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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!
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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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    My wife & son say that there are certain hats I have that are "old man hats". When I wear them, I look like an old man. I am much more concerned with my skin looking older from not wearing a hat that wearing of the hat making me look old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irb
    ... fewer and fewer people (men and women) are putting childish things aside when they're no longer children ...
    Amen to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tango Yankee
    Nope, just better!
    What TY said
    Quote Originally Posted by ScottF
    ... Well, one day he dressed up for an interview and put on my Borsalino (in avatar). He now owns it
    ...
    I hope that the interview went his way and that's cool you gave him your hat.
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    Actually quite the opposite for me...

    I'm 57 and am often around younger people (in their 20's) because I teach college and I also have many nieces and nephews in that age range. They tell me my hats make me look younger and more hip. I think what you wear with your hat and how you wear it makes all the difference. It's what I call, "hattitude." Best, Sam
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    Actually the opposite. I get carded at liquor stores and tabacconists more when I wear my hat then when I don't.
    I'm too poor to buy cheap...

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