What is the proper way to wear a women's hat that is gathered at the back and tall in the front, with a brim? And what is this type of hat called? [more inside]
Does anyone know where I could find good quality men's hats (I'm thinking bowlers or top hats but I'm very open to different styles) that would fit an average-sized cat, ready for immediate pickup, in San Francisco? [more inside]
Mexico City Hotel? Trinidadian Fashion? [more inside]
I'm looking for one of the big, floppy, straw hats that are in style this summer-- or something else that is reasonably stylish and will shield my face-- but I have a pretty large head. Does anyone know where I can get one in an extra large size? [more inside]
I have this suede Australian outback hat that I bought at a garage sale a few weeks ago, for $6. I didn't examine it closely at the time, but it reeks of mold and must, leather small, and saddlesoap from a stab at self cleaning. Can I dry clean it? Here's pictures of the hat in question: My Poor Hat, two pics of it. It's a Walkabout brand Australian hat, size small. [more inside]
I have a big head and long thick hair so hats rarely fit me and if they do they aren't comfortable so I have never worn them. I like to garden and sunburn easily and have recently had a small cancer removed from my scalp and I'd like to wear a hat to keep my head, face & neck covered from now on. When your doctor checks you for skin cancers get them to check your hair too if you don't wear a hat, no one puts sunscreen there and it gets the full brunt of the sun as I learned the hard way, so anyway now I need a hat. [more inside]
What kind of hat is Pharrell wearing at 14s in the Happy video?
Where in Toronto can I find (1) an extra large size toque with ear coverage (like the Mountain Hardwear Dome Perignon) or (2) size 15 waterproof warm winter boots (like the Sorel 1964 PAC T)? I've already visited or called several places (MEC, Get Outside, Patagonia) to no result. [more inside]
I'm looking for a knit hat, kind of a beanie/toque hat, but with a very thick rim. All the knit hats I'm finding seem to get thinner at the edge. I think what I want would be similar to a beanie combined with a really thick ear warmer. [more inside]
I bought this hat, I think, in Cairns back in 2002/2003, lost it a few years ago, and would dearly love another one like it. Every now and then I get online & try searching for one, but I can never find the right thing. I loved this hat, I found the width of the brim to be just perfect for me, it was easy to shove into my handbag with mangling it, it was light, wouldn't blow off, etc etc. Above the blue/black band, was more white & a blue star on the top. It was made of cotton & either knitted crocheted. Is there a specific name for this type of sunhat? I don't want anything with bows or frills or other adornments. Happy to consider commissioning someone to make one.
It's an old winter white wool felt portrait hat. It stinks: hairspray and perfume. Odorzout and Smells Begone have been enthusiastically recommended here, but I'm concerned that spraying liquids on a felt hat will deform its lovely shape. Any suggestions for dry fragrance fighting? My only thought was filling the hatbox with cedar chips, but then it will smell like cedar chips, which is only marginally OK for this asthmatic and will probably make other sensitives gag. I've digested the copious hat-, felt-, and destinking-related advice here on MeFi.
It's hotter than hell here and Mr. gudrun is spending a lot of time outside in the hot sun. He needs a good sun hat, and preferably one that will shade the back of his neck, as sunblock alone is not cutting it. He's not crazy about the hats with flaps attached to the back, but is willing to give one a try if the flap can be removed or tucked away when not needed. (Please help me prevent skin cancer!).
Need help shaping a cowboy hat. [more inside]
Jazz songs like "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat/Theme for Lester Young" by Charles Mingus? [more inside]
I want to buy a cap for summer. Five panel, fitted, snapback, whatever. Something like this, this, this, or this. I'm in Los Angeles this week and Portland next week. What streetwear shops should I visit? [more inside]
Non-touristy, non-dowdy hat suitable for a 20-something female. [more inside]
So, summer's rolling around and I think I need a hat. Unfortunately, I don't 'know sports' or have high enough style to pull off a fedora/habana/or whatnot. [more inside]
My boyfriend wants a grey and black (not red) Portland Trail Blazers hat, we live in Melbourne, Australia. How can I acquire one?
In the 90s there was a comedian, or at least a comedy show host, on Comedy Central, who always wore a knit cap. He was very deadpan and may have shared shows with Dave Attell. I could have sworn he was also a guest on Dr. Katz, but he doesn't appear in the cast list. Slim man, white, with an angular face. I can't find him in any lists of U.S. standups or Comedy Central specials. Who was this guy?!
How long should I wait -if at all - to get the best deal on Super Bowl merchandise? [more inside]
Are unraveled toques a thing? I saw a friend wearing a sad, sad hat, and am debating knitting him a replacement. [more inside]
Help me find a replacement for my favorite hat [more inside]
In my determination to start dressing more fashionably, I bought this mod coat. Except...what should I wear with it? Accessorize me, please! [more inside]
Vintage hat question. Because I don't know about hats, let alone vintage hats. [more inside]
What is the deal with the chin strap resting in front, rather than going under the chin, in a lot of ceremonial hats? Like the typical British Bearskin hat. Having the strap sitting in front like that seems totally useless and impractical. [more inside]
Anybody know where one can purchase a "Conical Asian Hat" in San Francisco or East Bay? We are particularly interested in getting a Filipino-style one because they are very attractive. [more inside]
Are there any ethnic groups that don't wear hats?
