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Jun. 21, 2008 at 8:47am

On a Summer Hat Hunt

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Help me find a hat, Tacoma!

It burns -- it really, really, burns. After lunch outside Thursday then Frost Park Friday my head just can't take it anymore. Summer is officially here and I find myself lacking in head cover. Through the darker months my noggin is happily covered with a Scottish looking piece made from wool that's just too warm for when the Sun comes out to stay. I'm also not a big fan of baseball caps.

So what kind of hat would you suggest and where might I get one (locally if possible)? Descriptions help but photos are better. Thanks for the assist! Once my head is covered anew I'll make sure to post pics.

comments [20]  |  posted under bald, hat, summer, tacoma

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by izenmania on 6/21/2008 @ 9:07am
I am getting a hat today! At a Seattle hat shop.

by fredo on 6/21/2008 @ 9:32am
KF-I think the hat for you is a woven plantation style hat with a broad brim. I think you're a 6 7/8.

by Mandiferous on 6/21/2008 @ 10:06am
Gilligan Hat!

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by Dmitri on 6/21/2008 @ 10:06am
My favorite hat shop happens to be in Seattle: Bernie Utz Hats, at 310 Union between Third and Fourth. I've bought two very high-quality hats there and will probably buy more over the years.

They have lots of different styles, something for everyone and every head. I wish there were a good hat shop in town, but I'm not aware of one.

by Brotha E. on 6/21/2008 @ 10:06am
Try Mr. Mac's up on MLK. I bet he can hook u up with a classic.

by Mandiferous on 6/21/2008 @ 10:10am
Ok, first one was a joke but I could honestly see you in something like this.

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by AP on 6/21/2008 @ 11:19am
You are more Crocodile Dundee in my book:

new hat for kevin

Apparently, this can be yours for $129.95 here. (Also available in black).

by jamesstoweart on 6/21/2008 @ 11:34am
As a fellow bald man I totally feel your red skinned dome pain.

I got a cool hat a UrbanXChange just recently. They may have something in there for you. You never know what will turn up there.

by Mofo from the Hood on 6/21/2008 @ 11:52am
I say the man makes the style. Check out the current wig options. Mix and match yo style and show the world what the new international male is all about.

by scout on 6/21/2008 @ 12:28pm
I actually have a few you could use......you don't have anything against baby arms do you?

by izenmania on 6/21/2008 @ 1:15pm
Just back from Byrnie Utz myself with a fine new head-casing.

by Frinklin on 6/21/2008 @ 1:29pm
I'm also not a big fan of baseball caps.

So, have you always hated America, or is this a recent development?

by Brooks on 6/21/2008 @ 5:17pm
Question for those who've been to Byrnie Utz, when you were there did you happen to spot any Pork Pie hats?

by izenmania on 6/21/2008 @ 5:52pm
I unfortunately did not investigate... I went in knowing exactly what kind of hat I wanted. But they have many many hats, so it wouldn't stun me.

by NineInchNachos on 6/21/2008 @ 9:12pm
I second the Mr. Mac.

bring your camera!

by NineInchNachos on 6/21/2008 @ 9:13pm
also, I hear Fez are making a comeback

by Dmitri on 6/22/2008 @ 8:46am
@Brooks ...

Yes, a couple of months ago, I was there, and they did have pork pie hats!

by KevinFreitas on 6/22/2008 @ 9:16am
@scout: If it's anything like that necklace sweet pea wore at the recent DyDD bout them I think I'll have to pass. ;) Maybe for the next baby shower I attend however...

I'm actually kinda' digging on the Gilligan hat or that jungle safari hunter one. So aside from UrbanXchange are there any good places in Tacoma to browse for hats? I'm not opposed to a trip to Seattle (especially given that Utz is just blocks off the 594 bus) but I'd like to get one here if possible.

Thanks all!

by scout on 6/22/2008 @ 11:38am
Kevin - I'm sure your wife will agree that almost anything will look groovy on your dashing dome!

by jcbetty on 6/23/2008 @ 4:17pm
I bet you could rock the straw fedora look. You might enquire at Red Line on 6th or Rocky & Coco's downtown, to see if they've got that sort of thing (or can order one in), or you can hazard a trip to the mall and check and see if Zumiez or Pacific whatever whatever the shop's name is carries the fedoras, to try 'em on. Alternately, a trip to REI could net some good hat shopping...

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