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post #106 of 116
I wear hats all the time and most women respond very favourably to me on the street. I receive countless smiles from them. There is a language to wearing hats. If memory serves, it is as follows: Full front brim down = G-man, detective, serious, dramatic, mysterious, possibly threatening Front brim down on one side with hat cocked to side = Carefree, approachable, friendly Hat brim up and cocked up high = Easy-going, artsy/musician type a la Frank Sinatra (trilby) Women love when I wink and tip my hat to them. Try it! and watch the warm responses you'll get.
post #107 of 116
The other thread brought my attention to this one.

I think the easiest hat to pull off is a Panama Hat. I love them.
post #108 of 116
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Fine, I'll play:


Very nice but . . . but . . . but you're wearing a hat indoors! eek.gif

That's actually a serious point. I'm not sure whether to put it down to cause or effect but one of the biggest disincentives to wearing a hat now is that there is nowhere to put it when you go to a restaurant or the theater or whatever. I mean, really, when was the last time you say a hat check girl?
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This is really excellent. One of the most compelling uses of a hat I have ever seen. Most times, when people are wearing a hat, you look at them and say, "Hey, that guy is wearing a hat." But with this, my reaction was, 'Hey, that looks really good! . . . Oh, yeah, he's also wearing a hat." Brummell would have approved.
post #109 of 116
Hats need to be part of a cohesive whole. Fedoras don't work with jeans or when you're going without a jacket. And too few men take them off indoors, which turns it into an affected costume piece.
post #110 of 116
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This is really excellent. One of the most compelling uses of a hat I have ever seen. Most times, when people are wearing a hat, you look at them and say, "Hey, that guy is wearing a hat." But with this, my reaction was, 'Hey, that looks really good! . . . Oh, yeah, he's also wearing a hat." Brummell would have approved.

So, +1 to panama hats working easier than other styles. Still, I think Barims can pull off a hat very well, much better than most people.
post #111 of 116
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Originally Posted by Bounder View Post

Very nice but . . . but . . . but you're wearing a hat indoors! eek.gif

That's actually a serious point. I'm not sure whether to put it down to cause or effect but one of the biggest disincentives to wearing a hat now is that there is nowhere to put it when you go to a restaurant or the theater or whatever. I mean, really, when was the last time you say a hat check girl?
I dunno, it doesn't seem to be so bad. For served sit-down meals I usually look for another chair or space on the bench to set it down next to me; bars and other self-serve eateries don't require you to remove it at all (though tilting it back to expose more of your eyes is a plus, if you're in conversation). Theaters, etc. you can just hold it in your lap -- a true gentleman wouldn't eat a jumbo tub of popcorn with artificially-butter-flavored grease, anyway. If you really can't find an accommodation for it, you can put it at a rakish tilt commensurate to your displeasure with the establishment for not having any available hat space.

I really like Barim's style, but personally I prefer hats to be worn a bit lower on the head. To my taste he could go up 1/8 or even 1/4 size and be a bit sharper. However, the way he wears them is a commonly accepted style, so it's more preference than "wrong"ness.
post #112 of 116
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Hats need to be part of a cohesive whole. Fedoras don't work with jeans or when you're going without a jacket. And too few men take them off indoors, which turns it into an affected costume piece.



I agree with Sazerac.  When I see dudes walking around in jeans and a t-shirt and a fedora, they can't help but look like Ryan Gosling wannabes out for a starbucks run.  I don't know why hot girls dig these guys.

post #113 of 116
They usually aren't wearing fedoras, but silly hipster trilbys.
post #114 of 116

Right you are sir, my mistake.  Whenever I see someone rocking one, I always think of that line in Chris Rock's "No Sex in the Champagne Room":

 

"Take off that silly-ass hat"

post #115 of 116
Yes, I am certainly of the opinion that rounding up all those hats and burning them may be the best option. ESPECIALLY the ones in Trucker Plaid.
post #116 of 116
It's nice to see this serious topic resurrected

I should clarify, only one of those hats is actually in serious usage and only two were mine. This is my sole headgear, two years later:

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Based on a size 7/57 Stetson I tried on yesterday, I suspect my optimal size is around 59 and plan to purchase accordingly. The others were roughly size 58, I think

Many thanks for the compliments and feedback
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