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“When I Was Thirteen, I Bought A Scally Cap”

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Anyone that knows me at all knows that I love hats. I have too many hats. Over the years I’ve had (and worn) a pork pie, a bowler, a straw trilby, three scally caps, four fedoras, and numerous baseball caps. The one that I wear the most is my blue Kangol Tropic Vent-Air scally cap. I just really like the look and feel of this cap. It has an elastic band so it fits as my hair styles change. And unlike the hard bill of a baseball cap, it has a soft bill, so it doesn’t give me headaches.

But the problem with wearing this cap is that it commonly gets mistaken for a beret. “My wife got a beret like that when she went to France,” someone once told me. I’m happy she got a beret, but this is not a beret! I’m not trying to pull off some artsy-fartsy look here. I’m not trying to convince people that my poetry is what motivates me in life. If I wanted to wear a beret, then I’d do so, and be damned stylish to boot. “Man, I wish I could pull off a look like that,” most people would whisper to their friends.

The trick to wearing non-traditional hats is to have confidence in doing so. Wear your hat with pride. Wave your freak flag high. If you want to start wearing non-traditional hats, scally caps (also known as golf caps or flat caps) are a good place to start. They fit and feel like regular baseball caps, yet have a distinct look that will make you stand out of the crowd. Then if you get the confidence level up, you can move on to fedoras, trilbys, pork pies, or bowlers. For fedoras and the like, wear them cocked to the side for some added flair. But keep it modest, just a slight tilt. A ten to fifteen degree tilt will be enough to look cool but not too much to make it look like you need hat-wearing lessons.

And for God’s sake people. If you wear a baseball cap, take the stupid price tag and authenticity stickers off! It doesn’t make you cool or sophisticated. It makes it look like you want to return it.


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Written by Eric Spiegel

September 20, 2006 at 8:32 am

6 Responses

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  1. yo dude, i totally agree. i think your hats are cool, even been considering getting something different sometime soon for myself. keep it real amongst all the “normal” people out there!

    jason

    Jason

    September 27, 2006 at 8:12 am

    • “yo dude” your a tool,and you don’t even know it cause your just a fool,you probably have never even been to school,so why don’t you just start being a little bit cool.

      Laquisha Shanene

      May 14, 2011 at 3:20 pm

  2. I know just what you mean – I’m always asked what the difference is between an ivy cap and a newsboy. (Go figure) Educating the masses is a big job – glad to know you’re out there doing your part. *g*

    Steve Singer

    October 4, 2006 at 8:29 am

  3. Scally caps rock. And I look damn good in them.

    Scally cap man

    December 8, 2008 at 9:18 am

  4. Very big content & Nice a site….

    Sula

    August 26, 2010 at 8:28 pm

  5. First sentence….should be “Anyone who”….not “Anyone that.” Sorry, I had a teacher who beat me into the ground over that.

    Aside from that, I LOVE scally caps and hats in general….almost a fetish. Every man should own a scally cap!

    picjeanie

    May 31, 2011 at 12:09 am


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