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Do you wear hats because you're balding?

Discussion in 'Hats' started by akaBruno, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. akaBruno

    akaBruno Suspended

    Do you wear hats because you're balding?

    I had to ask. Sorry.

  2. Uh no. Plenty of hair on top. It might be getting gray but there's still plenty. The hat protects it from hair thieves. :p ;)


  3. deanglen

    deanglen My Mail is Forwarded Here

    I think it was a major factor in my interest, prior to appreciation of specific headwear.


  4. Do you (always) take it off indoors? I know 2 nattily dressed older men who wear a hat 24/7. I think it kills the smartness of their look, which is very tweedy & vintage, except it is a style that never changed as they aged, rather than a style they adopted.
  5. MattJH

    MattJH One Too Many

    Nope. My grandfather is about to turn 96 and still has a full head of hair.
  6. deanglen

    deanglen My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Generally, I do take it off indoors, maybe when I'm at a fast food restaurant I'll keep it on, but indoors, most hats become a bit warm, especially felt. On the other hand, I'll wear them in house simply for recreational wearing, just to enjoy the hat. I suppose that's obsessive/compulsive but I know I'm not the only one who does in the Lounge.:)

  7. Solely because I'm balding? Well...my thinning hair certainly accentuated the cancer danger that I played up when I told my wfe about it before I bought my new hat. Is that cynical? :7)

    - Will
  8. Yes, I do...but not just because I'm bald(ing). Mostly because they look good, are appropriate to wear with business attire and save me from the effects of the sun. ;)
  9. Prairie Shade

    Prairie Shade A-List Customer

    Do Hats Cause Baldness or does Baldness Cause Hats

    Its just a question. I thought I'd ask.
  10. MattJH

    MattJH One Too Many

    Hats can cause split ends and, in cases, the breakage of hair, but they do not cause baldness. Common myth.
  11. AlanC

    AlanC My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Ditto. A dermatologist friend--who is very bald--recommended strongly that I wear hats. I've always been interested, but it took me awhile to educate myself about proper hats. Fedora Lounge is largely responsible for that.
  12. Wesne

    Wesne One of the Regulars

    Partly, but not because I'm self-conscious or vain about my balding pate. I don't wear a hat indoors. It's a matter of protection from the elements. The less hair I have on the top of my head, the colder my head gets in cold weather and the more prone it is to be sunburned in nice weather. I also don't want to get skin cancer on the top of my head where I'm not even going to see it.
  13. akaBruno

    akaBruno Suspended

    Even here at the Fedora Lounge, a lot of guys won't say Yes or No. :D :D

    Fess Up, or forever hold your hairpiece.
  14. Nope.

    I started wearing hats and caps (besides baseball caps) back in my early 20s. Of course, I always had to wear headgear while in uniform, either the garrison cap with blues or a baseball cap with fatigues. Yup, most USAF units had squadron baseball caps to wear as part of the uniform. It wasn't until I found the Lounge that I got serious about hats, though!

    Of course, these days my hair has thinned out a bit and there is a bit of a bald spot, but I wear hats because I think they look good and that I look good when I'm wearing them. I also enjoy the practical benefits as well.

  15. NO!

    I ain't a skeered of no head cancer either. I wear 'em because they are cool.
  16. Hemingway Jones

    Hemingway Jones I'll Lock Up Bartender


    Even at 40, Old Hemingway has a full head a' hair.

    Here I am in Freeport, Maine this past Saturday.


    I wear hats because I like them.

    The gray is creeping in and I'm not going to do anything about it. ;)
  17. Art Fawcett

    Art Fawcett Sponsoring Affiliate

    I can't remember ever NOT wearing a hat. I grew up with a golf course my home ( I only slept elsewhere) and a hat was common. Then I worked outdoors all my career so it was natural. At 57 it's still there, both hat and hair
  18. Doh!

    Doh! One Too Many

    Nope -- I'm pretty hairy on top (much to the chagrin of my brother and father, who are somewhat... less).

    I don't like baking in the summer or freezing in the winter, hence my hats.

    And in the spring and fall, they just look damned cool!
  19. I am not balding - I AM BALD. :p

    But that's not the reason why I - sometimes - wear a hat. That's because of the sun.
    And then again: It's in order to protect my bald head against the UV factor...So yes, I am wearing hat because I am bald. Sometimes...:rolleyes:
  20. PADDY

    PADDY I'll Lock Up Bartender


    And...no. Wear them because I like them :)

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