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]
posted by noxperpetua
on Jun 3, 2014 -
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]
posted by spinifex23
on May 19, 2014 -
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]
posted by wwax
on May 9, 2014 -
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]
posted by grouse
on Jan 22, 2014 -
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]
posted by amtho
on Jan 8, 2014 -
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.
posted by goshling
on Nov 30, 2013 -
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.
posted by Jesse the K
on Sep 23, 2013 -
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!).
posted by gudrun
on Jul 15, 2013 -
I want to buy a cap for summer. Five panel, fitted, snapback, whatever. Something like this, this, this,
I'm in Los Angeles this week and Portland next week. What streetwear shops should I visit? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana
on May 2, 2013 -
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]
posted by tmcw
on Apr 15, 2013 -
My boyfriend wants a grey and black (not red) Portland Trail Blazers hat, we live in Melbourne, Australia. How can I acquire one?
posted by lifethatihavenotlivedyet
on Apr 9, 2013 -
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?!
posted by juniper
on Feb 18, 2013 -
Are unraveled toques a thing? I saw a friend wearing a sad, sad hat, and am debating knitting him a replacement. [more inside]
posted by momus_window
on Dec 17, 2012 -
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]
posted by Meatbomb
on Oct 24, 2012 -
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]
posted by eagle-bear
on Oct 21, 2012 -
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]
posted by maxwelton
on Oct 2, 2012 -
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]
posted by amtho
on Jul 13, 2012 -
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]
posted by bellastarr
on May 11, 2012 -
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]
posted by christinetheslp
on Jan 1, 2012 -
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.
posted by dbirchum
on Nov 10, 2011 -
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.
posted by ignignokt
on Nov 9, 2011 -
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]
posted by apparently
on Nov 2, 2011 -
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.
posted by matt755811
on Oct 18, 2011 -
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
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn
on Sep 23, 2011 -
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.
posted by red_rabbit
on Aug 20, 2011 -
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?
posted by shimmer
on Aug 7, 2011 -
One night, Jeremy Clarkson wore a hat. Now, I need to own that hat. [more inside]
posted by Ruki
on Jul 16, 2011 -
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]
posted by m1ndsurfer
on May 22, 2011 -
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.
posted by iwhitney
on May 3, 2011 -
Black beret, with white cursive/handwriting text on it in French(I can't remember what it said). I've seen two people with these, brought back from Paris, but I couldn't find them over there myself. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Where would I find them next time? [more inside]
posted by mippy
on Apr 8, 2011 -
What do you call the kind of soft-looking, somewhat pointed, one-piece hat typically shown on the head of the stereotypical "hillbilly?" [more inside]
posted by rahnefan
on Feb 10, 2011 -