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Old 03-08-2010, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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When did wearing a fedora go out of style? Seems like in the '30s and '40s, a man wasn't considered dressed for public if he didn't put on his fedora. He tipped it to the ladies, took it off indoors, or if the flag came by.

Nowadays, IF a man wears a hat, it's generally a baseball-style cap...and he feels no compulsion to tip it to a lady, or take it off when entering a building. You'll even see men with ball caps on as the flag goes by them.

Now, I'm willing to admit that I've been guilty of this myself, where it comes to ball caps (except for the thing about the flag)--but when exactly did the fedora go out of style?
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Old 03-08-2010, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Arlington Virginia
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I believe I read that the demise of men's hats is partially attributed to John F. Kennedy, who at his inauguration did not wear the traditional formal head wear that had been worn by every one of his predecessors. He went bareheaded much of the day raising many eyebrows It's funny how changes in style will take off from this or that seemingly insignificant event.
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:21 PM
 
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I thought fedoras were back in style. I always liked them, but I have never tried to wear one. I like my hair.
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:44 PM
 
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Hats r in, depending on ur geographical locations...
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Old 03-09-2010, 09:38 AM
 
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Quiet walker is correct regarding JFK. You will see him carrying a hat in his hands in some photos. Apparetly the hat makers begged him to do that so as not to totally kill the industry.

Johnny Depp looks pretty cool in his fedora I think, but it doesn't seem to be catching on. I remember thinking, as a kid, that Sinatra's fedoras were fabulous.

In my area it's rare to see a man in his 20's-30's who isn't wearing a baseball style cap. I'm pretty sure it's part of the official uniform for living in the Phoenix area. (Women's uniforms include pants and/or shorts with a stripe down the side of the leg.)

But tipping one's hat to a lady is a forgotten art. Though I will say that AZ men take off their hat for the National Anthem at ballgames. In fact there was a bit of an uproar during this past football season when some Green Bay Packer fans didn't remove their famous cheeseheads for the National Anthem before the games in Glendale. That didn't go over too well and the AZ guys "invited" them to remove them.
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Old 03-09-2010, 09:41 AM
 
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I believe I read that the demise of men's hats is partially attributed to John F. Kennedy, who at his inauguration did not wear the traditional formal head wear that had been worn by every one of his predecessors. He went bareheaded much of the day raising many eyebrows It's funny how changes in style will take off from this or that seemingly insignificant event.
Good call... or good memory. I remember that hats were around in the '50s and into the '60s, gone, for the most part, by the end of the decade.
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Up in the air
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I have a few friends who still wear either fedoras or Newsboy caps.

I love going out with the fedora guys, they dress in nice pin stripe suits, slicked back hair, gloves, a hat etc. The whole nine yards. My swing dancing partner dresses in pinstripe pants, wingtips and suspenders with his fedora...I love it
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Old 03-09-2010, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas
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I love fedoras! I wish more men would wear them. I also love hats on women and dainty little gloves! I SO want to wear 40's and 50's fashions. I especially love dresses. What can I say..I'm girly
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Old 03-09-2010, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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I LOVE fedora hats on men. They make a well-dressed man look so. . . complete.
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Old 03-10-2010, 03:55 AM
 
Location: Hawaii
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Hats are wonderful.

I had a few nice ones a few years ago.

They make me feel beautiful.

I like them on men also.
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