WDYBT: What Did You Buy Today

I will suspend my skepticism long enough for you to post a photo of yourself wearing one of these things.

Let me tell you a secret....the hat shop that Henry Bucks owns is so popular that it is/was keeping Henry Bucks afloat and prevented them from closing down. Hats are in big demand in Melbourne.

Even the Fez was sold out.

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Let me tell you a secret....the hat shop that Henry Bucks owns is so popular that it is/was keeping Henry Bucks afloat and prevented them from closing down. Hats are in big demand in Melbourne.

Even the Fez was sold out.

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You’re not exactly winning anyone over with these posts, Hat Daddy.
 
Let me tell you a secret....the hat shop that Henry Bucks owns is so popular that it is/was keeping Henry Bucks afloat and prevented them from closing down. Hats are in big demand in Melbourne.

Even the Fez was sold out.

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Bought this little beauty this morning, my second and final monticristi. Not in the elite category like my other one, but still pretty awesome.
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A link of photos which shows why this is such an awesome hat. Oozes with style.


New rule = one bulky hat box per monticristi. It is a nuisance of course, but these need to best treatment.
 
Bought this little beauty this morning, my second and final monticristi. Not in the elite category like my other one, but still pretty awesome.
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A link of photos which shows why this is such an awesome hat. Oozes with style.


New rule = one bulky hat box per monticristi. It is a nuisance of course, but these need to best treatment.

Had no idea this place existed. Need a sun hat, might visit.
 
Had no idea this place existed. Need a sun hat, might visit.


This guy knows what he is doing, and he knows how to fit hats and what looks good on you. His specialty is panamas. I stuffed up my other montecristi, but he fixed it for me. Nice bloke too.


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I was actually looking at those, but l am not going there. I am an Australian, so that is taking it way too far, even for me.
 
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Pith helmet?
You have definitely earned the crown as this board’s very own Tibor.
Now you need the threads to go full on cosplay to compete with Napoleon. Safari hear will be easy to pair up with the pith helmet but I have no idea what costume you’d conjure up to do justice to that giant bellend you got the other day.
 
Pith helmet?
You have definitely earned the crown as this board’s very own Tibor.
Now you need the threads to go full on cosplay to compete with Napoleon. Safari hear will be easy to pair up with the pith helmet but I have no idea what costume you’d conjure up to do justice to that giant bellend you got the other day.

I knew you'd come along to add your 2 cents son. No cosplay here, ie, no safari suit or special shirt and outfit, just a helmet for a bloke to wear on his head when it is hot. I'll just wear cotton trousers and a shirt with my helmet.

The key thing is to get the right type of helmet and one that suits you. A lot of people wear hats that don't suit them, and that certainly includes Tibor. I look good in many hats, but l don't look good in some either.

Hats don't have to be cosplay if you do it right and choose the right environment. I wouldn't wear a boater most days, but l could pull it off on the right occasion (a boater looks good on me, but most look silly wearing it), but only one with a black hat band. Many panamas are daggy, but if you choose the right one you can look dashing. Many fedoras look daggy, but choose the right one and you'll look like a million bucks.
 
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Been eyeing off this too. Our local store might get them in next year. This will be an absolute killer. A more modernised fedora. I feel it will probably work, but we'll see when l try it on.

Certainly much nicer than those big high crowned things our mate wears. The skill is choosing the right hat. A slight difference in a hat can throw everything off.

That montecristi l bought is an absolute killer (my favourite hat), can make a bloke look amazing. See....my hat man designed many of these panamas to look not so daggy and old mannish. They give such a sophisticated look. He is going to sell me the `King' model next, you should see it...an absolutely fairdinkin little beauty...transforms me from a ordinary bloke into a star! That is what hats do, they can transform you when done right. The problem is that so many screw it up, and so many hats look dumb.

Also going to try the iconoclast panama. It is a HUGE big daddy hat. Will it suit me?...we are both not sure, but we'll soon find out.
 
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Drove into the mountains today and bought:

- a special panama hat. Specially designed to look extra smart and cool. Not daggy like so many of the old panamas seen online. The man is a hat expert...fits me properly and chooses a style which suits me best.
- a hat case for when l am transporting hats in the car. Instead of them rolling around in the back seat and getting crushed by stuff, l now have a special dedicated hat case. Only big time hat daddies have hat cases. Whenever l stay somewhere overnight l carry my hat case. My hat case will go everywhere l go in the car, because a hat is needed at all times when outside.

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Been finalising a number of sock transactions in the last 24 hours.

30 pairs of Bresciani socks were ordered, some online and some to pick up locally. Here are just some of the wonderful treats. Haven't had a proper sock feast in ages, and this has fed me just nicely. Some are in wool and some are in cotton.

