It’s that time of year when the white technical fabric hats get a little played out, in favor of something more substantial for the late-Summer, early Fall run.  The more substantial styles of hats you can wear fishing, to the ball game, or leave outside in the rain (a great way to break it in…).

I typically go for somewhat darker hues, and I like hats that are theme-appropriate for the time of year (hunting, fishing, etc).  I intentially left off college-themed hats, as we’ll get to those in the coming weeks.  There are so many great non-college options out there – let me try and help narrow it down:

From top left:

1. Orvis Retro Flush Trucker Hat:  Orvis just released their 2018 version of their retro flush trucker in burnt orange.  There is no way I don’t buy this hat.  No way at all.
2. Fishpond Brookie Trucker Hat:  A really cool brand that doesn’t produce a lot of accessories.  But the pieces they do offer look GREAT.
3. Onward Reserve South Carolina Flag Hat:  What a great way to celebrate their new Clemson store.  The iconic South Carolina flag hat has seen many variations, but their version is setting a high bar.
4. Ball and Buck Camo Duck Cotton Hat:  A really great, classy camo hat option that looks good on and off the field.
5. State Tradition Dallas Hat:  Got a good trip planned?  Grab a hat to mark the occasion.
6. Flood Tide Co Fly Label Trucker Hat:  Fall fishing is great, folks.  Good, clean livin’, all year long.
7. Beretta Patch Trucker Hat:  You like hunting birds?  Here’s your chance to rep your shotgun of choice.  This is my pick…
8. Sendero Provisions Mt. Rainier Hat:  Sendero does a great job producing some really cool and unique hats.  I really like their National Park line,
9. Marshwear Retro Trucker Hat:  Find a cool Fall color themed lid to get you through the Fall months.
10. Braves ’47 Clean Up Hat:  If the Bravos keep playing like they have been, you’ll need this deep into October.

Did I miss any?



  1. PDB
    08/01/2018 / 9:21 AM

    So, I have a pretty large head. I’m curious as to whether any of these hats would be more forgiving to those of us with outsized skulls.  Cheers.

    • Landy
      08/01/2018 / 10:35 AM

      I have a large head also and the ‘47 hats really me well. Unshre about their trucker hats but Orvis hats are a bit larger too and fit well. Smathers & Branson hats fit me about perfect

    • ws3atl
      08/02/2018 / 8:42 AM

      Imperial rope hats are a nice fit for those of us with a well endowed cranium. Good depth.

    08/01/2018 / 11:20 AM

    Patagonia LO PRO trucker.  Best fit ever.  Just wish they were less logo heavy.  A few years back they had more random designs like “Live Simply, etc.”  Now they are just straight branding pieces.  Still best fit ever.

    • JRS
      08/02/2018 / 9:08 AM

      I had the green ‘Live Simply’ hat with the whale…I loved that hat, and wish they would bring them back.  Not a big fan of the new Patagonia hat offerings.

      • NACH_D_ROCK
        08/09/2018 / 3:54 PM

        Agreed. I have 3 of the “Live Simply” ones.  They are amazing.

  3. S.Shaw
    08/01/2018 / 11:36 AM

    How about Pesca Muerta offerings, and Patagonia too. 

    • JRS
      08/02/2018 / 9:08 AM

      I’m a HUGE Pesca fan, and they are a major part of my hat rotation.  See my above comment on Patagonia.

  4. 08/01/2018 / 2:01 PM

    Thanks for the support Jay, you da man and know your hats for sure! 

    • JRS
      08/02/2018 / 9:08 AM

      Any time, guys!  Keep on keepin’ on…

  5. MBB
    08/01/2018 / 2:25 PM

    I would definitely add Howler Brothers out of ATX to this list. They have a great fit and release multiple new hats each season.

    • Nem
      08/02/2018 / 8:06 AM

      Agree, Howler Brothers has some outstanding designs…hats and apparel.  I’m pretty much a visor wearer, not the gigantic Bubba / Tom Watson tour visor, but the slimmer models we all know.  A good cap is a great thing though…

  6. Cocky
    08/01/2018 / 4:26 PM

    Have picked up a couple white Imperial performance hats. One was a custom job for CFB tailgating season (#SpursUp). Couldn’t be happier with the product and might pick up a bucket hat for the golf course

  7. Daniel
    08/06/2018 / 10:10 AM

    I’m always pro Simms Trucker Hats. Originally stumbled onto them when they were the original Yeti hats, before they started making their own. 

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