Monday, January 25, 2010
The OPOD campaign to bring back men's hats continues today with this fine picture from about 1905. The man is wearing a nice western style straw hat. I think it looks good.
Nate made the point yesterday that hats aside, men needed to dress better overall, and perhaps go back to the daily suit. Two jobs ago, I had to wear a suit every day and hated it. Suits today are not comfortable. They restrict your movements, get wrinkled easily, are easily damaged, and the tie is a natural magnet for any type of red sauce. I found it difficult to get normal day-to-day tasks done having to wear a suit. Now this guy's suit looks much more practical. First, look at the collar. There is a nice amount of space between collar and neck, so he is not getting choked by his shirt and tie. The tie is neat, and would stay in place. The jacket looks like it is made of something more like canvas or denim that would probably be easier to wear, and would probably be more rugged than modern fabrics.
Yes, I could really go for a suit and hat like this! What do you think?