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Posted: 8/25/2005 1:58:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2005 1:59:31 PM EDT by OBird]
Will every businessman someday once again be wearing a fedora with his grey flannel suit five days a week (like in the future movie "Gattaca"), or is this fashion trend dead forever?

Kinda like this guy but without the horns...
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 2:16:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By OBird:
Will every businessman someday once again be wearing a fedora with his grey flannel suit five days a week (like in the future movie "Gattaca"), or is this fashion trend dead forever?

Kinda like this guy but without the horns...



Unfortunately, no...we live in a very informal time, and it is only getting worse. For that matter, many women don't wear skirts or dresses, ever. Society every year is lacking more and more in class...
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 2:29:41 PM EDT
I don't know about the fedora, but if the leisure suit ever comes back, I'm drinking the Kool-Aid.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 2:31:09 PM EDT
Fedora core 4? I'm so confused!
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 2:32:51 PM EDT


DAMN!


The ladies still dig Escher prints right? Tell me that much!
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 2:36:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2005 3:05:16 PM EDT by Sharkman_75]
Maybe in subcultures (like Rockabilly, Goths, etc.). Those who live (today) like they're in the Rat Pack of the 60's.

ETA: I dig it. Put on a suit, tip the hat (a la Sinatra), pick up your martini by the stem, and enjoy your cigar. The classic man style.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 2:38:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cool-e:
I don't know about the fedora, but if the leisure suit ever comes back, I'm drinking the Kool-Aid.





That's a BIG 10:4!
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 2:40:28 PM EDT
I'm waiting for the Pork-Pie Hat to come back in fashon...

Link Posted: 8/25/2005 2:42:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2005 2:43:11 PM EDT by PBIR]

Originally Posted By OBird:
Will every businessman someday once again be wearing a fedora with his grey flannel suit five days a week (like in the future movie "Gattaca"), or is this fashion trend dead forever?

Kinda like this guy but without the horns...



No, but in related news the propellor beanie is about to explode back on the scene like a refried beans and natural light cocktail! Stop the hating, start participating!

Link Posted: 8/25/2005 2:52:05 PM EDT
The fedora will never be accepted by mainstream society again.

However, it is a timeless piece that, if worn properly, can still be worn today, but 99.9% of us lack the appropraite style/attitude to carry it off without looking like a gigantic ass.

SBG
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 2:55:29 PM EDT
Every now and then, I find a fedora at a garage sale or someplace and wear it until it gets lost or blows over the side.

They're kind of cool.

About 15 years ago, i used to occasionally wear a double breasted pin stripe suit with a black shirt and white tie to go out on the town in.

I tried to enter a club carrying a violin case and they wouldn't let me in until I showed them there was really a violin in the case.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 2:56:09 PM EDT
i have one but then i wear a low (coachman style) top hat every day too
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 3:04:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By squeezecockerp7m8:

Unfortunately, no...we live in a very informal time, and it is only getting worse. For that matter, many women don't wear skirts or dresses, ever. Society every year is lacking more and more in class...



+1
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 3:09:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dolomite:
www.uweb.ucsb.edu/~iwking/ph-self-fedora.jpg

DAMN!


The ladies still dig Escher prints right? Tell me that much!




"Oh, this is the worst-looking hat I ever saw. What, when you buy a hat like this I bet you get a free bowl of soup, huh? Oh, it looks good on you though. "
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 3:14:24 PM EDT
damn, I thought this was going to be a linux thread.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 3:14:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Janus:
"Oh, this is the worst-looking hat I ever saw. What, when you buy a hat like this I bet you get a free bowl of soup, huh? Oh, it looks good on you though. "



R.I.P. Rodney.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 3:19:12 PM EDT
The fedora is a nice look on most guys. It's a classy hat.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 3:21:12 PM EDT
Depending on the environment in which it's worn, I hope not.

Back when I was in college you'd see the occasional cheesedick 20 year-old walking around an urban campus with a fedora and a duster. GHEY.

Link Posted: 8/25/2005 3:24:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ScaryBlackGuns:
The fedora will never be accepted by mainstream society again.

However, it is a timeless piece that, if worn properly, can still be worn today, but 99.9% of us lack the appropraite style/attitude to carry it off without looking like a gigantic ass.

SBG



+ 1
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 3:25:49 PM EDT
No I think they are gone from mainstream wear.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 3:25:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By chuckhammer:
Depending on the environment in which it's worn, I hope not.

