Tuesday, March 10, 2009

New York City Crowd

This picture was taken in 1908, and shows a crowd in New York City. The group was following a Suffrage parade. Notice how everyone in the picture was wearing a hat.

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  1. And not wearing paper mache George Bush as the devil hats, walking on stilts, carrying pornographic signage, littering, carrying bottles of water suitable for crossing the Kalahari, wearing freaking crocs, or visibly pierced or tattooed.

    -XC

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  2. Kent says,

    I read when Kennedy won the election he inadvertently put a lot of haberdashers out business. Hats were seen as old fashioned and groomed hair became the new hat.

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  3. I love New York!!!!

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  4. i like how the people are wearing nice pants and collared shirts with ties
    i enjoy wearing collared and ties to sunday church service and even there it seems to be the style of jeans and a t-shirt. i think its sad that people dont look presentable anymore

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  5. I agree. I look at kids coming out of high schools these days, and it's depressing.

    I especially can't stand the baggin pants that don't cover their rear ends.

    My daughter went to a private school and wore a uniform from elementary school all the way through high school. Actually, she loved it.

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  6. Kennedy didn't often wear a hat, but carried one in his hand to promote the industry. It's funny how a single person can change fashion. For those old enough to remember the film "It Happened One NIght" with Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, there was a scene where Gable removed his button down shirt to reveal that he wore no undershirt. It put a deep dive into sale of mens undershirts for a long while. Of course, the Beatles altered the corner barbershops economy for years to come.

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  7. Appropriate that a hoard of men are following a suffrage parade, right where they should be: in the back. LOL J/K J/K

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  8. Is that guy in left middle blowing a bubble, and those are crazy ladies hats. My son has sometimes worn this Eatons fedora hat we found, to be cool, and my husband used to wear a tweed flat cap when we were dating and I thought it was so dashing. I told him lately I wanted to find him one again to get that old thrill.

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  9. Now all you see in hats are guys wearing baseball caps backward. There is nothing more retarded than wearing a hat that is deigned to provide shade to the eyes in a manner that puts the sun directly into them. We are slipping as a society in nearly all our dress or the lack of it.

    I was in Washington, DC and saw the current heard of ugly americans going into the White House in tee shirts, baggy shorts and shower shoes. I sure hope the fashon tides roll back in soon.

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  10. There is nothing like a good old Fedora - but when you wear it, people think you're imitating Indiana Jones.

    Wife and I were thrilled when our children opted for the 'presentable' look - dresses for the girl, shirt/tie and or suit for the boys - at least on Sunday... They said it was something about pride in how they looked - to themselves and others.

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  11. My father still wears his fedora. I wanted my husband to get one, but he chickend out.

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  12. It's my personal opinion that too many young people in my particular demographic look like pretentious jerks (and more often than not turn out to be) when they wear any hat outside of a baseball cap. There's an entire look and style that's needed to go with the hat, you can't just put one on.

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  13. new york + pigeons = HATS!

    ez math,,oldbear.

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