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Can you pull off a hat (i.e fedora) ever??

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Yamas, May 4, 2009.

  1. yachtie

    yachtie Senior member

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    All the time- There's a little gap in spring and fall when I don't wear a hat ( not too cool, not too hot.) I've been wearing fedoras/straws since my late teens so I really don't understand the issue you all seem to be having wearing one. [​IMG]
     


  2. GuidoWongolini

    GuidoWongolini Senior member

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    Ask yourself this question:

    "Am I Phat Guido?"

    If the answer is no, don't bother trying.

    - easy tigahhhh

    Yes. In fact, my challenge now is discovering which hats I can't wear
    - you da man

    I'd add "am I barmis, Labelking, or Man of Kent" to that.

    Regrettably, some people just look stupid in fedoras. I am one of them.

    +1

    FWIW I started wearing hats when it rained as I think a water resistant (or proof) coat & hat is safe than walking through crowds with an umbrella. Being in Australia, we are always reminded about skin cancer etc. so hats are necessary.

    Now I feel naked when I don't wear or have a hat nearby..

    So what I'm saying is, a hat is worn as a functional piece then it dose not come off as a costume.
     


  3. Marcus Brody

    Marcus Brody Senior member

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    I wear one fairly regularly. Most often either a grey felt fedora, or a straw panama (very fedora shaped) in the summer. I wear former much more regularly than the latter, as in the summer I more often go hatless with sunglasses.

    I also have a brown, waxed-cotton, shorter brimmed hat that is somewhere between a fedora and a trilby that I wear with more casual, almost workwear stuff.
     


  4. PandArts

    PandArts Senior member

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    I recently bought one and love the look...I just need the right suit for it [​IMG]
     


  5. Crane's

    Crane's Senior member

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    I own and wear on a regular basis anything from a ball cap, to a stingy brim bowler to a Tilley and back to a typical western style hat with ease. It's not so much what to wear one with but rather the attitude of the wearer. If it's treated like another typical daily wear item then it's easy to pull off. If you think it's part of costume or have an otherwise bad attitude towards a hat then no matter what you wear or how you act it just won't work.
     


  6. barims

    barims Senior member

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    Have you tried a ten-gallon cowboy hat yet?

    Sure:

    [​IMG]

    Too much? Couldn't think of an ensemble to go with it

    (Such a hat would be perfect for a party I'm attending in a month, but the vintage shopping scene in London is totally shoddy, and eBay may take too long)

    I'd add "am I barmis, Labelking, or Man of Kent" to that.

    Regrettably, some people just look stupid in fedoras. I am one of them.


    Thanks and +1, though I'd add our infrequent poster, Mr. Claymore, and Parker. Have you posted a (non-flat cap) hat picture before? I can see you in a tweed, short-brimmed trilby for some reason

    Only you and Junior Brown can pull that off

    [​IMG]


    +1. Such a style

    PG, you da man
     


  7. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Senior member

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    Yes- currently have a pair of beaver felt fedors- a new straw fedora/trilby and a panama.
     


  8. SlamMan

    SlamMan Senior member

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    I'd love a Panama on a hot summer day but unfortunately I look like a complete asshole in anything other than a baseball cap.
     


  9. gdl203

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    I'm not 60 just yet
     


  10. yachtie

    yachtie Senior member

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    I'm not 60 just yet
    Neither am I. [​IMG]
     


  11. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    I've got 2 beaver fedoras and a Montecristi Panama. I wear the beavers in the cold and rain, the Panama when it's hot and I'm wearing a summer suit. If you have to ask if you can pull it off, you can't. You have to wear it with confidence and a lack of self-consciousness. I notice more and more men wearing fedoras with business attire.
     


  12. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    I wear a hat whenever I am going to be out and about in the elements for any length of time (exception: walks on warm summer evenings and nights). For some years I wore fedoras quite a bit but eventually decided they seemed a bit on the costume-y side. Ironically, the first, "Hat" issue of the ill-fated Classic Style had a big influence on my decreased use of hats. Most of the guys wearing them just looked like costume enthusiasts to me.

    I will wear them when circumstances demand it. Just this morning I walked home a couple of miles after dropping my car off for servicing, and I did wear a very battered outdoorsy fedora for sun protection. (I thought it was a bit too cool this morning for a Panama.)

    I wear hats a lot less now that I no longer have dogs to walk, my wife's elliptical machine having replaced walking to a large extent as a source of exercise.
     


  13. ManofKent

    ManofKent Senior member

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    I'd add "am I barmis, Labelking, or Man of Kent" to that.

    Regrettably, some people just look stupid in fedoras. I am one of them.


    Thanks!

    A hat's like any clothing - if you don't feel reasonably confident in your clothing it looks odd. I suspect most posters would look fine once they found the right crown height and brim width (I look terrible in narrower brims).
     


  14. Cas Ruffin

    Cas Ruffin Senior member

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    It just doesn't work with my size head.
     


  15. greekonomist

    greekonomist Senior member

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    I'd like to try it, but I have no idea how to choose an appropriate style.

    I also suspect it would end up sitting in my closet.
     


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