Show Us Your Hats

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by drmilktruck, Jul 29, 2020.

  1. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    I love my leather cowboy hat, but now that I’ve sheared all my hair off it looks dumb.
    Once it grows back I’ll wear it again.
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  2. lathoto

    lathoto Gretschie

    Apr 23, 2020
    [​IMG] Beyond the Kromer Dome
  3. gtttrrr

    gtttrrr Country Gent

    Dec 7, 2011
    United States
  4. Penguin

    Penguin Country Gent

    Nov 20, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    Sure you don't want to see too much of my ugly mug. My felt hat, Old Faithful, has been with me for 31 years. I rescued it from the landfill at White Cliffs, NSW when I was working out that way. I'm sure some of you grey nomads have been there - White Cliffs that is, not the landfill.
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  5. michelb

    michelb Gretschie

    Mar 27, 2020
  6. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Friend of Fred

    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    As Monty Python pointed out, "people aren't wearing enough hats..."

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  7. Zeek

    Zeek Synchromatic

    May 29, 2016
    Illinos USA
    My 2 everyday hats. they have been in service for well over 10++ years I have definitely got my moneys worth.
    I know.. but 10 ++ years it shows how durable and good quality hats are/were ... Im sure it says something about me also but I will side step that..... I shower..... daily .....sometimes twice a daily .... and wash my hair ....really ...
    My good hats ... one of which is creeping into a daily, lol
    and the winter work hat but rarely wear a stocking cap.
    The first 2 see the most action.
  8. Runamok

    Runamok Gretschie

    Aug 25, 2017
    USA midwest
    Which was your longest side career?
    Latin wrestler, Viking, or Ninja? :)
  9. Runamok

    Runamok Gretschie

    Aug 25, 2017
    USA midwest
    Muleskinnner. The 2 Everyday hats implies your dayjob is “Paintball Wizard.”
    Else you live near a lot of carrier pigeons. :rolleyes:
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  10. Floo

    Floo Country Gent

    Dec 16, 2012
    Elmshorn, Germany
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    The first one is a "stage only" hat, the second hasn't been on stage yet, the third one is an all-purpose-cap. There are some more flatcaps and two summer-hats, but I don't have pictures of these on my phone.
  11. swivel

    swivel Country Gent

    May 13, 2018
  12. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    I have a lot of hats. Flat (paddy) hats, fedoras, campaign hat, chef's hat, Stetson and straw western cowboy hats, and for cold weather, Irish tweed bucket hat, watch caps (incorrectly called beanies), toques,, and mad trapper hats. I still have a fatigue hat and a "Go to Hell" hat from the service. There's a beret around somewhere.

    I wear hats to keep the sun off of me. With the blood pressure meds I burn quickly, so, the broad brims help a lot. They also keep my bald spot from burning.

    I wear hats to keep the sun out of my eyes when driving. Baseball/trucker hats with the brim folded in a V are perfect for driving into the setting sun.

    In the winter, I wear them to keep warm. Living were it can get down to -30F, you need to know how to stay warm. Keep your extremities warm and you'll stay warm. Good mukluk boot, good gloves (I still have milspec gloves from the USAF fifty years later---they're warm and wear like iron), and a good winter hat. They say 50% of your body heat goes to your head. Knit caps just let the wind blow thru them. I find it odd that people wear them year around (sorry, Mike Nesmith). Mad trapper or trooper hats, worn by the RCMP when it's too cold for a campaign hat, is one of the best I've ever found for winter. When it's below zero, you really don't need to be concerned with fashion---just survival.

    I still wonder whatever happened to my British pith helmet or my 1930's Navy Donald Duck hat.
  13. afire

    afire Country Gent

    I find this post offensive. This material stridently seeks to marginalize and ostracize non-dancers like myself.

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  14. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Oct 18, 2015
    I do not need a hat. I still got a lot of hair to comb- over:p
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  15. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    My faithfull concert Mossant hat, à la Blues Brothers ;) :


  16. JAP09

    JAP09 Electromatic

    Nov 12, 2019
    Atlanta, Ga
    Great thread! Here’s a few of mine that are in the rotation. The Hanna patchwork linen on the bottom left gets the most wear. Love that hat.
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  17. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    I don't wear hats often but here's a few of my favorites ....... IMG_3239.jpg IMG_3240.jpg IMG_3241.jpg IMG_3242.jpg
  18. Telechamp

    Telechamp Country Gent

    Oct 20, 2010
    Tampa Bay
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