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Default The practical flat cap

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Mighty practical. Keeps the drizzle out of your eyes. Doesn't mess up hair like a lot of other hats and caps do. A bit of warmth on cold days. A good style of hat.
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The British refer to that style of headwear as a "cheesecutter."
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Andy in the funny papers.... (I think he's going to swear)!


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I once owned a Datsun 2000 Roadster that I drove with the top down in decent weather and just for the heck of it I got one of those caps. Even young kids laughed when they saw me. That style cap is something that is seen seldom to never in this area. Now I wear a leather ball cap in winter. Keeps the sun out my eyes, rain isn't much of a problem here but it does well for that, and it's also warm.

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Funny, we used to call those a stroker hat for reasons that escape me...


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Apparently if you wear one you should observe the proper etiquette!

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The British refer to that style of headwear as a "cheesecutter."

That explains a lot I had one back in the day. GO PACK GO!
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Apparently if you wear one you should observe the proper etiquette!

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I always appreciate a man with a fine wardrobe and a good personal sense of style. At the same time, I'm glad I have neither. Stained loafers, mismatched socks, dockers, and a t shirt that you've recently dried your hands on work just as well with a flat cap. In fact, the flat cap imparts style to what I generally refer to as extreme casual clothing. The criterion for being extreme casual is whether you sleep in the clothes that you also conduct your daily affairs in. Changing socks and underwear daily is permissible.
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I have always though those were groovy, I have never had one though.

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I have always though those were groovy, I have never had one though.

I used to wear wool watch caps but got tired of hat hair. These are an improvement and they look good too. I get complements on mine. Not the warmest, and definitely no good for extended Minnesota winter outdoor wear, but good for driving and being about town. Goes good with a nice set of wool gloves.
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