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Experienced hat wearers: The risk of a hat falling off in the wind

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Interface, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Interface

    Interface Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2008
    I'm thinking about getting myself a nice hat. But on the other hand, I don't want to look stupid when the hat falls off in the wind, requiring me to chase it like an idiot. So my question is: How likely is this to happen? Maybe it's just a myth that this tends to happen more often for hats than for other kinds of headwear? Any comments on this, especially from regular and experienced hat wearers, would be appreciated.

  2. musicguy

    musicguy Senior member

    Oct 1, 2008
    Santiago de Chile
    I always figured this happened when the hat was too big for my head.
  3. DredgersUnion

    DredgersUnion Member

    Dec 21, 2010
    Cleveland Ohio
    The wind isn't really an issue as long as the brim is small... I've been wearing a good old "stingy" brim pork pie (both wool and straw) everyday for years, and have never had this happen once.

    Keep the brim under 1 1/2". 1" is the best.

    You can find this one at www.dredgersunion.com

    Made in the USA... 100% wool, $67

  4. N. McKay

    N. McKay Well-Known Member

    Apr 29, 2006
    It's not something I've had a lot of trouble with. It's usually enough to make a small adjustment to my hat and/or cant my head slightly so that the wind acts on top of the brim (to hold it on my head) rather than under the brim (tending to lift it off).
  5. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

    Sep 16, 2007

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