Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Wayne, PA
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Stylish and effective sailing hat
As a guy of a certain age where weight loss is accomplished when the dermatologist cuts off a few pounds and says stay out of the sun, I need something more than my ball cap and less than a sombrero for comfort and any hope of living a couple extra years.
I lean to a panama (can roll it up and stash it) or a lightweight 2.5 or 3 inch brim fedora. Porkpies have been taken over be fashionable hipsters, damn them.
I already have reading glasses on a string surgically implanted to my neck. I have tried a clip from that string to my hat without injury or loss of hat, but a hat with it's own string would be too much.
Bogie had some great hats, and a sweat stained band is not a deal breaker ( but I am single), but I seem to recall he had some kind of yacht captain chapeau in "The African Queen" and that will not fly.