats lately, swag at the Craggin Classic and they are showing up at raffles.



eKat

climber
Jul 14, 2017 - 09:03am PT
^ ^ ^ ^ I don't like 'em cause there ain't no place to stick yer pony through. . . but lots and lots of our clients loved them. . . and 99% of our clients were guys.

At last count there were 2 women who owned Blanchard Guitars. Myownself and a gal who bats for the other team.

UhOh. . . is that sexist?
socialclimber

climber
CA
Jul 14, 2017 - 09:07am PT
For Reilly:
I can spell hat... H-A-T, and I wear one with a flat brim on occasion, and I can also spell J-U-D-G-M-E-N-T-A-L--D-O-U-C-H-E-B-A-G...

Charles
WyoRockMan

climber
Grizzlyville, WY
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 14, 2017 - 10:20am PT
Thanks for the offer Nick. This has become a quest and just having one delivered would diminish the suffering. I kind of feel the need to hold it, try it and thank the store owner in person.

The Flexfits are comfy, no doubt. They do lose their elasticity in a few months resulting in a sloppy fit with no way to crank it down. Plus they are missing a clip in loop. I like them and have no issue wearing one, but I don't think it will work for my daily driver.


I'm thinking a fabric or leather strap with buckle is going to fall into the "must have" category. The plastic plug and hole adjustable ones just seem slimy in hot weather, and low rent. I have an image to uphold.

My last hat went approximately 1,600 consecutive days. At $20, works out to just over a penny a day. Hoping for similar economy out my next one.
anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Jul 14, 2017 - 11:22am PT
At last count there were 2 women who owned Blanchard Guitars. Myownself and a gal who bats for the other team.

UhOh. . . is that sexist?


Nah. Just makes you super special and unique in all the world.
Please tell us more!

blahblah

Gym climber
Boulder
Jul 14, 2017 - 11:24am PT

People who wear flat brim hats are hard pressed to spell 'hat'.

Judgemental much?

Umm, I think the word you're looking for is "judgmental." (No "e"--it's a tricky one, a lot tougher than "hat.")
WTF

climber
Jul 14, 2017 - 12:01pm PT
Just put "cowboy" in front of word hat. No holes in those to burn yer head.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 14, 2017 - 12:20pm PT
Hey, Charles and Anita, can you spell 'troll'? (hint, it's Norwegian)
socialclimber

climber
CA
Jul 14, 2017 - 12:35pm PT
S-A-R-C-A-S-M... it begets itself... tongue placed firmly in cheek...

We should have another thread about trolling vs trawling...


Charles
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