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  • The Deerstalker
  • Premier Icon BigDummy
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    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? πŸ™‚

    (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)

    Premier Icon mrmichaelwright
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    you have a brompton and therefore a beard

    beards and deerstalkers go hand in hand so i’d go for it

    Premier Icon BigDummy
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    I do NOT have a beard!!!!! But in fairness that’s only because I am very blond and barely grow bumfluff…

    πŸ˜€

    Premier Icon Moses
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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.

    πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon piedidiformaggio
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    BigDummies pad earlier…

    Google images gives this as a result for ‘deerstalker’

    I approve!!!!

    Premier Icon miketually
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    I think you could pull off the deerstalker BD.

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    sombrero – keep your speed down though, foldover can be highly unstylish

    Premier Icon BigDummy
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    Foldover is the key problem with the Tilley hat. The lack of foldover is the key potential advantage that I see in the deerstalker.

    πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon miketually
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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?

    Premier Icon BigDummy
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    I already have a Rapha Paul Smith tweed/houndstooth cycling cap…

    Premier Icon miketually
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    I know. Well, I don’t know but I assumed you would πŸ˜‰

    The Rapha Winter cap would meet all your requirements, but the deerstalker would be rather more dashing.

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    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 concern

    Premier Icon Bunnyhop
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    Do they have plus fours in the shop to match?
    Please post a piccy when the purchase is completed.
    Stylish-yes.

    Premier Icon Moses
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    Good idea. PLus twos would be more flattering, though.
    Whay aren’t they for sales in LBS’s??

    Premier Icon nickc
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    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?

    Premier Icon MrAgreeable
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    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.

    Premier Icon BigDummy
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    Chris Moyles. On second thouhgts…

    😯

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