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For men of Lodi, hats are back

For men of Lodi, hats are back

When fine fedoras and corduroy flat caps are selling out faster than Giants baseball caps, you know your granddad’s hats are cool again

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Dan Evans

Why do I wear a hat? It’s partly for style. Mostly for laziness.

When my hair is buzzed short, like it is now, it can become pretty fluffy looking as it grows. It can’t be combed at a short length so I cover it with a hat. When my hair is longer and I just don’t feel like trying to coerce it into a socially acceptable mess, I cover it with a hat.

My hat of choice is a brown flat cap. It’s a bit old fashioned and a bit hipster. And unlike a baseball cap I can wear it around the office and still look semiprofessional.

Daryl Bunao

My current hat: A black flat cap produced by Kangol. I originally starting wearing hats out of college when my dad bought me a flat cap as a present.

Since then, I’ve kept the look to help keep my hair down. In retrospect, any kind of hat could fulfill that second reason.

However, I like rocking the flat cap since it has hip hop roots.

Matt Wilson

I’m pretty sun-sensitive because of a medical condition, so I’ve had to wear a hat since I was a kid to help ward off sunburns and the like.

That’s pretty much determined the kind of hat I use. I’ve had a variety of wide-brimmed hats through the years (mostly because I keep losing them), ranging from bucket hats to safari hats.

Steve Printy

I think any hat story would be incomplete if Tilley hats aren’t mentioned. I have several. My doctor’s orders were, “Wear a hat outdoors!” So I picked a good one.

I wear it at work when out of my truck unloading groceries and at home doing yard work. Tilley hats are certified for sun UV protection and they are excellent quality, and can be washed.

Ray Larson

I  wear a fedora in the winter. I’m an off-ice official for the Stockton Thunder and often get recognized in public, because I wearsmy hat to all of the games.  

“Hey hockey man!” is most often what we hear.


Posted: Friday, November 8, 2013 7:04 am

Justin Timberlake does it. Don Draper is known for how he does it on “Mad Men.” And Indiana Jones would be nothing if he didn’t do it.

These men are the good-looking, hat-wearing icons of modern culture. It’s their influence that leads more young men than ever to consider completing their ensemble with a classy topper.

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