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Hat Help!

Here's a question about hats and heads. My head, to be precise. It's big. [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on Aug 13, 2014 - 4 answers

What are the hat rules?

I was raised with the expectation that men's hats* MUST come off when entering a building.** This does not appear to be true any longer, or at least isn't true for baseball caps. What's the consensus on leaving a baseball cap on or taking it off? For context, I have explained the exceptions to the rules as I was lead to understand them under the cut, and if it matters I am a 30-year-old white guy living in a city, and I'm looking for the casual-hat rules, not the formal-hat rules. [more inside]
posted by blnkfrnk on Aug 5, 2014 - 38 answers

Hat's off to you!

I love wearing hats. I have many: fedora, bowler, newsboy, boater, summer straw, cowboy, porkpie . . . . How can I make best use of my suave accessories? [more inside]
posted by carrioncomfort on Jun 28, 2014 - 27 answers

Looking for a stylish, plus-sized summer hat

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 - 3 answers

The nicest flatcap... in the world!

Looking to give my dad the nicest tweed or wool/cashmere flatcap money can buy. I'm talking about "By Special Appointment to HRH..." level of nice-ness, not "Kangol makes some pretty slick lids" level of niceness. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Dec 2, 2013 - 10 answers

inexpensive cold weather headgear, for outdoor exercise?

Can you help me find some inexpensive, machine washable headgear for cold weather exercise? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Nov 12, 2013 - 12 answers

Hats, please!

I need help coming up with famous hats/headwear in popular culture... [more inside]
posted by sprezzy on Nov 11, 2013 - 58 answers

Why the fedora hate?

It seems like people go out of their way to hate on people who wear fedoras. Not fedoras specifically, at least not that I have seen, but specifically making snarky remarks about people who wear fedoras. Lena Dunham made a remark in a piece basically insinuating that all you needed to know about an early crush of hers wore a fedora. [more inside]
posted by mediocre on Sep 23, 2013 - 89 answers

What hat should a stylish, poor musician/poet wear?

Asking for a character. I'm a chick and sartorially challenged when it comes to hats. Surely not the infamous fedora? [more inside]
posted by angrycat on Sep 12, 2013 - 26 answers

The coalman's fedora

Hats and Social Class in Pre-Internet England: I recall part of an episode of Are You Being Served where Captain Peacock was castigating another male employee (perhaps Mr Grainger) for wearing a bowler hat to work when bowlers were reserved for managers. Now, we all know Peacock to be stuffy, stodgy, etc., but was this a real thing? We're different styles of hat ever reserved for a particular class?
posted by bluejayway on Nov 9, 2012 - 23 answers

The Conical Asian Hat. Filipino.

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 - 5 answers

Hatless cultures

Are there any ethnic groups that don't wear hats?
posted by dontjumplarry on Oct 6, 2012 - 9 answers

making pith helmet cat ears - advice?

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 - 5 answers

As a man of few hats, please help me find this adorable hat for the other Mr.Quesadilla.

I would love to buy this hat for my man and am not sure where to start(crop of image by Joe Jervis at joemygod.blogspot.com) . A magical link to the exact hat in question would completely rock my world, but terms to narrow down my search would be great as well--I don't know the name for that style of hat or how to describe it's appearance. I do have his hat size. Thanks y'all!
posted by nenequesadilla on Jun 24, 2012 - 10 answers

Hats in Chicago

Long shot: Is there anywhere in Chicago or its transit-accessible suburbs where I can buy, in person, a decent-quality Russian ushanka (ear-flap hat)? [more inside]
posted by enn on Jan 21, 2012 - 7 answers

What knittable baby gifts are most appreciated?

My close friend is pregnant (yay!) and I'm a knitter, so I'd like to make her a whole mess 'o' baby stuff. But I also want it to be useful. I don't know anyone else with a baby, so tell me, Internet, what knittable items/garments do new parents really end up using for their infants? [more inside]
posted by telegraph on Oct 11, 2011 - 45 answers

Is A Fedora Okay?

