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I lost my hat to the summer wind....

klind65

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High Pockets said:
The only hat I ever ruined was destroyed under my own two feet!

Thirty years ago at a local "jack-pot" rodeo, I completed my ride and made a perfect two-point crowd pleasing dismount!:eusa_clap

...with not one, but BOTH feet squarely in the middle of a really nice black Stetson!! :eusa_doh:

Flat hats can be fixed, but hats with big holes made by spurs cannot.

:) I continued, however, to wear it with pride for several more years.
:D :eusa_clap What a story!
 

klind65

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Feraud said:
Good question.
Some men's fedoras have wind trollies. This is a button and cord setup where the button is secured on a lapel. The cord stays attached to the fedora and should keep the hat from straying too far from your head.

See this hat for an example. When not in use the wind trolley is wrapped around the crown. You can see the button against the bow.
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Much obliged Feraud! I also realize that a complication for men regarding hats involves the frequency of times a man is expected to remove his hat during the course of a day. I believe etiquette dictated that a lady need not ever remove her hat in the course of a day unless she wished to do so. But men were advised to remove theirs when indoors, upon meeting a lady ( tipping it as a gesture of recognition)....etc....so having a band or any securing device would have compromised the ease of those frequent removals, I guess!
 

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