It’s cold, and I want a hat I can wear to work without looking like an idiot.
Used to, a guy could wear a hat. When you went to work, you wore a suit and a hat, and you looked sharp.
But something went wrong in the ’60s. Men’s hats suddenly fell out of fashion, and I don’t think they’re ever coming back.
Guys can wear baseball caps. Guys in Texas can get away with wearing cowboy hats. (Guys in Nashville can wear cowboy hats, too, but only when they’re on stage.) Guys can wear Santa hats if they’re out Christmas shopping. But a fedora? Forget it.
You wear a fedora today, you look like Jack Abramoff (left).
It’s a shame guys can’t wear fedoras any more, because a hat like that would be really practical.
It would protect you from the sun and rain and, when it’s cold, it would help you stay warm.
But guys who wear fedoras look like they’re trying too hard.
Sometimes, a guy in a fedora thinks he’s Indiana Jones. Sometimes, he thinks he’s hip.
Sometimes, he’s thinking both things:
[Photo deleted. It was a picture of Shia LaBeouf wearing a fedora, but it wasn't a scene from the last Indiana Jones movie. He was just wearing a fedora in public.]
And that’s too bad, because guys need hats, and a baseball cap with a suit just doesn’t cut it: