Busting brush, you just look down and keep walking, etc.
My buddy Ewell tying on a fly down from Center Point Lion's Park
Last decade, took my Milano to Alaska for a work/play summer trip, and 3 times it was made fun of from the Anchorage airport to the Russian River.
It served me well again on a December North Slope work trip, and back to 20' of sloppy wet snow in Anchorage.
Alaska is the biggest small town on the planet and things must not go unnoticed, because my next summer trip, it seemed everybody in Alaska was wearing cowboy hats.
Since the 80s, this canvas Aussie style snap-up has been my coast fishing hat.
The hat's already 10-y-o in this photo.
The real advantage is driving a power boat - the snap up keeps the induced wind from getting under the brim, the hat stays planted, and the chinstrap never garrotes you.
this day, we were running the grass line up SP, watching for feeding pelicans on the bare sand, making a donut out and back, staking the boat and wading for big specs
It was loaded with karma, but April was its last trip - after this trip, the crown/brim seam finally split - after 35 years
This Akubra hemp is a great kayaking hat, with an added metal-wire-pin-in afterthought chin strap that Akubra offers.
But this hat is the wrong choice for riding in a power boat - see the garroting thing above.
Been searching the internet to replace my canvas Aussie snap-up, and just don't like the expensive Akubra kangaroo felt, which is the Real mil-spec Aussie slouch hat.
But I finally found the exact canvas hat from Conner hats in Tampa.
I'm thinking it will also bring its own karma.
I have this good photo of Neumie in his kayking sun hat