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post #106 of 530
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Originally Posted by Sonny58 View Post

Why is this? Back in day when most men wore hats do you think only a small percentage of them pulled it off?

FWIW, I don't think the second guy looks that bad.

Back in the day it was their attitude towards hats that allowed them to look good. The hat was not a novelty or part of a costume. The hat was staple part of a man's wardrobe.
post #107 of 530
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Impersonating a US Postal critter?

(The purchase of pith helmets makes up 46% of our national budget.) <-- I read it on the internet.

Life guards used to wear them when I was a kid, so they were "coo"l. They are actually quite practical but you won't see me with one. Bring on my Panama.....
post #108 of 530
fedora made by Graham Thompson (Optimo Hat Co.)



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Time for this?

 

 

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 You can say that about just about anything you wear.

 

 I say you just have to "Go for it!". Like my man Tibor does.

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Optimo Hat Co. (made by Graham Thompson)

post #111 of 530
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Mr Monty....Do you wear those darker colors year-round or just in Fall/WInter?
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 I'll blow your minds and post a pic of my Stetson ten gallon cowboy hat next week. I don't have internet on the weekends. I also have a couple of other cowboy hats that look cool.

 

 I'll get a panama hat to wear this summer when I find one and can afford it. biggrin.gif

post #113 of 530
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post


Quoted in its entirety as I agree with everything in it. I wear hats to protect myself from the elements. I walk/use public transport to work (and I'm assuming Upr Crust does as well) and I need something to keep warm and dry. A stocking cap, to me, looks more ridiculous with a coat and tie than the most "costumey" of hats. Then again, I don't think a hat here is terribly rare, whether it's something traditional or a classic fedora.

Personally, a hat is about as necessary as a scarf or overcoat in terms of function. I am surprised that this thread lasted less than 24 hours before the debates started. satisfied.gif


 I'll give you that- wearing a cowboy hat back here in the eastern U.S. will definitely be defined as being "costumey" (is that really a word?- lol).

 

 But if you're out west in the desert (Arizona etc) riding horses they fit right in and the fedoras and panama hats wouldn't look right.

post #114 of 530
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 I'll give you that- wearing a cowboy hat back here in the eastern U.S. will definitely be defined as being "costumey" (is that really a word?- lol).

 But if you're out west in the desert (Arizona etc) riding horses they fit right in and the fedoras and panama hats wouldn't look right.

I was struggling for a better word than making up my own, so I went with costumey biggrin.gif

I agree that context is key, as it is for most things. I'll wear flat caps with jeans and fedoras with suits. I wear Panamas with all things summer. Though I'm sure it's a novelty to an extent, I simply don't feel it's any more so a novelty than something like a pocket square.

I go out of my way not to be too over the top in anything I do (most of the time...) whether it's color, tie knots, hats, etc., so I think it works. If I'm wrong, and that could be so, I suppose I just don't care a whole lot.

I'm sure we all see things across the boards that we thing are silly/unnecessary/juvenile/whatever, whether it's something that we don't understand in SW&D or #menswear bracelets, it exists and the rest of us just have to live with it.
post #115 of 530
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Vintage Hermes

post #116 of 530
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

 What type of hat is that? A Panama hat?

post #117 of 530
That is a basic Panama hat.


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post #118 of 530
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

Stated as opinion for the sake of conversation and discussion. We'll see if anyone here can right the ship for me...

Just empirical but the major hat store in Sydney "Strand Hatters" in the famous Strand Arcade is a place I have visited for at least 10 years.

One of the young blokes that works in there and who I have known since he started in there told me this summer they were run off their feet. A whole set of special order Fedoras in 40s styles are being introduced for winter.

And Sydney is never really cold like NYC etc

Look at the last Pitti show. That is the fashion driver.

I rest my case.
post #119 of 530
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Hats and caps have seen a huge increase in popularity since Boardwalk Empire came on the heals of the Americana workwear movement. There has been a steady stream of quality visuals showing men the various styles and looks. It encourages them to try a hat and gives them the added confidence to pull it off. It isn't just 'old guys" wearing them. And soon we will have the new Great Gatsby movie. Many scenes just wouldn't look right without a hat. And, they look pretty good.

post #120 of 530
> Must be at least 5'10 to wear a hat (in good style) is generally accepted rule (?)
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