The HAT thread

I get it, Shooey. I wear hats that suit my face and wardrobe too. But while we overlap in suits, jackets, trousers, coats and shoos, the same cannot be said for headwear, except for cowboy hats, and I don’t wear those in public. Well, there was this time in Key West where I found a white cowboy hat sitting on top of a parking metre and snatched it up as I walked by and wore it for the rest of the trip and took it home and used it as a summer work hat for a number of years. Chuck Norris’ brother complimented me on it but he was homeless and played the bongos all day.

This guy looks good in a pork pie hat. Horses for courses & YMMV. Why?

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Because he is a handsome, slender, youthful elder. His wardrobe. Beard but not a lumberjack or neckbeard. He most likely can pull off anything. Doesn’t look like a costume.

OTOH, this is a fail for all the above reasons in opposite.

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One looks good, 2 are shite and I’m on the fence with 1.


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Thanks for your post Thruth Thruth , l much appreciate it. You get it.

No.

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If I wore one I’d look like this.


Yeah, fedoras are a funny thing, they can look daggy if you don't find the right one. I don't have any felt fedoras, why?.....because they make me look silly, however l did try one on last year where l looked great, but haven't been able to find it again.

Stingy brim trilby's don't work for me either (too small for my face), but they work for trim blokes.




Something similar is on my list soon.

What l don't like is the implication that hat wearers are eccentric. Eccentric can mean strange, and that is a terribly negative word. I may be a highly unusual man, but l am certainly not strange. Is everyone who wears a hat a weirdo? Such silly talk.

Two 20 year old girls walked past me the other day. They were the type that would laugh at you if you were my age, but they saw my homburg and bespoke tailoring and thought...."heck, this guy is like the bloody Godfather....he knows how to dress....he's one serious dude". You could see it in their faces. That is the thing, do it right and it has a powerful effect. That homburg cuts such a dashing manly figure. Now.,..if l wore a daggy fedora those girls would have probably laughed at me thinking `silly old fart'. The hat completes the look, a very powerful item.

Wore the boater on a walk a few months ago. Was in really high spirits and chatty. Got talking to a girl, and she complimented me on the hat. See...it is how you pair it and how you feel wearing it. I said to her.....certainly better than wearing those boring baseball caps everyone wears....it is fun to wear something different. I'd die of bordem if l wore what everyone else wore all the time.

When l was in the tram in my overcoat and homburg the other day, who did all the people go over to talk to or ask question?....Me. Why? It is mainly the hat. The homburg is the big daddy hat.

Just be you, tell people the truth (Thruth), and don't give a rat's backside what anyone thinks, because most people who poo poo hats are full of male cow poo.
 
Thanks for your post Thruth Thruth , l much appreciate it. You get it.




Yeah, fedoras are a funny thing, they can look daggy if you don't find the right one. I don't have any felt fedoras, why?.....because they make me look silly, however l did try one on last year where l looked great, but haven't been able to find it again.

Stingy brim trilby's don't work for me either (too small for my face), but they work for trim blokes.






Something similar is on my list soon.

What l don't like is the implication that hat wearers are eccentric. Eccentric can mean strange, and that is a terribly negative word. I may be a highly unusual man, but l am certainly not strange. Is everyone who wears a hat a weirdo? Such silly talk.

Two 20 year old girls walked past me the other day. They were the type that would laugh at you if you were my age, but they saw my homburg and bespoke tailoring and thought...."heck, this guy is like the bloody Godfather....he knows how to dress....he's one serious dude". You could see it in their faces. That is the thing, do it right and it has a powerful effect. That homburg cuts such a dashing manly figure. Now.,..if l wore a daggy fedora those girls would have probably laughed at me thinking `silly old fart'. The hat completes the look, a very powerful item.

Wore the boater on a walk a few months ago. Was in really high spirits and chatty. Got talking to a girl, and she complimented me on the hat. See...it is how you pair it and how you feel wearing it. I said to her.....certainly better than wearing those boring baseball caps everyone wears....it is fun to wear something different. I'd die of bordem if l wore what everyone else wore all the time.

When l was in the tram in my overcoat and homburg the other day, who did all the people go over to talk to or ask question?....Me. Why? It is mainly the hat. The homburg is the big daddy hat.

Just be you, tell people the truth (Thruth), and don't give a rat's backside what anyone thinks, because most people who poo poo hats are full of male cow poo.
Shooey, I’ll take your word for it that your headgear facilitates conversations and more power to you.

This sums up you and me in town, except my beanie would not be so suck ass. And I don’t
Thanks for your post Thruth Thruth , l much appreciate it. You get it.




Yeah, fedoras are a funny thing, they can look daggy if you don't find the right one. I don't have any felt fedoras, why?.....because they make me look silly, however l did try one on last year where l looked great, but haven't been able to find it again.

Stingy brim trilby's don't work for me either (too small for my face), but they work for trim blokes.






Something similar is on my list soon.

What l don't like is the implication that hat wearers are eccentric. Eccentric can mean strange, and that is a terribly negative word. I may be a highly unusual man, but l am certainly not strange. Is everyone who wears a hat a weirdo? Such silly talk.

Two 20 year old girls walked past me the other day. They were the type that would laugh at you if you were my age, but they saw my homburg and bespoke tailoring and thought...."heck, this guy is like the bloody Godfather....he knows how to dress....he's one serious dude". You could see it in their faces. That is the thing, do it right and it has a powerful effect. That homburg cuts such a dashing manly figure. Now.,..if l wore a daggy fedora those girls would have probably laughed at me thinking `silly old fart'. The hat completes the look, a very powerful item.

Wore the boater on a walk a few months ago. Was in really high spirits and chatty. Got talking to a girl, and she complimented me on the hat. See...it is how you pair it and how you feel wearing it. I said to her.....certainly better than wearing those boring baseball caps everyone wears....it is fun to wear something different. I'd die of bordem if l wore what everyone else wore all the time.

When l was in the tram in my overcoat and homburg the other day, who did all the people go over to talk to or ask question?....Me. Why? It is mainly the hat. The homburg is the big daddy hat.

Just be you, tell people the truth (Thruth), and don't give a rat's backside what anyone thinks, because most people who poo poo hats are full of male cow poo.
Shooey, you must put out a positive vibe too but I will take your word for it that your headwear is a conversation starter and more power to you.

We crossed paths on the tram and didn’t even know it! My beanie would not be so suck ass and I don’t sport specs. They’d be on top of my toque.

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