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12-12-2019 04:02 PM
Tom W. I have an accent, but it's from being raised in the south......
12-12-2019 01:02 PM
conan the librarian Pork pie hats are very popular here too.
12-12-2019 12:39 PM
mcbammer Fedoras was the hat of choice for southerners pre 1970s , use to be if you saw someone wearing a flat cap , you knew they were from up north .
12-12-2019 12:12 PM
Bob Riebe I still wear a couple of my dad's Fedoras on occasion.
I actually wear one while gardening some times, not as hot as a baseball cap.
12-12-2019 12:05 PM
oldandslow "You get a lot more clothes when you live in the north than when you live in the south." Well, I suppose that makes sense unless you want to freeze your cajones off. I seem to remember some sayings about brass monkeys and witches. By the way, ball caps are available with mesh tops just like hats. I'll confess to having a Barhma and also a Conner hat with mesh crowns that are cool and ear friendly plus very light weight in the summer. They are still a PIA on a windy day though.
12-12-2019 11:03 AM
conan the librarian
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Originally Posted by oldandslow View Post
I'm trying to wrap my mind around the "not practical, and usually ill fitting" statement. I've worn them and liked them since I was a kid. They can be found sized or adjustable. They don't blow off in the wind and do a very good job of keeping the sun out of your eyes. We have plenty of both those items in this part of the world. Probably 90% of the head covers you see here are ball caps.
Chalk it up to individual differences and experimentation with different hat styles. I have a couple of really good baseball style caps and they are nowhere near as useful as the alternatives I have. For example, for warm weather wear, my Tilly hat is drastically better than a a baseball cap, for me.

A big factor is living in the north. You get a lot more clothes when you live in the north than when you live in the south. People are tuned into trying different clothing styles. I see a lot more variety in head gear in the north than I see in the south, except in the extremes like near the equator and in desert.
12-12-2019 10:39 AM
oldandslow I'm trying to wrap my mind around the "not practical, and usually ill fitting" statement. I've worn them and liked them since I was a kid. They can be found sized or adjustable. They don't blow off in the wind and do a very good job of keeping the sun out of your eyes. We have plenty of both those items in this part of the world. Probably 90% of the head covers you see here are ball caps.
12-12-2019 09:51 AM
Shootall3 Starch one and use as a door stop.
12-12-2019 09:49 AM
conan the librarian
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Originally Posted by Sandhillbilly View Post
Ball cap at work, resistol straw off work in summer, 10X felt in colder weather, only reason I wear a ball cap at work is because I am required to wear a hard hat and the bill on the hard hat don't block enough sun so I wear the ball cap under it. Wear the ball when hunting too.
And then there's this kind of hard hat...
https://www.tasco-safety.com/categor...hard-hats.html

I see a lot of the electrical workers (like on electrical utility cherry picker trucks) wearing hats like this, but with what appear to be bigger brims. It seems to be a standard with them.



12-12-2019 09:19 AM
Sandhillbilly Ball cap at work, resistol straw off work in summer, 10X felt in colder weather, only reason I wear a ball cap at work is because I am required to wear a hard hat and the bill on the hard hat don't block enough sun so I wear the ball cap under it. Wear the ball when hunting too.
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