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Posted: 7/1/2015 11:29:45 AM EDT
Need a straw or wide brim hat for roof top service.

Since I wear shorts and basic carhartt shirt, am I disqualified to wear a typical cowboy hat?

My ball caps are too hot and no ear / neck shade.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 11:32:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/1/2015 11:34:12 AM EDT by JustJim]
Outdoor Research is what you seek.

ETA link: Here toy go.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 11:35:15 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 11:37:06 AM EDT
the key to a straw hat is to spend a little money
the majority of cheap straw hats wont even last a month
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 11:38:34 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 11:41:01 AM EDT
Straw hat, shorts, any short or no sleeved shirt.
Any footwear

Yup, you're gonna be stylin' the Redneck look for sure
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 11:41:08 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Maynard:
Why wouldn't you go with a boonie?
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That would look ridiculous.

Link Posted: 7/1/2015 11:42:13 AM EDT
If it's not made from 100% beaver pelt, it ain't a cowboy hat
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 11:42:22 AM EDT
palm last longer than straw
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 11:43:38 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By ch1966:


That would look ridiculous.

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Originally Posted By ch1966:
Originally Posted By Maynard:
Why wouldn't you go with a boonie?


That would look ridiculous.



I look more like Gilligan than a tier 1 operator in a boonie
but.... they work pretty good
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 11:44:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/1/2015 11:49:32 AM EDT by Lug1]
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Originally Posted By carljung:
If it's not made from 100% beaver pelt, it ain't a cowboy hat
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Stetson and Resistol use multiple type pelts to make theirs. They are indeed cowboy hats. (beaver, mink, chinchilla and other animal fur as reported on their website in faq's) Bud, your 100% beaver is probably not 100% beaver unless you had it custom made. Tell Sissy hello.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 11:45:04 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Maynard:
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I've got straw and beaver western hats, but when I really want sun protection, the boonie is it.

Link Posted: 7/1/2015 11:47:17 AM EDT
Take a look at Tilley hats.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 11:49:00 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By JustJim:
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Most over rated shit on the planet.

I bought a highly vaunted Seattle Sombrero and was extremely disappointed in the fact that the brim has no structure and will fold up/down in the slightest breeze.

Pith helmet is not as groovy, but functionally superior in every way.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 11:53:28 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Timco:
Need a straw or wide brim hat for roof top service.

Since I wear shorts and basic carhartt shirt, am I disqualified to wear a typical cowboy hat?

My ball caps are too hot and no ear / neck shade.
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People with fashion rules that require only certain clothing with the wearing of a cowboy hat most likely have NO cowshit or mud on their boots.

They are all hat, no cattle. And I'm sure they iron a crease in their Wranglers and wear their hat indoors.









Link Posted: 7/1/2015 11:53:28 AM EDT
Just grow a mullet and wear a bandanna. Problem solved!
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 11:55:12 AM EDT
You'll look ridiculous, but it'll keep the sun off your face and neck. link
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Link Posted: 7/1/2015 12:02:03 PM EDT
Ignore the haters. Straw cowboy hat does a great job of keeping the sun at bay. Find a cheap one with a vented crown. Add in one of these to the front to keep sweat out of your eyes. -J

http://www.amazon.com/No-Sweat-Hard-NSOD-12PK-Liner/dp/B00HFS21YI/ref=pd_sim_328_7?ie=UTF8&refRID=0XZXVK6V6BYQS2TJNE2H
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 12:02:11 PM EDT
Tan colored boonie. Soaks sweat too.

Unless you are riding a horse and/or herding cattle a cowboy hat looks retarded on 87% of men.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 12:02:45 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Repairman_Jack:
Just grow a mullet and wear a bandanna. Problem solved!
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Mullet keeps calling me back. I better grow one, one more time before I lose more hair
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 12:04:12 PM EDT
Go to the beach.

Find a fat middle aged busty redhead that is slathering on SPF 30,596 sunscreen. Look at what is on her head and buy that.

It's what I do and I work on steel decks.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 12:04:51 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By texasbagman:
Take a look at Tilley hats.
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This

Inexpensive- no, made very well yes, insured against loss and guaranteed for life.

Link Posted: 7/1/2015 12:07:26 PM EDT
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What's with the Rhinestone Cowboy mindset? You're working, not trolling for poontang.

