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Boogie

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Let's chat about hats [Smile] 🎩

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Originally posted by Brenda Clough:

We can almost pinpoint the moment in time when hats for men fell out of fashion. It was January 1960, when John Kennedy went to his inauguration without a hat. I can just remember my father's fedora, but I cannot remember him ever wearing it. These days men will wear baseball caps (and Stetsons but only if you're Texan) but that's about it.

My Dad (born in 1922) wore a beret!

Of course, men never wore hats indoors. It wasn't a class thing, it was a manners thing, as ingrained as saying 'thank you' [Smile]

I love woolly berets in the winter but I soon get uncomfortable in a hat unless it's really cold. I suit a hat very well, but never wear them to weddings, they give you 'hat head hair' yuk.

My husband has long hair and hates it flying about in the wind so he always wears a baseball hat outdoors.

What are your hat preferences?

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Sipech
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My preference is for flat caps, though I will occasionally wear a thinsulate-layered woolly hat if I'm going mountain climbing in the winter.

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I have a woolly hat for winter (I don't have this thing called hair upon my head).

I have a Panama straw hat for summer.

I have a black fedora for formal occasions (I think I've worn it once in about four years.....).

I have a proper steam engine-driver's 'greasetop' cap from my days a few years ago firing/driving on one of the Great Little Trains Of Wales.

I have a Russian fur hat (not a ushanka, which has ear flaps) for very icy winters, which in our case recently we have not had.

My Old Dad often wore a trilby, and very smart and dashing he looked, too.

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i have an aversion to the sun in my eyes, so often wear a baseball cap. For holidays in more consistently sunny places I have a hat i don't know how to name or describe, but it looks like this

in Winter, due to my short hair and prominent ears, i often wear a beanie hat when outdoors

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Balding heads require coverage. And then we have winter. Tilley hats are a Cdn institution. Brimmed all around and fine when things get wet. I have 3. Also a couple of fedoras. I got a lightweight Outdoor Research ball hat for summer activity. Best one of those I have ever had. We have real winter here so I have about 20 toques. I also have 2 berets, one in Nova Scotia tartan and one burgandy I picked up in Melk, Austria (monastery there is way cool). Berets are good for cool cloudy days where the UV might still burn the scalp.
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Just please don't wear them indoors (assuming we're not talking about a kippah here).

The other night at the opera I sat behind a man who (a) wore a baseball cap, and (b) constantly moved his head. I leaned over and politely asked him to remove it; he did, but it went back on as soon as the act ended. When he hadn't taken it off as the music started, I gently reminded him. "I haven't forgotten," he said, sulkily, and removed it again. Put it on the list of things I Just Don't Get.

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My wife made me get a hat to shield my bald patch from the sun.

She approved my choice.

When I wore it, she said that I looked silly.

Last Monday we were out and I accidentally laid it down and lost it. Is there a message in that?

[ 31. August 2017, 15:32: Message edited by: Baptist Trainfan ]

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quote:
Originally posted by Baptist Trainfan:
My wife made me get a hat to shield my bald patch from the sun.

She approved my choice.

When I wore it, she said that I looked silly.

Last Monday we were out and I accidentally laid it down and lost it. Is there a message in that?

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I have a "Tilley" which I wear even in the Canadian winter (up north it can be blindingly bright), although it's actually from Mountain Equipment Co-op (says he establishing his granola bona fides). I also have a dark olive green waxed cotton wide brimmed 'outback' hat. Both hats are, I think, indestructible, and, most unlikely, do not make me look like a pin head. I don't wear them all the time, but love them.
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I LOVE hats!
I've all sorts, but my current fave is a v-porkpie.

ETA:Tilley's are not just for Canadians. I've one that is my go to hiking and outdoor hat.

[ 31. August 2017, 15:58: Message edited by: lilBuddha ]

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quote:
Originally posted by Baptist Trainfan:
My wife made me get a hat to shield my bald patch from the sun.

She approved my choice.

When I wore it, she said that I looked silly.

Last Monday we were out and I accidentally laid it down and lost it. Is there a message in that?

Speaking of no win hat situations, we used to have a receptionist at my office who would either (a) make fun of you for not wearing a hat if it was cold outside, or (b) make fun of your hat hair when you wore a hat because it was cold outside.

And she wondered why everyone always tried to sneak by her desk without saying "hello" in the morning. [Roll Eyes]

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My DOD (Dear Old Dad) was a farmer and wore a tweedy flat cap every day of his working life. Unfortunately this meant he had a tanned weather-beaten face but a distinct line across his half tanned/half pale forehead. All our more formal family photos of weddings and the like feature the two-tone effect! Looking at this pictures now it reminds my brother and I just what long hours he worked outside.

