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Dreadful hats

October 17th, 2010 (08:03 pm)
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current mood: okay
current song: Love Machine-Girls Aloud

I was trying to describe these hats - that people often seemed to wear in NZ, perhaps in the 70s and 80s. They were often beige or orange or blue. I never wore a hat like this and I hope I never do.

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Posted by: peterfitz (peterfitz)
Posted at: October 17th, 2010 07:58 pm (UTC)

They are still worn in NZ, but almost exclusively by Japanese tourists. I don't know if it's a Japanese fashion, or if they're wearing them to blend in with the locals, having seen them in old tourist brochures.

Posted by: Teacake (badasstronaut)
Posted at: October 17th, 2010 07:59 pm (UTC)

I suppose one thing you could say about them is they'd be easily machine washable. Still, I find them disturbing as a thoroughly unappealing garment.

Posted by: The Living Breathing Oxymoron (motodraconis)
Posted at: October 17th, 2010 09:44 pm (UTC)
SnowPumpkin

I'm wearing one of your hats right now - in bed!

Posted by: Teacake (badasstronaut)
Posted at: October 17th, 2010 09:46 pm (UTC)

They are certainly not MY hats!

Posted by: The Living Breathing Oxymoron (motodraconis)
Posted at: October 17th, 2010 09:57 pm (UTC)
Dimetrodon

Arf! I mean I'm wearing one of your knitted woolly hats, not one like the picture. The knitted hats are useful.

Not sure about the one in the picture, is it supposed to keep the sun off or something? I've worn something similar myself, though the guide insisted and lent it to me to protect from sunstroke.

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Posted by: Teacake (badasstronaut)
Posted at: October 17th, 2010 10:01 pm (UTC)

That ghat there is a better hat than the towelling ones. Where did you find those tiny people?

Posted by: hungrymama (hungrymama)
Posted at: October 18th, 2010 12:22 am (UTC)

I threw up in an orange one of those when I was three and have ever since associated such hats with the smell of vomit in a hot car.

Posted by: Teacake (badasstronaut)
Posted at: October 18th, 2010 09:40 am (UTC)

Ugh.

Posted by: Crazycrone (crazycrone)
Posted at: October 18th, 2010 07:26 am (UTC)
groke

Aren't they Old Man Fishing on Clapham Common Hats?

Posted by: Teacake (badasstronaut)
Posted at: October 18th, 2010 09:40 am (UTC)

I've never been to Clapham Common. Perhaps I should investigate.

Posted by: KittyHaus (kittyhaus)
Posted at: October 18th, 2010 01:34 pm (UTC)

oh lord I read that as fisting. C Common an all....

Posted by: Teacake (badasstronaut)
Posted at: October 18th, 2010 01:41 pm (UTC)

I think that says more about you than about the hats, Mr Haus.

Posted by: Sherm (shermarama)
Posted at: October 18th, 2010 09:27 am (UTC)

I'd call that a flowerpot hat, and they were certainly to be found in the UK in the 70s and 80s too. They were briefly fashionable at the turn of the 90s as part of the Madchester thing. Also still in vogue for wearing while watching cricket or fishing, but in those cases probably not least because they've been owned continuously since the 70s or 80s.

(Although a comment suggests they're made of towelling? I *think* my dad had one like that when I was young, but I haven't seen one made of towelling in a long time...)

Posted by: Teacake (badasstronaut)
Posted at: October 18th, 2010 09:41 am (UTC)

Yes, towelling.

Posted by: baconmatador (baconmatador)
Posted at: October 18th, 2010 12:35 pm (UTC)

http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080304104202AAad6hJ

Posted by: Teacake (badasstronaut)
Posted at: October 18th, 2010 12:37 pm (UTC)

That person LOSES! Not only do they want one, but they've published online that they want one, and everyone will know. Although I suppose lots of people are called J, so maybe no one will guess who it is.

Posted by: baconmatador (baconmatador)
Posted at: October 18th, 2010 12:38 pm (UTC)

We know they are in the UK so that narrows it down.

Posted by: Teacake (badasstronaut)
Posted at: October 18th, 2010 12:40 pm (UTC)

Good point. You realise there are two people in this room right now who it possibly could be?

Posted by: baconmatador (baconmatador)
Posted at: October 18th, 2010 12:45 pm (UTC)

Have you seen either of them wearing a towelling hat in the past 3 years?

Posted by: Teacake (badasstronaut)
Posted at: October 18th, 2010 12:48 pm (UTC)

No.

Posted by: baconmatador (baconmatador)
Posted at: October 18th, 2010 02:45 pm (UTC)

But maybe that's because - even through the use of Yahoo Answers - they couldn't find a supplier.

Posted by: Teacake (badasstronaut)
Posted at: October 18th, 2010 02:46 pm (UTC)

Yes, I assumed so.

Posted by: baconmatador (baconmatador)
Posted at: October 18th, 2010 12:30 pm (UTC)

Is that a Reni hat? You better not be dissing Reni hats.

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