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#56393 - 02/12/02 08:20 AM The things you find
Sparteye Offline

Registered: 01/05/01
Posts: 1773
While googling around, I found this glossary of hat terms. Not to mention, the history of hats, manufacturing info, and more, more, more. Hats off to hatsuk.com.


#56394 - 02/12/02 09:21 AM Re: The things you find
RhubarbCommando Offline

Registered: 08/23/00
Posts: 2204
The most famous large-scale manufacturer of men's hats in england used to advertise its wares with the phrase,
"If you want to get a head, get a hat!"

But what a peach of a site, sparteye - thanks for that link!

#56395 - 02/12/02 09:31 AM Re: The things you find
Rapunzel Offline

Registered: 01/18/01
Posts: 328
Loc: Eastern Pennsylvania
Since we're talking about interesting sites, here's one that I came across last week: http://www.capitals.com It has loads of information on all (or nearly all) of the countries of the world.

Thanks for the hat site, Sparteye. I liked the discussion of the mysterious "Punti" measurement in the Hat & Head Size section.

#56396 - 02/12/02 01:01 PM Re: The things you find
Jazzoctopus Offline
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Posts: 1094
Loc: Cincinnati & Loveland, Ohio, U...
"If you want to get a head, get a hat!"

Should I be ashamed that I first read the name of the site as hat suk?

#56397 - 02/12/02 01:05 PM Re: The things you find
Faldage Offline
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I first read the name of the site as hat suk

I read it the same way (and the pig got up...).

I think they should be abashed at not having thought of that.

#56398 - 02/12/02 01:29 PM Re: The things you find
Jackie Offline

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I first read the name of the site as hat suk
I, too, said Cap't. Ahab, er, Dash, er...

#56399 - 02/12/02 02:06 PM Re: The things you find
Keiva Offline
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When and why did hats fall out of fashion as an everyday item of a man's attire? In movies of (say) the 1940's, men routinely wear hats, but today they do not. How come?

#56400 - 02/12/02 02:48 PM Re: The things you find
of troy Offline
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it is said JFK is to blame.. he was the first president who went to inaugeration with out a hat. and is the first to generally not have a hat on in his photos.. but I think he is just the most evident example of a post war thing.. i don't remember my father owning a hat or cap.. and he was of the same age.. but aunts and my mother still wore hats ..(as did jackie o.)

my other obsession

#56401 - 02/12/02 03:02 PM .
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#56402 - 02/12/02 06:34 PM Re: The things you find
Geoff Offline
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Registered: 11/12/00
Posts: 819
Loc: Portland,Oregon, USA
When and why did hats fall out of fashion as an everyday item of a man's attire?

Alas, it appears that the ubiquitous baseball cap has usurped the proper hat's place, and the custom of men removing their headgear indoors has also vanished. I still do it, but I seem to be the only one.

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