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

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

  1. mr monty

    mr monty Senior member

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    Back in the day it was their attitude towards hats that allowed them to look good. The hat was not a novelty or part of a costume. The hat was staple part of a man's wardrobe.
     
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  2. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Life guards used to wear them when I was a kid, so they were "coo"l. They are actually quite practical but you won't see me with one. Bring on my Panama.....
     


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    mr monty Senior member

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    fedora made by Graham Thompson (Optimo Hat Co.)

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  4. FillW

    FillW Senior member

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    You can say that about just about anything you wear.

    I say you just have to "Go for it!". Like my man Tibor does.
     
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  5. mr monty

    mr monty Senior member

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    Optimo Hat Co. (made by Graham Thompson)
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  6. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Mr Monty....Do you wear those darker colors year-round or just in Fall/WInter?
     


  7. FillW

    FillW Senior member

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    I'll blow your minds and post a pic of my Stetson ten gallon cowboy hat next week. I don't have internet on the weekends. I also have a couple of other cowboy hats that look cool.

    I'll get a panama hat to wear this summer when I find one and can afford it. [​IMG]
     


  8. FillW

    FillW Senior member

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    I'll give you that- wearing a cowboy hat back here in the eastern U.S. will definitely be defined as being "costumey" (is that really a word?- lol).

    But if you're out west in the desert (Arizona etc) riding horses they fit right in and the fedoras and panama hats wouldn't look right.
     


  9. HansderHund

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    I was struggling for a better word than making up my own, so I went with costumey :D

    I agree that context is key, as it is for most things. I'll wear flat caps with jeans and fedoras with suits. I wear Panamas with all things summer. Though I'm sure it's a novelty to an extent, I simply don't feel it's any more so a novelty than something like a pocket square.

    I go out of my way not to be too over the top in anything I do (most of the time...) whether it's color, tie knots, hats, etc., so I think it works. If I'm wrong, and that could be so, I suppose I just don't care a whole lot.

    I'm sure we all see things across the boards that we thing are silly/unnecessary/juvenile/whatever, whether it's something that we don't understand in SW&D or #menswear bracelets, it exists and the rest of us just have to live with it.
     


  10. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  11. FillW

    FillW Senior member

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    What type of hat is that? A Panama hat?
     


  12. Ed Wiser

    Ed Wiser Active Member

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    That is a basic Panama hat.


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  13. meister

    meister Senior member

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    Just empirical but the major hat store in Sydney "Strand Hatters" in the famous Strand Arcade is a place I have visited for at least 10 years.

    One of the young blokes that works in there and who I have known since he started in there told me this summer they were run off their feet. A whole set of special order Fedoras in 40s styles are being introduced for winter.

    And Sydney is never really cold like NYC etc

    Look at the last Pitti show. That is the fashion driver.

    I rest my case.
     
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  14. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hats and caps have seen a huge increase in popularity since Boardwalk Empire came on the heals of the Americana workwear movement. There has been a steady stream of quality visuals showing men the various styles and looks. It encourages them to try a hat and gives them the added confidence to pull it off. It isn't just 'old guys" wearing them. And soon we will have the new Great Gatsby movie. Many scenes just wouldn't look right without a hat. And, they look pretty good.

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    > Must be at least 5'10 to wear a hat (in good style) is generally accepted rule (?)
     


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