- Aug 29, 12, 08:22 PM #21
I love my G.Loomis hat. Navy blue faded from fishing. The only hat I dare my kids to mess with for fear of broken fingers.
- Aug 29, 12, 08:23 PM #22
- Aug 29, 12, 10:17 PM #23
Well I had a UK hat that I liked when I was Wayyy younger. I didn't throw it away though, my dad wears it all the time now.
I used to have a fitted Reds hat that I wore all the time, but one night a few years ago I got into a scuffle with another gentlemen and in the midst lost my hat.
- Aug 29, 12, 10:25 PM #24
I usually wear one of my "franchise" hat from lids. I have a UK, Boston U, Twins '73 and my Reds hat featuring Mr. Red with the handlebar stache. I also have one of the old wool New Era Reds caps.
- Aug 30, 12, 02:29 AM #25
While we're on hats, you know what really grinds my gears? People that wear sock hats in the summer.
- Aug 30, 12, 07:24 AM #26
I have a hat collection and my favorite one is the one that I am wearing at the time . BTW I agree with Two humped Flat bills are declasse and so is wearing them anyway other than to the front , when I was a kid for a while one of the fads was to break the bill of your hat down so that it looked like a roof on a house or a cathedral cieling .
- Aug 30, 12, 07:57 AM #27
I don't agree 100% with all of the rules (see numbers 7 and 1), but I like this guy's approach, all the same.
Ten Do's and Don'ts of Wearing a Baseball Cap - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com
10. Pre-worn caps are a no-no. Artificially aged caps are as stupid and obvious as artificially aged jeans. Caps with torn letters or logos or frayed edges should be earned by frequent wear and not store bought. I've owned the same Pittsburgh Pirates cap for 20 years. I wear it nearly everytime I cut my grass or play softball. It has yet to get torn or frayed.
9. Don't wear a "10-gallon hat". My aforementioned college buddy Bob refused to wear any hat that couldn't be conformed to the shape of his skull within a couple of hours of wearing it. Bob referred to such head-wear as a 10-gallon hat after those worn by cowboys. Any hat that stands straight up off your forehead like a billboard should be avoided like a psychotic ex-girlfriend.
8. If you are wearing a cap for your favorite baseball team, you should only wear a hat that the players wear on the field. No fashion hats. That means no pink hats, ladies. If the players don't wear it, neither should you. With so many clubs wearing special alternative hats or having different hats for home games or road games, you have plenty of options to choose from. Throwback hats are acceptable. This obviously doesn't apply to basketball, football, hockey or NASCAR where a ball cap isn't part of the uniform.
7. Do not wear your hat backward unless your name is Ken Griffey Jr. and you are taking batting practice. Nobody pulls this off. Nobody. Wearing your hat backward is liking wearing a t-shirt that says, "I think I'm cool."
6. Do not wear a hat with a slogan on it unless it is directly tied to a specific company or team. A "Just Do It" cap is acceptable. A cap that says, "My wife ran off with my best friend and I miss him" is without question out of bounds.
5. Do not wear a cap from a bar, restaurant, tavern or saloon, unless that establishment is a national chain. If you insist on wearing a hat that isn't related to your favorite team, golfer, tennis player or race car driver, then it should be a generic company logo (Nike, Fila or even your own company) or it should be a generic place. Wearing a hat that says "Hilton Head Island" is fine. Wearing a hat that says "Salty Dog Café, Hilton Head Island" is unacceptable. You are telling people that you went there on vacation and thought the place was restaurant was so cool that you had to buy a hat. You might as well tattoo an "L" on your forehead.
4. Guys, if you have a mullet, do not pull your hair out of the back of the hat into a ponytail. That right is reserved for women. If you have a mullet, you should cut it off. If you insist on keeping it because:
...you play soccer orthen you should let it hang freely out of the back of your hat.
...you still think it is 1988 or
...you think you are Mitch Williams
3. You can't wear your hat slightly off center unless you are currently playing or have played a professional sport. You have to have skills before you can go all Brandon Phillips or Orlando Hudson. If you can't back it up, you can't push it off center.
2. Take the tags and stickers off your hat. How is this still around? It used to be known as "mental wear" for reasons I've never fully understood. This was going on in the early 1990s during the whole "New Jack Swing" era of music and fashion. Unless you are sporting a high top fade or listening to Boys II Men on your IPod, then you shouldn't have tags or stickers on your hat.
1. The style of the brim is up to you. Curved is still popular and the "flat like a pancake" look is in, as well. 15 years ago, nobody had the flat brim look. But it is back.
- Aug 30, 12, 08:43 AM #28
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Gotta say I don't agree with 7 and 3.
7. I see nothing wrong with wearing a hat backwards, but if you're on a baseball field, you better wear it with the bill in the front. I grew up that way, and still do it today. You don't wear a hat backwards on the baseball field. That's my number 1 rule with all of the baseball teams I've coached.
3. I've always worn my hat slightly off center. I don't know why, but I've done it since I was little and still do today. It's not drastic by any means. My parents say my grandfather always wore his slightly off center too. Now, when you're wearing it greater than 15-20* off center, then that is too much.
As for 8, the one twist on that is that I think the non-ball player wearing hats are OK as long as the hat is in the team colors.
- Aug 30, 12, 09:19 AM #29
- Aug 30, 12, 09:54 AM #30
My favorite hat for years was a maroon hat with the big Minnesota "M" on it with crossed hockey sticks behind it said "Gopher Hockey" across the back. Got it from my uncle when I was in middle school and wore it all the time. I lost it sometime late in high school. I still miss that hat.
Now I most often wear my solid red Louisville hat that just has the cardinal head logo on it. I do have another Gophers hockey hat that I wear a lot when golfing... it has yet to bring me any luck this season as I continue firing off rounds over 90.
- Aug 30, 12, 10:39 AM #31
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- Aug 30, 12, 04:25 PM #34
All black NKU hat with a Gold "N". Many, many ask me if I'm from the Naval Academy.
- Aug 30, 12, 09:19 PM #35
I wear my bill to the back. Yes I am cool.
I can live seeing kids wearing the flat bill but the silver labels that show the size need to be removed. It looks so stupid.
- Aug 31, 12, 07:11 AM #36
Have several ball caps. No favorite. I just grab one and go. Most of my hats get pretty grungy from working at the river or at the farm. Henry threatens to throw them out. When they get so bad that I can't stand the smell of them, I throw them in a bucket of water and bleach for a couple of days, then wash them out. Hats come out clean with the material just being a little lighter. Not a fan of the brims worn backward, off center or flat.
- Aug 31, 12, 07:12 AM #37
- Aug 31, 12, 10:45 AM #38
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- Independence, KY
I can't stand the flat bill hats! I have a big hat collection. I usually sport a UK hat if I wear one.
- Sep 1, 12, 09:08 AM #39
- Apr 9, 13, 09:56 AM #40
Checked my email this morning, and there's an email from reds.com that they just released their new '47 Franchise hats. Maybe its a sign for me about where to buy my new favorite hat.