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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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    Sadly I doubt it.

    From dictionary.com ...

    Costume.

    - noun
    1.
    a style of dress, including accessories and hairdos, especially that peculiar to a nation, region, group, or historical period.
    2.
    dress or garb characteristic of another period, place, person, etc., as worn on the stage or at balls.
    3.
    fashion of dress appropriate to a particular occasion or season: dancing costume; winter costume.
    4.
    a set of garments, especially women's garments, selected for wear at a single time; outfit; ensemble.

    That's all I have to say on it. Rather than debate this bollocks I'd much rather see more pictures of dapper fellas looking comfortable in their titfers.
     
  2. meister

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    Beautiful but you won't be seeing that quality anytime soon.
     
  3. lefty

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    For those a little tight on space. Philippe Starck's 'Chapeau' table lamp.

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  4. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ^^^Love that lamp...
     
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    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    +1 remind the hat check folks how to handle your hat and watch where they place your hat.
     
  9. mr monty

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    Borsalino I got on sale about 10 years ago from Saks. Not high quality, but perfect for foul weather

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  10. AdamWill

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    oh hey, hat brush tip - it's very hard to buy a hat brush these days, and when you can they tend to be ridiculously overpriced. All you really need is a brush with the softest bristles you can manage. I use a fine 'Kiwi' brand horsehair shoe brush, bought off the shelf at the grocery store for about three bucks :)
     
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  11. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  15. AdamWill

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    I seriously need to play a tennis match in that outfit.
     
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    For some context: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cavanagh_(hatter)

    "Al Webb (b. February 15, 1920), who joined the company after the Second World War, was by 1961 Vice President of Sales for the Hat Corporation of America.[5] Like J. Garvan Cavanagh, he was a close personal friend of John F. Kennedy, whose dislike of wearing hats had led to a downfall in hat sales.[4][5] At a 1961 PT reunion in Washington, DC, Webb accused his friend of having ruined the American hat industry, and in response, Kennedy began carrying a hat around with him with the Cavanagh Hats label clearly visible.[5] The first incidence of this was when Kennedy met with Dwight D. Eisenhower on April 22, 1961, at Camp David.[5]"
     
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  17. FillW

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    I need to find a place near Baltimore, Md. that sells nice Panama or Fedora hats etc. I found a few hats at local Macy's but they looked like the hats Frank Sinatra used to wear. Those would not be my style.

    I can understand why the guy (earlier in the thread) wanted to be convinced to start wearing hats. Not many young people wear many hats besides the ubiquitous baseball cap in all it's configurations. His peers would probably look at him funny but I think he would still look great.
     
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  18. AdamWill

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    fillw: A bit of Googling throws up:

    http://www.hiphats.com/

    I have absolutely no experience with 'em, but they hit several of the good points for hat shopping - they've been around forever, and they manufacture hats themselves. Probably worth a shot. They seem to have a decent range of panamas, fedoras, homburgs and derbies.
     
  19. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Brooks Brother straw boater

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    Adam Will: Thanks! I'll check them out soon!
     

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