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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by myredstrat, Jun 8, 2021.

  1. trapdoor2

    trapdoor2 Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Really? Puke?
    I thought it rhymed with "joke".

    I've worn hats since I was 11 or 12. All through high school I wore a dark camo bush hat. Occasionally a Greek fisherman's cap. Ball caps since.

    After a visit with Mr. Dermatologist, I started wearing a Stetson "airway" outside in summer. Great airflow, lots of UV protection.

    It has to be below freezing for a knit toboggan.
     
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    Rhymes with duke, not puke.
     
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    My hair took a good long time to go and I would still have half a head of hair if I let it grow but it's not a look I like. Possibly because I am not a very large person, I tend toward being cold natured. Sooooo, between too much sun, too much rain, and the need for some insulation on my head, I wear hats a good deal. I keep smallish beanies in the truck in case of emergency. :D
     
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    Certainly in some cultures, wearing a hat indoors is considered the height of ignorance and disrespect.
     
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    this!
    download (1).jpg download.jpg I see these in the middle of the summer I don't get it!
     
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    Wore a toque to grow in long hair...was brutal in the summer though. Took a couple of years.
     
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    As is giving a **** whether someone is wearing a hat.
     
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    Hats never felt "purposeful" (like wearing one in the garden to keep the sun off) they have always seemed to me to be affectations.

    The only hat I ever liked was a floppy desert style hat, looks like a deflated cowboy hat, that one I wore for the Sun.
     
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    Right, not sure what I was thinking there lol. My best friend and girlfriend in high school were both Canadian. I'd never heard the term before that.
     
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    Boubou Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Well,that is what you were referring to.
    Being Canadian, this is what a tuque is:

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    notice the difference?
     
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    Until this thread I have never heard “Stocking Cap” except in old 50s movies referring to a cranial accoutrement to go with your bed clothes. Outdoor cold weather headwear is Always referred to here as Toques. :)
     
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    Well, most of us like to avoid the letter "q" and superfluous vowels.
     
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    I'm bald. I like hats, but don't like the way they feel on my bald-assed head. When we gig I always wear some kind of hat or bandana. It makes me look younger, and it keeps the stage lights from blinding the audience via my reflective head.
     
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    People wear toques in the summer because if their head cools off their brains start working.

    It makes them uncomfortable.
     
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    I tend to wear hats when I'm performing because the bald spot at the top of my head makes me feel a bit self-conscious. Which, as a hypnotist, is a bad thing.

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    As a guy with red hair (rapidly turning grey) I sometimes wear a kind of newsboy cap. I don't know what they're called. Kind of a Pinky Blinders kinda deal (but without the hidden razor blade.) And I keep thinking I may get a Barret sometime to unleash my hidden beatnik.

    I like hats. I wish they'd make a comeback. I got really irritated that fedoras suddenly got a bad rap. The whole hipster/toxic male thing.

    Can't a hat just be freaking hat, and not a social statement?
     
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    Nope, he's going for the full Monte
     
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    I wear a baseball cap all the time, keeps the hair out of my face, plus it rains all the time here. essential in winter cause of the cold and rain and very low sun
     
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    I spend a lot of time in the California sun refereeing soccer and water polo games, so a hat is pretty much mandatory. I also have an extensive collection of baseball hats, cloth hats, and fur-felt hats for different seasons. For a 63-yo guy, I have a surprising amount of hair on my head, but I am not anxious to get more sun exposure than necessary - as a result, I have surprisingly young-looking skin. So basically - I have two reasons to wear a hat: first, for protection and second, for aesthetic reasons (to avoid looking like this):

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    Only wear a tuque in winter...hate hats but a necessary evil in summer.
     
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    The wool keeps the top of your head the same temp weather the sun is blazing or the north wind is blowing dry and cold. The wool also wicks off rain water drops. I don’t where a toques but a wool newsboy cap, like an old duffer! This is guy is a model.
    I’m not this pretty! ;)
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