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I'll wear a baseball cap most days that I wear a hat. Occasionally I'll wear a fedora or flat cap. I almost never wear a beanie unless a cold front is coming in because I find that it helps reduce the frequency of weather induced migraines.
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Pangolin Guerre
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Just to clarify, is a "beanie" what a Canadian would call a "toque"?
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Uncle Pete

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I wear hats. Baldies tend to do that. I have black fedora type hats, 2 black, 1 summer weight (not worn this year as we have had no summer) and 1 autumn/spring weight. Several baseball caps (I grab one every spring and wear it until autumn, then wash it and put it away), an ancient Tilley™, several wide-brimmed hats, a white cricket cap, and one like Kipper's but bought at the dollar store ($1.99 + GST IIRC). Oh, and a Beaver Scout type hat, bought in England last month to replace that in my lost luggage. Toques innumerable, usually just grab the first one I see.

[forgot toques)

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quote:
Originally posted by Pangolin Guerre:
Just to clarify, is a "beanie" what a Canadian would call a "toque"?

beanie beanie beanie beanie.
Which one of them is a toque?

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The 4th one is a beanie. The first and second ones are toques. It is knitted, it covers your ears, worn in winter.

While we're at it, in Saskatchewan a bunnyhug is a hoodie.

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I can knit hats like gee golly whiz. I never wear them, however. I keep on thinking about it, knitting them, even buying them, but I never wear them. I don't like the way the wind tries to pull them off. And the hair-squashing effect, unpleasant. I wear my bike helmet when I cycle, however, and it actually saved my life once when I slipped on ice.

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Oh hats!
The bane of my life because I love them but they don't love me.....
It took three of my four daughters' weddings before I got to grips with what suited me in dress hats.

I also have the problem that adult hats do not fit me as my head is child sized and I have to sneak into the children's departments of stores to look for anything appropriate which to be honest I hardly ever find!

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"Toque hair" is a thing. Flattened. Desirable in 1972. Not so much since.
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I had to go and check the hat-rack, and the result is:
  • 1 panama-style straw
  • 2 black authentic French berets -- 2 because I thought I had lost one
  • 1 canvas beach hat, decorated with patches from various parks (belongs to my son)
  • 3 light-weight knitted caps -- not deep enuf to be tocques, too deep to be beanies, but just right for my head
  • 2 baseball style caps WHICH I NEVER WEAR
  • I think that's the lot
I wear either a beret or a knit cap during the cold season, and (sometimes) the panama on hot, sunny days.
But, really, I'm bare-headed at heart.

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I had to go and check the hat-rack, and the result is:
  • 1 panama-style straw
  • 2 black authentic French berets -- 2 because I thought I had lost one
  • 1 canvas beach hat, decorated with patches from various parks (belongs to my son)
  • 3 light-weight knitted caps -- not deep enuf to be tocques, too deep to be beanies, but just right for my head
  • 2 baseball style caps WHICH I NEVER WEAR
  • I think that's the lot
I wear either a beret or a knit cap during the cold season, and (sometimes) the panama on hot, sunny days.
But, really, I'm bare-headed at heart.

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I find that, in general, hats do not look good on me. Or, to be more fair, the hats look fine, but I look a little odd. Nevertheless, I have some.

I was recently gifted a fedora, which I am saving for Autumn/Spring business wear.

I have several baseball caps that I randomly select from, for casual or yard-work use.

I have a waterproof beret that is carried in the pocket of my raincoat (or, in winter, my winter coat) for emergency use in the event that I am caught in the rain without an umbrella (if this thread were about umbrellas, I would have more to say--very picky about my umbrellas)(and then there are canes...but that would be a separate thread, too).

And I have a couple of snug knit caps for the winter. One of which was made for me by my grandmother. To put that in perspective, she died 30 years ago.

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Pangolin Guerre
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quote:
Originally posted by lilBuddha:
quote:
Originally posted by Pangolin Guerre:
Just to clarify, is a "beanie" what a Canadian would call a "toque"?

beanie beanie beanie
beanie.
Which one of them is a toque?

Lol.... ##1,2, more or less. A toque is a little more angular, perhaps, but same basic idea.I would look silly wearing #3.
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Miss Amanda wears a toque (and a very attractive one it is, too) as did Her Late Majesty, Mary of Teck.

I have a couple of dark hats to wear to work in winter - a borsolino and a fedora. Then a panama for summer. More casual ones to wear at the weekends, and one for gardening. Never outdoors for more than a few moments without one. They keep the head warm in winter and safe from the sun in summer. And to pick up Rossweisse's post, the only indoor wear a man's hat should get (apart from dressing) ins in a building lobby or lift, in a shop, and so forth. Neve in an office and of course not at the opera.

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I used to enjoy my deerstalker - a very practical hat - until my brother in law said it made me look like a Tory, and I couldn't stomach that. Currently I favour a floppy tweed hat which is also very practical, though it's like a bus pass, proving that you must be over 60. For summer I wear a straw hat, known to some as a geezer hat, which is inelegant and unflattering but works very well. (There's a great hat shop in Provincetown on Cape Cod, called Mad as a Hatter, where I've found good hats).

Vaguely on the topic, I saw a man in the hospital last week very sharply dressed in a suit, white shirt and tie, with a perfect homburg hat on top. I realised what was going on when he headed for the chemo suite - he had no hair, and was making the most of it. You see a lot of funny hats in that place.

