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Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jul 17, 2017 - 11:22am PT
How in god's name does someone from Sierra Madre become a Cub's fan?
WyoRockMan

climber
Grizzlyville, WY
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 17, 2017 - 11:27am PT
Update:
Found a suitable replacement in one of my gear totes. It meets proper specs:
1) No mesh
2) Proper bill curvature
3) Good clasp/strap/clip in point
4) Lighter color to minimize heat
5) Survivor of the great purge, bodes well

Proper bill curvature. &#40;For MY tastes&#41;
Proper bill curvature. (For MY tastes)
Credit: WyoRockMan
No plastic, no velcro
No plastic, no velcro
Credit: WyoRockMan

Mondays aren't all bad.

Carry on.
originalpmac

Mountain climber
Anywhere I like
Jul 17, 2017 - 11:27am PT
I get the feeling those chicks don't actually have any "busch"
F

climber
away from the ground
Jul 17, 2017 - 11:38am PT
Custom <br/>
Custom

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 17, 2017 - 12:08pm PT
Gary, a misspent Chicago childhood.* Also had a misspent yute here so I can
unabashedly root for the Blue Crew this year. Come September I'll be
switching between Dodger blue and Husky purple and gold. Go Dawgs!

*BTW, I ain't jokin' about Vinnie. Jess sayin'...

ps
We knew a famiglia in Sierra Madre who came from Chi Town that Vinnie
commuted to work for. :-/
mooch

Trad climber
Tribal Base Camp (Kernville Annex)
Jul 17, 2017 - 12:47pm PT
Credit: mooch

Too far, Anita? <insert 'Troll Alert'> :)
looks easy from here

climber
Ben Lomond, CA
Jul 17, 2017 - 12:59pm PT
I'm moderately embarrassed that my go-to hiking hat has become a low-curve trucker's hat, but it's so comfy I'm not embarrassed enough to stop. $30 Prana hat for $3 brand new at a thrift store. And at least I was classy enough to peel off the sticker.
Credit: looks easy from here
Socal selfie for bonus tool points. ;)
Mike.

climber
Jul 17, 2017 - 01:33pm PT
Per wayno, there are way too many ball caps and companies that like to emblazon them with graphics to pay money for one. My pal and I have had the hat exchange going for 15 years. Rule #1 is no-pay.
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jul 17, 2017 - 01:49pm PT
Reilly, knowing that you're from all over the place it doesn't surprise me you're a Cubs fan. It's Walling I wonder about.

I had a love/hate relationship with Billy Williams. I respected his amazing talents, but hated the way he pounded Gibson.
Nick Danger

Ice climber
Arvada, CO
Jul 17, 2017 - 02:07pm PT
Credit: Nick Danger
Baseball cap versus boonie cover.....I ain't passin' judgement here, I'm just sayin' my boonie cover protects my ears better.

Also, a shout-out to my research partner and co-author Amy, who is one heck of a botanist.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Jul 17, 2017 - 02:17pm PT
Gary: It is all right here:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2794285&msg=2890951#msg2890951
Captain...or Skully

climber
Boise, ID
Jul 17, 2017 - 02:20pm PT
So, WHAT makes a hat a "trucker" hat and not just a ball cap?
That wasn't on the "trucker" test.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Jul 17, 2017 - 02:22pm PT
So, WHAT makes a hat a "trucker" hat and not just a ball cap?

These days, usually the dipshit underneath it...
Captain...or Skully

climber
Boise, ID
Jul 17, 2017 - 02:24pm PT
So what's your excuse?
Mike.

climber
Jul 17, 2017 - 02:59pm PT
I don't recall hearing a ball cap referred to as a trucker hat until recent years. Made-up sh#t from fashion-pimping twits.
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
Jul 17, 2017 - 03:18pm PT
These days, usually the dipshit underneath it...

Love it.
anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Jul 17, 2017 - 03:46pm PT
Y U so angry, Jeebus?
SomebodyAnybody

Big Wall climber
Torrance
Jul 17, 2017 - 04:23pm PT
I got a theory on the "trucker" part of it.

In the 1970s, most ball caps were meshback, plastic closure. Only the "real" ones were all cloth, and an all-wool fitted, well sheeyat, you'd just about need to play pro ball to find one.

By the late 80s, meshbacks mostly with foam front, had dwindled down to ones with farm-implement ads on 'em, or a giant rack in truck stops and hillbilly convenience stores with huntin' fishin' truckin and bad jokes on them. By the 90s, unless you hung out at the feed-n-seed store or a truck stop, you'd be hard pressed to find one anywhere outside the corn belt or Deliverance-ville. Since everybody and their brother gases up at a Flyin' J or other truck stop on long drives, that was the only place people saw them anymore. On a farmer or trucker's head, or in a truck stop rack. So, "trucker's" hat.

By the late 90s, hispter d@uchebags were collecting them for the "ironic" comedy thing they think is so cute. Looking like an idiot was a feature, not a bug and boy did they look like idiots. Partly because those things were sized for some corn-fed bumpkins with a head the size of a bushel-basket.

A "liquor in the front, poker in the rear" in blaze orange type on a camo foamfront/meshback...hipster d@uche heaven.

That's my theory, and I'm stickin' to it.

Mike.

climber
Jul 17, 2017 - 05:15pm PT
^Well-reasoned, and supported my own observations. Thank you for helping dissect this important matter.
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jul 18, 2017 - 07:43am PT

We knew a famiglia in Sierra Madre who came from Chi Town that Vinnie
commuted to work for. :-/

Half the businesses in Sierra Madre have something to do with witness protection programs. That's my wife's theory.


And Harry...

Russ, I get the Harry Caray thing. I grew up listening to Harry Caray and Jack Buck doing Cardinals games on KMOX. Or WRAY when reception was bad. Vin Scully bores me to tears.
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