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Post by Thunktank » Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:09 pm

What sort of gentlemen wear what type of hat and for what purpose? Talk freely about this. I need some new hats/caps but not sure what I want yet.
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Post by BalkanBoy » Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:13 pm

Tweed hat suits best to a pipe smoker IMO.

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Post by Growler » Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:57 pm

I like driving caps and fedoras. The driving cap is a great pipe smoking hat.
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Post by Kerdy » Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:07 pm

I like the larger Fedora. Its a classic and goes with just about anything.
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Post by CaptainMathias » Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:39 pm

I personally enjoy the Irish tweed flat cap and tradional walking hat as seen below
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Post by deadwhitetail » Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:57 pm

I personally enjoy the Irish Tweed Flat Cap (Driver Cap) as well. My favorite hat is made by Hanna Hats in Ireland. You can order directly from their website and they are very true to size after measuring your head.

www.hannahats.com

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Post by Kerdy » Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:39 pm

CaptainMathias wrote:I personally enjoy the Irish tweed flat cap and tradional walking hat as seen below
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Post by Kerdy » Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:41 pm

deadwhitetail wrote:I personally enjoy the Irish Tweed Flat Cap (Driver Cap) as well. My favorite hat is made by Hanna Hats in Ireland. You can order directly from their website and they are very true to size after measuring your head.

www.hannahats.com
I like that website!!! :D
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Post by CaptainMathias » Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:16 pm

Nay good sir it is the St. Pats 2008
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Post by John-Boy » Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:43 pm

Growler wrote:I like driving caps and fedoras. The driving cap is a great pipe smoking hat.
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Post by Thunktank » Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:25 pm

Great pics Captain!

Great link DeadDeer! Nice to see you back again too.

I do think a flat cap is in order for a hat or two. I have a few other ideas too for other occasions. I'll post links later, gotta make dinner now though.
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Post by Zed » Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:29 pm

western fedora. there simply are no other hats for real men.
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Post by bean_counter » Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:31 pm

CaptainMathias wrote:I personally enjoy the Irish tweed flat cap and tradional walking hat as seen below
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I have a hat very similar to the above walking hat, brown Scottish tweed w/ a drop brim; style is appropriately called a "Scottish drop brim"

great cold weather hat, have had it for years
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Post by Farmboy » Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:26 pm

You all are probably going to laugh, but generally a seed cap, unless it's something more formal, then it's a western hat.

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Post by freebird » Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:40 am

It really depends upon my mood. If dressed up, then a fedora or a bowler. If not then a western or a ball cap.
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Post by Jocose » Sat Oct 31, 2009 4:09 am

I wear an Akubra fur felt, pure win for the Pacific Northwest rain...
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Post by dennisthemenace » Sun Nov 01, 2009 2:56 am

I love my Akubra Snowy River hat.
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Post by Hovannes » Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:14 am

I'm fond of an eight panel tweed cap, greek fisherman's (like Max in the old tv show Hart to Hart) and the boy scout fedora for casual wear in cooler months.

For more formal occasions I have a black Resistol, but I'd like to get a Borsalino someday (I'll need it anyway when I go to accept my Nobel prize!)

For sking I have a knit "clever hat" copied from the tv show---I know a lady in Los Angeles who knits them and they are really cool looking, sort of like Mayor Jeff on the cartoon series PB&J Otter. Since it didn't come from a store but directly from the lady who knits them I consider this my Distributist hat!

I had an irish walking hat but it shrunk and no longer fits so I gave it to my son---I don't know if I'll replace it or not (certainly not in the near future!)

In the summertime I'll waffle between a Gus style cowboy straw when I'm out on the range, a plain white cotton eight panel (this one, alas died this very summer after nearly 15 years of service :cry: ) a "Real Deal" wide brimmed hat made from a tarp that is 1/4 the price of the similar looking Tilley---this style of hat was "mandated" by one of the soccer moms at my son's games. She's a dermotologist and gets a wee bit confrontational if I don't protect my constantly growing forehead :( .
I also have my old boonie hat left over from when I worked for my wealthy uncle Sam, but I don't wear it any more--I'll probably give it to my son someday.

I know this sounds like a lot of hats, but they were accumulated over a long period of time and due in part to the unfortunate phenomenon of less hair=more hats.

I would love to come into possession a sombrero and a big moustache someday, but I must resist the temptation of frivolous vanity! :oops:
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Post by Thunktank » Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:41 pm

Hovannes wrote: a "Real Deal" wide brimmed hat made from a tarp that is 1/4 the price of the similar looking Tilley---this style of hat was "mandated" by one of the soccer moms at my son's games. She's a dermotologist and gets a wee bit confrontational if I don't protect my constantly growing forehead :( .
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Fortunately, I don't have a constantly growing forehead yet. Those "Real Deal hats look like a good outdoors activity hat.

I'm going to order a brown herringbone flat cap from Hanna Hats for my normal casual wear for those cooler days and nights.

I also need to find a nice cotton/ventilated version of the flat cap as well because it is generally rather warm and mild here in So. Cal. wool herringbone will be a bit much most of the time. I have one now but it's a tad to large for my head so I haven't worn it much. But I do know I look good in them because I received nothing but compliments while wearing it, so now I just need to find a good quality source to buy one that fits properly.

Guess I'm just sick of the ball caps all the time.

Oh, I will likely get a nice straw Stetson Western style hat again in the natural straw color. I used to like those as well.
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Post by coco » Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:07 pm

Hovannes wrote:I'd like to get a Borsalino someday (I'll need it anyway when I go to accept my Nobel prize!)
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