How do folks react to your hat wearing?

Discussion in 'Hats' started by HamilcarBarca3, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. Short Balding Guy

    Short Balding Guy I'll Lock Up

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    I understand the urge. For folks who appreciate hats it is easy to gift a hat. My guitar buddy appreciates hats and I regularly source him hats or gift him a hat our of my wardrobe. We wear nearly the same size and it it is an easy gift. He makes his living playing acoustic blues guitar and wears hats and suits when he plays in public. This summer I found him a great vtg. Stetson Whippet. We get a kick out of playing together in vtg. hats and suits/jackets and dress shoes. My nephews who are nearly the same size regularly come over and "trade-in" a previously gifted hat for a different one. Between vintage and modern (VS) they are well hated. For a couple of my athletes, graduated and off in college who appreciate, they have been gifted and I have been rewarded with pics of them out and about.

    I enjoy sharing the hats with those who appreciate. For those who see them as novelty costume items - no way. For those who reach out to touch them - no way. For those who are uncommitted - a polite I do not have one at the moment.

    Hatted or capped daily, Eric -
     
  2. Frunobulax

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    As a season ticket holder to our local minor league team, the ushers and ticket takers became familiar faces. One gentleman always points at my hat or his head when he sees me, to signify he's recognizing my lid. He's vocalized a couple of compliments, as well. I, too, have had a fantasy of going down to the park and plopping one on his head for fun. I have no idea what his size is, though.
     
  3. PeterGunnLives

    PeterGunnLives One of the Regulars

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    ...except for the time at the end of the month last October when I was in an upscale grocery store and I happened to be wearing the brown hat along with a tan car coat, a pair of brogues and a narrow tie, and a store employee thought it was a Mad Men costume. I had to explain that it was actually the way I dress every day. :p
     
  4. PeterGunnLives

    PeterGunnLives One of the Regulars

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    Oh yeah, and there was that time when I was wearing the brown fedora along with a navy blue suit and a pair of cap-toe oxfords and a narrow tie, and I was walking down the street to go into a record store. A lady who seemed to be in her sixties did a double-take and said to me, "For a second, I thought you were my dad!" I'm only in my early thirties. :p
     
  5. Benzadmiral

    Benzadmiral Call Me a Cab

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    That name rang a very faint bell, so I Ixquick'd it. Check. I was a major league Merv Griffin watcher in his early days, so I'm surprised I didn't know who you meant immediately!
     
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  6. M Hatman

    M Hatman My Mail is Forwarded Here

    I wear my hats in the cooler weather and in inclimate conditions. I have varied coats and do often wear suits ans sportcoats.....always with bowties! Now the bowties often get a LOT of comment, especially as I have several differant styles and they are all self-tie (I tie them myself). The hats get comments as well, secondary to the bowties and has ALWAYS been positive......


    M
     
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  7. Spats McGee

    Spats McGee One Too Many

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    I wear hats year-round. Felt in the winter, straw in the summer, with the occasional ballcap for sporting events, yard work, etc. My line of work is pretty formal (I'm an attorney), so ballcaps to work are out of the question. I'm also one of only a handful of attorneys that's known to wear a fedora pretty much all the time, so I've kind of become known for it. Other attorneys comment regularly about having seen me walking to court.

    When I was in private practice, if I had to meet a (previously unmet) client at the courthouse, I'd just tell them "You won't be able to miss me. I'll be the cat in the hat."

    A number of other attorneys have asked about my hats, and many of them seem like they'd like to try a "real" hat out, but the conservative nature of the legal profession makes them reluctant to stand out.

    As for non-lawyers, I get pretty consistent comments, with the occasional "Inspector Gadget" or "Indiana Jones" remark.
     
  8. Xylophile

    Xylophile One of the Regulars

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    At first when I started wearing my new hats, people who know me greeted me with a big smile at the least and some folks teased me a little, in a way that sounded like they wished they had that hat. Strangers smile and seem to be looking at the hat and taking it in like "hey... that looks cool!". I have akubras, a country club polystraw and a BGCD. The CD happens to have a very vintage shape and does look pretty cool. And people tend to smile at me and calle me "sir" more often with a hat on. Its fun!
     
  9. Redfokker

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    Working on a college campus, wearing a "non-hipster" vintage fedora kind of stands out. I think it confuses them.
     
  10. Bob Roberts

    Bob Roberts I'll Lock Up

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    Kick the hat back and flip the brim up and you'll fit right in.
     
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  11. moontheloon

    moontheloon I'll Lock Up

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    yeah ... the wearing the hat on the back of the head thing just doesn't fly with me

    everyone does their own thing ... I'm all for that ... just think it looks mad wack
     
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  12. Bob Roberts

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    Its all abt degrees. I kick it back just enough. So I only look a little wack.
     
  13. moontheloon

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    I mean the kick back where the entire forehead is exposed ... like sitting back behind the ears type thing

    I can't get down with that look
     
  14. 1mach1

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    I went to a Halloween party tonight......begurgingly.
    The things we do for our wives.
    I was dressed as Indiana Jones. I had three guys ask if I was a cowboy. Really??

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. Bob Roberts

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    Yep looks gay.
     
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  16. Bob Roberts

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    Wtf Mach? You look abt as much of a cowboy as I do.
     
  17. EstherWeis

    EstherWeis Vendor

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    The funny thing is when people come to my place to order a hat they put on the fitting models like that on instinct.

    9 out of 10 I have to step in and have to put it on them correctly.


    I think it looks insanely ridiculous on most.
    Some I've seen can pull it off, but very rarely.

    Can't help but wonder either how the heck they don't loose their hat...

    But you know, des gustibus non est disputandum and all that.
     
  18. moontheloon

    moontheloon I'll Lock Up

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    Cowboy?

    they don't know Richard Kimble when they see him?
    ;)

    You switched the samples so Devlin McGregor can give you .... Provasic


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  19. EstherWeis

    EstherWeis Vendor

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    At least there was cheese! :D
     
  20. Frunobulax

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    So you went all in as Indy and all she did was throw on a set of fuzzy ears? Doesn't seem fair to me, Harv!
     

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