Thursday, September 6, 2007
The World's Finest Hat
Toronto based Tilley is manufacturing what may be the finest hats in the world.
Alex Tilley, the company founder, is an avid yachtman and started designing the perfect hat he longed for but couldn't find.
Let me tell you, he did a mighty fine job.
I personnaly abuse my Tilley T3 hat on a regular basis and came to the conclusion that it will probably outlive me.
The duck cotton fabric doesn't shrink, the wind cords keep it on my head in hurricane force winds, it floats (yes, I tried), repels rain and sun, and it even has a secret pocket. It is garanteed for life (something you learn to appreciate the hard way) and assured against loss.
Now I understand why Indiana Jones risked his life to get his hat back.