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Men's Hats: A Discussion Thread, Questions, Opinions, Suggestions...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GusW, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. Ianiceman

    Ianiceman Senior member

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    Yeah there are some scenes at the end of Quantum of Solace with the native women wearing conspicuously small bowler hats perched on their heads.
     


  2. lefty

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    Still do.

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  3. TTO

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    PSG asked me to post some of my hat fits, so here they are...
    Summer Hats.

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    Winter hats & caps tomorrow maybe?
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  4. Tibor

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    I do not wear Morning Dress specifically for Breakfast, I wear Morning Dress routinley because I love formalizing daily activties, it helps me make the day more poetic. I can not speak for "The Spectre" because I do not know the chap, but the reason I take such great personal offense to the words "costume", is to me, a costume in American-English means pretend, playing dress up, something that is fake. My style is a direct expression of my thoughts, virtues, and ideals. When you say my style is a costume you are saying the expression of my principles are a facade and I am a man of no substance, only a pretend image. You may see me as whining but I find it a matter of principle to represent and defend what I stand for with full conviction.
     
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  5. TTO

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  6. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    TTO - I knew you would come through with great pics. :fistbump:
     


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    Great thread! I'd love to learn how to wear hats. Choosing the right one is tough. I've looked for quite a few years and so far only I've only found caps that look right.

    I'd love to find a wide brimmed hat for the summer. I thinking shielding the face and eyes from the sun is important.
     


  9. GusW

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  11. TTO

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    Winter hats & caps.

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  12. GusW

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    I just ordered a bowler - thanks for those shots. You may have just given me the confidence to wear it.
     


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    As a 28 year old who has started to lose his hair I'm inclined to start looking and learning about hats. Living in Calgary we get cold winters but also a lot of sun year round so both of the above reasons to wear hats definitely hold weight for me. This thread has started to provide some basics, and the pictures are handy for sure(thanks TTO) but I feel like there's a wealth of hat knowledge that I need to learn before starting to invest and I'm not sure where to look.

    How do I know what hats are suitable for what situations or what to wear in different seasons?
    How do you figure out sizing, the circumference is one thing but I'm sure there are other dimensions at play, AdamWill mentioned crown height in post 101?
    Do certain hats lend themselves better to certain head shapes?(as per crusty's comment above)
    What tones/colours are best for hats to make them versatile with your wardrobe?
     


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