A hat for every occasion?

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Samsa, May 19, 2006.

  1. UrbanAristocrat

    UrbanAristocrat New in Town

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    Currently, I just own a grey single-crease crown fedora and I consider it a dress accessory which means I wear it whenever I wear a suit. My office has a very casual dress code but about six months ago I figured "screw it" and began dressing in suits whenever I felt like it. At first I got the tired old jokes about being dressed for a job interview but now I'm starting to notice that a few coworkers have started to subtly upgrade their wardrobes too!

    Personally, most people I see wearing fedoras with casual clothes are young people wearing them as gimmicks rather than sophisticated people wearing them as accessories. I try to treat my hat the way any man from the 1950s would view his. I'll be buying a Panama soon and will likely wear that on my more casual days (at least in the summer!)
     
  2. adamgottschalk

    adamgottschalk A-List Customer

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    Agreed. I too am rubbing off on my friends. But, to the best of my knowledge, men traditionally wore nice straw hats "even" with more formal attire in summer. I could be wrong. I have a nice milan-weave with a fabric-finished edge that Art just fixed up for me, and I have no problem at all seeing myself wearing it with a suit, or with a jacket and tie anyway. I'll post pics at some point. A nice straw hat is, well, really, really nice.
     
  3. ortega76

    ortega76 Practically Family

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    Just because I wanted to post it-

    A picture of me on Navy Pier (in Chicago) this weekend wearing my trusty Dobbs straw porkpie. Not an expensive hat (I paid perhaps $55) but it's served me well over the past 5 years!
     
  4. ortega76

    ortega76 Practically Family

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    While it's true that some hipsters are attracted to fedoras as an attention-getting novelty, I hope that these people will grow to love fedoras. Many of us were first attracted to fedoras because it seperated us from the pack, made a bold statement or made us look like our heroes of yore. If a young kid picks up a fedora because it's a conversation starter at the bar, I have no problem with that. We should applaud their interest and provide advice when they want to learn more. Even Jack White of the White Stripes seems to be having a love affair with hats these days.

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    A gimmick? Perhaps, but I'd rather see a rockstar in a suit and homburg than a t-shirt with "F@$% Off" across the front and $300 ripped jeans.
     
  5. Fortino37

    Fortino37 Familiar Face

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    My family

    Hi, I am new in this forum, but have 16 years wearing hats, this is a picture of my family in my brother's wedding last year, my wife waiting for a new baby, and my son waiting to break a church's window (just see his face), I am wearing a gray suit (that my tailor made inspired in the 30's), and a gray Resistol homburg from the 40's, I really like to wear hats.

    Saludos from Mexicali

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  6. WEEGEE

    WEEGEE Practically Family

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    Welcome Fortino37

    You and your family look marvelous...

    Welcome to the Lounge.

    regards,

    WeeGee
     
  7. adamgottschalk

    adamgottschalk A-List Customer

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    Looking extremely sharp in that outfit. I think all of us here aspire to look as good as you.
     
  8. Fedorista

    Fedorista Familiar Face

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    Fortino37

    Mr. Fedora Lounge!

    Best dressed in the joint.
     
  9. Tony in Tarzana

    Tony in Tarzana My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I just won a grey Homburg on eBay, but I doubt I'll be able to carry it off like that. :)
     
  10. Aaron Hats

    Aaron Hats Vendor

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    Fortino37, Great hat and great look. Has a nice classic, yet not retro, look to it.
     
  11. riccardo

    riccardo Practically Family

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    Wellcome Fortino37.
    Riccardo
     
  12. Fortino37

    Fortino37 Familiar Face

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    Thank you

    Just want to say "thank you" for your commentaries, all the members makes me feel trully at home, if I can contribute in some way to the forum, will be a pleasure.



    I belive that any body can wear a base ball cap but not everybody has te courage to wear a fedora
    Fortino37
     
  13. ILB Frank

    ILB Frank New in Town

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    I was wondering what hat everyone would wear for different events/activities/etc. and, on a forum that's been around this long, there is no need to start a new thread... just bump an old thread. Though it seems every photo from the past has faded into the ethersphere. But what hat do you wear for everyday? Mowing the lawn? Fishing? Hunting? Sunday go-to-meetin'? Etc. Etc. Etc...

    No need to post the 200+ hats that you have. Just one representation per activity.
    -My everyday (sub 80 degrees) hat
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    pure beaver western from Buckaroo Hatters.

    -My everyday (80+ degrees) hat
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    palm leaf straw

    -Hiking/bushwhacking in forests
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    canvas boonie hat from Rothco

    -Crawling around under the car or the house or other tight places
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    canvas bucket hat (freebie)

    -Riding a bicycle (can be 10+ hours per week in the summer, so... it counts?)
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    road bike helmet by Giro

    -1st trip hog hunting in Texas before I had a proper hat but still needed something
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    off-white canvas panama jack hat. This pic was taken before I fashioned stampede strings from paracord to keep it on my head while driving in the Polaris side-by-side... and while it was still off-white. (Afterwards it was brown/yellow/mottled.)
     
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  14. Snowman

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    Interesting thread. As my collection has grown, I have noticed that some hats are gravitating to more specific uses. Right now, I’m trying to decide which hat to wear on our Thanksgiving trip, since it will involve smoking the turkey with my son. I have a couple of hats that have been go-tos for outdoor activities this summer, but I’m not sure about cooler weather. Stay tuned.
     
  15. Snowman

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    This Adam has become my hat of choice for outdoor cooking. 394F5265-0E4D-4A7C-B318-B239403E03E0.jpeg
    For general I’m-not-sure-what-may-come-up stuff, this Stetson “The Sovereign” has become a frequent grab and go hat. AEED5B34-0ACF-4D18-AAEC-BD11C6845D77.jpeg
    I ended up taking both for a two day trip.
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  16. M Brown

    M Brown One of the Regulars

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    Stetson Open Road Deluxe - Natural

    Brim or or brim down...it goes with everything.
     
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  18. ILB Frank

    ILB Frank New in Town

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    Windy weather?
     
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  19. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    a toque!
     
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