Oh god, I don't want to be hat guy
October 2, 2012 3:21 PM Subscribe
Oh god, hats. The fedora thread has made me aware that, as a baldish and getting balder guy, I should be wearing a hat outside, especially when driving as during the summer I'm inevitably in a convertible. Problems: (a) I don't want to be "that guy in the stupid hat" (b) I have a giant, round head.
posted by maxwelton to clothing, beauty, & fashion (35 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Brimmed hats would seem to be right out, as I'm also relatively tall and my head sticks up into the airstream.
I cannot wear baseball caps, they just pop off my giant head, no matter their size. Lots of hats do. It's ridiculous.
Is there a flat cap I can wear without looking too goofy? I drive an old MG, so unfortunately I think a tweed flat 'at would just be begging for a pipe and a smoking crater where any self-respect I may have once had used to be.
Something that could be worn with jeans and a shirt is preferable. I would also prefer something that if I drove somewhere and then walked around in the sun I could continue wearing without looking like "that guy." (Maybe that's unavoidable. So be it, I guess.)
So: Give me hat styles to investigate, please. My hat size is 8 1/8 or XXL.
Also, in the current fedora thread, everyone mentions not wearing a hat inside, which I can be hip to...but what, exactly, am I supposed to do with it if I'm in a shirt and jeans? Carry it? That's fine, I just don't know what good manners suggests is appropriate.