Back when I was in college you'd see the occasional cheesedick 20 year-old walking around an urban campus with a fedora and a duster. GHEY.




Or a zoot suite, equally gay.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 3:27:23 PM EDT
Alot of bald guys in this area insist on wearing their Raiders of the Lost Ark hats.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 3:36:54 PM EDT
I prefer bowler style hats myself...

Link Posted: 8/25/2005 3:44:57 PM EDT
the homicide dicks in dc wear them. they're actually called "the hat squad" and the older guys look really retro cool in them.

i love film noire so i love hats. never wear one though.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 3:53:45 PM EDT
I'll wear it regadless, I dont give a damn
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 4:01:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dolomite:

DAMN!


The ladies still dig Escher prints right? Tell me that much!



I have three hats in that style.

A khaki cotton Stetson for summer, a tin cloth Filson for rainy days, and a loden wool Franz Bittner for cold and snowy days.

It takes confidence to wear a real hat.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 4:07:25 PM EDT
I had my picture taken in my freshman year in college with a couple of other students - I was the one in the fedora and tiger stripe field jacket.

My grandmother called, and swore that it could be a picture of my grandfather circa 1940's.

Unfortunately, I neglected my (dad's) hats, and they're gone now.

Of course, so's he.

If it works for your sense of style, wear it.

F*ck the "fashion sense" they sell on TV. Being at ease will come through more than a price tag or trendiness.

(like the BS about neckties being uncomfortable... hey dufus, buy a shirt with a bigger neck, and practice not "Rodneying" your outfit. )
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 4:12:24 PM EDT
So hard to find a quality haberdasher since the Truman administration.....
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 4:21:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ben70:
So hard to find a quality haberdasher since the Truman administration.....


Noggin Tops
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 4:32:30 PM EDT

Is the fedora ever coming back?


I REALLY hope so.

Then I could dress like this guy and not look like a total geek.

Link Posted: 8/25/2005 4:36:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By OBird:
Will every businessman someday once again be wearing a fedora with his grey flannel suit five days a week (like in the future movie "Gattaca"), or is this fashion trend dead forever?

Kinda like this guy but without the horns...



I'm think you have aged yourself with the "grey flannel suit" reference.
I wonder how many here under fifty have a clue as to the origin of that phrase?
Thanks for the memory. I knew Sloan Wilson, and savored his writing.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 5:47:35 PM EDT
Man I hope so !
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 6:05:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hardcorps1775:
the older guys look really retro cool in them.




Agreed. They are the only ones that do.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 6:17:35 PM EDT
I still have my grand dad's. I treat it like a relic of one of the greatest men I ever knew.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 6:39:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PBIR:

Originally Posted By hardcorps1775:
the older guys look really retro cool in them.




Agreed. They are the only ones that do.



There are exceptions, though...

Link Posted: 8/25/2005 6:56:50 PM EDT
NO.

Two recent Fedora wearers;

Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson Superfan, B.J. Hickman


'nuff said
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 6:57:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Londo:

Originally Posted By OBird:
Will every businessman someday once again be wearing a fedora with his grey flannel suit five days a week (like in the future movie "Gattaca"), or is this fashion trend dead forever?

Kinda like this guy but without the horns...



I'm think you have aged yourself with the "grey flannel suit" reference.
I wonder how many here under fifty have a clue as to the origin of that phrase?
Thanks for the memory. I knew Sloan Wilson, and savored his writing.



LOL, thanks. I was wondering if anyone would make that connection with the book in question. Believe it or not, I'm only 20...but I wish I was born in the 40's. Actually, I take you're "aged" comment as a huge compliment. I envy - despite all they/you had to go through - members of this (and previous) generations.

BTW, do you mean you acutally knew the man Sloan Wilson personally? Again, I envy you...
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:01:48 PM EDT
I dunno, I see those "pimp suits" sometimes and people wear them with them.


Usually with a feather though.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:35:47 PM EDT
You have to be the right type to carry off a Fedora, or a GOOD western hat.

Michael Jackson--NOT good.
Robert Mitchem--GOOD.

Typical yuppie trying to look like his Dad--NOT good.
Humphrey Bogart--GOOD.

I have two hats that I wear when appropriate...a Brown Raider's type fedora that's well used, slightly sweat stained and battered.

