What we have to put up with!

Discussion in 'Hats' started by cookie, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. Tone

    Tone A-List Customer

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    I find it's a very intelligent nod in observation that hats are becoming more popular while hinting toward the fact - specifically to the hipsters in bucket hats and/or hat douches in giant crowns and narrow brims - that better quality classic hats (including the aesthetically balanced and traditional models legitimate to the golden era) would be much more suitable than the half-hearted stuff that's being used out there at the moment. If it's to take hold.

    In a very roundabout way, the author is inviting the trend of hat-wearing and calling those who wear them to step it up to the classics when the hats didn't look forced by some wistful romantic interpretation of what they should be, but somehow right in their function on the wearers at the same time.
     
  2. DRB

    DRB One Too Many

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    I feel like I just wasted 5 minutes of my precious life reading this "article".
     
  3. guitarman

    guitarman New in Town

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    I look at it this way-I'm going to wear what I want, when I want, and could care less about what anyone thinks.You dont like my oilskin hats ? Oh well !! You dont like my safari hat ? Oh well !! Ive never been a fashion follower, so if someone thinks I'm a dork, then call me MR DORK !!:p
     
  4. Neophyte

    Neophyte My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Righto, Guitarman.
    If someone's to comment on my appearance, I shall do the same, and I'll add a little extra :fing28: as well.

    However, let's not get defensive. Part of the fedora's appeal is the attitude of the wearer, which should be gentleman-like. The point is not to defend your quirks to the opposition, but rather to consider the opposition below you and, without provokation, be on your merry way.
     
  5. AAhh,

    He's just jealous cause he looks dorky in a hat!:p
     
  6. Neophyte

    Neophyte My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I probably look even dorkier lol in my Squatter, a t-shirt or polo, khaki shorts and white sneakers.
     
  7. BanjoMerlin

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    And we should care even just the tiniest bit about anything this guy says about dorks?
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    He probably looks great in a ball cap!
     
  8. Neophyte

    Neophyte My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    lol

    Is that the author?
     
  9. The bloke is likely to get his noggin fried if he insists on not wearing a hat!
     

  10. The bloke is likely to get his noggin fried if he insists on not wearing a hat~
     
  11. BanjoMerlin

    BanjoMerlin A-List Customer

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    That's the guy.

    Probably thinks wedgies are still in fashion!
     
  12. tonyb

    tonyb I'll Lock Up

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    Yup.

    The operative phrase is "meant to be funny." Not that it actually is funny, or at least not in the way the author apparently intended.

    But then, I really don't expect much by way of quality humor from a column that brands itself "The Wry Side," for pretty much the same reason I tend to distrust people who go out of their way to tell me how honest they are.

    I'm right with you on that "costume" observation. It's well covered territory around here, but it bears repeating: Wear your hat (or suit or whatever), don't let it wear you.
     
  13. StetsonHomburg

    StetsonHomburg Practically Family

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    None of your business!
    You have to think... Don't they have anything else to write about or are they just completely out of ideas?
     
  14. Chuck Bobuck

    Chuck Bobuck Practically Family

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    "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis"? There's reaching back into the time capsule of old, obscure television. Bob Denver as Maynard G. Krebs did not wear a hat that I can recall. Maybe the occasional beret when beating his bongos in public. He did sport sideburns and goatee though. It wasn't until "Gilligan's Island" that Bob wore the protective sailor's cap to keep his head from being baked on that tropical island. At least Gilligan had more common sense that this writer who only wore a panama for a couple of years in the 1980's. I think he may of boiled his bloomin' head. Hats aren't just a fashion accessory, they also protect us from the elements. Baseball caps in the Summer worn by those who are normal and unaffected? Sir, forget "Dobie Gillis", watch reruns of "Gilligan" instead. You could at least pick up some hat sense from the Skippers little buddy. :)
     
  15. BanjoMerlin

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    The guy's probably a "Mrs. Howell"!
     
  16. texashatman

    texashatman Familiar Face

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    This was truly a horrible article by a less than talented "journalist". I understand he meant it to be satirical or witty but overall it's just poorly written.

    I am 6' 4'' and about 250lbs so I don't get a lot of smart ass comments. People may think I look "dorky" but at least they keep thier mouths shut.
     
  17. Fedora Jay

    Fedora Jay Familiar Face

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    Just think, every time one of us clicks on that link and reads that article, it boosts his readership.
     
  18. Lincsong

    Lincsong I'll Lock Up

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    I wear one because I'm; VAIN! :eek:
     
  19. Wildblue

    Wildblue One of the Regulars

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    Well, I don't know. perhaps the article "smarts" a bit when I read it because there are elements that are true. But I don't wear fedoras to try and "look cool". Fedoras for me are part of an overall package and pursuit of trying to class up my look and increase my overall style. But I'm not interested in pursuing Parisian or trendy styles of the moment. I want classic, classy looks.

    But yes... I'm probably a dork. I mean... I'm 35 and still find Lego sets fascinating to build. Not exactly considered "cool", I suppose?
     
  20. shortbow

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    This fool's ramblings remind me of two things: Why I quit the newspaper business and "When you point the finger, three are pointing back."
     

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