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PostSubject: Calling any "hat guys"   Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:36 am

Okay, I'll be the first to admit it, I'm totally going bald, am growing a "yamika" on the back of my pate and need to wear a hat at all times. Well, at least while outside. I get burned to a cinder. Up until recently I've been a "baseball cap" guy, but I found this awesome hat that I will call a "fedora". I'll post a pic shortly. Does anyone else here wear fedoras or other hats? Just curious what sites you use and what you like.
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PostSubject: Re: Calling any "hat guys"   Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:00 am

I've got the old "flesh-colored yarmulke" as well; fitting as I have some Jewish ancestry. Razz Unfortunately, I didn't get any "swarthy genes", so my complexion comes from my Anglo/ Irish side. A hat between me and the sun is a necessity. I like a panama fedora in the summer. No particular brand, but my favorite is one my dad bought from a street vendor in Nicaragua. It's the best quality I've ever seen, and only cost my dad one dollar!
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PostSubject: Re: Calling any "hat guys"   Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:16 am

I tend to favour the Porkpie, Cadet, Gatsby and occasional Bowler. Colder months I just slap on a knit hat of some sort.

Unfortunately I'm restricted to the "Big Head" category, so I typically shop online and even then the selection ain't that great.

This is my favourite site to shop from:

http://www.hatsinthebelfry.com/

When I'm feeling a little wacky, Goorin makes a quality hat:

http://www.goorin.com/
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PostSubject: Re: Calling any "hat guys"   Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:19 am

I'm part Dutch and Scottish, I am not made for the sun. I wear baseball caps since I don't have prescription sunglasses. Heading to the beach this week too . . . been eyeballing several hats from this thread.


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PostSubject: Re: Calling any "hat guys"   Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:49 am

Never used to wear or even like hats until maybe 10 yrs ago. Now I wear one pretty much all the time when I go out. And that's more out of necessity than anything since I'm about 1/2 bald and need it to protect me from the sun in the summer and to keep me warm in the winter.

Mostly baseball style hats, and while I probably have 25 or more it's usually an old beater that finds it's way onto my head. And no I don't wear it backwards!


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PostSubject: Re: Calling any "hat guys"   Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:09 pm

I'm the opposite, I have a really thick head of hair - if I go more than 3 or 4 weeks between haircuts I look like a hot mess - and I like hats but rarely wear one because I already have this carpet growing on top of my head and it gets awfully hot..... Putting a hat on top of this rug only turns me into a walking sauna. To make maters worse I have to wear a hardhat at work, which is really more of a helmet, so I have this aversion to actually wearing hats even though I like the style of many hats. A couple of exceptions, when I golf I wear a visor, a topless hat to screen the sun from my eyes, so not really a hat. When I used to fish a lot I wore a straw hat, either a Panama style or fedora style. These are great choices for summer as you will shade your head without boiling it. For colder weather I like wool English driving caps (page boys?) but even then, in the dead of winter, my heads sweats.


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PostSubject: Re: Calling any "hat guys"   Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:13 pm

I wear and collect quite a few vintage fedoras and trilbies, as I have since probably age 15. The "fad" of them has come and gone, thank goodness, so you're bound to find plenty of them left over from a failed resurrection of the style. I was really fed up with looking like I was trying to be "in" when I would wear them, so I put them aside until the little kiddies got sick of Justin Timberlake and Hannah Montana posing with 'em. Neutral

Then there's the magic of the cap. Driver caps, ivy caps, apple caps... plentiful, foldable, washable, wearable. This kind of comfortable headgear is daily wear in my realm since I shave my head.

Judging from your face, you'd look killer in a fedora, homburg, bowler or larger apple cap.

I deal with these guys:

http://www.hatsinthebelfry.com/category/mens-hats.html
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PostSubject: Re: Calling any "hat guys"   Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:20 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:


I deal with these guys:

http://www.hatsinthebelfry.com/category/mens-hats.html

Make that two!
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PostSubject: Re: Calling any "hat guys"   Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:37 pm

Thanks guys! I knew you'd come through for me! Smile I'm checking out the site(s) now. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Calling any "hat guys"   Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:40 pm

Feel free to link pictures of your considerations for some "Brotherly style" advice--not to be confused with "fashion," which is for for women. Cool Also, follow their instructions for sizing a hat. They have fitted and non-fitted "universal" (S/M/L/XL) types on most sites, and it can be tough to get a hat that fits right. Generally, a brimmed hat should be 1/2 inch to 1" above your ears (not counting tilt). I prefer fitted hats just because it's a lot more accurate.

