...I guess I should "brag" something. tonight I stopped for a few minutes and found a pretty minty (although crushed!) Tilley hat. Fits a bit snug, but it claims to be my size (7 3/8 for any of you who routinely pass on classics because you don't think you'd find a buyer) so I'm assuming I can easily stretch it back to proper size. Been wanting one of these, so a pretty good $3.99!
Oddly, I had the opportunity to stop in at a GW that I usually don't get out to very much and I picked up a clean looking cotton duck hat and saw the "This Is The Tilley Hat" label inside. It turns out that it's the LT5 model, retailing for around $70. I recalled your post on finding yours. This one is a 7 1/2 which seems to fit me very well although the owners manual hidden in the secret compartment says it should fit very loosely and the cotton cords should be used to hold the hat on. I was surprised to see that the hat looked brand new with no stains in the band or stray hair clinging to its insides.
Then I saw the business card in the plastic envelope (also in the secret compartment) and googled the woman's name. Turns out she's a 65 year old woman whose thirty-something daughter had passed away last year just a few miles from the store. My guess is that Mom had given it to her daughter who passed away and the family had finally gotten around to donating her things.
The circle of repurposed clothing!
Oh yeah. $3.