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Question: Which is the preferred covering for ones brain cage?
Bowler - 44 (42.3%)
Top Hat - 60 (57.7%)
Total Voters: 82

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« Reply #50 on: November 16, 2007, 10:13:16 pm »

I have both, but more often I wear my Bowler or Fedora than my Top Hat. I find that Top Hats are more to be used in formal occasions.

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« Reply #51 on: November 17, 2007, 04:37:36 am »

I wear a bowler, but the real reason is the economy of it. Smiley  I can afford the bowler more easily than a topper.  Plus I dress more casual steampunk instead of formal well somewhere in the middle... well anyway I am wearing a bowler with goggles on the band as I type this.  Smiley
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« Reply #52 on: May 25, 2018, 05:24:05 pm »

Would it ever be appropriate to wear a fedora?
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« Reply #53 on: May 25, 2018, 05:44:45 pm »

Would it ever be appropriate to wear a fedora?

At the turn of the century, it was considered a stylish hat for women:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fedora#History

It didn't catch on for men until the interwar period.
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« Reply #54 on: May 26, 2018, 12:11:11 pm »

Don't forget the trilby, the boater, the fedora, the homburg, the newsboy cap, the flat cap, the wide-awake, the pork-pie, the cowboy hat...and those are just tradtionally "mens" styles! Cheesy

(Leave it to the milliner to make things complicated.)

You forgot the Fez - how can anyone forget the Fez.

I have one Bowler hat and three top hats - a short Jaxon Deadman topper, a standard sized grey topper and a stovepipe.  Out of those four I tend to wear the Stovepipe the most - often with a Fez under it.

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« Reply #55 on: March 24, 2019, 05:28:39 pm »

When I'm not to be found in full steampunk wear, I'll often be wearing my beloved bowler, been wearing one for 6 years now, and she'll never leave my side
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« Reply #56 on: March 25, 2019, 10:02:15 pm »

I for one do not care for flat caps or bowlers.  They're a bit too side-kick for my taste.

I tend to favor my fedora, top hat or my outback.

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« Reply #57 on: March 30, 2019, 03:55:46 pm »

I for one do not care for flat caps or bowlers.  They're a bit too side-kick for my taste.

*snip*

You forgot Andean Native  Grin Cheesy Apparently, in South America (namely Peru, Bolivia among the Aymara and Quechua Native), the bowler, according to wiki is "known as bombín in Spanish, has been worn by Quechua and Aymara women since the 1920s, when it was introduced to Bolivia by British railway workers. For many years, a factory in Italy manufactured such hats for the Bolivian market, but they are now made locally"


Never had a bowler in my life. Am I missing something?  Cheesy The closest for me (which I don't wear often, as I prefer the Pickelhaube) would be a Trachten hat for my costume. Basically resembling a Trilby hat, which is a short brimmed version of the Fedora. I used this Trachten hat briefly as part of an Ofiicer's US Army Civil War Era uniform for the Germanic Lufschiffengel personnel in the US Corps of Engineers


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« Reply #58 on: June 10, 2019, 12:19:38 am »

bowler for everyday wear, tophat for more special occasions
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« Reply #59 on: June 12, 2019, 02:30:19 am »

Don't forget the trilby, the boater, the fedora, the homburg, the newsboy cap, the flat cap, the wide-awake, the pork-pie, the cowboy hat...and those are just tradtionally "mens" styles! Cheesy

(Leave it to the milliner to make things complicated.)

Not to mention the pith helmet, and for military, the shako, the kepi, Highland "bonnets"...
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« Reply #60 on: June 12, 2019, 02:47:31 am »

I can't help but think of the '60's Batman series and the "Mad Hatter" villain who had a hypnotic device that popped out of his top hat. Someone should run with the idea with a pop-up mini cannon, Gatling gun, or something. Some sort of projector?

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« Reply #61 on: June 12, 2019, 12:14:41 pm »

I can't help but think of the '60's Batman series and the "Mad Hatter" villain who had a hypnotic device that popped out of his top hat. Someone should run with the idea with a pop-up mini cannon, Gatling gun, or something. Some sort of projector?

[img]https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/batman/images/6/65/Mad_Hatter_Mesmerizer.png/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/185?cb=20171120210624[/ig]

I love that idea!
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