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post #91 of 588
Says he can't see hats looking good in most cases; posts archetypal example on blog. Ah, the irony. nod[1].gif
post #92 of 588
This thread should have been only about fedoras (fedorae)? Caps take on a whole new meaning. Most cap wearing guys never wear hats.
Edited by mr monty - 4/12/13 at 9:14am
post #93 of 588
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Originally Posted by mr monty View Post

This thread should have been only about fedoras (fedorae)? Caps take on a whole new meaning. Most cap wearing guys never wear hats.

There's a huge range of hats that aren't Fedoras (and not a bit of disagreement over what exactly is, and is not, a Fedora).

post #94 of 588
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

Says he can't see hats looking good in most cases; posts archetypal example on blog. Ah, the irony. nod[1].gif


 OK, we get it- you don't like hats...

post #95 of 588
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Originally Posted by Calder View Post

There's a huge range of hats that aren't Fedoras (and not a bit of disagreement over what exactly is, and is not, a Fedora).

I agree, I should have said hats with brims?
post #96 of 588

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post #97 of 588

Time for this?

 

 

 

lefty

post #98 of 588
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.
post #99 of 588
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post #100 of 588

he...really does. the crown is twice as high as it ought to be.

 

One of the U.S. hat companies sells 'authentic' replicas of the fedora Harrison Ford wears for the Indiana Jones movies; the problem with this is that apparently Ford has a pretty oddly shaped head, the upshot being he needs a fedora with a very high crown just to look 'normal'. If someone with a normal sized hat wears the IJ fedora, they don't look remotely like Harrison Ford does wearing it; if you want that look, you absolutely shouldn't buy the 'authentic' hat. That photo reminds me of a few I've seen of people wearing the 'authentic' one, it might even be one of those...

post #101 of 588
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Pith helmet anyone?

post #102 of 588
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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.
Agreed. Give him the costume, lighting and make-up and he won"t look so pastey.
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post #104 of 588
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Pith helmet anyone?

Impersonating a US Postal critter?

(The purchase of pith helmets makes up 46% of our national budget.) <-- I read it on the internet.
post #105 of 588
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Originally Posted by upr_crust View Post

I only recently noted the creation of this thread. I wear hats in winter with formal overcoats as a matter of course, out of necessity (I am bald, and New York winters are cold), and out of a sense of style (the look of a man wearing a suit, a proper overcoat, and a baseball cap is just stupid - and knit caps, as practical as they are, look horrible on me).

Is the look "retro" - yes, undoubtedly.

Do I care? Not very much

Do I look good? I believe that I do.

Is it "costume-y"? I own several fedoras, none of which, I believe, are so outside of the realm of current menswear to look "costume-y", IMHO. I do own a Homburg, which even on its best days (worn with a dark grey Chesterfield topcoat) is costume-y. I accept this, as I believe that, as out-of-touch with current menswear as it may be, I still like it.

Not everyone's face is suited to wear a fedora or other "proper" hat, nor does everyone's general mien work with the look, but for those of us who can wear a hat, there is no better frame for one's face, and it gives one an extra dose of "presence".

FYI - For those of you who are interested, women very much like seeing men in hats - I've been complimented by women on this fact many times.

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
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