LRH caps - Tell me your thoughts

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Len Backus, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

    Messages:
    6,359
    Joined:
    May 2, 2001
    For years you guys have asked for caps and t-shirts. T-shirts (and window stickers) are going well. Now it is time to work on a cap selection.

    I want it to be of the highest quality and for its color, style, etc. to meet the needs of the majority. Pricing is unknown at this time but would be similar to what other sites might charge for this same quality level.

    From earlier discussions with individual members I am zeroing in on the following but want to run it by a larger audience today:

    • Choice of 2 colors, khaki (tan) and black
    • Medium height profile
    • Rear leather strap
    • Rear brass buckle and tuck-in thingy

    Some like a structured crown and some like an non-structured crown (soft or stiff). So maybe the khaki color would be non-structured and the black color would be structured. It isn't cost effective to offer both structure choices in both color choices. And the inventory gets to be prohibitive, too.

    But, regardless of the above, I would like to hear your thoughts. As much as possible I want to follow your wishes.

    Here is what the above could look like:

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2009
  2. blipelt

    blipelt Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,018
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2008
    I think they look great Len!!!

    Well coming from a guy who gets alot of caps given to him from various vendors. I counted I am up the 18 for this year.

    I do like the velcro strap also. Some of the brass buckle one's I have will loosen up, and in ND the wind never blows so you will be chasing your favorite hat down.

    Here is a picture of the ones our corp. made up for us for deer rifle season.
    This one is from Falkirk, but ours are the same. Ever plan a Blaze orange?

    [​IMG]


    Brent
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2009

  3. jmason

    jmason Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,527
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2008
    I really like the design (especially shape/contour of the black one) , but I'd also prefer the Velcro strap. I'd buy it either way though.:D
     
  4. old_heli_logger

    old_heli_logger Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    360
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2006
    Nice! I really like the black one. Is the top stiff (stands up on its own) or soft? I like the soft ones for my bald head :D
     
  5. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

    Messages:
    6,359
    Joined:
    May 2, 2001
    That is called "structured or non-structured".

    I prefer non-structured, too. We'll see how many agree. Maybe one color in structured and the other color non-structured?
     
  6. bigg_sexy1

    bigg_sexy1 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    285
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Hi Len, the hats look great! However I have to agree that I definately prefer the velcro strap over the brass buckle strap. As for Structured or Non- structured I am indifferent.
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2009
  7. milanuk

    milanuk Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    806
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2002
    Len,

    I like the design as shown... I would personally lean towards tan/khaki & unstructured, but I'd also like to say that I think a blaze orange version might be nice... what better way to promote 'our' sport than when in the field!

    Monte
     
  8. ss7mm

    ss7mm Writers Guild

    Messages:
    3,707
    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2005
    Len:

    Somebody has to go against the flow.:rolleyes: So, like I've said before, I prefer the structured type of hat and never have liked the buckle backstrap. Just personal preference really but with the buckle backstrap theres always a flap of strap hanging down loose and with a non structured hat you eventually have trouble seeing the whole logo on the front because the non-structured hat goes "limp" after being worn for a while.

    When I had to work for a living I had several hundred hats of all kinds. It was just what happens when you deal with suckup vendors and suppliers all of the time.:):) These were in addition to the company hats I had made up and almost all of my guys preferred the structured type of hat as well.

    I know the trend nowdays is to an asymetrical design on hats but have you given any thought to putting the LRH address on both sides of the bill? That way it's easy to read from either side. I kinda like the black as far as color goes.

    The neat thing about hats is that no matter what you end up making available, everybody will want some.:)
     
  9. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,779
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2005
    I have the honor and priviledge to disagree with my good friend ss7mm.

    Them hats look great as they are, having the address on both sides of the bill would not look as nice in my opinion.

    Sorry Amigo!
     
  10. ss7mm

    ss7mm Writers Guild

    Messages:
    3,707
    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2005
    You can't do that, it's not allowed to disagree............just kiddin my friend. Everybody doesn't agree on everything and never will. If everybody agreed on everything it sure would be a boring world huh?

    Like I said though, bring on the hats in any "flavor" and we'll wear them Len. Might even get 'ol Javier to wear one too, if you make them right.:):)
     
  11. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,475
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Len:
    Black, unstructured, velcro strap. (definitely velcro strap)
     
  12. HUAINAMACHERO

    HUAINAMACHERO Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,080
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    Both look awesome!!!
    One more vote for VELCRO.
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2009
  13. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,779
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2005
    :)
    Right On!

    Put me on the list for any "flavor"!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :)
     
  14. yotefever

    yotefever Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    456
    Joined:
    May 27, 2006
    Black and blaze orange, structured, buckle and made in the USA.
    I get the hats for our SP antelope hunt and you can get USA hats for little or no difference in some styles. I have a couple that do the embroidery in Germantown.
    I wouldn't change the setup on the hats.