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 - 40 answers

Looking for hat and jewelry making courses - Boston area

I am looking for recommendations for two course: one in making jewelry and one in making hats in the Boston area. I did note a hat course at the design school, but you have to be enrolled in a degree program. Has anyone taken any courses in the above they could recommend? Thanks!
posted by KathMuse on Jul 28, 2011 - 4 answers

No fedora jokes please

I would like to wear a wide-brimmed hat to keep a little cooler this summer. But I would rather not look like an idiot. Difficulty: short woman, gigantic candy apple head. [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on Jun 27, 2011 - 13 answers

Washing a Ball Cap

Best way to wash a baseball cap? [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on May 16, 2011 - 10 answers

Have you seen this hat?

My partner left her favorite hat on the subway last week, and despite her valiant attempt to search the same train on the next run, she couldn't find it again. Have you seen this (style of) hat -- or any advice for finding it? Is there such a thing as an image-search for products? [more inside]
posted by rdn on Feb 28, 2011 - 21 answers

How do you properly "age" a new ball cap?

How do you properly "age" a new ball cap? [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Feb 1, 2011 - 13 answers

Hat stores in NYC?

Where can I buy a nice newsboy cap or flat cap in NYC? Difficulty: I have a huge head. [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Jan 4, 2011 - 6 answers

Storage for ball caps?

Please help me organize my ball cap collection... [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Jan 4, 2011 - 14 answers

Why do my cats pee in my hats?

Why do cats like to pee in hats? [more inside]
posted by ChurchHatesTucker on Nov 12, 2010 - 16 answers

How do I convince a toddler to wear a hat this Halloween?

How do I convince a toddler to wear a hat this Halloween? [more inside]
posted by christopherious on Oct 27, 2010 - 22 answers

Help me find a fashionable hat.

[HipFilter] I need an anti-sunshine hat for the summer. The problem comes with my pretensions toward fashion. Sartorial details within. [more inside]
posted by griphus on May 3, 2010 - 19 answers

Hat maker, hat maker, make me a hat...

Make/Carpentry Filter: I am a milliner (hat maker) and I desperately need some new wooden forms. Here's the rub... [more inside]
posted by Sophie1 on Mar 22, 2010 - 16 answers

Which brim style for you?

BaseballCap Filter: Should the brim be curved, or flat? [more inside]
posted by Rash on Feb 20, 2010 - 32 answers

Help me give my hats a home

Help! I has hats... hats who has no home. Help me organize my hats. [more inside]
posted by finitejest on Jan 21, 2010 - 12 answers

Trouble with black hats

Why can't I find a decent black hat/cap? [more inside]
posted by Brocktoon on Nov 5, 2009 - 7 answers

What kind of hat is this?

What kind of hat is this guy wearing, and where can I find one to purchase? [more inside]
posted by malpractice on Oct 20, 2009 - 5 answers

I know the fifth anniversary gift is wood, but...

Is there a known Best Winter Hat for Cyclists? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 17, 2009 - 15 answers

Long billed ballcaps...

Where online can I buy a fitted high quality ballcap with an extra long bill? [more inside]
posted by Muirwylde on Aug 19, 2009 - 6 answers

Great Hats in Boston

Any recommendations for a hat seller in Boston (preferably Cambridge)? I'm looking for a nice quality Panama-ish hat and can't find anything beyond Lidz which sells ball caps. Once I have a hat, I'll tip it to you in thanks.
posted by largecorp on Jul 7, 2009 - 13 answers

Help me find this hat?

Anyone know what brand of hat this is? Or where I could find one?
posted by mekanic on Apr 23, 2009 - 7 answers

Tips for people with large heads?

I have always had a large head. The rest of my body is normal-sized but I always takes the largest size hats. I guess I am looking for some perspective now that I am a bit older on how unusual it is, what are the causes, who else has a large head and how they deal with it. [more inside]
posted by zaebiz on Mar 2, 2009 - 42 answers

MLB Flap Hat?

Where can I find MLB 59Fifty hats with earflaps? [more inside]
posted by :-) on Jan 1, 2009 - 4 answers

Anything for the top of my head?