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. [more inside]
Tell me about Stanley Tweedle's hat. [more inside]
Vintage hat identification - Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina. Does anyone know the name of this style of hat? [more inside]
Please help me: a) procure 2-5 pith helmets (natural straw type), inexpensively; b) procure material to make matching cat ears; c) add cat ears to pith helmets, in "airplane ears" or "listening behind" position, because cat safari is serious business. Found $15/helmet source for (a), but wonder if there's a less expensive way. For (b), I have no real clue - what should I even buy? Very thin chair caning supplies? Tiny willow branches from a nearby tree? Any ideas? [more inside]
Is there a way to restore this hats' brim to it's original smoothness? It's a Dorfman Pacific cotton canvas hat that I really like. I had to wash it and now the brim is all wrinkly. [more inside]
Where could I find a Little Christmas hat for my six year old cousin? (Location: Vancouver) [more inside]
My grandmother is going to be going through chemotherapy soon, and I want to find a great head covering for her. I'm looking for personal recommendations. [more inside]
I have a baseball hat that was recently given to me by my brother on his trip through Wisconsin. It is a Milwaukee Brewers Cooperstown Franchise hat which has a "1989" stamped on the back. I have no idea the significance of the 1989 year and the Brewers. I have conducted some rough Google searches, but I couldn't find anything definitive. Anyone have any info? Thanks.
How can I order a gat (a hat worn by ancient Korean scholars) and get it shipped to England? I'm in the US. I'm looking to spend under $50 total. It doesn't have to be of the highest quality - it's a bit of a gag gift.
Millinery filter: What are the 60s-70s mod hats that look sort of like a cross between a riding helmet and a baseball cap called? [more inside]
So I have a top hat. 1) What can I pair it with for Halloween that isn't some outlandish character*, and 2) how can I wear it on days that are not Halloween and not look like I'm (trying to) dress way up? [more inside]
this is potentially the strangest/most important question asked on askmetafilter: In the film The Vanishing, Kiefer Sutherland's character at one point is wearing a hat with hands on the front that clap together. First, does anyone know what I'm referring to? and secondly do you know where I can find one? i've checked ebay - they don't have it (unless "clap hat" is the wrong thing to type in). thanks for any help.
What style of hat is Number Two (played by Mary Morris) wearing in this screencap from The Prisoner? [more inside]
What hat should I wear this summer to keep cool without looking like a stereotypical nerd? I've worn fedoras all my life, and I've recently realized it makes me look a bit like Fedora Guy or a stereotype I want to avoid. Unfortunately, summer is coming up and I need to wear something to keep the sun off my head. I've been wearing this black straw fedora, and my dad recently gave me a more traditional Akubra (can't remember the exact model, but this might be close). I've also got a light straw hat and a 'wacky' one with cowboy skin (and a grey flatcap for winter). What should I wear when I plan on being outside for long periods of time? I'm in Sydney, Australia so there will be days when going out hatless isn't really an option
Help me create a functional light bulb crown! I saw this amazing sculpture at an art walk this week, and I'd like to make it into something wearable for Burning Man. My guess is that I can start by buying this type of bulb, but I need some advice beyond that. Wiring type and strategy? Batteries? How about affixing them to my head? I have long hair and could do something creative with little buns - I want to secure everything in a minimalist way (no baseball hats) so that the focus is on the lights.
It's hot. Damned hot. And I lose sunglasses. [more inside]
For all its niceties, the downside of internet shopping is that its sometimes hard to just find an actual store that has what you want. I want a straw hat for the beach this week (yay vacation!), and want to find the store in NYC has the best in-store selection. I am a guy. I need to try them on, because my face and head are unforgiving of hat's that just don't work. I'm not even sure of the exact style will fit me best. I can look real bad or totally ok easily. Would like to spend under $100... where should I look, fine folks?
What's the best encyclopedic resource for hats/hoods/helmets/headwear? [more inside]
Does anyone know the name of this hat? [more inside]
One night, Jeremy Clarkson wore a hat. Now, I need to own that hat. [more inside]
I have a real straw, made-in-Ecuador Panama hat. It's not stupidly expensive but it's nice enough. It has a cloth sweat band that, after a few months of wear in a tropical climate, has an awful sour smell. How do I best clean it? [more inside]
Perhaps you can identify this hat. Worn by an older (60-70) woman, it was a pill box hat, red on the sides and white on top. A name was embroidered on one side in yellow thread. The most unique part of the hat, and the reason I'm wondering about it, was the patch sewn onto the right side. The patch had a white background and had a squashed red bug embroidered on it. The bug was holding a bottle, possibly a beer bottle. I'd guess that the hat was related to a group like the Elks/Eagles/etc., but I'm not sure.
Good summer hat for city wear? [more inside]