My favorite thing is to go onto a hard hat area wearing my McDonald "T" aluminum full brim hard hat.
All the guys wearing those cheesy plastic hard hats look like a bunch of gays.

Within minutes I'm getting quiet requests to sell it. No chance.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:47:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LoginName:
I prefer bowler style hats myself...




What was that dude called?? Was it HandJob?? Or something like that..
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 8:17:53 PM EDT
Well, I was at a starbucks the other day and I saw some repulsive social reject parasite wearing one of those pantyhose things on his head that black guys wear, and a fedora over that. Funny thing is he was trying to talk to some reasonably hot chick. Maybe this idiot knows something we don't?
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 8:52:36 PM EDT
I guess i never really understood why hats went out of style. They keep the sun and rain off the head and out of the eyes. In the winter, they help keep us warm.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 9:03:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:

Originally Posted By LoginName:
I prefer bowler style hats myself...

www.stokeparkclub.com/history/images/film3.JPG



What was that dude called?? Was it HandJob?? Or something like that..





OddJob



Sheep
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 9:43:26 PM EDT
"I guess i never really understood why hats went out of style"

Styles change, often quickly.

In the 1930's Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert made the movie "It Happened One Night".
In the movie Gable took his shirt off, and he wasn't wearing an undershirt like ALL men did those days.
INSTANTLY all men stopped wearing undershirts, and companies making mens undershirts nearly went broke.

The end of the hat in America came with John Kennedy. He didn't wear a hat, to emphasize his boyish good looks versus the hated 5 o'clock shadow Richard Nixon, and the man's hat DIED in that instant.

The hat never did recover in America, unless you include the "ball cap" with that crappy plastic "one size fits all" band that totally ruined it, and now days people can't even wear that right way around.

It's kind of funny to see a room full of men wearing ball caps, when someone wearing a fedora walks in.
Within minutes they're all looking self-conscious, like a bunch of kids when an adult enters.


Link Posted: 8/25/2005 9:47:41 PM EDT
I wear this one when I'm doing outdoor activity:



It's a Tilley hat, kinda floppy, but can be somewhat shaped. It's great at keeping the sun off your face and neck. I'm thinking about picking up another similar in a coffee/mocha color to be a little more dressy.

Link Posted: 8/25/2005 11:50:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sigarkar:
I guess i never really understood why hats went out of style. They keep the sun and rain off the head and out of the eyes. In the winter, they help keep us warm.



Thank Kennedy.
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 12:08:37 AM EDT
Too hot in Florida . I love them but have to make do with straw or cotton like these...
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 12:13:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By KS_Physicist:

Originally Posted By sigarkar:
I guess i never really understood why hats went out of style. They keep the sun and rain off the head and out of the eyes. In the winter, they help keep us warm.



Thank Kennedy.



Thank Kennedy


Hats haven't gone out of style. Any given day look around and you'll see ball caps everywhere. Cowboy hats are also still common enough to not illicit too many odd looks outside of major urban centers. What's gone out of style is professional looking mens headwear.

There's a place called "The Hat Shop" near me that carries some very nice fedoras. Damned expensive though.
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 12:44:52 AM EDT
Hats from any decade other than the one you're living in are a costume. Neato if you're a New York fag, I guess.

Always loved the wide brimmed outdoors hats on bald guys. Yup, buy that little fishing vest and the digger hat, you sure look rugged, Crocodile Baldee. Get back in your Miata and drive back to the burbs, you're nauseating me.

I just wear a cap, or a boonie if I'm working in the sun. Screw playing dress up.
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 1:32:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By swingset:
Hats from any decade other than the one you're living in are a costume. Neato if you're a New York fag, I guess.

Always loved the wide brimmed outdoors hats on bald guys. Yup, buy that little fishing vest and the digger hat, you sure look rugged, Crocodile Baldee. Get back in your Miata and drive back to the burbs, you're nauseating me.

I just wear a cap, or a boonie if I'm working in the sun. Screw playing dress up.



You're just bragging because you have lots of hair and it isn't grey yet - kid

Link Posted: 8/26/2005 2:08:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/26/2005 2:08:41 AM EDT by swingset]

Originally Posted By 4get_No1:

You're just bragging because you have lots of hair and it isn't grey yet - kid





You apparently haven't seen me! You could cut off all my hair and stuff it in a 30.06 shell, I've got so little.
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