Men in Hats

*The most exciting thing about He Said, She Said is wondering if we’ll still be married by the end of each post! We both write on the same topic but only get to read the other’s work after it’s published.*

He said:

Baseball caps and hats of function – okay. Everything else – no-kay!

She said:

Men in hats look dapper and charming. I believe more men should take time when dressing and choose a hat to match.

He says - She says - men in hats

What’s more, he says:

Why do men wear hats? I’m not talking about beanies or baseball caps. They have function and modernity on their side. I’m talking fedoras and panamas, homburgs and deerstalkers, pork pies and the dreaded trilby; hats that make a statement – a big, look-at-me statement. Now, don’t get upset. I think making a statement is good. Everyone does it. From sports jock to Gaga, everyone who wears clothes is making a statement.

For me, the statement made when wearing a hat is ‘my head, and in fact everything about me, is so average I need this thing on my noodle to even it all out.’ Well, it doesn’t.

In years past, if you were seen outside bare-headed, it was the height of impropriety and that’s why an old geezer will look great in a hat. To be honest I wish the old days were back and I could wear a hat with impunity. I’ve got no hair. It would be nice. But those days have gone and people need to just move on.

Hats do have a place. If you’re going hunting, fine – wear a deerstalker. If you’re going to work in a butcher’s, great – wear a pork pie hat. Policeman? Good for you. You get to don a hat. But if you’re going to a music gig, this is not a good enough reason to pop a trilby on your below-par brain sack. Just because someone said it’s fashion, you don’t have to wear one.

I mean, what’s next? Toppers? Bowlers? Pith bloody helmets? I mean, how would you react if you saw someone sporting spatz or a monocle? Or riding a penny-farthing?

And another thing, she says:

Like the pocket handkerchief, the hat has been lost in men’s style vocabulary. Women spend time thinking about what they are going to wear and men just throw something on and walk out the door. When I see a man wearing a hat that complements what he is wearing, it shows an effort that I appreciate.

Now I’m not talking about sports caps, I’m talking trilbys, fedoras and flat caps.

Mr Romance suggests that hats are only covering up a bad haircut or a strangely shaped head, but what’s wrong with that? I don’t want to see an ugly haircut, I’d rather look at a nice hat. I give extra points to the man who is wearing a hat for those reasons.

I like the nostalgia of men in hats. Perhaps it’s the ‘Don Draper’ effect, but I want to see more men wearing hats.

One point to note: Don’t rigidly stick to an era and ‘theme’ your hat with your outfit or you risk looking like you’re going to a fancy dress costume party.

A hat requires a certain level of confidence, as they are a fashion talking point, but feel comfortable in your hat and walk with pride.

Men, don’t be afraid of wearing hats. Fashion should be fun and you’re missing out if you’re not adding hats to your wardrobe.

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  • Reply January 18, 2017

    Michaell Hendersonn


    Amazing Post.

    My latest obsession and newfound bestie for the current and coming seasons is the Fedora Hat.

    The fedora hat has been a huge trend this winter, and if you are anything like me you would be happy to know you can still wear the fedora hat for this coming summer.

    Thanks for sharing buddy.

    Loved it.
    Keep up the good work

    • Reply January 19, 2017

      Mr Romance

      Thanks Michael. Hats on men kind of polarise us to be honest. Mrs Romance really loves them while I really don’t feel comfortable in them – I think it’s a bit of an allergy! Glad you’ve found a head piece soulmate though! Enjoy.
      Cheers – Jim

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