You see, I want a hat. Not just any hat, I have hats, but a fedora. Not a standard fedora with a wide brim and whatnot, but a Neal Caffrey from White Collar sort of fedora, also know as a trilby hat. This is probably the best hat in the world, with exception given to the Indiana Jones fedora (which I wouldn't look great in walking down the street), and it fits my head well. However, if you've seen White Collar, you'll notice two things:
- Neal Caffrey is incredibly more handsome than myself.
- When Neal wears his trilby, he is also wearing a particularly snazzy suit.
Now I've tried on a trilby practically every time that I've been to Target in the last four months or so, including whilst gift shopping for Christmas, and have come upon a different idea every time. I've found that the hat can look quite dashing when I am wearing a long sleeved, button-up shirt (with jeans or slacks); I've also discovered that the hat looks like utter rubbish with a long sleeved, casual T-shirt; and yet, the hat does go rather well with a (short sleeved) graphic tee and jeans. I'm not even going to go into how I look in a suit, even without the hat. I become Chris Farley stuffed into David Spades coat when I where suits. Seriously, my wedding pics don't lie.
|See? Decent, if only slightly chubby.|
My dilemma is this: I want the hat, because it goes well with my work clothes so I can wear it into work Dick Van Dyke or Mad Men style; or out on the town with a nice or casual shirt. But, my wife has seen the hat on me when I am wearing a sweater or other casual long sleeved T-shirt many times, whereas she has only seen it on me, in a positive light, once.
So, because I value Alex's opinion, I haven't bought the hat, but I believe that I could potentially get a lot of use out of it, without looking like a complete douche-canoe. So far, she says "No."
|I'm not really sure about this one...|
"A picture may be worth a thousand words, but it only takes a woman's "Ugh" to send a man's pride down the toilet."