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When is a hat acceptible?

TopHatChef

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Simple question, what hat for what occasion, and specifically, when does one wear a classic Panama Hat?
 

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Originally Posted by AlanC
When it's hot and not raining.
...and you need to be outside. There are also a few public indoor areas, such as hallways of apartment buildings, that are considered to be OK with regard to good manners.
 

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I wear a silk top hat to the grocery store and auto shop.
 

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When you are playing baseball -- and ONLY when you are playing baseball.

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Originally Posted by Twotone
When you are playing baseball -- and ONLY when you are playing baseball.

Twotone


You wear a Panama hat when playing baseball?
 

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A hat is acceptable outdoors or in some public indoor locations such as a hallway but must be removed when entering a private area or speaking to a lady. I wear hats six times a week. Wearing a hat is practical and stylish. I own 4 hats, all fedoras. A white one and a straw hat for the summertime, a charcoal casual one, and a brown formal one. Anytime I wear a jacket and a collared shirt I wear a hat. I have become accustomed to wearing one and enjoy wearing one just as a person becomes accustomed to always wearing a jacket. I would say that with something like a panama hat, as long as you are wearing a collared shirt it should look fine. http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/C...s_and_caps.htm
 

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When it is raining especially. It keeps the rain off my glasses and face.
 

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^Not a Panama (see OP), as the straw won't react well to the rain. If it's raining you want beaver felt.
 

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Originally Posted by AlanC
If it's raining you want beaver felt.


It's getting late, so I'm going to pass on that one.
 

acidboy

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whenever you damn feel like it, as long as its outdoors.
 

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Originally Posted by acidicboy
whenever you damn feel like it, as long as its outdoors.

I know it's not traditionally polite, but I think it's okay to wear your hat indoors sometimes.

I was once asked to take my sun hat off inside, which was perfectly reasonable... except they didn't give me anywhere to put it, so I had to sit with it on my lap during lunch.

If you're establishment is sophisticated enough to ask patrons to take off their hats indoors, it's sophisticated enough to have a hat rack at the door.
 

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I wouldn't wear a Panama hat, or a summer hat in general, after sunset...
 

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