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

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

  1. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    Says he can't see hats looking good in most cases; posts archetypal example on blog. Ah, the irony. :nodding:
     


  2. mr monty

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

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    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).
     


  4. FillW

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


  5. mr monty

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    I agree, I should have said hats with brims?
     


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    Time for this?


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    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.
     
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  9. Gus

    Gus Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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  10. AdamWill

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    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...
     


  11. Gus

    Gus Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Agreed. Give him the costume, lighting and make-up and he won"t look so pastey.
     
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  13. Gus

    Gus Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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  14. Master Squirrel

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    Impersonating a US Postal critter?

    (The purchase of pith helmets makes up 46% of our national budget.) <-- I read it on the internet.
     
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    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:
     


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