• The Original Real Deal Brazil

                            Earth-friendly Fashion tougher than real life.

The Real Deal is a line of tarp hats handmade in a remote small town in rural equatorial Brazil from recycled canvas tarps that once stretched across the beds of cross-country cargo trucks hauling open freight. Recycled tarps are used in an effort to cut down on the wasting of the world's resources – and yes, also because they happen to look very, very cool.  No two hats are the same. Real Deal Brazil hats can also be equipped with a paracord hatband. Hatbands contain 22' of usable paracord and can be unraveled in minutes if you’re in a tight.

From color shifts to wild and jagged stitching, ragged patches, stains, frays, punctures and even occasional ink marks, every uncommon characteristic of the Original RDB hat hints at the story of its prior life as a lonely truck tarp, and its rough journeys through harsh elements in the starkly shifting climates of Brazil. It's such a cool history for a hat to have that it's printed inside each crown! 

The Original Real Deal recycled-tarp hat is handcrafted in a remote town in equatorial Brazil, where recycling actually informs nearly every aspect of production, from the salvaged tarp scraps being applied as patches on other hats right down to the heavy wire hidden within each brim. That thin band of steel, reclaimed from trash-bound old truck tires, adds yet another element of uniqueness, allowing you to shape your own RDB pretty much any way you please!

That striking individuality helps explain how Original Real Deal Brazil recycled-tarp hat wound up as a key costuming prop in two major motion pictures, Zombieland and The Losers

Authentic, rugged and effortlessly cool -- find another head-topper that can top that!

NOTE 1: The Real Deal Brazil recycled-tarp hat does NOT float! Once it hits the water, that heavy cotton canvas typically sinks like a stone. So please, please, please take precautions, should you be out on a boat or dock, or in a strong wind. Just make sure you do SOMETHING to secure your hat to your head when wind and/or water are present!

NOTE 2: We regret that we are unable to take special orders on our recycled-tarp products, including our hats! The very qualities that make this brand so unique also work against our successfully meeting individualized requests.

Individual hat attributes like tarp color and stitching style vary, sometimes wildly, not only from order to order that we receive from Brazil, but also often within the very same order, and sometimes within the very same box! Thus we can never say with any certainty what hat attributes will be in stock at any given time -- and that's even before you throw our different sizes into the mix!

Click here to view the paracord color chart.




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The Original Real Deal Brazil

  • $35.00

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