Check out the blue regatta below, what a beautiful pair of sox.
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Been finalising a number of sock transactions in the last 24 hours.

30 pairs of Bresciani socks were ordered, some online and some to pick up locally. Here are just some of the wonderful treats. Haven't had a proper sock feast in ages, and this has fed me just nicely. Some are in wool and some are in cotton.

Check out the blue regatta below, what a beautiful pair of sox.
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You might be the new Sock KingDaddy. 30 pairs? In addition to your dozens bought already this year? Or are you of those eliteelite who wears things once and only once?
 
You might be the new Sock KingDaddy. 30 pairs? In addition to your dozens bought already this year? Or are you of those eliteelite who wears things once and only once?
Wasn’t he supposed to be all zen and simplifying his life and being anti-consumerist or something. That went well.
 
Wasn’t he supposed to be all zen and simplifying his life and being anti-consumerist or something. That went well.

It does work. Shirts are set to a minimalist wardrobe, same goes with trousers and hats. Shoe and jumper buying stopped a while ago. Coats are minimalist too. Socks wear out so it is a bit different with that. Controlling material desires is not an easy thing, but l am working hard on it and slowly getting there: l could have bought some amazing shoes, jumpers and hats, but l decided pass it all up. I could have had a free pair of $9,000 shoos, but l passed that up too. My meditation is heavy and tranquil these days, and that takes years of giving up attachments to achieve that. I love the lifestyle, never been happier.
 
I wanted to try Oni or Studio but they don't fit my fat thighs. These fortunately fit me perfectly but I have to walk like robot for a while. Planning to wear them every day for the next two weeks since the weather is cooler now.
 
I wanted to try Oni or Studio but they don't fit my fat thighs. These fortunately fit me perfectly but I have to walk like robot for a while. Planning to wear them every day for the next two weeks since the weather is cooler now.
take them for a drag behind your vehicle
 
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in November we had a cold snap and all my down mid layer type jackets are at least two sizes too big this winter.

Kluane Mountaineering is a Canadian world-leading custom down sleeping bag and jacket maker in Edmonchuk (Edmonton) that nobody has ever heard of. Huge in Japan by themselves plus they do collaborations with Japanese makers as well as other SWD brands like Monitaly. Made by one woman, Betty. I had her do an old school knit collar western yoke down vest for me a few years ago in 60/40 cloth.

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It was ready to ship in 6 weeks as per usual. Picked it up at the post office today.

made to measure version of their down inner jacket. Modified chest, waist, front/back hem, and arm measurements. Spec'd a stand up full zip collar instead of the stock round one that leaves the neck exposed. Shirt tail hem instead of straight hem. front hem to just below the belt line with 2 inches longer on the ass end. down windflap behind zipper. bigger internal chest pocket with flap. baffled instead of stitch through construction to minimize down migration and cold spots. elastic wrist instead of velcro which work well over knit glove/mitt cuffs or under a gauntlet. down stuffed lovingly by hand.

1.4 oz/sq yd (47 gsm) coyote brown nylon outer (minimal sheen) with 1.1 oz/sq yd (37 gsm) nylon sage green lining with a bit more sheen but it's rarely seen. a thin and light enough outer to support maximum down loft but not ultralight and fragile. I dislike Moncler-style plastic shiny.

spec'd 8 ounces (227g) of 850+ Canadian Hutterite, humane, traceable down. 100% down, no feathers. should be good to -20C on its own and with layering it will work in much colder temps. this current down is closer to 900 fill power with super loft so it's warmer than most of the high end brand usual suspects like Arc’teryx, TNF, and Patagucci with lower down fill power, lower down weight fills, built somewhere in the world but not here, at a far higher price.

should be good to -20C on its own and with layering it will work in much colder temps.

all for $417 CDN (taxes in) = $310 USD = 285 EU = $470 AUD

Sorry about my awkward posture; I don't tilt that much IRL. I don't have a large enough mirror so I propped the phone on a shelf and was sliding back into place after snapping the pic with delay.

it's a puffer but minimal Michelin IMHO. Horses for courses. YMMV.

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Simply amazing. The mind of a winter daddy is so complex; the thought process is extremely advanced and something way beyond what an ordinary person could understand. I could never hope to understand such a high level mindset. Only BIG daddies need apply.

See, there are barriers to becoming a big daddy. I tried becoming a big winter daddy, but Thruth Thruth leaves me in the dust.
 
Oh. I was already planning for a puffer for next winter (this one, has been colder than usual). This must certainly the best quality and price around.
 

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