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post #16 of 41
I never have, just have seen people call it that in the past. I think its a southern thing

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I always referred to it as a Tobaggan too.
post #17 of 41
It must be. I was born and raised in Virginia. I now live in Upstate NY and a tobaggan is a sled to people around here.
post #18 of 41
That is a nice Borsalino. That is what type of hat I was refering to as a flat cap. Very nice indeed!
post #19 of 41
Is it just me, or do anyone else's ears get colder much more than the rest of the head? As long as my ears are warm I'm fine, and I don't see how a flat cap or fedora is going to get that done.
post #20 of 41
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On a side note, has anyone ever heard this referred to as a "Toboggan hat" instead of a beanie?

We always called them "boggans" growing up. In fact, that's what I still call them. Sometimes they would be called "toboggans". I never heard them called "beanies".
post #21 of 41
letmebefell, I have the precise same problem.

I never wear a hat at all, but am seriously considering one-- thrice I have seriously feared frostbite, when my ears have lost all surface sensation and hurt badly.

Thus my only purpose in a hat, is to keep my ears warm while being more stylish than muffs.



I'm looking at three options:


swedish sheepskin hat

fur fedora (found it used on craigslist, vintage; but think it might only look good on a woman...)

bomber/trooper hat
ushanka
(very similar; it seems that trooper hats sit lower at the back of the neck, and always have fur on the inside brim+flaps and leather on the outside, whereas an ushanka might be entirely fur)






Anyone have thoughts on either of these?

In the realm of a trooper hat or an ushanka, I'm concerned that it could be ridiculously large and poofy; but perhaps I just need to seek out a squatter, trimmer design. Or maybe they do in fact look good? I so very rarely see them worn, or just haven't noticed.
post #22 of 41
I have a genuine Basque beret I wear in colder times.
post #23 of 41
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Is it just me, or do anyone else's ears get colder much more than the rest of the head? As long as my ears are warm I'm fine, and I don't see how a flat cap or fedora is going to get that done.

A lot of body heat escapes from the head. Keep the head warm in cold weather and the body regulates its warmth better. When the body is cold, it is my understanding that it regulates blood flow keeping nearer the body core to protect vital organs, therefore your extremities fingers, toes, ears, will have get cold.

Now, I don't stand around outside in the middle of February in Chicago much, but I do notice with a hat, I am warmer. Perhaps someone with knowledge in human physiology can explain this phenomena better than I.
post #24 of 41
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I have a genuine Basque beret I wear in colder times.
May I ask where you bought it? I'm considering ordering one from here:http://home.blarg.net/~rgphoto/2004/basqueberet.htm but he only has black available.
post #25 of 41
Also consider a beret.
post #26 of 41
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Also consider a beret.

Here is where I shop for mine:

http://www.villagehatshop.com/berets.html
post #27 of 41
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Fedora.

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Nah, i am just 23 its to young for fedora. Besides i live in small town, people around won't understand...

Fedora. Hell, I wore them when younger than you.
post #28 of 41
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Here is where I shop for mine:

http://www.villagehatshop.com/berets.html

Yes, that is where I got mine. It's made in Spain.
post #29 of 41
Fedora for when you wear a suit. I'm 36, and it adds a certain gravitas to my otherwise boyish face.

When dressed casually, a tweed or felt driving cap.

Steve
post #30 of 41
Ivy cap - in plaid, herringbone, corduroy...

something like this
http://www.villagehatshop.com/jaxon_...aid_olive.html

I agree that 23 is too young for a regular fedora btw. 33 is too young too IMO
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