when did the hat die?

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  1. limping_decorum

    limping_decorum Senior member

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    I wonder if there might be some correlation between the decline in hat-wearing and what I imagine (although I don't really know) have been gradually changing cultural norms regarding the washing and styling of men's hair.
    I went from having around 2 feet of hair to a #1 all over and I still won't wear a hat.

    Just a sort of funky feeling.
     


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    I wear a driving hat on weekly basis, i wish i hat money to afford some of these peices tho www.stilllifenyc.com
     


  3. caelte

    caelte Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've been wearing Kangols for years.

    The blocked hat ended with Kennedy. It was overnight.

    The past was over and a new time begun.

    We finally were free of the old. LOL
     


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    I wonder if there might be some correlation between the decline in hat-wearing and what I imagine (although I don't really know) have been gradually changing cultural norms regarding the washing and styling of men's hair.

    My main (only?) reason for not wearing hats is that my hair always looks strange when I take the hat off.
     


  5. LabelKing

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    Most traditional hat-wearers--cowboys, etc.-- seem to carry a small comb.

    They can be seen in the bathrooms adjusting their hair.
     


  6. Augusto86

    Augusto86 Sean Penn's Mexican love child

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    Was Eisenhower much of a hat man? I always picture him as bald, not hatted.
     


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    lawyerdad Senior member

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    My main (only?) reason for not wearing hats is that my hair always looks strange when I take the hat off.

    That was more or less my thinking. I can't say it's the only reason, but it's certainly one reason for me.
     


  8. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Pretty much everyone owns a couple of Fidel style military caps or Engineer's caps, and newsboy caps have been back for a while. In the proper hat category, Panamas and other fedoras have been worn casually by lots of guys for about five or size years now.
     


  9. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    My main (only?) reason for not wearing hats is that my hair always looks strange when I take the hat off.

    That has become a moot point for me, so I wear hats.
     


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    Was Eisenhower much of a hat man? I always picture him as bald, not hatted.

    I was actually going to bring that up as a counterpoint to the JFK Killed the Hat meme. More often than not I've seen Ike in pictures without a hat. Perhaps we should lay the charge on him.
     


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    Dragon Senior member

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    My main (only?) reason for not wearing hats is that my hair always looks strange when I take the hat off.

    +1 Also, nowhere to put it when I take it off.
     


  12. Ludeykrus

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    Pretty much everyone owns a couple of Fidel style military caps or Engineer's caps, and newsboy caps have been back for a while. In the proper hat category, Panamas and other fedoras have been worn casually by lots of guys for about five or size years now.

    Yep.

    I have a few flat caps and a handful of short-brimmed, flip-backed fedoras that I wear on a semi-normal basis. And yes....I have an OD military cap that gets worn a bit, too [​IMG]
     


  13. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Get a convertible. You'll find them indispensable whenever the sun is high and the top is open. I started with caps and graduated to straws and fedoras.
     


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    Get a convertible. You'll find them indispensable whenever the sun is high and the top is open. I started with caps and graduated to straws and fedoras.

    I have a car with both hard and soft tops but the hard top has yet to come off.
     


  15. Ludeykrus

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    I have a car with both hard and soft tops but the hard top has yet to come off.

    I couldn't imagine having a convertible without using the tops.

    I ride around year-round in my MR2 w/ the T-tops off and windows down. Freezing? No prob! Throw on the coat and scarf! [​IMG]
     


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