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At Real Deal Brazil, We're all about the tarp
A few years back, Mr. P., as we affectionately call the founder of our little Greenville, N.C., company, was traveling along the coast of his beloved Brazil when he spied something intriguing in one of the local markets there: Wide-brimmed hats handcrafted out of wonderfully weathered old cotton canvas, with heavy stitching, shifts in color, fraying, stains, rips, punctures, patches and even occasional ink marks. Mr. P. immediately began inquiring about the unusual hats, learning that their material was actually old canvas tarps discarded by Brazilian trucking companies after lengthy use as protection for freight. A romantic in the broadest sense of the word, Mr. P. was instantly as hooked by the story as he had been by the hats themselves.
Vicki D - 03/01/2019
This is the 2nd real deal tarp hat that we have purchased for my husband. In comparison to his original one, I feel that the quality of the hat deteriorated slightly. We like the recycled look, it makes each hat more authentic, but on this new hat it looks like the patches were "forced". It doesn't look as good as the original one that we received, but we still love the hat, just a little disappointed.
03/01/2019 - NY
Purchasing process was very simple and fast.
Vash - 01/12/2019
I wore this hat everywhere, from the Mojave desert, Olympic Mountains, Lousiana Bayou, Great Plains....and it served me well. Sadly, I lost mine in the Olympic Mountains running from a cougar momma and her 2 little ones.
Patricia T - 01/10/2019
about to purchase our third!
Brian M - 12/27/2018
On an annual bicycle ride through the Driftless area (WI I’ll IA MN), most of us wear Real Deal hats, great protection from sun and rain. It’s the official hat of the BBBABTOTQSUMRV.
Catherine H - 12/17/2018
Exactly as expected!
Russell S - 10/03/2018
Lot's of character and a good fit.
Robin S - 09/25/2018
This is my second Real Deal tarp hat. I love it! I always get comments on how good it looks. It wears so well that it gets dirty and greasy looong before it wears out - so I wear it to do yard work!! Now I can wear the new one in public.
09/25/2018 - NC
It's very easy to order.
Frederick O - 09/24/2018
Exactly what I expected.
My shopping experience is good. The only thing I was disappointed in is that I e-mailed the company asking if they mail to a PO Box and never got a response.
Paul - 09/16/2018
Love the hat. My only disappointment is that it fit bigger than my previous hat. Although it is slightly bigger I am able to snug it up enough with the hat band I purchased with it.
09/16/2018 - MI
Kristin was wonderful to work with.
Lebanese L - 08/28/2018
Looks awesome on and is so much better than a baseball cap ... Plus it is the best for total sun protection !
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