HATS: Whats worse?

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What really chaps your nads?

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OptionVotes
fedora 4
flat-bill w/ultra fresh sticker 2
barely beanie 1
trucker 0


Dreamland, Friday, 20 June 2014 06:43 (four years ago) Permalink

flat-bill for like ten years running. but what's a barely beanie?

how's life, Friday, 20 June 2014 11:54 (four years ago) Permalink

I wear some of these. Fuck the HATers. Fascists

maybe/whatever/so what/boring (admrl), Friday, 20 June 2014 12:37 (four years ago) Permalink

Actually wait - I don't wear any of these! n/m

maybe/whatever/so what/boring (admrl), Friday, 20 June 2014 18:49 (four years ago) Permalink

BTW after doing an image search, it seems like ashton kutcher has sported every single one of these at their peak of popularity

Dreamland, Friday, 20 June 2014 18:50 (four years ago) Permalink

i never do any of these but on the right person they are all fine with me

ashton kutcher is not the right person.

marcos, Friday, 20 June 2014 18:51 (four years ago) Permalink

Good point

Dreamland, Friday, 20 June 2014 19:35 (four years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 30 June 2014 00:01 (four years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Tuesday, 1 July 2014 00:01 (four years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

I wish I could be more of a hat person, but most hats do not look good on me (largely because my ears kinda stick out and are very inflexible?). I need more options besides my signature cadet hat.

Been thinking a beanie that actually fits (not floppy on top) and stays above the ears would work, but this is apparently hard to find (and ordering hats online is as bad as pants/shoes as far as not knowing if it will fit).

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 30 March 2018 15:45 (eight months ago) Permalink

Most hats are pretty bad, but none are as bad as the word "beanie"

Moo Vaughn, Friday, 30 March 2018 15:55 (eight months ago) Permalink

No trilby, no credibility.

Polly of the Pre-Codes (j.lu), Friday, 30 March 2018 16:03 (eight months ago) Permalink

True.

Hats are such a minefield of negative cultural associations.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 30 March 2018 16:04 (eight months ago) Permalink

Xp

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 30 March 2018 16:04 (eight months ago) Permalink

you're looking for a "watch cap". i wear a carhartt one with an extra fold to get rid of the floppy

brendon urine (diamonddave85), Friday, 30 March 2018 16:04 (eight months ago) Permalink

(and to hide the logo)

brendon urine (diamonddave85), Friday, 30 March 2018 16:05 (eight months ago) Permalink

Get the jeep cap, the watch cap with a little bill so you know which way is front

El Tomboto, Friday, 30 March 2018 16:16 (eight months ago) Permalink

i wear a black knit hat (beanie) when it's cold, sometimes i fold it sometimes not. i also wear a simple curved baseball cap sometimes. i see lots of older dudes around campus, usually retired professors w/ cool hats, fisherman style, brims, all kinds. they look good but you have to reach a certain dgaf old dude swag thing to wear them well. on a younger person you get the fedora effect

marcos, Friday, 30 March 2018 16:37 (eight months ago) Permalink

cadet caps & engineer caps can be cool imo, never had one but i've thought about it

marcos, Friday, 30 March 2018 16:38 (eight months ago) Permalink

you're looking for a "watch cap".

Thanks, I think I need a hat glossary.

Get the jeep cap, the watch cap with a little bill so you know which way is front

I'm afraid this would push things into "drum & bass dj" territory.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 30 March 2018 17:14 (eight months ago) Permalink

large floppy brimmed sun hats are where it's at this summer

map, Friday, 30 March 2018 18:13 (eight months ago) Permalink

sanpaku, any way you can offer us some background info? is what you're posting related to what you do professionally or are you just obsessed with numbers and a malthusian outlook?

also, do you own a fedora?

― map, Wednesday, March 28, 2018 5:52 AM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I don't own a fedora. I bought a straw panama hat in Havana that is similar, but I haven't worn it out. There's a banknote for Vietnamese Dong (colorful but worthless) where a feather should be in the hat band.

The only hat I wear with any regularity is a beret made by Boinas Elosegui of Tolosa, Spain, which strikes me as ideal minimalist headwear for colder seasons. Bitter cold: pull it down past one's earlobes. Walking towards the rising sun? Pull it the ample fabric forward to shield eyes.

I code professionally. I've degrees in biochemistry, history and computer science. But most of my income has come from investments, which keeps me apprised of global news.

Malthus had some silly ideas about arithmetic growth, but I think everyone should read his Essay. Not just because Malthus + Lyell = Darwin, but because its well written, and he should be remembered as a realist humanitarian of his day.

I don't particularly enjoy TV. I'd much prefer spend my evenings digging into primary research literature. Most of the time, its things around the nexus of nutrition/biosciences/experimental gerontology. I could talk your ear of about postprandial metabolic endotoxemia.

However, the literature on variations of neomalthianism is vast, interesting, and has investment implications. Climate change, to be sure, but the average punter has no idea how critical phosphorus is to their life, or how and why liquid hydrocarbon production will peak around 2021.

― #DeleteFacebook (Sanpaku), Wednesday, March 28, 2018 6:20 AM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I have been pondering a beret recently. I don't have a great relationship with hats and need to try something new. There's a woman on my bus who wears one quite well. Any considerations about style or fit?

