Saturday, May 12, 2018

The Bucket Hat

Photo by Salt Water New England

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  1. I have one, actually a few, and wear them during the summer. I like them, especially the ones from places that have some meaning for me. Nevertheless, when I see them worn by others, I can't help think in an emergency, you could flip that hat upright and draw water, and boil water, maybe; possibly make soup.

    Aiken

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  2. Why wear a bucket hat when you can wear something more elegant and stylish? The same question also applies to baseball caps. Cary Grant would not have been seen dead in them.

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    1. True, but Grant never summered on Golden Pond.

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  3. Having spent time with my wife in the Dermatologist office for skin cancer,
    I've noticed the majority of male patients were being treated for the cancer on their ears. I discussed this with the physician who said most of them were avid golfers and either wear no hat or a baseball style. He strongly recommended wearing bucket hats as they afford some protection to the ears from the sun. Makes sense !

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    1. Wearing a hat or not, I always put high factor sun cream on my face, neck and ears.

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    2. Totally agree. I play a lot of golf & when it is sunny out, I always wear a "sun hat" that protects the ears, along with generous amounts of sun screen.

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  4. Having spent time with my wife in the Dermatologist office for skin cancer,
    I've noticed the majority of male patients were being treated for the cancer on their ears. I discussed this with the physician who said most of them were avid golfers and either wear no hat or a baseball style. He strongly recommended wearing bucket hats as they afford some protection to the ears from the sun. Makes sense !

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  5. Thats why I wear one. Ear protection on the water. Mine have a drawstring that keeps them from blowing off in a stiff breeze.

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    1. Do you wear a Tilley T5 hat (tilley.com)? The heavy cotton blocks out sun rays and it has a drawstring. The T5 is insured against loss and has a lifetime guarantee, ideal for holidays. The quality of Tilley hats is excellent and they are made in Canada. What's not to like?

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    2. Mine is actually a Tilley T3. Not as high and slightly wider brim.

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    3. With the kind of sailing I do, it’s gonna get wet. The T3 hold up well.

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  6. Bucket hats really aren't for people who foppishly obsess over whether or not something is "elegant and stylish" or whether dead movies stars would have ever "been seen dead in them." That's sort of beside the point of a bucket hat, and indeed so much of what this blog is about.

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    1. This blog's sponsors, especially, would disagree. I often wear my linen Milano trilby from Cordings. Inverted snobs and those who are not interested in elegance or style can go to Walmart.

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  7. I have a couple of bucket and booney hats that I wear when I am out in the sun, but when sailing, I prefer a billed cap with a retainer cord. I wear a hoodie with 50+ UPF and pull the hood over the cap. The cap gives better shade for my eyes and the hood protects my ears and the sides of my face from the sun.

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  8. Looks very stylish on the fantail of a Concordia.

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  9. Has there ever been a bucket hat better suited for the wearer but more out of place than the one worn by Louie Provenza of "Major Crimes" fame. I've got several but my favorite - color, fit and look- now is afflicted with what once might have been known as "ring around the collar" and no matter the number of times its washed/scrubbed, it still has that band so I've decided to do less scrubbing and consider it my favorite kakhi bucket hat with that yellowish ring between the brim and the crown.

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  10. A Tilley fan here, all the way!!! I have two T3's, one of which was a replacement when another got torn in the wash. Tilley stood by their warranty and replaced it. They even sent the original damaged hat back to me - I had it stitched and use it for yard work. What a fantastic company! I also have a LTM6 for hot weather in Florida and Up North as well. I get all kinds of nice comments about these hats! On both practical and style fronts, Tilley's are the best. They're also great conversation starters. Tilley hat people can spot other Tilleys across the room, across the dock, or across the harbor. I've struck up many a pleasant conversation by remarking about someone's hat - and BTW, we can tell the real thing from the knock-offs!!! Happy Sailing!!!

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  11. If it was good enough for Gilligan...

    I wear mine all the time when working outside. Ears, nose, top of my head--got to be careful of too much sun.

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  12. I love the bucket--it has a kind of "What the heck, it's a HAT" look about it. I have one in cotton, khaki, and tweed. A bucket for each season.
    Suzanne

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  13. A Tilley is about as "fashionable" as a bucket is going to get. Thanks to Beauchapeaux in NOTL Ontario & a favorable exchange rate, I rotate among two T3s, two AirFlows, and a khaki booney hat I picked up at a Navy Exchange back in the day. All to keep my dermatologist's clucking at a minimum twice a year when I submit to her tank of liquid nitrogen! The ears are the problem; do we blame it on our parents?

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