Old Poop Hats!

Old Poop Hat

Well, I was digging in my drawers and found this! An Old Poop Hat! No not those drawers, the ones on Sweet Pea. Not not Sweet PEE. And no since Sweet Pea, its not the Boatress’s drawers. Okay, have we got all those out of the way?

Rip at top where close call of fishing hook was?

Anyway i found this old hat all covered in paint and torn up, and you know what? It’s my new favorite hat. Hands down the best hat I have. Fits like a glove and you cant even tell its on your head cause its so light.

Norman and Billy

So why the Name Old Poop? Well, for those of you older film buffs, you can watch this great clip and recall the name.  Now I get it. Why these are so cool for fishing.

So? here is the only issue. When I went out on WECATCHEM, does it look like I am trying to hard to be be Norman? I will add, its a lot more useful and part of the classic boat culture than the yacht cap the Boatress yells at me each time I put it on. So do you have an old poop in your drawers? Really? Click HERE!


17 replies
  1. RH in Indy
    RH in Indy says:

    Great topic. Some Old Poop hats might have rare or specific zippers on them- and of course, there is a subliminal toilet seat tie in.
    Beware of the “click here” option today but IF you do, the “you may also like” section is very entertaining!

  2. Gregory Jones
    Gregory Jones says:

    I still like my skipper hats. Some of which would give your Old Poop hat a run for “Most Tired Looking”.

    They fit like a glove and are my favorites too.

    But I like you Old Poop hat. Very nice original.

    • floyd r turbo
      floyd r turbo says:

      That is vintage cool with all the “scramble eggs” on the bill. This was what my grandfather would wear who I boated with since I was 2 or 3. Watching that clip of OGP reminds me so much of home in Maine on Sebago Lake. I’ve watched that movie more than 20 times. What is unbelievable was that Katherine Hepburn could start that vintage outboard with one pull, left handed. But that’s Hollywood in NH. Wonder how many takes before it really started.

  3. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    I found out that while Canada might let me transport bacon to Port Huron, the US will not let me bring it back in. And then the Bills traded a bunch of quality draft picks to grab a guy whose upside is to be the next Rob Johnson…at best. So, I come here for something uplifting and all you have is a story about old men rummaging through their drawers and pulling out poop to stick on their head?

    This is going to be a long day!

  4. Kelly Wittenauer
    Kelly Wittenauer says:

    My dad wore these hats thru the ’70s, before switching to ball caps. My parents had a ’59 Chris Craft 23′ cruiser, at the time. It had a toerail along the edge of the deck. While riding on a friend’s Owens cruiser, dad was handling lines during docking. He walked straight off the stern – no toerail to feel on the Owens! He went under, but quickly surfaced. Lost his sunglasses, but that hat floated. Only pic I could find of him in that hat.

    • Steve L
      Steve L says:

      Well….There was three hats used in the film, and one was lost during the crash scene. Apparently this one was used in the fishing scene and Matt can prove it by the location of the small eyelets.

  5. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    I just got back from GOING BOATING….yeah…have to be HOME for the weekend, great weather forecast….to preside at a Historical Society meeting….that is real POOP!

    John in Va.

  6. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    John, I don’t know what you mean by great weather forecast! The one I am looking at is calling for snow turning to rain on Sunday.

  7. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    cheer up brother fine……by the time I get up there this summer it will keuka beautiful and we can go to the Glenn Curtis Museum …favorite finger lakes place! After a bacon breakfast of course….

    John in Va

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