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Your hunting attire - Natty or Nasty?

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DD Huntress
On 1/5/2020 at 2:53 PM, jeff88 said:

Last Monday evening I received tangible proof that my look, when in the uplands, is nasty.  After spending the day with fellow UJ-er Keith in the TX thickets chasing WC I stopped at a McDonalds in a Pineywoods town on my way home.  It was the day after coming back from FL for the holidays where along the way I kept dropping change into the center console.  Before going in, I gathered the coins to use for a coffee as I was pretty tired and wanted to get rid of the coinage.  Knowing the coffee is about $2 for a small one, while in line to order I picked out about $2.10 to pay for it in change.  When I got to the counter and ordered the coffee I was told it was 86 cents with the senior discount.  Now I never said I was a senior nor did I notice anything about senior pricing so now after carefully counting out the change, I started to do it again.  And what the heck?  Is it nice or not to suggest senior pricing un-asked?  Right after I paid, a woman standing behind me said "Sir, if you would like, I'd be happy to buy your dinner."  This woman must have thought I was destitute as my old denim shirt had some rather large holes on the arms as well as threadbare hunting pants that have gone through tons of briars over the years.  It didn't help that I might have seemed a bit desperate carefully counting out the proper change.

 

It took me a few seconds to gather my thoughts about what just occurred.  I said "That is very nice of you but I'm OK, all I want is a small coffee to keep me sharp the rest of the way home but thank you so much, I hope you have a wonderful new year!"  Driving away It hit me that I must have looked like an old bum not just to her but the girl behind the counter and probably everyone else I encounter when in my favorite get-up.  But also it was heartening to witness the spirit of the season fully intact while at the same time disturbing to realize just how badly I appeared in public.  It also occurred to me that I should have stuck around to pay for the woman and her daughter's dinner but I have to say, I was a bit off stride.

 

So, are you NATTY or NASTY?  There is no doubt where I am concerned.  As for that old, green denim shirt, after telling my wife about the encounter she's advised retiring it.  It is in the recycle bag as I write this.  

 

BTW, Keith looks like he stepped straight out of the Orvis catalogue's upland hunter section.  Maybe I gotta up my "game" game?  

I think a picture is warranted. Lol

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DD Huntress

That's ok everyone makes fun of my Canadian hat. It was made by a musher friend. The wool is brushed, carded, spun and dyed husky hair. The ear flaps are beaver. It's about 25 years old. I just can't let it go. If it's visible, my dogs bring it to me. They know it's my hunting hat.

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jeff88
On 1/9/2020 at 8:11 AM, DD Huntress said:

That's ok everyone makes fun of my Canadian hat. It was made by a musher friend. The wool is brushed, carded, spun and dyed husky hair. The ear flaps are beaver. It's about 25 years old. I just can't let it go. If it's visible, my dogs bring it to me. They know it's my hunting hat.

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Nah, this won't work if you are angling for a free dinner at Mickey D's.  You need to have some threads hanging off you with a tear here and there.  The torn cloth should be big enough to be a small flap.  This is much too stylin'.  Wish I could tell you "nice try" but Brad has you beat by a mile.  (And I pretty much beat him.)

 

Your hat loudly says to me:  "I'm buying the next round."  In my world, all my hunting buddies hats say that to me.

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DD Huntress
55 minutes ago, jeff88 said:

 

 

Your hat loudly says to me:  "I'm buying the next round."  In my world, all my hunting buddies hats say that to me.

Ok you win. If you're ever in my neck of the woods, I'll buy.

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Greg Hartman

DDH, that’s a natty hat indeed.  But, I think this elegant hat wins the natty award.  Actually got busted one time by a PA game warden for wearing it on the trumped up charge that it wasn’t sufficiently orange.  Can you imagine that!!??  Note also the epitome of overall sartorial field splendor.  Eat yur heart out G28.

 

9-22-19 - The Old Man and a pair of sage grouse

 

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mccuha
26 minutes ago, Greg Hartman said:

DDH, that’s a natty hat indeed.  But, I think this elegant hat wins the natty award.  Actually got busted one time by a PA game warden for wearing it on the trumped up charge that it wasn’t sufficiently orange.  Can you imagine that!!??  Note also the epitome of overall sartorial field splendor.  Eat yur heart out G28.

 

9-22-19 - The Old Man and a pair of sage grouse

 

Looks like my lucky bird hunting hat.  I’m waiting till the day when the warden says something about mine 

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charlo slim
1 hour ago, Greg Hartman said:

DDH, that’s a natty hat indeed.  But, I think this elegant hat wins the natty award.  Actually got busted one time by a PA game warden for wearing it on the trumped up charge that it wasn’t sufficiently orange.  Can you imagine that!!??  Note also the epitome of overall sartorial field splendor.  Eat yur heart out G28.

 

 

Hmmm -- that "orange" chapeau reminds me of a saying from days long gone by:  wish I had two hats like that, one to _ _ _ _  on and one to cover it up with!

