How many hats is enough?

Discussion in 'Hats' started by NDW76, Jun 13, 2010.

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    Not just hats ...


    I have hundreds of vintage neckties. Lounger jamespowers has thousands. I sure that someone out there has tens of thousands. Where does it stop?
     
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  2. monbla256

    monbla256 Call Me a Cab

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    And then ....? lol
     
  3. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    Believe it or not, I love wearing what I have.
     
  4. dnjan

    dnjan One Too Many

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    One advantage of being in Seattle is that it is easy to justify double the number that would normally be considered sufficient (whatever that is ...)
    After all, you need backup while yesterday's hat is drying from the soaking it took in the rain.
     
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  5. Chepstow

    Chepstow I'll Lock Up

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    I have about 40 hats to wear them all is quite difficult. Every day the same question which hat you're wearing today. The square is also slowly becoming less.
    Nevertheless, I see a beautiful hat then I must have him.
    I think I'm sick. Hat health.
    Is it you, too?
     
  6. m0nk

    m0nk One Too Many

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    lol
     
  7. ScottF

    ScottF Call Me a Cab

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    My thoughts on this subject have changed over the years. I remember thinking that I would never let my hats grow past 10. Now, after paring the collection down from around 50, down to the 'essentials', I still have eight: three essentials for wearing - a Montecristi for the summer, an Open Road for rainy summer days and a Fed IV for the winter. In addition, an Oppie porkpie just because, 3 collectible hats that are wayyyy too cool to part with and I now have an 1880's GAR western on the way.

    So I guess 3's company but 8 is enough.
     
  8. racuda

    racuda New in Town

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    At one point in my life I was addicted to collecting acoustic guitars. Since to non players, guitars look pretty much alike I found that as long as I didn't have them out of their cases in the same place at one time my wife never realized how many there actually were. I'm thinking that this tactic would probably work with hats.

    My Banjo Paterson arrived today and I am blown away with the quality. It is truly exquisite. Rather than sparking a desire for more hats I feel completely satisfied with this one.
     
  9. scooter

    scooter Practically Family

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    Apparently, the answer to this question is "one more than I currently have." I keep thinking I have all I need, then I spend time browsing here, or Craigslist or Ebay and find another (and another, and another) that suits my taste. I have a couple I've purchased that I should have let go by, but that's all part of the learning curve.
     
  10. rlk

    rlk I'll Lock Up

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    Enough for what?
     
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  11. ottawa_adam

    ottawa_adam One of the Regulars

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    I have ten felts and four Tilley Hats, not to mention a dozen or so ball caps, which I wear for more athletic activities.

    Of course, there's one more felt on the way.

    Every time I think I'm done adding to the collection, one more pops up online, which has my name on it. :S
     
  12. bowlerman

    bowlerman I'll Lock Up

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    I have some hats I really won't ever wear. That is until I cut my hair, which happens regularly although at less frequent intervals as I age. So I keep those around because I know eventually the short-haired me will prefer them over some others. Some I keep simply because I think they're neat, and others I keep because I can't seem to sell them. Still there are others I know I won't use often, if at all, but my kids have already shown good use of them in school and/or theatrical activities.

    Am I rationalizing?
     
  13. johnp

    johnp New in Town

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    well, i must be obsessed as well. close too 10 or more and i am going too purchase a scala godfather. my wife keeps telling me if i buy another hat i'll have too get rid of of one. but. i can't bring myself too get rid of any.
     
  14. BryanB

    BryanB Familiar Face

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    I bought a bunch of hats lately. 2 barmahs, a few Tilleys, 2 akubras. There's a few more I want to buy soon. A. I am running out of storage space. B. The more hats I buy the less any particular one is valuable to me. I mean if i went to the extreme and bought hundreds I would just have a pile of hats with none I'm particularly attached to.

    How many hats do guys have? Any clever storage ideas? How many hats are too many?
     
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  15. hatsRme

    hatsRme I'll Lock Up

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    With all due respect, please delete this thread....
     
  16. Héctor Fernández

    Héctor Fernández One Too Many

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    Lol...I'm not a collector, I use everything I have, so I'll have to say I own as many as I'm willing or care to wear. Thank you for sharing your opinion.

    I'm not sure if this has been touched upon before.
     
  17. Do you remove your hat when you start a reply..."With all due respect"?
     
  18. BryanB

    BryanB Familiar Face

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  19. hatsRme

    hatsRme I'll Lock Up

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    Heck, Jack, I don’t takeoff my hat for much...
     
  20. Frunobulax

    Frunobulax

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    I'll let you know when I get there.
     
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