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

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

  1. Thin White Duke

    Thin White Duke Senior member

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    Of course you are.

    Just do you!

    My only advice is don't handle Panama hats by pinching them at the top-front of the crown. as you can crack the fibers, always handle them by the brims. Some panamas now have some reinforcement on the inside at the pinch points to counter this but it's still recommended to handle them by the brims.
     
  2. Munky

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    Phew! Thanks for this, Thin. I guess the point of hats is to wear them! [​IMG] Sincerely, Munky.
     
  3. Munky

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    Munky Senior member

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    I have just bought two more Christy's, fur felt, Fedoras. One, in light beige, is in their Knightsbridge range. The other is silver grey, in their Classic Fedora range. The Knightsbridge has a slightly narrower brim of the two and each looks different to the other.

    Here in the UK, summer is starting. It rarely gets very hot - 80 degrees would be a rarity. Our ordinary temperature in the summer is probably in the low to mid 70's, although nothing can be guaranteed.

    I plan to wear my hats in the summer. Today was our hottest day (and not very hot!), so far and one of them felt very comfortable and appropriate. I have to shield my eyes and I need to make sure I don't burn the top of my head. I had no sense of the hat being to warm for my head. I have a Panama for the odd day when it really is hot.

    I know that these things are subjective, but what are people's thoughts about wearing fur felt Fedoras in the summer months? I only wear casual clothes but look after them and my shoes! I came to hats via shoes.

    Yours, Munky.
     
  5. comrade

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  6. meister

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    Not appropriate = straw is the go in its wonderful myriad types.

    But saying that Aussies wear felt Akubras in the Outback and ditto in the CBD so what do I know?
     
  7. meister

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    Riding too high needs a stretch to drop it closer to your ears IMO.
     

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