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    "Detectives Guide to Wearing Fedoras on the Case"

    The Detective's Guide to Wearing Men's Fedora Hats on the Case:

    http://www.comparingfashion.com/the-...-the-case.html

    I found this while randomly searching up on Google "do detectives wear fedoras," which I'm sure quite a number still do, even though it is no longer mainstream in that line of work by any means. Anyway, neat little guide to wearing fedora hats, and this actually dates from today, April 1.

    I'm wondering, if any of you are actual detectives, how many of you frequently (or even occasionally) wear one off to work?
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    Well, I'm not a police detective, but as a private investigator, I seldom ever wear one while working. That's because generally, I'm trying to blend in, and let's face it: fedoras don't help you blend in.

    When I first started PI work, I wore one even less often, because I didn't want to be confused as some kid who was merely a wannabe (I was nineteen when I started training as a PI). Only my supervisor/mentor and fellow investigators saw me wear a fedora to our meetings. By then, the knew I was serious about the work, and liked that I wore fedoras, as they fit my personality.

    I'm currently working as a security officer at a university police department, and while I wear a fedora into work most mornings, a fedora isn't in the SOP's (standard operating procedures) for my uniform, so alas, the fedora goes in my locker, and a standard black baseball cap comes out. That is until I go home.

    Thanks for posting that article by the way, JB!
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    I think the noble Mr Palidin would have a good answer to your question.

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    the few detectives i know , i'm afraid to say dont wear fedora's, or any hat for that matter, save the odd unformed country cop that is going about his duty while wearing his issued country clobber hat[aussie western type of hat] (which raises the question if they are Akubra's or not? in Oz that is)..

    thats not to say the detectives (that i know) arnt a vain, self admiring lot , some of them i know wear Amarni suits (as do I when the time is right) but they havnt considered wearing fedora's yet! perhaps they prefer the 'Miami Vice' look more than the 'Dick Tracey' theme

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    I believe Torpedo, a police detective, wears a fedora or other classic hat every day.

    One consideration would be whether you are referring to police detectives or private investigators. As said, a fedora would not work for a private investigator. In the past a fedora would blend into a crowd, hence the steriotype's origin. But today a fedora would just stick out. A police detective could probably get away with a fedora. At least in the UK where police inspectors usually wear suits, I could imagine a fedora being acceptable (when outdoors), even if not normal by any means.
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    Homicide detectives on the Atlanta police force wear fedoras that are given to them for solving their first murder case. You see them on the evening news when they give a shot of a crime scene. Known as the Hat Squad. Most of them buy other hats & keep the original in a place of honor.
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    That's a really good tradition ^^^^ ... not for victim obviously, but you know what I mean....
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    yeah, but the sad thing is that fedora's have to given out! and that they are given out in such quantities

    within the ranks though i guess its cute, kinda like (not really) the aussie cricket team earning their green baggy

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtdean48
    Homicide detectives on the Atlanta police force wear fedoras that are given to them for solving their first murder case. You see them on the evening news when they give a shot of a crime scene. Known as the Hat Squad. Most of them buy other hats & keep the original in a place of honor.
    I didn't know this. Very interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gtdean48
    Homicide detectives on the Atlanta police force wear fedoras that are given to them for solving their first murder case. You see them on the evening news when they give a shot of a crime scene. Known as the Hat Squad. Most of them buy other hats & keep the original in a place of honor.

    "I'd die for a hat like that" will never have the same meaning........

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