Bowler hats

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Lmrolnik, Jan 12, 2022.

  1. Lmrolnik

    Lmrolnik New in Town

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    I don’t see many people at all wearing bowler/derby hats. I like the style. Would it look funny to wear this type of hat everyday?
     
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  3. johnnycanuck

    johnnycanuck Call Me a Cab

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    You do you man. Most think a fedora is “out there” so each to their own. Wear it with pride.
    Johnny
     
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  4. Lmrolnik

    Lmrolnik New in Town

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    Will do
     
  5. Just Daniel

    Just Daniel One Too Many

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    Welcome to the Lounge!

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  6. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    They're a less common style than a fedora type nowadays, but if you wear it with confidence and don't mind the inevitable remarks (you might get Stan and Ollie, Clockwork Orange, or some derivation of the modern perception of these as hats for "posh people"; in some, specific corners of the world, a black one will be readily associated with the Orange Order), why care? TBH, in my experience the significant majority of people who shout things in the street aren't being derogatory; usually people who make gangster or cowboy references to my fedoras are actually reacting positively through the frame of pop-culture reference points that fall within their experience of such hats.

    FWIW, my view of the bowler has been transformed by looking at colours other than black; a brown one worn with tweeds and Autumnal colours makes a significant difference and feels a bit more easily wearable, somehow.
     

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