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    I can't think of anything individually that stands out at this moment, but I have had a number of compliments on my hats and also my wearing of the hats, usually by other women, once in awhile a man.

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    The other day I went to the music store to buy a new mouthpiece for my trumpet. I was wearing my Silver Belly OR. I was getting a Schilke 14A4A. I overheard one of the other customers say, 'Man, I bet that fellow's got chops. That mouthpiece and that hat say, "Jazz".'

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    On the Train

    One of the conductors did a double take when he saw me the other day, remarking that he didn't recognize me without a hat (went to work hatless so I could wear, rather than carry, an eBay hat home from work) -- he always has nice things to say about my headgear, the last and best being, "Man, don't leave that hat, 'cause you won't get it back!"

    And I was favored with two remarks from a bunch of high school boys -- "Hey, can I wear your hat?," followed immediatley by another's "That's real cool!"

    And yes, happily, of late, the compliments are outnumbering the snide comments!
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    Not a comment as such but... A couple of weeks ago, I was waiting to cross the street near work (Johnson & Wales Unversiy in Providence, RI). Another young man -- early 30s, perhaps -- who always wears a suit approached on the sidewalk. That day he was wearing a nice straw hat, and I had on my Akubra Cattleman [yes, it's big for the city, but it keeps the sun off]. He and I caught each other staring at the other's hat, then exchanged approving nods and smiles.

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    Today at the bank. "I saw you walking yesterday. You look like you stepped out of cool old movie. We were all watching you."

    I hope that was positive.
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    "You look like my _______" Insert one: mom/grandma/aunt/cousin. Almost always said with a smile and a request for photograph.

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    I was in the local Smith's grocery store this afternoon wearing my VS Featherweight and one of the workers stopped me and asked how my day was going. Then he complemented on my hat and said he always liked fedoras. We agreed that fedoras never go out of style for those who understand and appreciate them. A good day for our side.
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    I was wearing a suit, spectators and my dark gray Churchill when my history prof. saw me. He says "everytime I see you like that I get a shiver". I say "in a good way I hope" and he says yeah and smiles.

    A couple guys came up and asked why I was so dressed up. I said "no reason really, I just like it" and they thought it was cool. Got a couple of looks from the ladies so that's always a good thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scotrace
    Today at the bank. "I saw you walking yesterday. You look like you stepped out of cool old movie. We were all watching you."

    I hope that was positive.
    This is such a comment i would like to hear myself
    "...a state that is not pleasing or delightful to me, how could I inflict that upon another?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnjan
    Twice now I have had people I know say that I was looking "dapper" today. Now that's a word one doesn't hear too often these days, but a compliment just the same.

    I seem to get that one quite a lot - it's the cravats and the hats that seem to do it. Oh, and the spectators. I like it. Mostly the people who actually comment are older people - either older folks who would remember their parents dressing like that, or folks ten years or more older than me. Folks my own age are less likely to comment directly - at least straight boys. For whatever social reason, gay men and straight women in my generation are the most likely to comment / compliment someone they don't know. a lot of girls don't say anythin,g but they do smile. There's definitely something to this - I don't get looked at twice if i don't go out dressed proper.
    If in doubt - overdress.

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