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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Hats


Woman can rock the hat look. Look at Easter, for example; Some hats are so elaborate, birds have to remind other birds that they are hats, and not mobile condos. Women do the old "poke the ponytail through the hole in the back of a baseball hat," trick, which I am a fan of. Theme park hats, and hats with a see-through sun visor or huge brim for mid day walking should be rethought, but most hats ladies wear, rock. Men, on the other hand...

Sports hats are as cool as average guys get. Halloween is the one time guys get a pass on goofy hats.

Few men can rock hats that aren't sports hats; Abraham Lincoln, Indiana Jones and country music stars like George Strait. Most hats for men are thought up as a dare, in a design meeting at a novelty company, "I'll bet you that no guy will wear a hat that makes it look like a fish is poking through their head." Wrong. One call to Sky Mall magazine changed all that. Men are doomed to wear awful hats for the rest of time, unless you're The Edge (guitarist from U2). He's worn hats since 1985, and makes it work.

Hats off to the Edge.


I guess there is hope for us men, after all.

7 comments:

Daisygirl said...

Not a huge fan of hats...I hear they cause baldness!

elsiee said...

my husband rocks the hat... and I love that he has the taste and confidence to do so (although he has a really big head poor dear so it's not always easy to find a hat that fits!!) :) he's OK with me telling you that BTW...

Marnie said...

The right cowboy hat on a man totally rocks.

Marlene said...

Oooh...yeah...the right cowboy hat on the right man....priceless.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hats for men designed on a dare... is that what happened? Yeah, I look awful in hats. However my wife looks great in any hat.

Kelley said...

I am alright with baseball hats on men, but, other than that, I think hats are annoying. I sound grouchy, don't I? It's late. I like how I attempt to blame a bad attitude on the time of day. But, seriously, it's late.

W.C.Camp said...

I always like the look of those Indiana Jones type 'outback' hats. But the problem is, (even assuming on the outside chance that I don't look goofy) they blow off in the wind, they're a pain to hold or store in restaurants or inside, and HOW DO YOU KEEP THEM FROM SMELLING LIKE SWEAT-HEAD???? W.C.C.