Also, consider hats for warmer and cooler weather. Nothing sucks more than a wool/felt hat on a hot day, or a woven/straw hat on a cold evening.
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PostSubject: Re: Calling any "hat guys"   Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:02 pm

Hair Quotient = 95%. White long ago, but pretty much all there.

Summer (work) : retro Pittsburgh Pirates cap.

Once in a blue, winter moon : deerstalker (wool, houndstooth, double-brimmed Sherlock Holmes cap) to work (prison).

Probably annoys management (professional image obsessed) but it's a million laughs. ("Better watch your step, bro -- they got Holmes on the case now !")

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PostSubject: Re: Calling any "hat guys"   Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:09 pm

Yak wrote:
Hair Quotient = 95%. White long ago, but pretty much all there.

I hate your full head of hair. Neutral I'm balding in a "mange" pattern. I would have accepted Patrick Stewart's hairline, but noooooo.

Yak wrote:

Once in a blue, winter moon : deerstalker (wool, houndstooth, double-brimmed Sherlock Holmes cap) to work (prison).

Probably annoys management (professional image obsessed) but it's a million laughs. ("Better watch your step, bro -- they got Holmes on the case now !")

Please tell me the latino groups occasionally ask "Whatup, Holmes?" when you walk by.

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PostSubject: Re: Calling any "hat guys"   Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:31 pm

Yak wrote:
Summer (work) : retro Pittsburgh Pirates cap.
That the painter style? Gold or Black? Any Stargell Stars?
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PostSubject: Re: Calling any "hat guys"   Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:36 pm

Kyle, you should shave it bald and do a big shaggy fu manchu moustache and a soul patch.

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PostSubject: Re: Calling any "hat guys"   Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:38 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
Judging from your face, you'd look killer in a fedora, homburg, bowler or larger apple cap.l

Agreed. Ok, maybe not the bowler, unless you like strangers calling you Odd Job. Razz Generally speaking, a wider brim helps balance a larger face. I'd avoid the stingy brims of the last few years if I were you. Also, when wearing a fedora with a suit, the width of the brim should be roughly equal to that of the tie and coat's lapels.
Plenty more good advice and examples on the hat thread in The Haberdashery here.
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PostSubject: Re: Calling any "hat guys"   Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:40 pm

Old timey (1920-ish ?). Yellow w/black (short) visor & "P." They were giving them away as a promotion at a game, years ago. It used to elicit a lot of guff ("Best minor league team in the majors. Haw Haw") but now fellow fans' eyes light up & share their joy when they see it.

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PostSubject: Re: Calling any "hat guys"   Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:45 pm

Puff Daddy wrote:
Kyle, you should shave it bald and do a big shaggy fu manchu moustache and a soul patch.

No soul patch, and already shaven bald with a well-kept trucker 'stache. Close enough. Razz

George Kaplan wrote:
Agreed. Ok, maybe not the bowler, unless you like strangers calling you Odd Job. Razz Generally speaking, a wider brim helps balance a larger face. I'd avoid the stingy brims of the last few years if I were you. Also, when wearing a fedora with a suit, the width of the brim should be roughly equal to that of the tie and coat's lapels.
Plenty more good advice and examples on the hat thread in The Haberdashery here.

Nah. Skinny people are who bowlers look silly on. Except Charlie Chaplain. Bowler/derby hats look great on a husky fella due to the accentuating round lines. They're perfect evening/winter hats.

Though you're right about stingy brims, those are for beanpoles and wee people. Cool I do have to say that the tie width is more to the size of the gent than to the hat brim itself. Good point on the lapels, though. Personally, I like to try and match the tie to the hatband, which is more contemporary--usually then further matched with the belt and shoes.

