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24th Aug '17 8:58:15 AM SeptimusHeap
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* '''Sun hat''' is a broad label applied to many types of wide-brimmed hats designed to, yes, protect the wearer [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin from the sun]]. Overlaps with the Panama, but are usually made of cloth, and with a wider brim than a bucket hat. A woman in a particularly big and floppy one, carrying a trowel or similar tool, equals "hardcore gardening enthusiast." Paired instead with a long flowing dress, she becomes a fashion-plate/trophy wife, or something [[TheStepfordWives far more sinister]]. A older heavyset man wearing a large, gaudy and/or tasteless sunhat can be shorthand for "tourist, American, obnoxious." "Sun hat" may also refer to summer hats, which are generally straw alternatives to felt hats (the boater is a top hat or homburg, a panama is a bowler or fedora, and a stetson is a show of poor taste).

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* '''Sun hat''' is a broad label applied to many types of wide-brimmed hats designed to, yes, protect the wearer [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin from the sun]]. Overlaps with the Panama, but are usually made of cloth, and with a wider brim than a bucket hat. A woman in a particularly big and floppy one, carrying a trowel or similar tool, equals "hardcore gardening enthusiast." Paired instead with a long flowing dress, she becomes a fashion-plate/trophy wife, or something [[TheStepfordWives [[Literature/TheStepfordWives far more sinister]]. A older heavyset man wearing a large, gaudy and/or tasteless sunhat can be shorthand for "tourist, American, obnoxious." "Sun hat" may also refer to summer hats, which are generally straw alternatives to felt hats (the boater is a top hat or homburg, a panama is a bowler or fedora, and a stetson is a show of poor taste).
30th Jun '17 8:10:16 AM MisterSeph
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** Here's a 'very' [[LittleKnownFacts little-known fact]] about the Custodian Helmet: one British police force actually issues it to female officers on some occasions. [[https://www.staffordshire.police.uk/ Staffordshire Police]] - precisely one of 43 British police forces - is known to issue the helmets to women for "public order" duties at football matches, protests and the like. This has been confirmed by [[http://www.policespecials.com/forum/index.php?/topic/34509-female-officers/&page=3#comment-1943493 numerous]] [[http://www.policespecials.com/forum/index.php?/topic/34509-female-officers/#comment-680420 members]] of the force on various online forums.

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** Here's a 'very' '''very''' [[LittleKnownFacts little-known fact]] about the Custodian Helmet: one British police force actually issues it to female officers on some occasions. [[https://www.staffordshire.police.uk/ Staffordshire Police]] - precisely one of 43 British police forces - is known to issue the helmets to women for "public order" duties at football matches, protests and the like. This has been confirmed by [[http://www.policespecials.com/forum/index.php?/topic/34509-female-officers/&page=3#comment-1943493 numerous]] [[http://www.policespecials.com/forum/index.php?/topic/34509-female-officers/#comment-680420 members]] of the force on various online forums.
30th Jun '17 8:09:37 AM MisterSeph
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* A [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Custodian_helmet custodian helmet]] screams [[UsefulNotes/BritishCoppers British Coppers]], but be careful only men, and only uniformed police ''outside of Scotland'' wear it (female bobbies wear a bowler with checker band). Originally, it was made of cork, covered with navy felt, but after 1980, the inner construction was changed to a lightweight hard wearing plastic material (like a hard hat), and had some padding and an extra ''riot chin strip'' added (the original cork did little to protect against thrown missiles, although it certainly protected from being hit over the head). It usually features a helmet plate that shows the respective police service/constabulary's coat of arms at its front (which is usually the Brunswick Star).

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* A [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Custodian_helmet custodian helmet]] screams [[UsefulNotes/BritishCoppers British Coppers]], but be careful only men, and only uniformed police ''outside of Scotland'' wear it (female bobbies it[[spoiler:...for the most part]]. Most female officers wear a bowler with checker band).chequered "bowler" hats [[spoiler:but - as the next sub-point details - some do not. Look at the next-subpoint for an addendum on this]]. Originally, it was made of cork, covered with navy felt, but after 1980, the inner construction was changed to a lightweight hard wearing plastic material (like a hard hat), and had some padding and an extra ''riot chin strip'' added (the original cork did little to protect against thrown missiles, although it certainly protected from being hit over the head). It usually features a helmet plate that shows the respective police service/constabulary's coat of arms at its front (which is usually the Brunswick Star).Star).
**Here's a 'very' [[LittleKnownFacts little-known fact]] about the Custodian Helmet: one British police force actually issues it to female officers on some occasions. [[https://www.staffordshire.police.uk/ Staffordshire Police]] - precisely one of 43 British police forces - is known to issue the helmets to women for "public order" duties at football matches, protests and the like. This has been confirmed by [[http://www.policespecials.com/forum/index.php?/topic/34509-female-officers/&page=3#comment-1943493 numerous]] [[http://www.policespecials.com/forum/index.php?/topic/34509-female-officers/#comment-680420 members]] of the force on various online forums.
***[[http://c8.alamy.com/comp/GCGAKX/soccer-coca-cola-football-league-two-burton-albion-v-grimsby-town-GCGAKX.jpg If you're curious as to how it looks...]]
**Furthermore, female officers serving in Kent and South Yorkshire are known to be given flat-caps instead.
24th Jun '17 7:23:32 PM nombretomado
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** It also seems to be popular in [[CanadaEh Canada]] and the northern United States when it's really cold outside. (Think ''{{Fargo}}''.)

