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    I like the looks of these hats...I keep wanting one but just haven't had the Extra $$$ to spend on a hat

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    Just ordered one with the bead no holes band and the hat tie down... can't wait to get it. Have any of you water proofed or died your hats yet, how did you do it? I read the couple ways of doing it on the website there.

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    Received mine last week but had to ship it back, too small. Hopefully the replacement will be here any day now.

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    Well I got my Real Deal Brazil Hat thursday and wore it to the men`s retreat at Beulah Beach in Ohio. Love the hat so far and I think it is great.

    Still wondering how I should water proof the hat and if I do will it get darker in color when I do it?
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    It never occurred to me that these hats would need waterproofing, but I suppose the tarp could have wear spots that would allow water to seep through in heavy rain.

    What about some Filson's Oil Finish Wax (or similar)?

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    Seems to me these hats would be warm in the summer.

    Anyone care to comment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksterp View Post
    Seems to me these hats would be warm in the summer.

    Anyone care to comment?
    In what way do you mean they would be warm? They do have 4 vent holes in them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksterp View Post
    Seems to me these hats would be warm in the summer.

    Anyone care to comment?
    Compared to what? I wear real felt western style hats all Summer long in Florida with no problems.

    I think it's just that people have been used to not wearing ANY real hat for so long (about 2-3 generations now that we THINK of it as being hot. I wear blue jeans all Summer too but don't think of them as being hot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by santaman2000 View Post
    Compared to what? I wear real felt western style hats all Summer long in Florida with no problems.

    I think it's just that people have been used to not wearing ANY real hat for so long (about 2-3 generations now that we THINK of it as being hot. I wear blue jeans all Summer too but don't think of them as being hot.
    It being hot I think all depends on how easy you sweat or what you call hot. So for you Blue Jeans and a Felt Western hat isn't hot. I'm not sure I would find a felt hat cool but then that is me.

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    Depending on your waterproofing method, it may get a few shades darker, which is often a nice look. Linseed oil and beeswax both will darken, as will Dr. Martens Wonder Balsam, which we've used to good effect. A silicone-based spray like Scotchgard, however, mostly does not affect color, if you can stand to be around the stuff!

    Quote Originally Posted by dracothered View Post
    Well I got my Real Deal Brazil Hat thursday and wore it to the men`s retreat at Beulah Beach in Ohio. Love the hat so far and I think it is great.

    Still wondering how I should water proof the hat and if I do will it get darker in color when I do it?
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