That's getting FAR geekier/deeper than a guy just lookin' for a first, basic hat, though. Laughing


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PostSubject: Re: Calling any "hat guys"   Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:47 pm

Puff Daddy wrote:
I'm the opposite, I have a really thick head of hair - if I go more than 3 or 4 weeks between haircuts I look like a hot mess - and I like hats but rarely wear one because I already have this carpet growing on top of my head and it gets awfully hot..... Putting a hat on top of this rug only turns me into a walking sauna. To make maters worse I have to wear a hardhat at work, which is really more of a helmet, so I have this aversion to actually wearing hats even though I like the style of many hats. A couple of exceptions, when I golf I wear a visor, a topless hat to screen the sun from my eyes, so not really a hat. When I used to fish a lot I wore a straw hat, either a Panama style or fedora style. These are great choices for summer as you will shade your head without boiling it. For colder weather I like wool English driving caps (page boys?) but even then, in the dead of winter, my heads sweats.


You're tellin' me... Laughing


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PostSubject: Re: Calling any "hat guys"   Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:13 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
Nah. Skinny people are who bowlers look silly on.

Alright, now that I think about it, I stand corrected. Although one could argue that, aside from London bankers, everyone looks silly in a bowler. I can't really argue with personal style, though; if you can pull off that look, go for it. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Calling any "hat guys"   Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:06 pm

OK - gotta chime in here as this is all really about ME. lol

I'm the guys that horrifies by barber since I go in with this shock of white wavy irritation and ask for a buzz...like 3/8"...except for the beard...and leave my eyebrows alone fer God's sake! My barber is the one with the rug and taking hair off seems to be both needed for his livlihood and anathama to his personal condition.'

BTAIM, I am a fedora guy, for the past 15 years or so. I have good ones and crummy ones (the Stetson). Mine are mostly Akubra (more outdoor styles) whcih are very good 'wild hare felt' afrom OZ and a couple of my prizes made by Art Fawcett of Vintage Sillouettes. He makes 30's and 40's style hats from Beaver felt and if you've seen a modern movie set in that era the chances are about 50% that the hats are his.

Check out his site: http://vintagesilhouettes.com/

One VERY close to my favorite:


My other Fawcett hat is very like this one:




He sends out a contraption that you put on your head and then move about 20 'sizers' in to fit your head...then send it back to him. He then saves the exact shaped of your head in a file for future orders and you're assured of getting the exact fit each time. When I bought the two I have they were going for around $350 and up for Beaver...less for wool felt. He also shaped and finished a Panama I bought online out of Equador where the real ones come from (general area).

But the Akubras are the work horses around here. I've got a Federation, a Coolabah, an Open Road, a Townsman, etc., etc. The Coolabah is my favorite, with its wide Aussie style brim and Croc hatband, a good choice for typical Oregon weather.

Below is a pic of the Coolabah...and that's it for me. Thanx and a hat tip!


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PostSubject: AAAAARG   Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:14 pm

Okay, need help from you guys again. I can't find a freakin R/N number for this product, but I want to find where to buy it. I bought a hat, very similar to this one...




It's not quite the same, but the closest I can find. The brand name on the label is "Kenny K." but heck if the interwebs are giving me anything useful. I'm finding some listings with the brand "Eurosport" but that seems to be a little bit of a red herring.

The reason I like this hat, is because it fits my bulbous head. Smile I'm so frustrated, I'm going to call the hat store in Charleston, to see if they can send me the plaid version. It's unlike any hat I've seen. The plain version has plaid patches instead of a symmetric pattern. Very, very cool looking hat, at least to me. Smile

Any help would be helpful.
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PostSubject: Re: Calling any "hat guys"   Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:42 pm

I've seen plaid-patch fedoras, almost look quilted. They're pretty cool. Very casual looking. The one you pictured can honestly be bought at any Wal-Mart or gas station, if that gives you any indication how prolific that cheap stuff is--but, that may be all you're looking for.

If you have a hat store within driving range, go there. They're a dying B&M, worse off than pipe stores. You'll feel right at home in one, they smell of felt, wool, leather and sometimes even pipe smoke. If it's a store worth its salt, they'll happily help you decide on a hat, fit you, steam-shape the brim and crown to your order (or suggest a good shape) and it'll be worth the trip and the money spent.

PS, nice lids, BH. Cool I may or may not take pictures of some of my finer hats.

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PostSubject: Re: Calling any "hat guys"   Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:01 pm

My dermatologist urged me not to take my "very fair" Irish skin into sunlight, lest I die. No, wait, that's a different myth . . .

