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Tintin in Tibet: Tintin's hat

#1 · Posted: 17 Feb 2006 10:18 · Edited by: marsbar
Hope someone can help to answer this question the Team recently received via email:
What kind of hat does Tintin wear in Tintin in Tibet? I saw one at a surplus store once and the material around the hat folds down into a balaclava.
Harrock n roll
#2 · Posted: 18 Feb 2006 02:45
I've no idea exactly but it looks like some kind of peaked woollen cap, similar to the ones from surplus stores like the questioner mentions . They're quite long but can be tucked around to form a sort of headband. I think it is quite a nice hat, I like the pillbox shape and the small bobble.
#3 · Posted: 18 Feb 2006 17:16
I confirm the above. Skiers e.g. used to wear them as an all-weather garment; it's now rather old-fashion when compared to synthetical 'polar' garments.

Herge most likely would have named it a 'passe-montagne'.
Harrock n roll
#4 · Posted: 18 Feb 2006 17:59
It might have looked something like this when folded down.
#5 · Posted: 18 Feb 2006 19:03 · Edited by: yamilah
Definitively yes!

Compare the simple 'cagoule polaire' i.e. polar balaclava (5.10 euros)
see http://www.ediloisir.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=1426&osC sid=ea7a1d20acf3d43a53e7298b1d10d2ff

and Tintin's unfolded 'passe-montagne polaire' that looks like a balaclava plus a vizor (6.50 euros)
see http://www.ediloisir.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=1427&osC sid=553ce8fc0e2e93059e5d83c8f023aa2f
Harrock n roll
#6 · Posted: 18 Feb 2006 19:30
a balaclava plus a vizor

indeed I was going to mention you might get the same effect if you wore a peaked visor, like one of these, with the same colour bobble hat/balaclava underneath (visors are open-topped.)

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