How NOT to look like Indiana Jones?!

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Fermenter, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. Fermenter

    Fermenter New in Town

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    For the last 15 years or so I've generally sported a brown Cattleman when I go out, it seems to go with everything I wear and has about the right mix of country and class. Last year though I finally found the brown leather jacket I've always wanted, and I'm not sure I can really wear them together!

    Do you reckon that any Akubra/Fedora style hat will have that Indy look, or can a good colour choice overcome it? What would you suggest?
     
  2. fedoracentric

    fedoracentric Banned

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    I wear what I want. Couldn't care less if people think I look like Indy Jones.
     
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  3. Lean'n'mean

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    I'm afraid that if you wear a brown hat (doesn't even have to be a fedora) & a brown leather jacket then you are going to be percieved as an Indy Jones wannabe by a certain percentage of the indiscriminating public.
    Most members of the great hord couldn't tell a fedora from a ten gallon hat or a leather bush hat so you're always onto a loser there if you want to wear a brown hat !!!:D

    As fedoracentric stated, wear what you want (or what you have) & if you yourself aren't trying to emulate the great man, then things should pass less embarassingly.......however, you must resist the obscur side of the force, should you be tempted to add a British canvas MkVII gas mask bag & a leather whip to your attire, there will be no salvation..:rolleyes:
     
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  4. B1ggles

    B1ggles Familiar Face

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    In my case, it doesn't even help if I point out that Indy never (to my knowledge) sported a moustache.
     
  5. RBH

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    A mustache and beard.

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  6. carranty

    carranty One of the Regulars

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    I can really only echo Lean'n'mean's post. I have various cotton spring/summer coats and a brown leather winter coat. I'm comfortable wearing any of my fedoras with my wool/cotton jackets, but am a bit more selective when sporting the leather. Either though my coat looks nothing like an indy coat (except for being brown and leather), and even though none of my hats are anything like indy hats, I still don't wear my brown/tan/whiskey hats with the leather coat.

    That's just me though, if you feel happy wearing them both in public go for it. It's not your fault the commentators can't tell one hat from another! :)
     
  7. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    He very nearly did, though.

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    Fermenter: are you asking how to not look like Indiana Jones, or are you asking how to avoid idiots shouting "Indiana Jones!" at you on the street? The answer to the first question involves perhaps not wearing the two items together, or mixing accessories, or different coloured trousers, or shoes or boots.... The answer to the second question is rather simpler, but simultaneously more extreme: don't wear a brimmed hat of any sort. Personally, I prefer to ignore the morons...
     
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  8. Blackthorn

    Blackthorn I'll Lock Up

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    Stay away from dimensional brims and the color of brown. After that, "Indy" is in the eye of the beholder.
     
  9. I wear a very western looking, cattleman/alpine creased, silverbelly Open Road & whenever I sport a leather jacket, regardless of style, even a cafe racer motorcycle jacket, I get "where's your whip?" comments. Brimmed hat + leather jacket = Indiana Jones remarks. YRMV
     
  10. RJR

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    Agreed,wear what you like.
     
  11. Lean'n'mean

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    How NOT to look like Indiana Jones ???......how about a sex change ?

    Maybe not......
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  12. tonyb

    tonyb I'll Lock Up

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    To the best of my recollection, I have never once been likened to Indiana Jones. Considering y'all's experience to the contrary, I'm at a loss for explanation. I mean, I wear a hat almost every time I step outside, and that hat may be a brown, full-crowned fedora. And I occasionally wear a brown leather jacket with that brown hat.

    It must be that the observers are just so taken with my extraordinary good looks that my looking like anyone so comparatively homely as Harrison Ford never crosses their minds.
     
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  13. hatsRme

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    Sometimes the answers are there, in the mirror, Tony, just staring you right in the face! Sometimes not, though... :rolleyes:
     
  14. VetPsychWars

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    I don't wear a dark brown hat with my seal brown A-2... I wear most any other color (but not grey). I have a "sand" color thin ribbon that I most often wear with that jacket, though I have worn a bluegrass green Campdraft or a navy Alessandria with it.

    In general, I like a lighter color hat with a darker coat and a darker color hat with a lighter coat.

    Tom
     
  15. Mystic

    Mystic Practically Family

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    I think leaving the whip at home would help. [huh]
     
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  16. I have only gotten one Indy comment in the last 10 years or so years since wearing a hat regularly.
    I had on brown jeans, a flannel shirt, and a corduroy shirt jac, with my tawny Biltmore creased cattleman style.
    The young man bagger at the grocery said "may I say sir, you look quite a bit like Indiana Jones, no offense intended". I thanked him because gosh, Harrison Ford is a handsome dude! Needless to say I did take no offense, but wondered how he came to such a conclusion.
    Most times if any comments it's usually just "nice hat".
     
  17. vintage68

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    Life is too short to worry about what strangers will think about your choice of attire.....
     
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  18. fedoracentric

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    I, too, have a dark brown leather flight jacket that I wear with brown fedoras. I have never once heard "Hey, Indy" comments. Then again, I usually have a heavy mustache or a thick beard. I had a five-inch-long beard for several years (until this year) so maybe that had something to knock out any Indy comments? Still, like I said before, I just don't care. I wear what I want. If I was so worried about what others think, I doubt I'd be wearing a fedora at all!!!
     
  19. alanfgag

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    Fedoracentric, I don't think you look like Indiana Jones. :rolleyes: I don't either. I used to look like Art Garfunkel, but he got older.
     
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    Maybe at this stage of his life Alan? I don't think he's a big hat wearer either.
     

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