I have about ten baseball caps, but regard them largely as logoed merchcandise announcing my allegiance to various 'Burgh sports teams. I especially enjoy wearing my Steelers cap when they're playing the Pats. Billed caps do not provide adequate sun protection, unless thay have that curtain for the neck which looks dorky unless you're on a boat. And even then . . .

To keep the sun off your head, consider: a stetson, variations of the "bucket hat" which can be found in racquet sports shops, "the special forces" wide brimmed, chin strapped version of the bucket hat which is especially good in the sun. The Panama hat is popular here, but L.L. Bean wants $69 for theirs and less expensive ones look too Jersey Shore. Driving caps are handy. I have one wool and one goretex version. Oh, yes, I'm forgetting my Bean goretex bucket hat.

For winter, I have Orvis' Scottish wool version of the bucket hat complete with ear flaps and, from L.L. Bean, a very nice unisex verion of the Jones hat, also with ear flaps. I also have a very nice black wool Fedora from a men's shop that was moving -- tagged at $100, I got that baby for $25.

I'm guessing I have fifteen or so non-b'ball hats and wear 'em all in the course of a year.

Don't think of a hat as just camo for a bald spot. If you have any old photos of your parents and grandparents you'll notice that guys included hats as a normal part of their everyday wardrobe. The men liiked like grownups. Same thing in old movies -- guys wore hats, nice ones. Today, guys are more likely to wear baseball caps, sleeveless T-shirts with smartass sayings on them, sneakers and shorts. Just like their 6-year old sons. Imagine if they'd add a pipe to this get up.

Our work is cut out for us.



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PostSubject: Re: Calling any "hat guys"   Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:37 pm

My father wore hats and I got my first "real" hat, a Resistol along with my first pair of boots at a shop on Main St. just down the block from the old Stock Yards in Ft. Worth back in 1959. Been wearing 'em ever since. Felts in the winter, Panama's in the summer. I've found the aussie hat firm Akubra makes probably the best production hat currently available for the money. They truly make a "fan the fire, water the horse" quality of hat as many others did here in the States in the past. I bought my first Akubra from David Morgan Co. up in Seattle back in '72 and have continued to buy them from him ever since. Here's a few of my currently worn Akubra's :
My newset (2nd) Bushman, the first model of Akubra I bought:



One of my Squatters ( I have 4 in different colors)


My Akubra Campdraft which is an OZ available model only which I got from a hat shop in Sydney 3 years ago. It was made under license as a Stetson Open Road back when Akubra made the Australian Stetsons and is still made in OZ under this name today :



I can't recomend Akubra's more as they are some of the finest production made rabbit felt ( you have to get into custom hats to get beaver felt these days) hats today Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Calling any "hat guys"   Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:58 pm

Kevin - in a way I agree. And I think there's almost a hunger or something among some elements of the population...for...I don't know what...like a return to elegance or something. I've had numberous men...always guys...come up to me when I'm wearing a good fedora and tell me how much they like it and that they wished more men would wear one. I remember once that a guy about 50 years old followed me all the way out to the parking structure at the airport to tell me pretty much the above thing...my wife was standing next to me, well dressed, looking at the guy like she thought he was a mugger. I just stared at him until he turned and walked away. We had just put my 20 year old son on a plane...cause he was leaving home...going out on his own...and we were heartbroken. I was numb...but stylin', I guess. Weird. I usually just tell them they should be the next one. Oddly enough they don't take that too seriously. Women will almost always say something about 'the hat' but it's directed at the hat as a piece of 'an outfit' or something...an accessory. But to the guys...it's something far deeper. It's like it's about their identity as...no, it's deeper than that...it's like it's something that is exclusive to being a man...in a positive and good kind of way. And there's not many things around like that any longer. Maybe that's why I like smoking a pipe...other than it's just a damn good thing to do. It's something that's almost totally exclusive to being a guy. And I think since it's really pretty rare, like the fedora, it's not something that you do for anyone else...and that aspect is obvious to everyone around you.


I guess if there was one other thing I'd say about wearing a fedora is that you should get a hat brush for it. It really does make a difference both to how it looks, how it makes you look and how long it lasts. Like anything else, if you value it, take care of it.

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