Tuesday 10 June 2008

Controversial Accessories (part two) Men’s Hats

Controversial Accessories (part two) Men’s Hats

“Get ahead, get a hat”
I believe in headwear in all of its forms. I believe a Gentleman’s head should be well hidden whilst in the outdoors. But it seems I am in a minority, it seems men no longer wear headwear for business, travel or even sports.

I know there has been a trend towards a western style of headwear (brokeback style) as well as an indie pork-pie renaissance (although that may have something to do with Pete Doherty’s inability to muster the energy to wash his hair) but generally as a rule of thumb you rarely see a gentleman sporting his Trilby or bowler.

I am sad to say this is just another symptom of the decay in our society, men no longer wear the correct headwear, they no longer give up their seat on public transport to a lady and this can only lead to the gentlemen of Great Britain walking the streets baring their bodies as though they have no clean clothing available. (This is already being seen in some London Boroughs when the sun peeps from its hiding place)

I am sure that you would agree that the world would be a better place if men had the ability to wear clothing, even in the summer time.

The only sure way to prevent society following this slippery and uncivilized path is for all men to return to wearing the correct headwear for the correct occasion.
Weather you choose a Fedora, Trilby, Homburg, Pork Pie or Bowler a hat should be worn for any occasion. Civilized head wear is the first step to civilisation itself.

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1 comment:

Brian @ BKB Images said...

I rarely go out without a hat. Given my orientation, "Brokeback" is probably not the best word to describe my kangaroo-skin titfer, but I take your meaning.
I have a summer hat, a gardening hat and even, when the military occasion warrants it, a beret. In the past I have even sported a Trilby and a Fedora.
As for baring my body in the sunshine, well I don't want cause an outbreak of public vomiting, so I think I'll pass on that one!