OT: REWARD if you can help me find this VT hat!

Ok, so I bought this hat online (I think on from the Campus Emporium website) a few years ago, probably around 2013 or so and it quickly became my favorite hat. A couple years later, I went up to RVA for a wedding, left it at my friend's house, and he somehow lost it. Thanks a lot, Ray.

Every few months for the past couple of years, I scour the web (VT Bookstore, Campus Emporium, Fanatics, eBay, etc.) to see if I can find another hat just like my old one but I've never been successful. The closest I got was finding a picture of it (linked above) pinned to some random person's Pinterest board but no link to purchase.

So here's what I remember (or think I remember) about the hat:

  1. The back half of the hat is mesh and it adjusts via snapback
  2. I'm pretty sure the brand is Zephyr
  3. I thinnnnnk the style is Top of the World but I'm not totally sure

I really miss my hat. So I come to you, KeyPlayers, for help. Does anyone have this exact hat or know where I can buy one? If you assist in the procurement of the hat, I'll mail you a hand-picked variety pack of craft beer from different breweries here in Charleston (or something else if that doesn't float your boat). And if someone has the hat, it's in decent condition, and interested in selling, I'm willing to pay TOP Hardee's Coupons dollar. Thanks in advance!

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Damn, that's a tough one. I thought I was the king of finding the "Dammit I can't find it someone help me" situations....

Yup I just saw that one too.

Ha, I saw that one earlier today and offered him $30 for it. He promptly declined.

I own that same hat but am not looking to part ways with it. But if that is one you want, I will keep an eye out for another one.

Hit up Clark Ruhland @hokie20 on twitter. He is usually good at tracking this stuff down

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You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

explain? I am out of the loop there.

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you know... like don't tweet at recruits? I think he left of the sarcasta

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Intersting thread. I would be willing to pay a pretty penny for a Maroon ADJUSTABLE Titleist Hat. They don't make them anymore and mine is wearing out.

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Facts don't care about your feelings

Same. I lost mine a few years ago, had the "VT" on the side and everything.

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I have one of these! Dark leather adjustable strap in the back, VT on the side, orange brim on a maroon cap. I don't wear it much if you're really interested in buying.

feel free to send me a picture, but this isn't the same hat. It was the one mentioned above which was all maroon with the VT on the side. timwick72[at]gamil.com if it says Titleist i still might be interested.

ME Class of '16
Facts don't care about your feelings

Found ur hat

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Supernatural gifs always get a leg from me. I'm not ashamed.

even if the sites not legit... if offering a reward to find the hat shelling at 13 bucks for maybe miss should be worth it. I bought a Malcolm Delaney hawks jersey off a site like this for 70 bucks totally didn't look legit. I ended up with a demarre carroll jersey to which I tried to return for the correct item, it came back as undeliverable so I emailed, they sent me a 2nd carroll jersey for free to which I tried to send back again and it again kicked back to me. a couple emails later and they just stopped replying to me all together. I called my bank and got a refund through them. I now have 2 demarre carroll hawks jersey that I essentially got for free but was never what I wanted in the first place lol. I never could find a hawks Delaney jersey aside from the reebok with the broad shoulders which I wasn't a fan of at all. doesn't look like he will resign with the hawks this year so maybe ill try again for his new squad.

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Yeah it could be worth a shot. Pay with a prepaid Visa card just in case. I'm guessing this is probably a drop shipping site, whether its still actually shipping anything is the question.

Yeah, but shipping is $12 for a $13 hat. I dunno. I might try it out if I don't get any better leads. I actually have a $30 prepaid Visa card, coincidentally. But I'm not sure I want to piss it away into the wind just yet.

The fact that the picture on it is exactly the same as the one that I'm assuming was reverse image google searched makes that look sketchy as hell. The at best 'broken' english on the page only makes it worse. I am not a computer guy, but I'd be willing to bet that site works by 'selling' you whatever is in the picture that you reverse image search for $25, with no ability or intention of ever sending you anything.

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New Sigline: lol it's football season.

The only hat I want is the VT Baseball hat with the Hokie Bird on it.


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I want one, too.

I called dibs.

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Personally I'm a fan of the VT Baseball jerseys modeled after the St. Louis Cardinals unis.

Link or photo?

Hokie birds on bats are not to scale.

The Dude Abides

or maybe it is...

In a strange coincidence, I was about to start my own help me find this hat thread. So you web sleuths get another shot. I've been looking for a Hokies Straw Hat for a bit with no luck. Something like what CFB is styling in this TKP article. http://www.thekeyplay.com/virginia-tech-football/2015/05/9277/are-virginia-tech-hokies-underrated-heading-2015-season

Worst case scenario I can just buy a plain straw hat and VT sweatband or bandanna and manufacture it. Thanks for any help in advance.

Regarding the baseball cap in question: in all my own browsing of hats, I have not seen it, but I'll keep my eyes open.

Daughter and Son-in-Law bought me one of these back in 2009-2010 from the Vol II Bookstore. Hat band has Adidas on left side. I still use it when working outside, added a chin-strap/"stampede cord" to keep it on when wind is bad.

I actually have this exact hat that John Ballein gave me. Pretty much never wear it, so I'd be willing to part with it.

Wow, an awesome hat with a story to boot. Can you shoot me an email at fbsa8@aol.com so we can continue this conversation?


Not sure how to insert images but Nordstrom has some pretty Hokie colored Nike's for those looking for some gameday kicks. I will post the URLs for those interested;

P.S. I have been looking for years for a white Nike visor that Charlie Wiles used to wear that had a small maroon insert on one side of the bill with a swoosh in it. Lane Kiffin used to wear the USC version of it. Have looked for years so they must have only made a small number.

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Email Whit, that man is great at finding things: Buzz, Fuente, etc.

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Maybe put him onto running backs.

I also hear we need a new Co-Defensive coordinator

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Good luck. Took me years to find my favorite hat online. They used to sell it in 2008.

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

Anyone have one of the NY Yankees Tech hats in 7 3/8?

My stupid big head outgrew the 7 1/4 one I bought back in the day :(

Go to the shop at the baseball field. They have nationals and Yankees hats in VT colors I believe.

I did not know this!

The ones I saw in volume II were Yankees and Nats in hokie color but they were stretch fit, not true fitted.

"I am probably too rational to be here"

Sweet Jesus that is horrific. But at least it's working the right colors.

I laughed pretty hard at this. I imagine there's a decent quantity of these hats in a landfill somewhere... like however many were produced minus 1.

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I love a good Hat, I have always said that Hats to Men are like shoes to Women.

Saw a new post on this thread and thought for sure someone had found it. Alas, it was not meant to be.

Where's the beef?

Sorry to let you down, brother. Just know that I am far more disappointed that I'm still on the hunt.

The item number ends in "FLX" which means it's a Flex Fit

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Just to be clear if you find multiples of this hat you buying more than one right?

Hmm I do like that... but do I need it?


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Dang it! Thanks to this post, I just put down $36.20 (after tax and shipping) for another VT hat.

Virginian by Birth, Hokie by Choice

Can't believe this hat hasn't been tracked down yet

Same with my link, the price seems too good to be true for a Nike hat, and OP thought the brand was Zephyr. I feel like it would have been pretty easy to remember if it was a Nike hat.