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 -
Can you help me find some inexpensive, machine washable headgear for cold weather exercise? [more inside]
posted by raztaj
on Nov 12, 2013 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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.
posted by nenequesadilla
on Jun 24, 2012 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
[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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Is frequently wearing hats a bad idea if you have dandruff? Some days it's cold enough to warrant a hat, but mostly I just like hats and not having to do my hair. Would styling it with hair product be any better or worse?
posted by luftmensch
on Dec 13, 2006 -
OtherPeoples'HatsFilter. I have to describe an illustration from the 1940s in which the "Asian" (nationality unspecified) character is wearing the kind of conical peaked hat usually seen on traditionally dressed Vietnamese peasants. I know that in the past these hats were referred to as "Saipan hats" or, more offensively, "Saipan coolie hats." Is there a more anthropologically correct and culturally accurate term for them?
Thanks for any and all insight on this one.
posted by foxy_hedgehog
on Jul 6, 2006 -