Originally Posted by Alter
I am surprised that you are taking such a strong stance against the hat; you have never struck me as the conformist sort. What's the issue?
I am actually a little torn in this -
1. when I was 19, I wore mostly gray denim work clothes (when I wasn't wearing a uniform), and I had a shaved head. so I can't say that my style of dress was any more conformist, or any less costumy.
2. Dressed2kill is so adamant about this particular hat, would be part of it. if he were, like some 19 year olds, dressed like a total idiot and wearing a court jester hat that he wouldn't give up, I would consider it a stage and not even bother to comment. D2k looks very good in his suits, with minor adjustments here and there, but the hat pushes him from a slightly overdressed young man to a costume, in my opinion.
3. D2k has a basically good look, he is thin, young, no major problems with him. if he were to work with what he has, he could look very nice - I feel very strongly that that hat is too big for him, in my opinion, it doesn't fit his head or body, and a little playing with it won't help. a nice newsboy cap could be just as non-conformist, but would look better on him. as strange as it may sound - a beret would probrably even look better on him, in my opinion, that that particular hat.
4. I have never liked the idea of young men in "serious" hats - just too hard to pull off, and it then takes away from the rest of the outfit -D2K's second picture, with the striped sb suit looked very good, without the hat. with it, he is a kid in a big hat, nobody will notice the rest of the look, I believe.