So I really like the fit and style of Twins Enterprise fitted baseball caps, but I want something without team logos on it. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Sep 24, 2008 - 5 answers

Somewhat stylish wide-brimmed hats for living on the surface of the sun?

Full-brimmed hats for sun protection of a male mid-30's scalp that aren't lame? Lame defined as fedoras, cowboy hats, 6 dollar buckets, or those floppy Vietnam combat things. [more inside]
posted by TheManChild2000 on Aug 19, 2008 - 23 answers

Hat advice...

Advice/tips for what to look for in a hat... for a man who looks like a moron in every hat he's ever tried on AND looking for a good place to get a man's hat in Toronto.
posted by dobbs on Apr 11, 2008 - 13 answers

Trying To Find Evidence Of The Wendy's Jazz Cap

I'm looking for a photo of a Wendy's Jazz Cap, or even just first-hand recollections of them. These were apparently some type of multicolored painter's cap sold at Wendy's establishments in the late 80's(possibly 1988ish). There seems to be no trace of their existence online. Phone calls to the Wendy's Customer Service hotline have come back with a "try eBay" response. A few good but ultimately fruitless tries to track one down can be found on the comments to my blog. Any information, photos, or recollections would be very much appreciated.
posted by extraface on Feb 28, 2008 - 13 answers

Help me find a dashing fedora for my dad, since elegance is the privilege of age

I want to get my father a hat for his 70th birthday. No, I don't mean one of those awful narrow-brimmed glen plaid affairs that are about as stylish and becoming as toe rubbers. I’m thinking a wide-brimmed fedora made of a good quality gray felt – something like this, and like what "Jack McCoy" sometimes wears on Law & Order (unfortunately can’t find a picture of Sam Waterston in his fedora). I’ve looked in the malls in Toronto and the only suitable hat I could find was $85 plus tax, which is both rather steep for my gift budget and too much to spend on something I am not convinced my mother and I can coax my dad into wearing;-). Does anyone know where (preferably) in Toronto or (plan B) online I can find a less expensive hat (hopefully not over $50) for Dad Swan?
posted by orange swan on Jan 2, 2008 - 11 answers

Find me a hat like Ricky's argyle cap

Where can I get a hat like the argyle cap that Ricky Lizalde wears on Project Runway? It's a kangol-style cap with a black/white/gray argyle pattern. [more inside]
posted by matildaben on Dec 14, 2007 - 4 answers

Who the &*^% Goes to the Arctic in the Winter?

I need clothing/gear recommendations for a week in Barrow, Alaska. [more inside]
posted by fourcheesemac on Nov 10, 2007 - 13 answers

Hat smashing movie and tv clips?

Can anyone point me towards movie or tv clips that involve punching someone in the face through a straw boater held up in front of them or any other comedic hat smashing? [more inside]
posted by Ohdemah on Aug 8, 2007 - 12 answers

What do you call this kind of hat, and this way of dressing?

What is this kind of hat called, and what was the "look" that went with it called? Sort of a leather version of a Greek fisherman's cap, sort of reminiscent of SS uniforms. I can remember seeing them worn in the 1970s and 1980s by gay leathermen, gay and straight people at punk shows in Europe, maybe some bikers, too. [more inside]
posted by Forktine on Jun 2, 2007 - 9 answers

Did my friend dream this music video?

Yet another "help me find this music video" question. The Magnetic Fields? In front of a house? Hats? [more inside]
posted by doift on May 3, 2007 - 7 answers

Where can I find cheap hats in Melbourne Australia?

Where can I find cheap hats to buy or hire in Melbourne, Australia? [more inside]
posted by snarkle on Apr 10, 2007 - 4 answers

Do they still make adjustable baseball caps?

I'm looking to buy a new baseball cap, but I hate fitted ones. Everywhere I look I find only fitted hats, or those adjustable ones with the cloth strip and brass lock. I don't want those either. I just want an old-fashioned baseball cap with plastic snaps and holes. I don't want to use Ebay or scour thrift stores. Any advice on where I can look? Thanks!
posted by apetpsychic on Apr 8, 2007 - 19 answers

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