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    Winter Hat for the Follically Challenged

    You guys with a full head of hair donít know how lucky you are.

    No, it doesnít make you better looking, but you donít have to worry about suntan lotion in the summer and a good hat in the winter.

    On that subject, Iím looking for a good hat and need a bit of inspiration. All styles gratefully considered.

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    Something stylish perhaps..................

    It's just democracy.

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    TaylorMade Storm Cap (Waterproof)

    Galvin Green Insula beanie or Canada Goose Arctic Disc.

    Or go full Peaky Blinder with a Melton 8 piece Newsboy

    falling that get a toupee

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    I'm a recent convert to beaver felt. Cool in the hot, dry in the wet, and warm in the cold.

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    Tilley T5 in the cold, TH5 in the hot.

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    When it’s really cold I dig out my sheepskin hat. When is absolutely brass monkeys I fold the ear flaps down. You might not be the coolest looking guy on the block but you will be the warmest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hafle View Post
    I'm a recent convert to beaver felt. Cool in the hot, dry in the wet, and warm in the cold.
    Youre in the wrong part of the forum;)

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    I have whole selection of caps Ö various styles . One hat is bit like only having only one pair of shoes.

    Or one Rolex :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by noTAGlove View Post
    Y... All styles gratefully considered.
    So style isn't an issue? What is the intended use for this hat? Front door to car? Dog walking? Working outside for extended periods in sub-zero temperatures?

    As a dog walker, my preference is a beanie style wool (acrylic) hat; one that's long enough to double fold over the ears. Note: when dog walking, I really don't care whether or not I look attractive to the opposite sex.

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    Got lots of hats including Tilley and harbours. However for a cold head this is the best woolly hat Iíve owned.

    https://www.raymears.com/Bushcraft_P...ol-Beanie-Hat/

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    Quote Originally Posted by mylofitz View Post
    Got lots of hats including Tilley and harbours. However for a cold head this is the best woolly hat Iíve owned.

    https://www.raymears.com/Bushcraft_P...ol-Beanie-Hat/
    This without a doubt will keep you toasty warm.

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    I stay inside when itís too cold...
    Or too hot...
    Or...

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    Akubra without a doubt, hot, cold, dry, wet, they don't come any better and I wear them all year round... Beautifully made and long lasting is a bonus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barreti View Post
    When itís really cold I dig out my sheepskin hat. When is absolutely brass monkeys I fold the ear flaps down. You might not be the coolest looking guy on the block but you will be the warmest.

    Being coolest and warmest would be mutually exclusive anyway!

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    Racing trilby?

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    Wear anything but a baseball cap because baseball caps look mega chavy.

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    Surely, itís Lock & Co or Bates if youíre looking for a gentlemanís hatter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mylofitz View Post
    Got lots of hats including Tilley and harbours. However for a cold head this is the best woolly hat I’ve owned.

    https://www.raymears.com/Bushcraft_P...ol-Beanie-Hat/
    Yep, my go to Woolly hat, covers the ears nicely and not itchy

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    Belgian cycling cap. Not just for cycling!

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    Winter Hat for the Follically Challenged

    Quote Originally Posted by Brighty View Post
    Yep, my go to Woolly hat, covers the ears nicely and not itchy
    https://www.raymears.com/Bushcraft_P...ol-Beanie-Hat/

    Well three recommendations for the Ray Mears hat so Iíve just ordered one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dizz View Post
    https://www.raymears.com/Bushcraft_P...ol-Beanie-Hat/

    Well three recommendations for the Ray Mears hat so Iíve just ordered one.


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    Sealskinz Beanie. Great in the cold, and has a membrane to keep the wet out. If it just cold I can recommend merino wool as light and warm, cheaper as an acrylic mix.

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    I find the RM too warm for our climes. I can't keep my ears covered for long with one, and when it's cold enough I find it uncomfortable as I am alternatively too hot and too cold, with an increased frequency as the temperature goes down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick P View Post
    Wear anything but a baseball cap because baseball caps look mega chavy.
    Fred thinks they're pretty stylish, but then he's a young chap about town.

    It's just democracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick P View Post
    Wear anything but a baseball cap because baseball caps look mega chavy.
    I’ll wear a baseball cap when it’s raining to keep the raindrops off my specs.

