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Cowboy Hats: Felt, or Straw?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Cards81fan, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. Cards81fan

    Cards81fan Sharpshooter Member

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    I'm more a ball cap guy, but considering a western hat just for something different to wear with my boots. I wear a wool Filson hat in the winter, but of course that is out of the question for the summer.

    So, what say ye? Any one better than the other, and why?

    Is there a way to wear a hat and end up in between this:

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    and this:

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    on the formal/casual scale?
     
  2. tntrex

    tntrex Sharpshooter Member

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    Seriously. Are you serious?
     
  3. Okie4570

    Okie4570 Sharpshooter Member

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    Would have to lean towards George's Resistol.
     
  4. RidgeHunter

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    yeah sure

     
  5. Cards81fan

    Cards81fan Sharpshooter Member

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    Only about halfway serious :D I'm considering a hat, but I'll go out and buy the damn hat I decide want if/when I buy one. But having not owned a I am a bit curious if there is a practical difference between felt and straw (aside from straw being much cooler for my melon).


    The other half of my question is trolling OSA with pictures of that tool Bret Michaels. Seriously - who wears hats like this?

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    I certainly hope no one here, for their own sake.
     
  6. Cards81fan

    Cards81fan Sharpshooter Member

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    You nailed it with Leon. Well done sir.
     
  7. tntrex

    tntrex Sharpshooter Member

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    I could be wrong but I thought there was an etiquette rule. Straw after memorial day and after labor u switch over to felt. Kinda like the white shoes thing.
     
  9. streak

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    you need at least one of each. felt for winter and more formal settings. straw for just wearing and working, preferably 2 straw hats, summer casual and gettin nasty
     
  10. bigchuck83

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    i quit buying straw hats a few years ago as they seem not to last very long for me. its either a ball cap or felt hat for me. i do miss the palm leaf hat i owned. lasted about 2 years before i ruined it.
     

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