January 14, 2012

LONG PAST TIME:

Men's Fashion: it's time to bring back the fedora (Michael Jabri-Pickett, Jan 15, 2012 , The National)

For my money, the fedora represents an age of elegance that modern society has not been able to recapture. Modern man is better off today when it comes to equality, humanity towards his fellow man, health care, human rights and, in general, a higher standard of living for many but certainly not for all. But it is the little things that have slipped out of fashion as societies develop.

As the fedora died out so, too, did a level of courtesy that was once easily extended from the male sex to the fairer sex. No longer was it necessary for a gentleman to tip his hat when acknowledging the presence of a lady; no more was it required for a man of means to remove his hat when introduced to a woman - for the man no longer had his hat! Society had become a little more common and a little less formal.

Two nice ones are the Orvis Packable Felt.  The XL even fits my head.  And they're on sale now.

and the Country Gentleman Wilton



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