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    I swear by the paramo beanie

    Paramo Directional Clothing Systems Beanie Hat, Black, X-Large https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M9FSH..._WfhYDbRJEXYKS

    I find many ďwoollyď hats far too warm this one has been perfect just warm enough without the need to take it off every 20 minutes seems to breathe just enough whilst blocking out most of the wind and stays warm even when wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick P View Post
    Wear anything but a baseball cap because baseball caps look mega chavy.

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    Have a look at the Seeland Eton. Looks like a smart cap but has hidden earflaps for when its really cold. Also has a hidden bright orange section if you are inclined to hunt but that doesn't need to be on show.

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    Heat Holders beanie. Cheap and very warm.

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    These Canada Goose beanies are superb



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    Quote Originally Posted by seabiscuit View Post
    Iíll wear a baseball cap when itís raining to keep the raindrops off my specs.
    And I'll wear one when I'm in Fla to keep the sun off my bonce and out of my eyes.

    They are a classic for a reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanguard View Post
    These Canada Goose beanies are superb



    https://www.countryattire.com/canada...xoCFkMQAvD_BwE
    How much!?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabiscuit View Post
    Iíll wear a baseball cap when itís raining to keep the raindrops off my specs.
    Freddie says they're a must have, for the sartorially elegant when in the field.......

    It's just democracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MST View Post
    How much!?!?
    When you wear it you'll feel where the money went, a bit pricey I agree but aren't all the best things

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    Quote Originally Posted by MST View Post
    How much!?!?
    £10 for the hat, and £140 for the badge. Not really much different to a Rolex though, is it, in terms of apparent vs. perceived value? Except instead of being crafted by a Swiss gnome, this is knitted by Mermaids from Sasquatch wool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanguard View Post
    When you wear it you'll feel where the money went, a bit pricey I agree but aren't all the best things
    Quote Originally Posted by hogthrob View Post
    £10 for the hat, and £140 for the badge. Not really much different to a Rolex though, is it, in terms of apparent vs. perceived value? Except instead of being crafted by a Swiss gnome, this is knitted by Mermaids from Sasquatch wool.
    I agree with you both, and to an extent I walked into that one! It's it really that good?

    £150 just wasn't the figure I was expecting to see when I opened the link :new-wink:

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    I use a 100% merino wool watch cap from PDW.
    The difference with RMís is that it is rib knit. Somehow I find it much more comfortable. And whilst itís not cheap, itís still about a quarter of a CG
    Memento Mori

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    I got the CG beanie as a present when I went to Iceland, I had no idea it was that much to be honest, it is very soft and very warm but probably not worth £150

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    I use a 100% merino wool watch cap from PDW.
    The difference with RMís is that it is rib knit.
    Ribbed for your pleasure

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    Thatís 2 of us with a mind like a sewer
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    Quote Originally Posted by MST View Post
    I agree with you both, and to an extent I walked into that one! It's it really that good?

    £150 just wasn't the figure I was expecting to see when I opened the link :new-wink:
    😂 I bought 2 a while back in sales. Nice hats albeit your not supposed to wash them. Iíve washed them by hand numerous times, one has faired well the other went pair shaped and doesnít fit snug anymore. Quality is good though

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    I ve had a buzz rickson watch cap for two years now. The quality is great and itís the perfect watch cap for the jack Nicholson one flew over the cuckoos nest look - Leviís 501, sweatshirt, a2 jacket, watch cap, redwings

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    I must have been so bowled over by the price of the CG that clearly it's affected my spelling & grammar!

    Now I'm not up to date with CG's current pricing but I'm sure there was a time when £150 would have got you some way towards the cost of one of their jackets. It would seem that as a brand they're aligning themselves with the likes of Moncler.

    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    I use a 100% merino wool watch cap from PDW.
    The difference with RMís is that it is rib knit. Somehow I find it much more comfortable. And whilst itís not cheap, itís still about a quarter of a CG
    Prometheus Design Werx?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MST View Post
    I must have been so bowled over by the price of the CG that clearly it's affected my spelling & grammar!

    Now I'm not up to date with CG's current pricing but I'm sure there was a time when £150 would have got you some way towards the cost of one of their jackets. It would seem that as a brand they're aligning themselves with the likes of Moncler.



    Prometheus Design Werx?
    Yes. Their A.G. Watchcap


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    I have a couple knitted from wool off my Jacobs, looking at the price of the CG Iím in the wrong business.

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