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    Age concern

    Do any lounger feel that wearing a fedora makes them look older?

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    I don't think wearing a fedora makes me look any older than I am (I'm 54). I do think wearing a fedora makes me look more "authoritative".

    It will be interesting to see what some of the younger members think about this topic.

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    Nope, just better!
    "One canít stop progress, of course, but Iíd really like to stick out my foot and trip it."

    "A man either lives life as it happens-meets it head on and licks it. Or turns his back on it and begins to wither away."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tango Yankee
    Nope, just better!
    Yep. I think I look taller and thinner.
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    It's largely "hattitude", I suspect--certain clothes/accessories interact with different personalities in different ways, like Billy Crystal's pinstripes in Analyze This. I'd suspect it's also partly how we stereotype the item, like how cops go from "regular" to "The Man" when they suit up--I've seen acquaintances in the field go from one to the other in a matter of minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondback
    .. "hattitude",....


    I like that....
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    The old guys I know don't wear hats.

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    TBH, the term was already used in this thread, I just seconded it. Seems like a reasonable bit of shorthand as opposed to "the clothes-make-the-man effect"...
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    Well, to some extent; but it might depend on the actual age of the person wearing it. A 12-year-old wearing a fedora isn't going to look 40, but a 25-year-old might get mistaken for someone a bit older, sure.

    I think our current fashions and media try to keep men boys and women girls. I see boys in their 30s acting and dressing like they're still in high school, for instance. Now, I don't necessarily have a problem with that in the sense that people ought to do they find rewarding; but it does mean that fewer and fewer people (men and women) are putting childish things aside when they're no longer children. As I see it, more people are dressing as if they were younger, which means that wearing more classic styles might in fact, make you look older.
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    A friend who worked at an up-scale clothing store used to complain every time he saw me wearing a fedora - said no one under 70 should be wearing a fedora. Well, one day he dressed up for an interview and put on my Borsalino (in avatar). He now owns it

    I think it just adds to a young attitude which involves bucking trends (or reviving trends), so perhaps it makes me look younger?

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