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Birding : Tilley Hat is Perfect for the Job

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Birding : Tilley Hat is Perfect for the Job

Montana birding: The right hat protects skin, comfortable to wear  By Gary Swant : September 19, 2017 I have been replacing wooden steps and decking at my home and have been thankful for the right equipment. My reciprocal saw and a power planer make all the difference in getting the old deck off and trimming boards to fit on the new steps. So it is with birding. There are two categories of quality equipment one needs to acquire to really enjoy watching birds. One is for comfort and the other is efficiency in watching birds. With all of the cancer...

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How to Fit a Hat

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How to Fit a Hat

“Bet you can't find a hat to fit this melon!”... “My head is too small for hats.”... “I just don't look good in hats.” Challenge accepted! In this two part series, we're going to give you all the expert knowledge you need to find “The Perfect Fit” and “The Perfect Style” of hat for any head. The first step in finding the perfect fit is to determine your head size. The proper way to measure for a hat is to loop a soft measuring tape approximately 1cm above your ear, across the middle of your forehead and then around the back of your head to meet...

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How to Pack a Hat

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How to Pack a Hat

Some of the most frequently asked questions in our shop are “Which kind of hat should I take on vacation?”, “Is it packable?” and “How can I fix my hat after it has been crushed in my suitcase?”. Although the easy solution is to simply wear your hat as you travel to your destination, wearing a wide brimmed straw hat while boarding a plane in the middle of winter isn't always practical. Which kind of hat should I take on vacation?  Your destination and activities will help you determine the right hat to take with you. Whether you're bathing on Bondi Beach,...

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A Hat and its Toy

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A Hat and its Toy

'What would a toy be without its signature hat ?'   Perhaps one of the most famously accessorized toys in history is Mr. Potato Head® .  Introduced in 1952, Mr. Potato Head®  consisted of facial features and hats which had plastic tines that could be pushed into any vegetable. In 1966, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head met, fell in love, and they both evolved into the plastic potato couple we know today.  His signature Bowler hat gives him personality while some of his accessories include a fedora, cowboy hats, and baseball caps. Mrs. Potato Head  is adorned by many dress hats in...

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The Role of Hats in U.S. Politics

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The Role of Hats in U.S. Politics

All politicians should have 3 hats - one to throw into the ring, one to talk through, and one to pull rabbits out of if elected.” - Carl Sandburg Throughout the course of U.S. political history, hats have occupied a strangely iconic position in relation to their wearer. Think of some of the major U.S. political figures of the past and you may be surprised at what hats are inseparably connected to them. There’s George Washington with his trademark Bicorn perched forwards and set into the wind at a determined angle. JFK was an infrequent hat wearer but it was his...

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