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    Quote Originally Posted by Real Deal Brazil View Post
    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!
    I ordered some of the Dr. Martens Wonder Balsam... Is there any certain way I need to put it on?

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    Dr. Martens comes with a small sponge applicator, and their own directions for application seem to be right on target. The stuff soaks in really well, and quickly, unlike beeswax, for instance, which takes a bit more working, and a bit more patience for some of the damp feel to wear off.

    I don't want to make it sound like this is going to get your hat as dark as dyeing it would, but it will give it a nice brown hint, depending on how dark the original canvas is.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dracothered View Post
    I ordered some of the Dr. Martens Wonder Balsam... Is there any certain way I need to put it on?
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    I received mine a couple of days ago. Luckily, I used your tape measure method. I normally wear a medium, but the large fits perfect. Whoever came up with this idea should be nominated for a Nobel prize. Love it! (and the wallet).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lichen View Post
    I received mine a couple of days ago. Luckily, I used your tape measure method. I normally wear a medium, but the large fits perfect. Whoever came up with this idea should be nominated for a Nobel prize. Love it! (and the wallet).
    Count yourself lucky as I never can wear a medium or large due to my pumpkin size head...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dracothered View Post
    Count yourself lucky as I never can wear a medium or large due to my pumpkin size head...
    Maybe you could just wear a Brazilian tarp on your head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lichen View Post
    Maybe you could just wear a Brazilian tarp on your head.
    Already have one... it's called the "Real Deal Brazil Tarp Hat"

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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?
    I recently received my RDBTH, and find it to be cooler and more comfortable than a baseball cap. It is surprisingly light, and easily my most comfortable hat.

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    Placed my order today. Will see a lot of woods/water time this summer, and I can't wait to take it out!

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    Does anyone have the ball cap? I was thinking of getting one and wanted to get owners perspective on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dracothered View Post
    In what way do you mean they would be warm? They do have 4 vent holes in them.
    I wear a Cabela's Boonie hat and the top is completely mesh. Just seems like the Tarp hat would trap heat even with the four vent holes.

    Suppose you could keep it moist for evaporative cooling - providing you have easy access to water?

    Guess it is more what you are use to...

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