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I have a true Panama, a Tilley, two leather wide-brim hats somewhat redolent of Crocodile Dundee, a cotton hat in roughly the same vein, and about 7 flat caps, some wool and some linen, some smooth and some stitched of multiple wedges.

We won't even start on the number and variety of hats that Josephine has.

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I did briefly have a Fedora, I quite liked the look it gave me, but the bloody thing blew off in the Buy and Queue car park and I never got around to replacing it.

Opportunities for wearing are limited anyway; it's no use on a long walk (where I use a Tilley type hat or woolly thing depending on time of year), on the bike it'd blow off even if I wasn't wearing a helmet so it doesn't really leave much.

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I love hats. I wore one like this to my wedding (a) because I looked damn cute in it and (b) because my dress was already on the voluminous side and I thought a big floaty drifty veil would look like I had been involved in an accident with a dry ice machine.

I never go out in the winter without a hat. I lost my previous favourite one (sniff) and several others got eaten during the dreaded moth apocalypse of 2016 (sniff again) but my mother inexplicably has run out of craft projects for the first time in about forty years, so has been commissioned to knit a new one. I freeze otherwise.

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I've got a fez - mergency purchase in the Middle East when the sun was so bright.

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My favorite hat was bought in the company of Ye Olde Motherboarde and the Blessed KenWritez at the International Shipmeet in 2003. It's a wide brimmed hat woven of some soft grass-type fiber, and one of the few hats I've ever had that actually fit my head. We were going horseback riding the following day, and MoBo convinced me that a hat would be good in the bright sun. We were, after all, closer to the sun in those Colorado mountains than I typically am at twelve feet above sea level at home! This is the hat that goes to the beach and on sunny outings.

There are other hats, too. As I looked at the place where hats are kept, I found one I had completely forgotten about! Purple crushed velvet, reminiscent of the roaring twenties...or something. I also have a wild orange, yellow and black sombrero which is for fun only. And the previous beach hat is a pink cotton wide brimmed floppy hat. Daughter-Unit also crocheted several cute hats (and scarves) for me. We seldom get a day that is cold enough to use them.

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Function beats style.

Are the most nonfunctional hats the bishop mitres. Does nothing church hat go out of fashion?

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quote:
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I have a true Panama,

Fun fact: true Panama hats are made in Ecuador. The best, Montecristo superfinos, can cost in the thousands.

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If it's not here soon, I might be done
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Sorry, montechristi

[ 01. September 2017, 15:10: Message edited by: lilBuddha ]

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So goodnight moon, I want the sun
If it's not here soon, I might be done
No it won't be too soon 'til I say goodnight moon

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quote:
Originally posted by lilBuddha:
quote:
Originally posted by mousethief:
I have a true Panama,

Fun fact: true Panama hats are made in Ecuador. The best, Montecristo superfinos, can cost in the thousands.
True. This is actually my second Panama. The first got kinda gross from sweat and eventually thrown away. But both were made in Ecuador. I don't buy hats that cost into the thousands (unless we're taking yen). Bet they're nice though.

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Bishops' mitres are supposed to make the Bishop look Tall, Imposing, and Impressive, but they don't always work, especially if your Bishop is of the Economy Size...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kipohuNH3E

(An otherwise quite seemly Ascension Day Eucharist in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sweden, complete with incense).

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Piglet
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I don't possess any hats. This is because (a) I've never really seen one in which I didn't look quite ridiculous; and (b) I suffer so badly from Post-Hat Hair Syndrome that I still feel as if I'm wearing it several hours after I've taken it off.

My sister tried to persuade me to wear a fascinator for one of her children's weddings but when I tried it on, D. took one look at me, burst out laughing and said it made me look like my granny (1901-1991).

That was the end of that experiment ... [Killing me]

I quite fancy a Paddington hat; they look marginally less uncomfortable than most, but I've never seen one in the shops, and I have a rather large head, so I probably wouldn't be able to get one to fit anyway.

[ 01. September 2017, 18:20: Message edited by: Piglet ]

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Bishops Finger
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The 'Paddington Hat' is actually quite fetching, and looks as though it could adapt itself to various sizes of head, IYSWIM.

Have you access to a skilled milliner?

IJ

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Lamb Chopped
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I need a hat desperately. The one I have which fits is the Vietnamese pointy hat, and that's because it would fit anything, including an elephant. My head is literally 2 standard deviations off the norm (weirdo heads run the family) and I can never find a hat off the rack. [Waterworks]

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If you would like a knitted hat, pm me.

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lilBuddha
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quote:
Originally posted by Bishops Finger:
The 'Paddington Hat' is actually quite fetching, and looks as though it could adapt itself to various sizes of head, IYSWIM.

Have you access to a skilled milliner?

IJ

Given the floppy nature of the hat, I am not sure a milliner would be needed. There are Paddington hat patterns online, adopting one to proper size should not be difficult.

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