Go to Tractor Supply, Southern States, of your local farm Co-Op. They have a good selection of straw hats for about $10.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 12:09:13 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Maynard:
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+1. I wear a boonie if I'm working outside.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 12:26:59 PM EDT
This works better than a boonie. http://realdealbrazil.com
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 12:31:50 PM EDT
Just go down to Tractor Supply and pick out a straw hat, who cares what someone else thinks.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 12:44:04 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 7/1/2015 12:58:56 PM EDT
I wear a cowboy hat any damn time I please: shorts, t-shirt, any kind of foot wear, no problem. I really don't give a shit what others think of my attire when I am working.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:39:54 PM EDT
Boonie desert Marpat
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:51:12 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Lug1:
Stetson and Resistol use multiple type pelts to make theirs. They are indeed cowboy hats. (beaver, mink, chinchilla and other animal fur as reported on their website in faq's) Bud, your 100% beaver is probably not 100% beaver unless you had it custom made. Tell Sissy hello.
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Originally Posted By Lug1:
Originally Posted By carljung:
If it's not made from 100% beaver pelt, it ain't a cowboy hat
Stetson and Resistol use multiple type pelts to make theirs. They are indeed cowboy hats. (beaver, mink, chinchilla and other animal fur as reported on their website in faq's) Bud, your 100% beaver is probably not 100% beaver unless you had it custom made. Tell Sissy hello.

I had it custom made and it cost me a penny.

And chinchilla and mink? lol this isn't upper crust socialites in NYC.

Beaver or gtfo. Stetson and Resistol lolololol.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:57:35 PM EDT
Well pilgrim... I reckon if modern country stars can wear a cowboy hat, anyone can wear a cowboy hat.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:58:02 PM EDT
+1 for boonie-type hat.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:58:43 PM EDT
Boonie hat?
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 2:00:16 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By 50-140:
This

Inexpensive- no, made very well yes, insured against loss and guaranteed for life.

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Originally Posted By 50-140:
Originally Posted By texasbagman:
Take a look at Tilley hats.
This

Inexpensive- no, made very well yes, insured against loss and guaranteed for life.



I know they have a lifetime guarantee about workmanship/defects, but loss?? I've never heard of that before. Please elaborate.

ETA: Nevermind, finally found it on their website. They provide "insurance" for 2 years, and will replace it with a 50% deductible of the current catalog price.
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Link Posted: 7/1/2015 2:08:06 PM EDT
Numerous scientific studies show that everyone has a secret desire to wear a pith helmet. However, many feel inhibited by emotionally destructive societal norms and pressures. I am a community activist who advocates for a safe, healthy and supportive environment for the expression of everyone's inner explorer. If we work together, we can continue to spread the message of pith helmets. Thank you for "coming out".
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 2:09:10 PM EDT
Whatever floats your boat. I just got a hat at walmart thats sort of like an outback or boonie with a wide brim. The key is that it has mesh on the side to keep your head cool. The ones with the rivet vents are too hot.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 2:09:15 PM EDT
A straw cowboy hat is great if you are in the open, standing, walking, sitting on a horse or open tractor. Not so great if you are working around stuff or there is much wind. If you really want a brim for roofing, look at a Boonie, Aussie style, fedora, or Tilly. A fishing cap w/ a cloth sunshade (WW2 Japanese style) may be handier.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 2:11:37 PM EDT
Here you go OP, found one for you:



Link Posted: 7/1/2015 2:17:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/1/2015 2:25:10 PM EDT by tsg68]
Palm Gus. I think Resistol has a nice one but there are tons of companies selling them. You can get em with like a 6" brim too, bound edge or unbound.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 2:29:08 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Bravo_Six:
This works better than a boonie. http://realdealbrazil.com
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Came to post this. I've had mine for 3 years and wear it almost daily. I'd be lost without it.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 5:27:43 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Maynard:
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Probably wants a wider brim. I was in the same situation and bought a cloth Aussie style outback hat I found in the fishing department of an outdoors store. Same sort of waterproof nylon fabric as a boonie hat but the brim is about 3 times as wide.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 5:36:22 PM EDT
lifeguard hat http://www.amazon.com/Oneill-Mens-Sonoma-Straw-Hat/dp/B004PVTT9S

none of the landscapers here wear cowboy hats they wear much wider brimmed things like these

Link Posted: 7/1/2015 6:02:09 PM EDT
I'm wearing a Tilley airflo while delivering mail and it's awesome. I never understood why someone would pay that much but after a couple weeks I can now understand.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 8:51:24 PM EDT
http://m.target.com/p/men-s-mesh-safari-hat/-/A-16986819

I've been using this for a week and it's cooler (temp wise) than a baseball cap.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 8:52:45 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By JustJim:
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http://www.outdoorresearch.com/en/mens/hats/sombriolet-sun-hat.html

I have this one. I love it soooo damn much.
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Link Posted: 7/1/2015 9:28:37 PM EDT
A cowboy hat is a tool not a decoration. If it'll do the job go for it.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 9:49:12 PM EDT
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They sell the one on the right at a lot of swap meets in California. I have one. It is like wearing an umbrella.
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