Straw pole - how many of you wear lids whilst driving?

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Mycroft, Mar 12, 2005.

  1. BellyTank

    BellyTank I'll Lock Up

    Dave...

    I've been wondering about some of the questions people pose here...
    Is it that they can't find the information on the web, or that they're trying to communicate their interest in something?- start a thread...
    We all obviously have the Internet as a resource and it's fun to research stuff-
    just a matter of being creative in your searching criteria and use of different search engines. Using Google's picture search can be of great benefit in finding what you want, especially if you're looking for images of what you're searching for.

    ......?BT.
     
  2. ObscureRefMan

    ObscureRefMan New in Town

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    I'm new to fedora-wearing, but I've found that I can't wear mine in the car. The back of the hat hits the headrest, and I find that distracting. Reason enough to get an older car! (my '90 Acura qualifies as "old", but not yet "classic".)

    But a cap works fine...
     
  3. K.D. Lightner

    K.D. Lightner Call Me a Cab

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    I drive a Saturn Ion Quad Coupe and I can wear my fedoras without them bumping the top of the car. I am 5' 5", however, not a big tall person. The headrest is another problem -- I can wear the softer hats and/or Indy styled, they just bend against the headrest, but have some difficulty with the the harder hats that have the brim snapped up in back.

    I cannot wear my Stetson "Gus" -- have to take it off to climb in, then it bumps against the headrest. And forget the Akubra.

    Caps are, of course, no problem at all.
     
  4. Michael D

    Michael D Familiar Face

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    I drive a Subaru Legacy. No problem wearing a hat in it. Plenty of room for my fedoras and m;y wide-brim aussies and I'm 5' 10".

    I'm so weird about wearing a hat that I'll put one on for a 5 minute drive to take the kids to a church activity.

    On those rare occasion when I decide not to wear one I always seem to regret it. It ends up that my head feels too cold or the sun gets in my eyes or something else.

    Mike
     
  5. Pen Collector

    Pen Collector One of the Regulars

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    I wear my hat..

    in the car all of the time. I don't drive an old car but do drive what some consider an old man's car, a Buick LaSabre (2001). Will probably be trading it in for a younger man's car next year (the Buick LaCrosse).
     
  6. Engr-Chas

    Engr-Chas Familiar Face

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    Yes, I wear my hat while driving, and most everywhere else. I take it off at the appropriate times and NEVER leave it in the car. Restaurants don't scare me ;) .

    Chas
     
  7. All the time
     
  8. Michaelson

    Michaelson One Too Many

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    AMEN, Art, and Amen!! (grins) Oh yes, and I wear mine while in the car as well.

    Restaurants don't scare me either, but waitresses with poorly balanced trays filled with drinks do, so if necessary, mine gets left locked in the car if I know there won't be any place to put it.

    Regards. Michaelson
     
  9. Marlowe

    Marlowe One of the Regulars

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    I drive a Chevy truck. There's enough room in it for me to wear a fedora without it brushing on anything. I only wear it when it's cold and/or rainy, though.

    When riding a motorcycle, I ALWAYS wear a lid--a skid lid (helmet).
     
  10. zeus36

    zeus36 A-List Customer

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    Similar to the above two statements, except I drive a Ford F-150 ( not my choice, it was my father's).
    My "getting to work vehicle" is a first generation Mazda RX-7 and I need to open the sun roof to be able to sit upright with a fedora on.

    I usually wear a black jet-pilot helmet (HGU-33) with a single tinted drop down visor while on the motorcycle. ( I did come up with a leather rig to carry a hat on my back)
     
  11. The Mad Hatter

    The Mad Hatter A-List Customer

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    Get an Ivy or a Newsboy for wearing while driving an open convertible.

    That is what I do when my convertible is open; whien it is closed, I wear one of my Akubras.
     
  12. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

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    Late to the thread

    (Wow - I feel your pain)
    Reminds me of the early fifties Chrysler/Plymouth/Dodge lineup. The box styling. I'm paraphrasing, but the head of Chrysler refused to lower roof lines becasue he felt they needed to accomodate a man's hat. "We make cars to drive," he said, "not to piss over!"
     
  13. Michaelson

    Michaelson One Too Many

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    THAT'S why I love driving my 1950 Plymouth Special Deluxe everyday! I CAN wear anything I want in that car, and STILL have head room! Regards. Michaelson
     
  14. fedoralover

    fedoralover Call Me a Cab

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    I just bought a new car a few months ago and one of the requirements it had to meet was that I didn't have to take my hat off while driving it. I ended up buying a Nissan Murano.

    fedoralover
     
  15. Gee, I dunno. Can you name the car made today that you would want to be in when it gets T-boned by my 57 GMC? :p Airbag? What airbag? Looks like a gunnysack to me. :p

    Regards to all,

    J
     
  16. Michaelson

    Michaelson One Too Many

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    Like Jay Leno once said, should anyone ever get in an accident in one of our old vehicles, all you have to do is hose off the dash and sell it to someone else! ;) Regards. Michaelson
     
  17. Needless to say I wear my hat while driving as long as it isn't the 73 Mach 1. That barely has enough room for my head much less the hat. It would make a pancake out of it. :) :kick:
    The truck, chevy and Olds are just fine. :clap

    Regards to all,

    J
     
  18. Like I say about new tin can cars: "If you get in an accident with that all you have to do is bury the whole mess and place a headstone over it. It will save you on the cost of a coffin." :p

    Regards to all,

    J
     
  19. Colt

    Colt Familiar Face

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    Count me in on this one! I also wear my lid while driving.
     
  20. Wild Root

    Wild Root Gone Home

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    Yes, that's one main reason I love my old car. Head room!! Some one once said that I should chop the top and make it lower. I said: NUTS TO THAT! I WEAR A HAT!

    Root.
     

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