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stwilgefortis

Have a filson waxed cotton coat and some filson chaps 30+ years old, a 2 or 3 yr old ll bean goretex hunting coat  & pants  tht I’ve worn once. ( but i like ‘em) Have 2 pair wrangler brush pants have worn 20+ years, a cabelas gore tex duck hunting coat tht i’ve had 10-15 years,lots of old hats and gardening gloves.have another pair of lightweight chaps owned 10-15 years, my orange bird vest came from cabelas and is 10+ years old, but still holds its color.still have 2 old ll bean cotton canvas hunting shirts that I’ve had 25+ years.

i love my old stuff, but i’m  open to new fabrics and technology. Not gona buy it till my old stuff don’t  fit , don’t work ,or wears out. my stuff doesn’t stink, but it’s been well used.I'm pretty low tech when it comes to dog stuff, too.whistle, compass,bell, and beeper collar that i have trouble hearing.don't  get me wrong - i love new stuff, but feel no compulsion to be current, and love my old stuff. Every time i put it on I’m connecting with 40 years of duck and bird hunting.

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Kansas Big Dog

Definitely nasty. I am very superstitious about what I wear too. I have a couple hats and a couple pair of identical hunting boots. If I have a bad day, I switch to the other pair of boots and hat. If I have a good day, I will wear them until I have a bad day. Been switching a lot this year. I wear my clothing until it is completely worn out and then I make a burnt offering to the bird gods by burning the worn out article.

 

These are my hats.

 

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One is an Uplanders Warehouse hat. Uplanders has been out of business for years. The other hat is a Quail Forever hat I won at a Quail Forever banquet many, many years ago. Both of the beanies on the hats are worn down to the metal. Both the hats are very funky.

 

Other than that, I wear Carhart stuff. One thing that is rarely seen on my jeans is all the small holes and tears from crossing barb wire fences.

 

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Kansas Big Dog
On 1/9/2020 at 8:11 AM, DD Huntress said:

That's ok everyone makes fun of my Canadian hat. It was made by a musher friend. The wool is brushed, carded, spun and dyed husky hair. The ear flaps are beaver. It's about 25 years old. I just can't let it go. If it's visible, my dogs bring it to me. They know it's my hunting hat.

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You are a very handsome women. Are you married? 😍

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DD Huntress
4 hours ago, Kansas Big Dog said:

 

You are a very handsome women. Are you married? 😍

Yes. I am fortunate to be married to my partner in crime, my soulmate and the love of my life.

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Mike Connally

I generally wear whatever is on top of the pile. 

The second image is my old friend Ian. I think he wins. 

 

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1971snipe
On 1/5/2020 at 2:53 PM, jeff88 said:

Last Monday evening I received tangible proof that my look, when in the uplands, is nasty.  After spending the day with fellow UJ-er Keith in the TX thickets chasing WC I stopped at a McDonalds in a Pineywoods town on my way home.  It was the day after coming back from FL for the holidays where along the way I kept dropping change into the center console.  Before going in, I gathered the coins to use for a coffee as I was pretty tired and wanted to get rid of the coinage.  Knowing the coffee is about $2 for a small one, while in line to order I picked out about $2.10 to pay for it in change.  When I got to the counter and ordered the coffee I was told it was 86 cents with the senior discount.  Now I never said I was a senior nor did I notice anything about senior pricing so now after carefully counting out the change, I started to do it again.  And what the heck?  Is it nice or not to suggest senior pricing un-asked?  Right after I paid, a woman standing behind me said "Sir, if you would like, I'd be happy to buy your dinner."  This woman must have thought I was destitute as my old denim shirt had some rather large holes on the arms as well as threadbare hunting pants that have gone through tons of briars over the years.  It didn't help that I might have seemed a bit desperate carefully counting out the proper change.

 

It took me a few seconds to gather my thoughts about what just occurred.  I said "That is very nice of you but I'm OK, all I want is a small coffee to keep me sharp the rest of the way home but thank you so much, I hope you have a wonderful new year!"  Driving away It hit me that I must have looked like an old bum not just to her but the girl behind the counter and probably everyone else I encounter when in my favorite get-up.  But also it was heartening to witness the spirit of the season fully intact while at the same time disturbing to realize just how badly I appeared in public.  It also occurred to me that I should have stuck around to pay for the woman and her daughter's dinner but I have to say, I was a bit off stride.

 

So, are you NATTY or NASTY?  There is no doubt where I am concerned.  As for that old, green denim shirt, after telling my wife about the encounter she's advised retiring it.  It is in the recycle bag as I write this.  

 

BTW, Keith looks like he stepped straight out of the Orvis catalogue's upland hunter section.  Maybe I gotta up my "game" game?  

Definitely not Natty, for me.  And I own nothing from Orvis except a fly rod.  

By the way, I've had similar encounters at the Whataburger in Lufkin.  It's been a while though.  

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kperry

I always stop at the Whataburger in Lufkin but I go through the drive thru so I don't get to test the public's opinion of my hunting attire.  In my  defense my wife bought the Orvis Upland Softshell jacket for me as a birthday present.  I normally wouldn't spend that amount on a hunting jacket but I have to admit it is one of the nicest pieces of hunting equipment that I own.

 

Keith

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jeff88
17 hours ago, kperry said:

I always stop at the Whataburger in Lufkin but I go through the drive thru so I don't get to test the public's opinion of my hunting attire.  In my  defense my wife bought the Orvis Upland Softshell jacket for me as a birthday present.  I normally wouldn't spend that amount on a hunting jacket but I have to admit it is one of the nicest pieces of hunting equipment that I own.

 

Keith

Keith doesn't know it but I've tried to steal the jacket twice.

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