Haircut makes the difference!

Discussion in 'Hats' started by swisslet, May 30, 2008.

  1. swisslet

    swisslet New in Town

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    I went for a haircut this afternoon. It's only been a month since I last went, but I'm pretty thin on top these days, and my remaining hair is pretty thick, so I like to keep it short to stop if padding out. As usual, I went for the clipper option.....down to grade 1.5.

    ...and when I got home, I found that my fedora was noticeably bigger on my head. Certainly big enough that I needed to slip some foam under the sweat.

    I know it's not rocket science that this should be the case, but I'm quietly amused this evening that even my pitiful hair made such a difference.

    You gotta love hats, eh?

    How the hell do you people with proper heads of hair manage?

    ST
     
  2. HarpPlayerGene

    HarpPlayerGene I'll Lock Up

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    Hair Guage

    Yup, that's when I know it's time to go for a trim; when the old hat starts fitting just a little too snug. Yet another practical reason to use as an excuse when satisfying the compulsive hat collector within.
     
  3. frijoli

    frijoli One of the Regulars

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    I have very thick hair. When I first started looking at hats, I measured myself at a heavy 7 3/8. I was on a diet and got a haircut while shopping for a couple hats and now I can get a 7 1/8 on my head snuggly and comfortable with a 7 1/4. I have 4 oversize hats now!

    see my sig.

    Clay
     
  4. DrSpeed

    DrSpeed One of the Regulars

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    Being bald has advantages

    Having very little hair left, I just shave my head, so no problems there.
    My main hat excuse is that, without hair, I need protection from the elements :D .
     
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  5. bolthead

    bolthead My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I hear that......:D
     
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  6. swisslet

    swisslet New in Town

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    Well, I went for a good long walk in my hat today, and sweated a whole load into the leather sweatband, and I can already feel the hat fitting a lot better on my head - haircut or no haircut!

    DrSpeed - I'm very much in your club, brother....

    ST
     
  7. PabloElFlamenco

    PabloElFlamenco Practically Family

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    Almost cut my hair, just happened the other day... let's say I'm a "longhair". Alas, grey. But long. I have also, at times, had a skinhead type haircut and, yes, it makes a big difference for the hat which, in that case, is too big.
    My hair is thin and un-curled, and usually I make a pony tail (for work, as well as comfort: no loose flying hair tickling my face, a real nuisance that is). My hats fit well, with the pony tail. When I don't do the pony tail, the hat has a tendency to "slide" upon the layers of hair, and doesn't stay put snugly at all.
    I guess hats go best with short hair.
     
  8. Roadrunner

    Roadrunner One of the Regulars

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    Well I'm in the Air Force Reserve, so my hair never gets too long. I have noticed that my hat gets loose when I get the sides trimmed, but not so much that it no longer fits.
     
  9. Stan

    Stan A-List Customer

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    It's a problem that isn't a problem

    Hi,

    Oh, dear. How to say this? I guess just blurt it out!

    I have too much hair! :eusa_doh:

    I really hate to say that, since so many others have the opposite problem....

    I wear it in a crewcut 3/4 of the year. Otherwise, it gets to be too hot most of the time. However, with it cut so short, the sun is bad, so that's the main reason I wear a hat.

    In the winter, I let it grow into what is known as a 'regular'. I still get it trimmed quite often, though.

    Anyway, the point here is that I get to mess with padding in the sweatband on a regular basis. I have to put some in when I wear the crewcut and take it out when I wear the regular.

    Since I'm now growing my collection, I'm beginning to split my sizes - 7 1/8 for the regular and 7 1/16 for the crewcut. I get the 7 1/16 by stretching a size 7 a bit.

    Notice that this means I need *two* sets of hats. That's a great explanation to have handy for the wife when yet another box shows up! :D

    So, you see that it's a problem, but not really a problem!

    Later!

    Stan
     
  10. GI Joe

    GI Joe Familiar Face

    Stan,

    As we say in the software racket, "That's not a bug, it's a feature!'
     
  11. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars A-List Customer

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    Finally starting to get thin enough, especially with my fine hair, that it was clear there were empty spots with the previous hair style.

    No point in fighting nature, got a buzz cut like I used to as a kid in the summer (every boy did back then).

    Funny how hats I thought were too tight fit pretty good now!

    Gotta love it.
     
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  12. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    I can honestly say I've never had a buzz cut in my life. Not yet, anyway. ;)
     
  13. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    Butch cut/"Mecki" is good for Philishave and bad for the barber. :D
     
  14. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Me neither, although when, aged 17, my below shoulder length tresses were cut off and my hair resembled a more military looking short back and sides, I did have a Sampson moment.
     
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  15. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    On that note, does anyone wear a flat top anymore?
     
  16. 1961MJS

    1961MJS My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Hi
    Never had a flat top when they were in, I've always had a part until college and my barber said to pull it straight back. At Damn near 60, I have a comb over. My hair started to part again, then the hair under it started to leave..... I always thought you were supposed to comb it over to hide the bald spots, not comb it over to prepare for them.
    Later
     
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  17. Frunobulax

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    Not since Drew Carey let his hair grow out.

    I usually had a "Burr," what is commonly called a buzz-cut. I had a flat-top at least once, as I wanted to look like Dad (and Pete Rose). I remember the barber at one time trying to talk me into a "Pineapple," Which was a burr, but he'd leave a shock of hair longer at the front.
     
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  18. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    tony curtis.jpg

    In the fifties the young men in the UK, all wanted to have the look that the actor, Tony Curtis sported: So popular did it become that barbers started calling the style: "Tony Curtis." Not for me though, I thought that quiff at the front resembled a tricorn hat from the seventeenth century.
     
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  19. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    I think, he looked great in the private matter. :cool:

    [​IMG]
     
  20. hatsRme

    hatsRme I'll Lock Up

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    Bernie Schwartz was a talented man of style. But when he changed his name to Tony Curtis, everything fell into place for him.
     
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