Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Tilley Hats - Made in Canada

Photos by Salt Water New England
A core item for many wardrobes is a Tilley hat.  Critically, they provide protection from the sun, even reducing glare.  They are also lightweight, come in a variety of styles (everyone has their favorite), and, of course, float.  Despite their lifetime guarantee, many sailors keep a few spare around, as the possibility of being without one is just unthinkable.




9 comments:

  1. End up being versatile with your dates.

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  2. A constant companion! Thanks so much!

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  3. Do women wear these hats ? I always feel like I mis the mark in the hat department

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    1. At least some women do:

      https://www.economist.com/obituary/2014/03/01/alison-jolly

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    2. I do on my more adventurous travels.

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  4. I noted a stylish olive green hat accompanying an active hiker twice my age in Arches National Park's Fiery Furnace last autumn. She said it was Tilly. In that sandstone labyrinth it looked feminine and adventurous. I've been keeping an eye out for a sale.

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  5. Great hats from a great company that backs up their lifetime guarantee. Got my first Tilley as a gift 15 years ago - a Khaki T3 canvas. A few years ago it was damaged in the wash. Tilley sent me a new one - and sent back the old one which I had stitched and use for yardwork. I also have a tropical weight LTM6 for hot weather and will probably be getting another one before long!!!

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  6. If you're ever in NOTL, Ontario, Canada (Niagara on the Lake), there is a wonderful hat shop - Beaux Chapeaux - that carries Tilley hats at CDN$ prices. Factor in the currency conversion, and it's like having a constant sale. I'm up to five Tilleys so far, and intend to add to the collection this summer...

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