Longshanks wrote: ↑Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:03 pm
Gosh, been so long I don't remember the profile name - I think it was WhaleKing out of Louisiana... I think he'd wear this hat in a heartbeat.
Dr Uhaha wrote: ↑Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:55 am
Have always wanted to be a "hat guy," but nature gave me an unusually large brain case, so the typical one-size-fits-all jobs have never been an option. Have been looking at the one below, but not sure I'd be brave enough to wear it in public. It takes a guy with real pizzazz to wear one of these!
Me personally, I like my Bavarian hat... part of my October stein hoist attire. Got a pheasant feather and a few military pins in it.
Of course, being the 'non-chic' blue collar that I am, I can be seen in a drivers hat every so often.
Firstly, Whalehead King is a bum, even if he does know his way around the battery of hattery. He used to live in Danbury, Connecticut, known as Hat City.
Secondly, there is nothing wrong with a Bavarian hat if you are living the life style, especially if you are living it in Bavaria, which is like the Texas of Germany. I'd never tell anyone they're being pretentious wearing a cowboy hat in Ohio or Oregon or in Maine, the same way I wouldn't say it if they were wearing a Bavarian-----especially if the Bavarian had all those walking club pins people like to pin on them.
Thirdly, while I, personally, have given up on brimmed caps because I don't think they suit the shape of my face, I still wear berets and zuchettos. I still wear a busted up leather newsboy cap because it was the first cap that I bought, 25 years ago, and it has served me well al these years.
What I don't like is a driving cap, or a newsboy cap, with a snap on the brim. I'll never buy a cap with a snap because you either have to keep it snapped all the time or, otherwise, you look like a moron, and, sometimes, I don't want the body of my cap attached to the brim. Sometimes, my cranium wants some breathing room.
I've had a lot of cloth driving caps over the years but I've gotten rid of them. I find a straw fedora is the perfect summer hat for every situation and a felt fedora is the perfect hat for colder months. YMMV.
---An angel with a dirty face.