Show us their hats!

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Matt Deckard, Apr 10, 2014.


  1. I own the box set on DVD. Huge fan on this type of British TV. I’m also attracted to the morality and decorum of Foyle. I despise the current focus on the antihero found in so much TV and cinema. I also enjoy the police dramas that don’t involve car chases, fistfights, and shootouts. The period sets and period philosophies are an added bonus.
     
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    Acorn gets a mention quite often on The Lounge, it seems to be quite popular.
    Thanks for that, it just shows that it's so easy to miss a thread if you don't look in most days.

    Foyle is superbly acted and equally well scripted. I have always thought that Foyle had an air of the latter day Sherlock Holmes about him. Then having watched that great detective on TV in "The House of Silk," I saw, on the credits that Anthony Horowitz, Foyle's creator, had penned the script. Why was I not surprised?
     
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    Jules Anton Deelder (24 November 1944 – 19 December 2019) was a Dutch poet, spoken word poet, writer, jazz musician (drums), stand-up comedian, deejay and media personality. His poems cover topics such as life in the city of Rotterdam, drug use, and jazz, of which he had a near encyclopedic knowledge. He was very passionate about the Dutch language and feared that European integration would cause smaller languages like Dutch to become a "folkloric" curiosity. He was well known in the Netherlands for his live performances and appearances in Dutch popular media. His prominent role in the cultural life of Rotterdam earned him the nickname "night mayor of Rotterdam". He was an avid drug user, especially speed, about he was very open. He was also a hat wearer, certainly in his later years, and he sported many different ones. He is sorely missed.
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    And also the biggest supporter of Sparta Rotterdam :)
     
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    You mention football, that's soccer in some parts of the world but as it's played with the feet it can only be football.
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    Malcolm Allison, 5 September 1927 – 14 October 2010, was an English football player and manager. Nicknamed "Big Mal", he was one of English football's most flamboyant mavericks and intriguing characters because of his panache, fedora and cigar, controversies off the pitch and outspoken nature.

    Allison's managerial potential become apparent while in his youth at West Ham United, where he became a reliable defender and acted as a mentor to the younger players including future England World Cup winning captain Bobby Moore. His playing career was cut short in 1958 when he had to have a lung removed because of tuberculosis.

    As a coach, he is remembered for assisting the manager, Joe Mercer, in the transformation of the team he supported as a young boy, namely, Manchester City. During the 1960s and early 1970s, Allison won six major trophies in seven years with Mercer.

    After Mercer left, he managed the club on two occasions whilst offering his managerial services for a third time in 1989. He also managed several more English clubs including Crystal Palace and Middlesbrough, as well as three in Portugal and the Kuwait national team.
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    At football matches you will often see the club manager at the touch line shouting and gesticulating in a track suit. But that wasn't Allison's style, his reputation for flamboyance was well deserved: I hadn't better show you the photo of him in the team bath, with a naked lady, the mods would quite rightly bring me to book.
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    Just so that you know. Football was once a team sport with few rules. On one occasion a fellow, name of William Webb Ellis, picked up the ball and ran with it. There was no rule to say he couldn't do that. It caused a schism in the game. One train of thought agreed with Ellis amd as Ellis attended the Rugby School, which is where he handled the ball, Rugby Football Union was born.

    The other train of thought maintained that football was played with the feet and so they formed the Football Association. The abbreviation for association is Assoc. That is where the word soccer comes from. So now you know.
     
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    Bob Katter, the eccentric MP who is an Australian powerbroker, is famous for wearing a large Akubra-brand hat at most public appearances. A tough-talking politician with a fondness for guns and sing-a-longs.

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    Nel Ust Wyclef Jean is a Haitian rapper, musician and actor. At the age of nine, Jean emigrated to the United States with his family. He first achieved fame as a member of the New Jersey hip hop group the Fugees, alongside Lauryn Hill and Pras Michel. They released the albums Blunted on Reality and The Score, the latter becoming one of the best-selling albums of all time.
    All of which is total gobble-de-gook to me, but he does strike a pose.
     
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  8. Log hewer Mark Edwards at Silver Dollar City near Branson, Missouri.

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    Hatless ...

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    Now there's the flamboyance we don't see enough of these days. Very cool.
     
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    Vintage cars and hats, the wind never seemed to bother the drivers of cars back in those days.
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    This is the MG known as "Old number one." It's actually a modified Morris. It is now restored and lives in a museum.
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    Great hats, they look like the inspiration for traffic cones.
     
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    Called a sugarloaf sombrero. Attributed by some to the shape of a sugarloaf, the way sugar in Mexico was packaged and sold before granulated and cubes were available.
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  14. Well, none of the cars are moving, so...
     
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    On November 5th 1605, saw what became known as: The Gunpowder Plot. It has been, firstly an English celebration then a British one. Over the years it became better known as Bonfire Night. Click on that link, you will find it fascinating.

    What has all this got to do with hats? Have a look at the portrait of the conspirators:

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  16. Nice tall crowns, but too much taper for my taste. ;)
     
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    Guy Fawkes was never any good at fireworks parties. He just didn't have the flare for it.
     
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    JFK could wear almost any hat, he just looked right. This is a photo that I have been searching for, I remember seeing it in the British press and commenting to my father that the President's trilby seemed rather large. Dad told me that it was called a Fedora, that was the first time that I came across the hat and it's name.
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    Prince Charles often comes in for much ridicule, he does seem to be gaffe prone, but this photo was cleverly contrived to appear at a time when the link between excessive sun tanning and skin cancer was giving cause for concern.
     
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    Wilbert Freeman McAlister, the 80-year old President of the Oakland Black Cowboy Association, which is dedicated to preserving and passing on the often overlooked history of Black cowboys in the old west. He is the subject of an upcoming short form documentary on youtube.
     

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