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Re: Just in - Tilley Hats business for sale?

Postby Rufus » Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:31 am

Kyle76 wrote:It's getting difficult, particularly in the area of sportswear, to find clothing that doesn't have some type of visible logo. I guess one's interpretation of "prominent" is the key. The newer, large Polo logo is hideous, but the smaller one doesn't bother me. It's often done in an attractive accent color that adds a nice touch. Columbia, Bean and Bauer, to name a few, have understated logos on most items.


The ubibiquity of logos on clothing is amazing. But there are people who buy an item because of the logo on it; not for me, however. In many instances you just can't get away from it, especially in outerwear; I've just examined my collection of parkas and jackets and only one doesn't have a logo on the outside. Most of the logos are subtle and not eye-catching; in the case of my Mountain Hardware down coat it's almost impossible to see the logo on the upper chest because the logo is in black and the coat is black. On the other hand, the Canada Goose logo is a red, white and blue disc several inches is diameter and it's displayed on the upper sleeve in the case of its jackets, coats and parkas, on the back of its mits and gloves and on the front of its caps and hats; you just can't miss it. In contrast,Tilley displays no exterior logos, but the styling of its hats is a dead giveaway.
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Re: Just in - Tilley Hats business for sale?

Postby ShadowsDad » Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:39 pm

Kyle76 wrote:Hey, Brian, how much is Krampert's paying you? :D


Not enough Kyle, not enough.
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Re: Just in - Tilley Hats business for sale?

Postby jww » Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:21 pm

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jww wrote:Or one could wear knock-offs and most aren't any the wiser. :wink:


You definitely can, but then you'd be aiding and abetting a criminal enterprise. [-X

Not meaning to suggest any such thing, sorry for my bad attempt at sarcasm. In the end we all can make the decision of how we wish to spend our hard earned cash.
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Re: Just in - Tilley Hats business for sale?

Postby Rufus » Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:33 am

jww wrote:
Rufus wrote:
jww wrote:Or one could wear knock-offs and most aren't any the wiser. :wink:


You definitely can, but then you'd be aiding and abetting a criminal enterprise. [-X

Not meaning to suggest any such thing, sorry for my bad attempt at sarcasm. In the end we all can make the decision of how we wish to spend our hard earned cash.


I didn't think you were serious, Wendell; sorry for implying otherwise. This was my poor attempt at sarcasm.
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Re: Just in - Tilley Hats business for sale?

Postby jww » Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:30 pm

Rufus wrote:...I didn't think you were serious, Wendell; sorry for implying otherwise. This was my poor attempt at sarcasm.

Falling over each other with apologies for our shortcomings ....... another reason why I love SMF and keep coming back when other forums have gone by the wayside for me.
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Re: Just in - Tilley Hats business for sale?

Postby Rufus » Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:59 pm

jww wrote:
Rufus wrote:...I didn't think you were serious, Wendell; sorry for implying otherwise. This was my poor attempt at sarcasm.

Falling over each other with apologies for our shortcomings ....... another reason why I love SMF and keep coming back when other forums have gone by the wayside for me.


Yes, well, we're Canadian. :mrgreen:
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Re: Just in - Tilley Hats business for sale?

Postby Squire » Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:42 pm

You guys are so polite, how you keep the riffraff from sneaking across your borders is beyond me.
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Re: Just in - Tilley Hats business for sale?

Postby GA Russell » Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:26 pm

I received an email from Tilley this afternoon which said that their current deal is free shipping until March 19.

http://www.tilley.com/us_en/
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Re: Just in - Tilley Hats business for sale?

Postby GA Russell » Thu May 18, 2017 5:07 pm

I bought one hat from Tilley several years ago, and they still send me an email every week! Maybe I should unsubscribe.

Now through Monday: free shipping with no minimum order.
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Re: Just in - Tilley Hats business for sale?

Postby JayTrek » Thu May 25, 2017 7:30 am

GA Russell wrote:I'll be willing to throw my hat into the ring!



I see what you did there.
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Re: Just in - Tilley Hats business for sale?

Postby brothers » Thu May 25, 2017 7:39 am

One wonders how the sale of the business worked out.
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Re: Just in - Tilley Hats business for sale?

Postby jww » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:03 am

brothers wrote:One wonders how the sale of the business worked out.

Hillco out of the UK apparently did go through with the purchase, as founder Alex Tilley rode into the sunset. I just acquired my 4th Tilley (one of which wore out and was replaced free of charge under their no-haggle guarantee). It's a winter soft-shell in black. I got it for 1/2 price and free shipping. You can't beat that. They often have sale items worth browsing, and apparently have a factory outlet in Scarborough area in the GTA which I still haven't made a visit to, but one of my daughters-in-law keeps wanting to take me there when we visit. Perhaps in July when we are down for my birthday gift -- Elvis Costello at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts ---- but that's another thread for another day ...... 8) :wink:
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Re: Just in - Tilley Hats business for sale?

Postby Rufus » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:30 am

I still wear my Tilley hat I purchased 30 years ago; I think it is one of the original sailing hat styles. No real signs of wear yet; it's quite heavy-duty.
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Re: Just in - Tilley Hats business for sale?

Postby jww » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:36 am

Rufus wrote:I still wear my Tilley hat I purchased 30 years ago; I think it is one of the original sailing hat styles. No real signs of wear yet; it's quite heavy-duty.

The best hats ever -- period .... bar none .... and all that.
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Re: Just in - Tilley Hats business for sale?

Postby brothers » Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:37 pm

I'm not typically a hat-wearer, but this thread has piqued my interest . . .
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Re: Just in - Tilley Hats business for sale?

Postby JayTrek » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:27 pm

I think I may have once shared how my Father-in-law somewhat sneakily ended up with my Tilley.

There is a KSO nearby. I may have to drop in next week and replace that hat with a new one. May even get a different color.
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Re: Just in - Tilley Hats business for sale?

Postby brothers » Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:36 pm

Jay, I'm sure you gave it to him just because you wanted him to have it. 8)
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