Do you wear em?

Drubbing

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I do. Hairs going.

I've mostly Baseball caps (who hasn't), and I picked up a few when I was in the US a couple of years ago. Otherwise it's Freo ones.

I wear an Akubra Stylemaster a bit in Summer, but the fedora style still feels a bit dressy and older bloke on me, even though I'm an older bloke.

I've got a couple of flat caps - the ubiqutous wool Kangol and an 8 panel that fits but is a bit skimpy on top, so it doesn't pull down like it should. So it feels like it doesn't fit, if you see what I mean. I'm getting a couple more, as I really like these in winter. My mum is in the UK and getting me a standard wool flat cap from Marks and Sparks (where else?).

I really like the 8 piece/newsboy ones though, they're more rounded, so long as they don't get too big. No one sells much of this sort of stuff in Perth. We have one hat shop, but styles and sizes are limited.

I found a nifty handmade tweed one online at a reasonable price from a hat shop in Kensington, just around the corner from my sister. The idea was I'd get it posted to her, or collected and avoid the (outrageous) postage costs. Long short short, I ordered it, they never took the money, ignored my two emails asking why, then cancelled my order at 'my request'. Sometimes buying online can be a pain.

After scouring the net, I managed to find only one other place that sells this guys caps, but only stock limited sizes, so I'll need to order.
 

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Millinery? We have a category for millinery? I thought this died with my grandmother.....

I recall somebody, somewhere (that other forum?) raving about these I think.
 

Drubbing

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Millinery? We have a category for millinery? I thought this died with my grandmother.....

I recall somebody, somewhere (that other forum?) raving about these I think.
fuckin raving if you ask me. There's tweed and there's, 'here's a mismatched patchwork number I knocked out with leftover swatches off the floor'.

If Dr Harry is buying 300 a year, you've got a viable business.

I don't think millinery died. It's just gone gay and is designing 3 inch wide tafetta sculptures for summer racing carnivals.
 

Drubbing

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I really want to get myself a nice Fedora or two. But that link only contains hideousness.
I can dig out some links for Fedoras. Although Akubra does some really nice smart ones, so no need to punt on expensive US and Euro makes online, plus you can usually try on locally. You can check them out on their site of course.
 

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Surely you fellas all wear a Drizabone with corks hanging from the brim?
Yep and we only listen to INXS, ACDC and John Farnham and sing songs that have the words girt by sea in them. Not that we really know what that means but it just sounds so peculiarly Aussie. Actually INXS are Kiwi but because we think they're good they're allowed.
 

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Yep and we only listen to INXS, ACDC and John Farnham and sing songs that have the words girt by sea in them.
Even better - combine the two like this. Now THAT is a National Anthem I could sing along with!
 

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I'm almost married so it's the closest I come to the real thing now.

Back to hats though:

You don't see many fedoras during the day - when do you wear one?
 
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