It bothers me when I walk around the village these days and see people wearing baseball caps. It bothers me because a high proportion of them are not baseball players nor even baseball enthusiasts. The baseball cap should be confined to either playing baseball, watching baseball (you may wear a baseball cap to support your team) or if you live perpetually in the 1990s.
There are so many other styles of hat a gentleman may wear and yet time after time we see the ‘cap’ degrading the appearance of the gentleman to the level of ‘street youth’, ‘crack addict’ or ‘lame uncle’.
The gentleman’s hat can do many things, obviously it keeps the sun off your head but it can also compliment your attire.
Many gentleman throughout history have been known for their particular headwear and if you select a hat correctly who is to say it won’t be you next in the history books?
I do realise that hats aren’t for every gentleman but please if you do purchase a hat, don’t get a baseball cap unless you play baseball, and in that case make sure you wear it at no other angle to that which it was specifically made.
So go out to your local hatters and pick yourself up a nice mercury infused gentleman’s hat. I’m off to the hatters right now in fact.
So there you have it.