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M Brown

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How many hats does one man need?
I have more than I need, that's for sure. But I'm thinking:

a good work hat in both felt & straw
a couple of casual hats in different colors...ok maybe 3 different colors
a good dress hat in black & silverbelly....ok maybe a chocolate also.

so that's 8 ...

wait...everyone needs a good camp hat...straw and felt....

so make it 10.

Ten...that's the magic number. hmmm...maybe it should be higher.

:)
 

belfastboy

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How many hats does one man need?
I have more than I need, that's for sure. But I'm thinking:

a good work hat in both felt & straw
a couple of casual hats in different colors...ok maybe 3 different colors
a good dress hat in black & silverbelly....ok maybe a chocolate also.

so that's 8 ...

wait...everyone needs a good camp hat...straw and felt....

so make it 10.

Ten...that's the magic number. hmmm...maybe it should be higher.

:)
My position; it is the number that I presently have......plus one.
 
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How many hats does one man need?
I have more than I need, that's for sure. But I'm thinking:

a good work hat in both felt & straw
a couple of casual hats in different colors...ok maybe 3 different colors
a good dress hat in black & silverbelly....ok maybe a chocolate also.

so that's 8 ...

wait...everyone needs a good camp hat...straw and felt....

so make it 10.

Ten...that's the magic number. hmmm...maybe it should be higher.

:)


There are several existing threads on this.

I’d say fifty felt hats and 25 “straw” hats. I don’t mind having more, but I need a better way of storing them as boxes get buried and you can lose track of what you have. I know I have hats I haven’t seen in over a year. The right storage solution is required if you have a lot of hats…they don’t store easily.

Historically, I think well-hatted gentlemen probably owned a couple of dress hats, a straw hat or two, and maybe a formal hat. Previous years hats became their beaters.
 

belfastboy

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There are several existing threads on this.

I’d say fifty felt hats and 25 “straw” hats. I don’t mind having more, but I need a better way of storing them as boxes get buried and you can lose track of what you have. I know I have hats I haven’t seen in over a year. The right storage solution is required if you have a lot of hats…they don’t store easily.

Historically, I think well-hatted gentlemen probably owned a couple of dress hats, a straw hat or two, and maybe a formal hat. Previous years hats became their beaters.
My Father (I think he was my father but as I am not like him I wonder) only ever owned two hats at a time. He wore one every day and when it wore down it was relegated to beater status and he bought a new one. When he died there were two hats in his closet.....a good one and a beater for yard work.
 

Snowman

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Apparently, two more than I have today, as that is how many are on their way to me. Plus the one that I can’t decide if I need enough to justify the price, and the other one that I probably can’t let get away.
 

ILB Frank

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N + 1
Where N is the number that you currently own.
The formula is universal (and strangely accurate) to the avid enthusiast/collector of X (where X is the item that you are collecting).
Science might be able to be proven and disproven but, "the math don't lie!"
 

belfastboy

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My answer to this question is always “just one more”.
I can't recall how many times I have declared in all sincerity that my hat 'collection' is complete - done - finished .....only to be informed by a friend that a Batsakes is listed on Ebay in my size.....so then it is just one more and a further declaration. But then Brent gives me an Excellent quality Stetson and I discover an entirely new thread and I find a Stetson Excellent NY LE in my size on Ebay and.......well you get the idea of my problem........
 

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