Is a deerstalker hat ever appropriate outside of deerstalking?
An outfitters near my office is selling rather fetching ones.
Now, when riding my Brompton or cargo bike I tend to wear either a broad-brimmed Tilley hat, a Gore-Tex winter cap or a silly white beany. It occurs to me that a deerstalker would keep the ears warm and stay secure when tied flaps-down, provide a peak and neck coverage and might even fit reasonably well under a helmet (again, flaps down).
What is the collective view of such headwear? 🙂
(and don’t start on me about helmets. I am heavily insured, have private medical insurance, have no dependants, pay more tax than many of you and am capable of managing risk. This is a style discussion only) 8)Posted 12 years ago
you have a brompton and therefore a beard
beards and deerstalkers go hand in hand so i’d go for itPosted 12 years ago
I do NOT have a beard!!!!! But in fairness that’s only because I am very blond and barely grow bumfluff…
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You will look like a prat, especially on a Brompton or cargo bike.
Somehow, I don’t think this will worry you, so go ahead.
If you want warmth, I recommend a motor-cyclist’s balaclava which sill provide full head insulation and will fit under a helmet. There again, that won’t look suave and city-slicker-like, either.
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BigDummies pad earlier…
Google images gives this as a result for ‘deerstalker’Posted 12 years ago
I think you could pull off the deerstalker BD.Posted 12 years ago
sombrero – keep your speed down though, foldover can be highly unstylishPosted 12 years ago
Foldover is the key problem with the Tilley hat. The lack of foldover is the key potential advantage that I see in the deerstalker.
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I wanted a Tweed bike cap from CtBM, but my wife used her veto. Maybe you could add some ear flaps to one of those?Posted 12 years ago
I already have a Rapha Paul Smith tweed/houndstooth cycling cap…Posted 12 years ago
I know. Well, I don’t know but I assumed you would 😉
The Rapha Winter cap would meet all your requirements, but the deerstalker would be rather more dashing.Posted 12 years ago
The lack of foldover is the key potential advantage that I see in the deerstalker.
ah, but have you considered ribbon-flutter ? Get cheesyfeet’s badboy up over 15mph and you’ll sound like a plague of locusts
with a sombrero there’d be none of that concernPosted 12 years ago
Do they have plus fours in the shop to match?Posted 12 years ago
Please post a piccy when the purchase is completed.
Good idea. PLus twos would be more flattering, though.Posted 12 years ago
Whay aren’t they for sales in LBS’s??
Are you actually supposed to go abroad “flaps down”. Should a gentleman be seen in such a state of attire? Is “flaps down” the millinery equivalent to brown shoes after 6 pm?Posted 12 years ago
If this is about style, then it’s got to be flaps up! Flaps down will make you look like a dishevelled street gentleman.
I’m very tempted by a deerstalker. I like this band a lot and they pull the look off well.
Posted 12 years ago
Chris Moyles. On second thouhgts…
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