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** It also seems to be popular in [[CanadaEh Canada]] and the northern United States when it's really cold outside. (Think ''{{Fargo}}''.''Film/{{Fargo}}''.)
18th Jun '17 11:59:58 AM karstovich2
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* A straw '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boater Boater]]''' (or "Skimmer"), with flat crown and brim, says "barbershop quartet member" or "Venetian gondolier" (it's called a ''boater'' for a reason). Accessorize with a brightly colored blazer or striped shirt, respectively. If you actually wear one, it's the summer equivalent to the homburg. In the early twentieth century, associated particularly with the U.S.A. Worn by butchers in England, with bow tie, striped shirt, and apron. Also English schoolboys, more so than the girls, historically they were part of school uniform and still are in some of the more stuffy private schools.
** On tv or in movies, particularly 1940's or 1950's flicks, boater wearing indicated naivety or a hick in the big city.

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* A straw '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boater Boater]]''' (or "Skimmer"), with flat crown and brim, says "barbershop quartet member" or "Venetian gondolier" (it's called a ''boater'' for a reason). Accessorize with a brightly colored blazer or striped shirt, respectively. If you actually wear one, it's the summer equivalent to the homburg. In the early twentieth century, associated particularly with the U.S.A. Worn by butchers in England, with bow tie, striped shirt, and apron. Also English schoolboys, more so than the girls, historically they were part of school uniform and still are in some of the more stuffy stuffier private schools.
schools. This obtains in the U.S. to some degree, albeit with varying degrees of seriousness (for instance [[UsefulNotes/IvyLeague Princeton]]'s marching band has worn boaters as part of its uniform since the 1950s, but mostly as a laugh).
** On tv TV or in movies, particularly 1940's or 1950's flicks, boater wearing indicated naivety or a hick in the big city.
18th Jun '17 11:53:24 AM karstovich2
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** A specific style of hat, transitional between tricorne and bicorne: "I ''am'' Napoleon!".

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** A specific style of hat, transitional between tricorne bicorne (large and bicorne: worn "athwart" rather than "fore-and-aft"): "I ''am'' Napoleon!".Napoleon!".
18th Jun '17 11:50:41 AM karstovich2
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** "Trucker Hats", logo baseball caps with a plastic mesh back, are worn by--surprise--truckers, but also ironic hipsters and farmers.

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** "Trucker Hats", logo baseball caps with a plastic mesh back, are worn by--surprise--truckers, but also ironic farmers and hipsters and farmers.wearing them "ironically."
2nd Jun '17 9:37:01 AM FordPrefect
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* Italian hats are often sized in "punti", whose method of calculation is based on arcane, dark arts lost to the ages (read: I don't speak Italian and searches of English-language web pages turn up nothing). It appears to have some correlation to crown height as well as head circumference, but an Italian-speaking Troper will need to chime in on this one.

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* Italian hats are often sized in "punti", whose method of calculation is based on arcane, dark arts lost to the ages (read: I don't speak Italian and searches of English-language web pages turn up nothing). It [[http://hatsuk.com/hatsuk/hatsukhtml/bible/hatsize.htm appears to have have]] some correlation to crown height as well as head circumference, but an Italian-speaking Troper will need to chime in on this one.
31st May '17 9:40:29 PM karstovich2
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Historically, a top hat was not an automatic indication of wealth. Top hats were made for the low-end market, made of "lesser" materials than silk or beaver; these were called "stuff hats." By and large, "stuff hats" fell out of fashion as more practical hats became available. However, undertakers continued to wear black wool hats (like the one [[http://cdn.babble.com/famecrawler/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/david-beckham-victoria-beckham-royal-wedding2.jpg like David Beckham]] likes to wear, apparently), as their profession demanded a certain formality in attire, but skilled-but-still-manual labourers, undertakers were generally not wealthy enough to afford silk or beaver. \\

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Historically, a top hat was not an automatic indication of wealth. Top hats were made for the low-end market, made of "lesser" materials than silk or beaver; these were called "stuff hats." By and large, "stuff hats" fell out of fashion as more practical hats became available. However, undertakers continued to wear black wool hats (like the one [[http://cdn.babble.com/famecrawler/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/david-beckham-victoria-beckham-royal-wedding2.jpg like David Beckham]] likes to wear, apparently), as their profession apparently). Funeral customs demanded that undertakers have a certain formality in attire, but skilled-but-still-manual labourers, undertakers they were generally not wealthy enough to afford silk or beaver.beaver, so they bought the cheaper wool instead. \\
31st May '17 9:37:30 PM karstovich2
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The black wool ones popular with people [[http://cdn.babble.com/famecrawler/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/david-beckham-victoria-beckham-royal-wedding2.jpg like David Beckham]] are for undertakers, as the formality of their profession required proper attire but they were generally not wealthy enough to afford silk or beaver. Other top hats for the low-end market, made of "lesser" materials than silk or beaver, were called "stuff hats" and fell out of fashion for non-mortuary working-class folk as other, more practical hats appeared on the scene. \\

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The Historically, a top hat was not an automatic indication of wealth. Top hats were made for the low-end market, made of "lesser" materials than silk or beaver; these were called "stuff hats." By and large, "stuff hats" fell out of fashion as more practical hats became available. However, undertakers continued to wear black wool ones popular with people hats (like the one [[http://cdn.babble.com/famecrawler/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/david-beckham-victoria-beckham-royal-wedding2.jpg like David Beckham]] are for undertakers, as the formality of likes to wear, apparently), as their profession required proper attire demanded a certain formality in attire, but they skilled-but-still-manual labourers, undertakers were generally not wealthy enough to afford silk or beaver. Other top hats for the low-end market, made of "lesser" materials than silk or beaver, were called "stuff hats" and fell out of fashion for non-mortuary working-class folk as other, more practical hats appeared on the scene. beaver. \\
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