Does Anyone Think Bezos Cowboy Hat Will Catch On?

Discussion in 'Hats' started by BryanB, Jul 23, 2021.

  1. BryanB

    BryanB One of the Regulars

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    They say JFK killed the hat. Though I think cars did. Either way I thought it would be nice if the world's richest guy wearing a cowboy hat to space might catch on, even if it is ridiculous to wear a cowboy hat in space.

    I wear Akubra county hats and Safari hats, but not cowboy hats since in my opinion it's saying you're a cowboy, or saw one too many westerns. That said I've been watching this YouTube channel cheapRVliving, where hobos live in vans and buses out west. Almost every van tour shows they have a small collection of something like cowboy hats. Well I do remember living briefly in Phoenix, and the sun there is even hotter than Israel.
     
  2. mullitt

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    It's one of the worst looking hats I've ever seen. Not just the hat, but the way it sat down on his eyebrows. He looked ridiculous.
     
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  3. jlee562

    jlee562 I'll Lock Up

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    Not if WaPo has anything to say about it

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/07/20/jeff-bezos-space-cowboy-hat/

     
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  4. 1961MJS

    1961MJS My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Well, it didn't look like he wore a hat every day like I do. He didn't look comfortable in it. I wouldn't have worn a cowboy hat in space. I started wearing them because I went to a baseball game and toasted the back of my ears... On the other hand, the WaPo and others seem to be set on being jerks. The guy has the $ to go to outer space on HIS DIME, great for him.
    Later
     
  5. 202Caleb

    202Caleb New in Town

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    It's a standard Gus. I doubt it will do anything for the hat universe.
     
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  6. BryanB

    BryanB One of the Regulars

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    He owns the wapos, u probably know, but not surprisingly they only offer gushing praise of bezos, and he's constantly getting awards from wapos
     
  7. johnnycanuck

    johnnycanuck Call Me a Cab

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    I can’t see anything wrong here. First if all almost all early space films from Battle beyond the stars to spaceballs had a space cowboy in them. Second of all the hat looks fine to me. Surprised the crown looked so low on his head. Third most working cowboys I know who actually wear cowboy hats always snug then down the the ears and eyebrows. Now someone as stupid rich as him choosing to wear one on such a potentially historical day is a little sus. But who am I to judge. I wear pith helmets after all. Johnny
     
  8. BryanB

    BryanB One of the Regulars

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    Lol pith helmets. Used to go on mastodon digs in Bryon new York, and a guy there always wore one. Back then I went with an El cheapo straw cowboy
     
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  9. Some folks wear them back on their heads so their face is more exposed. Some folks wear them pulled down low. Some folks wear them as a prop or as part of a costume. Some folks wear them just because they like hats. Some folks wear them for purely practical reasons. It goes on and on and in my opinion there isn’t a wrong way or reason or style. When I wear a western I’m definitely part of the “all hat, no cattle” group, but so what?

    I don’t think that Bezos is a fashion setter and I personally didn’t like his hat all that much, but it’s his hat and his head so good on him.
     
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  10. If he had any brains he would have worn a propeller beanie.
     
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  12. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    I'm calling cosplay: anyone remember that old film Space Cowboys ?

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    Tommy Lee Jones. Right down to the blue jumpsuit. Did TLJ wear the boots too? I don't recall.

    I have no real time for Bezos, save to say that playing dress-up is an oddly superficial thing to critique him over in the broader context of the billionaire space race. To be fair to him, at least he's a touch less of a shameless attention-seeker than Branson (the one who likes to think he did space first because he has a plane that flies a bit higher than usual). Whatever, I can't imagine this will affect hat-wearing more broadly one way or the other. David Beckham or one of the big Olympic winner, maybe, but I don't think the world much cares or is directly influenced by Bezos' own fashion choices. A few years ago, the equivalent oddball public rich-man was probably Steve Jobs. I don't recall the market for black polonecks suddenly exploding then either.
     
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  13. I don't recall them making a point of showing what Jones wore on his feet in any scenes from the movie. I'm pretty sure he wore boots when dressed as a civilian, and whatever was required when he was in uniform/on duty.
     
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    Edward Bartender

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    In truth, I'm not honestly sure if I've even seen the film, but I have a fair level of awareness of it as it had a big publicity blitz here at the time, given its blockbuster status. Funny how advertising can stick in the mind even if you don't ultimately consume the product!
     
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  15. Not a movie to be taken seriously; it's just fun to watch Eastwood, Jones, Sutherland, Garner, and Cromwell play off of each other, and play off of the actors playing the younger astronauts.

    Advertising? You bet. I still remember advertising jingles from the 1960s for products I've never used. :D
     
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  16. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    In the UK in the early 90s, a men's aftershave / showergel / shaving foam / w.h.y. collection with all the same scent was marketed under the Insignia brand, using a rewritten version of the Stones' "All over now". I've not seen that ad in thirty years, but I still remember it better than the original lyrics!
     
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  18. ^ Too funny Fruno! I drive my wife crazy by singing that jingle regularly. :D
     
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  19. Horn Draoi

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    Tommy Lee Jones does wear boots and a worn cowboy hat on a daily basis: I live about 30 miles from his ranch and run across him on a regular basis. I wouldn’t recommend you stride up to him and ask for an autograph………………

    I like Bezos’s hat; a symbol of “Yee-hah” and etc. I have 3 hats with a “Gus” crease myself, but wore the crease even before the book, let alone the miniseries; my favorite crease.
     
  20. Just Daniel

    Just Daniel One Too Many

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    Some people call me a space cowboy…
     
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