― how's life, Wednesday, March 28, 2018 1:04 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Occasionally wearing a beret - a txapela in my case, a Basque beret - has significantly improved the quality of my flânerie. It's a loose, nonchalant fit, perfect for wearing it in different ways, as Sanpaku too describes.

― Google Atheist (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, March 28, 2018 1:32 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

The only downside is it pretty much ruins my hairdo for remainder of the day, but there are enough days where wearing a beret outdoes that negative.

― Google Atheist (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, March 28, 2018 1:37 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

since i became a bald i find that my headwear choice is no longer restricted by having to consider my hair, and it's it's v liberating tbh

it's only a matter of time before i start wearing a stovepipe or a ten-gallon recreationally

― sir chesley bonestell, qc (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, March 28, 2018 1:41 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I have no hairdo to ruin.

― how's life, Wednesday, March 28, 2018 1:41 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

xp lol

― how's life, Wednesday, March 28, 2018 1:42 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I have no hairdo to ruin either but I still have a head to keep warm/dry.

― Buff Jeckley (Tom D.), Wednesday, March 28, 2018 1:43 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I can honestly appreciate the notion of having no hairdo being liberating in this sense tbh.

Get thee some headwear, baldies!

― Google Atheist (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, March 28, 2018 1:50 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

My kid likes wearing a big fedora, some people take the piss out of him but he looks cool imo. With his autism - big hats help him self-regulate when he's getting stressed and he has permission to wear it in lessons at school if needed.

― ken hom ad attack (calzino), Wednesday, March 28, 2018 1:51 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

That's wonderful. I think it can be very helpful as part of a routine, esp when routine is of itself a very important thing. Plus, and I mean this, nearly everyone looks cool with a beret or fedora!

― Google Atheist (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, March 28, 2018 1:54 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Controversial opinion

― El Tomboto, Wednesday, March 28, 2018 2:05 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

putting it down to lbi's life of limitless european glamour

― sir chesley bonestell, qc (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, March 28, 2018 2:14 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I was thinking 'almost no-one' myself.

― Buff Jeckley (Tom D.), Wednesday, March 28, 2018 2:15 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Since I've started wearing a beret I have learned to appreciate the effort all the more. Though it might be a self-defense mechanism thinking it looks good on most people, reassuring myself I too look good in it.

― lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, March 28, 2018 2:17 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

VG DN BG <3

― lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, March 28, 2018 2:18 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

jeez way to rub our noses in it ffs

― sir chesley bonestell, qc (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, March 28, 2018 2:19 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I'd go as far as claiming that a weathered fedora as part of a decades-old rumpled thrift store two sizes too big business suit ensemble is a good look, but I'd be wary of going much further than that.

― Arthur Pizzarelli AKA The Peetz (Old Lunch), Wednesday, March 28, 2018 2:21 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

(And I'm mostly only going that far because that's the daily look I plan to adopt in my dotage.)

― Arthur Pizzarelli AKA The Peetz (Old Lunch), Wednesday, March 28, 2018 2:22 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

(I call it 'the Smackless Burroughs'.)

― Arthur Pizzarelli AKA The Peetz (Old Lunch), Wednesday, March 28, 2018 2:23 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

(Smack optional, obvs.)

― Arthur Pizzarelli AKA The Peetz (Old Lunch), Wednesday, March 28, 2018 2:23 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

jeez way to rub our noses in it ffs

― sir chesley bonestell, qc (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, March 28, 2018 2:19 PM (seven minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Watch it buddy...

― lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, March 28, 2018 2:30 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

mods i'm being threatened, please ban lbi

― sir chesley bonestell, qc (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, March 28, 2018 2:41 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Berets look good on girls but I've always found it takes the right guy to wear it and not look like a Rushmore reject. More power to you. I like newsie style caps (got a sky blue one and a grey cross cross line one) as well as toques. I'm bald fwiw

― tinnitus the night (Ross), Wednesday, March 28, 2018 3:07 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I'm more concerned about looking like a Mythbusters stunt double, tbh.

― how's life, Wednesday, March 28, 2018 3:15 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I just have a serious incompatibility with every hat I've ever tried on, but as a bald person, my dermatologist has emphasized that I really should be wearing one.

― how's life, Wednesday, March 28, 2018 3:17 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

bg is a snitch

― fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Wednesday, March 28, 2018 3:20 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

how's life, have you worn a toque, those seem to work for the shape of any head. why did your derm advise wearing a hat if you don't mind me asking?

― tinnitus the night (Ross), Wednesday, March 28, 2018 3:21 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Toques are ok, but can be somewhat unsatisfying. It's like a head sock. I should be wearing a hat if I'm spending a lot of time outdoors and want to avoid skin cancer, he says.

^^ from the ask sanpaku thread, fyi

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 30 March 2018 18:35 (eight months ago) Permalink

I wear a beret in fall and winter; occasionally I get compliments but I'm sure it grinds someone's gears.

I rather liked seeing the preppy granddad types in Georgetown wearing wool coats and fedoras. I suppose this winter was peak fedora?

Polly of the Pre-Codes (j.lu), Friday, 30 March 2018 19:26 (eight months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Update: some of the preppy granddad types this summer are wearing straw fedoras (and trilbies, but let's overlook such abominations). I saw one old boy wearing a boater, but he was associated with something called the Art Deco Society of Washington.

Polly of the Pre-Codes (j.lu), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 19:52 (five months ago) Permalink


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