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    I tend to just wear a baseball cap because it keeps the sun out of my eyes. I toyed with the idea of wearing one when I play but it just feels silly. I'm too practical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LarryS View Post
    I tend to just wear a baseball cap because it keeps the sun out of my eyes. I toyed with the idea of wearing one when I play but it just feels silly. I'm too practical.
    Well, Larry, maybe you could consider just keeping a hat mounted on your headstock, just in case. Oh... wait...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Down Up Dick View Post
    … it’s difficult to find one that’s large enough for me.
    Exactly my own experience. When I first found Tilley Hats in 1993, back when they swore that as a matter of principle there was nobody with a head too big or small for them to provide a hat, it was a revelation. Since then I've worn (and worn out) quite a number of theirs, but these days I favour the Basque beret: no headband inside, so they can be gently stretched to fit even me
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    Yeah, it’s tough finding hats that fit when you’ve got a big head. Not only FIT, but also look right. The baseball style hats that are one-size-fits-all might fit with the band extended to its last hole, but it will likely look like a yarmulke with a brim on my big old head. They’re just too small. And since they ride so high on my head, it’s tough to keep them on in a wind.
    Luckily, I mostly wear hats only when I’m out on the water fishing, sailing, or rowing/paddling, and for that I have a nice, light weight baseball cap from North Face that fits me well.
    When it’s cold and I’m outside working, I wear a knit “Radar” hat. But even those look small on my head :/
    Other than that, no hats for me TYVM
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJackBrass View Post
    Exactly my own experience. When I first found Tilley Hats in 1993, back when they swore that as a matter of principle there was nobody with a head too big or small for them to provide a hat, it was a revelation.
    My Tilley is flecked with mildew stains from getting stuffed into the front hatches of kayaks too often and left there “overnight” for a few days. Great hats for paddle sports, them Tilleys are, even if they’re a bit pricey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by player View Post
    And guess what? Wearing a hat makes you look like a maker. Was a bit impressed myself. Must put it on again.
    And glasses make you look smarter. : )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swamp Yankee View Post
    My Tilley is flecked with mildew stains from getting stuffed into the front hatches of kayaks too often and left there “overnight” for a few days. Great hats for paddle sports, them Tilleys are, even if they’re a bit pricey.
    The Tilley is a great hat, but I never wear mine.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziret View Post
    I actually think there's science behind it. It seems like I read a psychology article about it.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencet...ms-expert.html

    or if you prefer scientific journals to the Daily Mail
    https://link.springer.com/article/10...691-014-0020-7
    Last edited by Davoravo; 12-03-2019 at 09:12 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    And glasses make you look smarter. : )
    All the sudden I was a pro for a day. I blended in among those who know what they're doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Yates View Post
    Hey Arcy, I see you're from Redmond, WA, but are still familiar with the word "toque". I have many American friends who seem to call their toques "watch caps" or "stocking caps" or even "knit caps", but it's really nice to see an American who knows the correct name for these hats.
    To Americans, toques are the white mushroom-like hats that chefs wear. To us, calling a watch cap a toque would be one toque over the line.
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