Four well-decorated performers sit in front of us. The men wear traditional Kalpak hats. The women wear expensive mink hats topped by rich color and tall sprouting white feathers. All of their shirts—deep red, purple, brown—bear swirling and rich patterns. The two women in the middle pluck away on a
In 2018, I purchased a new Tilley. Unfortunately, smiling Tilley had aged out as my primary hat. Read more about that in my first Tilley article. Besides, each decade of frontier finding adventure deserves its own Tilley edition. And so Tilley Junior replaced Smiling Tilley as my primary adventuring hat.