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Hat Tipping

Post by SlowToke » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:41 pm

Does anyone tip their hat anymore? I think it's a classy gesture but I can't say that I hardly ever see anyone do it anymore. Is it a lost art? What is the appropriate way to do it? I'd like to start doing it but I think it can be really awkward if not done right. Any thoughts?
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Re: Hat Tipping

Post by Pepik » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:54 pm

I don't normally wear a hat.

I just give people the Prisoner "Be Seeing You" salute instead.

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Re: Hat Tipping

Post by hugodrax » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:11 pm

There used to be a million rIles about Hat Etiquette. I don't know any of them. I would defer to Cleon unreservedly.
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Re: Hat Tipping

Post by Winton » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:10 pm

I don't wear a hat indoors.

Once, I was rebuked once for holding my hat with the inside of the hat facing outside. But the rebuker was nutty in multiple different ways.

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Re: Hat Tipping

Post by Cleon » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:36 pm

SlowToke wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:41 pm
Does anyone tip their hat anymore? I think it's a classy gesture but I can't say that I hardly ever see anyone do it anymore. Is it a lost art? What is the appropriate way to do it? I'd like to start doing it but I think it can be really awkward if not done right. Any thoughts?
Wow. Great subject. I usually only wear soft felts and Panamas so tipping my hat consists of making eye contact, a slight nod of the head, and touching the front brim of my hat. Lifting it totally off by the brim would really only work with something stiff like a cowboy hat. I usually only do this if I'm out in public and passing someone on a sidewalk or in a place where a verbal greeting won't work very well. An example would be on a windy day with drizzling rain. Saying anything would just be awkward.

There's all sorts a hat etiquette out there on the books. I take the simple approach that I treat my hat like I would a jacket or some sunglasses. If I would take off my sunglasses or my jacket, then I would take off my hat. An example would be when you know you're going to start a long conversation with someone, or when you sit down to eat.
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Re: Hat Tipping

Post by JimVH » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:55 pm

I routinely tip my hat, unless I'm not wearing one. That would just be weird.

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Re: Hat Tipping

Post by durangopipe » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:29 pm

Cleon wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:36 pm
. . . a slight nod of the head, and touching the front brim of my hat.
This, even with a cowboy hat, but oddly, the custom here was to do this when parting - especially on horseback on the rare occasion you met someone coming the other way on the trail - after a few words of greeting and maybe a warning about some hazard spotted or shared information about the weather.

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Re: Hat Tipping

Post by coco » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:02 pm

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Post by coco » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:08 pm

From one of Jocose's YouTube etiquette tutorials:
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Re: Hat Tipping

Post by DepartedLight » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:11 pm

I gave a hit tip to a fellow project manager today for his handling of an internal douche bag in email. It was stellar.

Yep I told him so.

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Re: Hat Tipping

Post by JMG » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:14 pm

I tip my brim most of the time, but don't take it off.
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Re: Hat Tipping

Post by Sir Moose » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:26 pm

In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.

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Re: Hat Tipping

Post by DepartedLight » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:27 pm

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Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:14 pm
I tip my brim most of the time, but don't take it off.
Dude. I don't think this thread is about superstitious brim adjustments in the deep jungle.

I just didn't want it to be awkward for you. Ya know?

We're good right?

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Re: Hat Tipping

Post by JMG » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:59 pm

DepartedLight wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:27 pm
JMG wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:14 pm
I tip my brim most of the time, but don't take it off.
Dude. I don't think this thread is about superstitious brim adjustments in the deep jungle.

I just didn't want it to be awkward for you. Ya know?

We're good right?
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Re: Hat Tipping

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Re: Hat Tipping

Post by TNLawPiper » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:10 pm

Are you wearing a suit? If not, tip that hat right off your gourd and into the trash can.

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Re: Hat Tipping

Post by JMG » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:16 pm

I actually don't even own a legit "hat" (brim all the way around) except for my booney hat that I wear in the bush. I have a long face so hats tend to make it look even dumber than usual (though I do wish I had a face for hats.) I'm rarely without a ball cap or a flat/ivy cap though.
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Re: Hat Tipping

Post by SlowToke » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:25 pm

I wear a flat cap probably 75% of the time I'm awake. So do I pinch the brim and nod while holding the hat still or hold my head still and slightly lift the brim? I'm thinking brim still and slight nod.
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Re: Hat Tipping

Post by hugodrax » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:37 pm

SlowToke wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:25 pm
I wear a flat cap probably 75% of the time I'm awake. So do I pinch the brim and nod while holding the hat still or hold my head still and slightly lift the brim? I'm thinking brim still and slight nod.
I also wear a flat cap. No doffing. Only doff to the village squire. We don't have village squires.
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Re: Hat Tipping

Post by SlowToke » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:40 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:37 pm
SlowToke wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:25 pm
I wear a flat cap probably 75% of the time I'm awake. So do I pinch the brim and nod while holding the hat still or hold my head still and slightly lift the brim? I'm thinking brim still and slight nod.
I also wear a flat cap. No doffing. Only doff to the village squire. We don't have village squires.
Perhaps, but we should.

What about ladies and our superiors?
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