New old hat

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Harry H
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New old hat

Post by Harry H » Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:38 pm

There's nothing like a old hat so here's mine
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Re: New old hat

Post by LuckyLuca » Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:46 pm

A few of us have Tarp hats Harry. Yours though is a particularly nice looking example.
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Re: New old hat

Post by Mark » Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:59 pm

Very nice Harry.
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Re: New old hat

Post by Regular_Caster » Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:52 pm

Never seen those before, but they look great. Will need to investigate them. A nice addition to my Barmah for the future maybe?!!
Really like yours, great patina.

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Re: New old hat

Post by The Old Buffer » Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:57 am

A fine titfer. I have a tarp hat and it is worthy of mention that no two are the same. :Hat:
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Re: New old hat

Post by Dave Burr » Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:42 am

Wore mine once, got soaked as they are about as waterproof as a newspaper. Haven't worn it since.

One XL tarp hat free to a good home.

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Harry
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Re: New old hat

Post by Harry » Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:57 pm

Dave... Try one of these, it's a Failsworth Drifter, they are waxed cotton and are very good...
I'm on my second, the first one is looking a tad tatty after 3 years as it was hardly ever off my head, so a new one was purchased...!
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Re: New old hat

Post by Dave Burr » Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:51 pm

I have a couple of titfers Harry, one for the dry and one for the wet. Mind you, I need a smart one for walking the dog.

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Re: New old hat

Post by Shaun Harrison » Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:59 pm

Dave Burr wrote:Wore mine once, got soaked as they are about as waterproof as a newspaper. Haven't worn it since.

One XL tarp hat free to a good home.
Used mine for a couple of years Dave winter and summer and it doesn't leak. It lasted a winter of roaming the rivers before the first drops seeped through, I reproofed it with Fabsil paint on and it lasted a long while before the next seep through started.

Looks like you got a bad one - I love mine. we have shared some special times.

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Re: New old hat

Post by Old Man River » Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:13 pm

Shaun Harrison wrote:
Dave Burr wrote:Wore mine once, got soaked as they are about as waterproof as a newspaper. Haven't worn it since.

One XL tarp hat free to a good home.
Used mine for a couple of years Dave winter and summer and it doesn't leak. It lasted a winter of roaming the rivers before the first drops seeped through, I reproofed it with Fabsil paint on and it lasted a long while before the next seep through started.

Looks like you got a bad one - I love mine. we have shared some special times.

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