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Why Do Old Men Wear Hats While Driving?

Mon Sep 17, 2007 1:37 am

It's baffled me since I was a little kid. They wear fedoras, trilbys, and the occasional porkpie. Then when the get out of the car, they take the hat off. What's the purpose of wearing a hat in a car?

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RE: Why Do Old Men Wear Hats While Driving?

Mon Sep 17, 2007 2:04 am

Their fashion? .
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RE: Why Do Old Men Wear Hats While Driving?

Mon Sep 17, 2007 2:05 am

Skidmarks, where are you? Your fans want answers....
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RE: Why Do Old Men Wear Hats While Driving?

Mon Sep 17, 2007 2:06 am

It's not just old people - you also get young idiots driving their cars wearing baseball caps - equally pointless in my opinion. Unless you're in a convertible, no need for a hat in the car.
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RE: Why Do Old Men Wear Hats While Driving?

Mon Sep 17, 2007 2:08 am

Maybe they do it so their wig stays on? With their driving style.... naaah, who am I kidding.
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RE: Why Do Old Men Wear Hats While Driving?

Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:21 am

It really depends on what you are driving Big grin

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RE: Why Do Old Men Wear Hats While Driving?

Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:40 am

Maybe because cars used to have crap heaters so they wear hats to keep warm (and they're too stubborn to change their ways now).
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RE: Why Do Old Men Wear Hats While Driving?

Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:43 am

I've always wanted to know why fat British birds wear baseball caps. Not all, but a fair proportion of them do. I worked with one once and she never took it off, and since then I've noticed clones everywhere.
 
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RE: Why Do Old Men Wear Hats While Driving?

Mon Sep 17, 2007 5:26 am

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 2):
Skidmarks, where are you? Your fans want answers

lol

I've noticed that s well, most old people wear a hat, no matter what kind it is while driving, are they still left in the 1950's when people wore hats all the time?
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RE: Why Do Old Men Wear Hats While Driving?

Mon Sep 17, 2007 5:51 am

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 8):
I've noticed that s well, most old people wear a hat, no matter what kind it is while driving, are they still left in the 1950's when people wore hats all the time?

Probably. I think it's a shame. I very occasionally see some young bloke wearing a trilby here in the UK. It looks good.
 
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RE: Why Do Old Men Wear Hats While Driving?

Mon Sep 17, 2007 5:58 am

Quoting MainMAN (Reply 9):
I very occasionally see some young bloke wearing a trilby here in the UK. It looks good.

For a man, wearing a hat these days in the western world is a big "look at me" sign. After all, look who wears hats - rappers, Texans, sloanes and chavs. A hat should only be worn when there is a direct threat of sunstroke.
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RE: Why Do Old Men Wear Hats While Driving?

Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:04 am

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 10):
A hat should only be worn when there is a direct threat of sunstroke.

lol....so that's never! How about weddings?
 
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RE: Why Do Old Men Wear Hats While Driving?

Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:12 am

Quoting MainMAN (Reply 11):
lol....so that's never! How about weddings?

Bring a snack for the longer ceremonies.

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RE: Why Do Old Men Wear Hats While Driving?

Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:13 am

Quoting MainMAN (Reply 11):
How about weddings?

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RE: Why Do Old Men Wear Hats While Driving?

Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:17 am

Quoting AC773 (Reply 12):
Bring a snack for the longer ceremonies.

That's not a fruithat - THIS is a fruit hat !


Quoting Myt332 (Reply 13):
JGP approves of wedding hats. You should see his collection. The following is the latest to his collection:

As if I would be seen dead in such a toxic Eastenders meringue. This is my current wedding hat...



...but only when there's a danger of sunstroke.
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RE: Why Do Old Men Wear Hats While Driving?

Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:20 am

all th kids that wear baseball hats now, be it correctly, backwards or sideways will be the future old men driving with hats on.
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RE: Why Do Old Men Wear Hats While Driving?

Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:36 am

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 10):
A hat should only be worn when there is a direct threat of sunstroke.

In the UK it is to prevent brain-freeze  Wink

I wear a hat when driving and I do it in NZ because it stops the sunlight shining in through the top of my sunnies, the hat makes it easier to focus on what is going on without eye strain.

It all started in the Uk where I used to be a courier driver at one point and found that wearing a baseball cap while drving at night (which is most of the time) helped me to focus without distraction from street lights and oncoming headlights. Prior to that I never wore a hat.

Now I just wear a hat while driving because I am old... Wink...but I never wear gloves while driving....oh no....I ain't THAT old!!!

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RE: Why Do Old Men Wear Hats While Driving?

Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:25 am

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 14):
This is my current wedding hat...

You can't possibly wear it twice......that's social suicide. There's only ever the next wedding hat, not the current one!!

Quoting Jafa39 (Reply 16):
sunlight shining in through the top of my sunnies

Sorry? Run that by me again....
 
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RE: Why Do Old Men Wear Hats While Driving?

Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:33 am

Quoting MainMAN (Reply 17):
You can't possibly wear it twice......that's social suicide. There's only ever the next wedding hat, not the current one!!

It depends - if the weddings are on different continents, it is permitted to recycle.
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RE: Why Do Old Men Wear Hats While Driving?

Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:37 am

Quoting MainMAN (Reply 17):
Sorry? Run that by me again....

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RE: Why Do Old Men Wear Hats While Driving?

Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:04 am

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 18):
It depends - if the weddings are on different continents, it is permitted to recycle.

It'd do for funerals too, just as long as you accessorize in black. Pink shoes and bag are very wrong for a wake.
 
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RE: Why Do Old Men Wear Hats While Driving?

Mon Sep 17, 2007 5:43 pm

Quoting MainMAN (Reply 17):
Sorry? Run that by me again....

Sun = that thing that lives above the clouds in blighty

Sunnies = Antipodean word for sunglasses

Sun, him shine, glare, him bounce off forehead and into eyes, make me fuzzy in da head...me wear hat to keep sun on the right side of the polaroids  Wink
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RE: Why Do Old Men Wear Hats While Driving?

Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:32 pm

Its the Style  Smile
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RE: Why Do Old Men Wear Hats While Driving?

Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:04 pm

2 reasons why both for safety

first is to make ppl aware when driving behind "caution old person driving"

second its to stop glare off thier bald heads blinding other drivers
 
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RE: Why Do Old Men Wear Hats While Driving?

Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:43 pm

Quoting MainMAN (Reply 20):
It'd do for funerals too, just as long as you accessorize in black. Pink shoes and bag are very wrong for a wake.

I disagree - it depends who died, and if you're sad if they died or not. Sad = black shoes and bag. Not sad = pink shoes and bag (and fireworks).
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RE: Why Do Old Men Wear Hats While Driving?

Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:37 am

Quoting Rsg85 (Reply 23):
2 reasons why both for safety

Nice one.Something to tell my Neighbour.  Smile
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RE: Why Do Old Men Wear Hats While Driving?

Tue Sep 18, 2007 1:01 am

Quoting Jafa39 (Reply 16):
Now I just wear a hat while driving because I am old... ...but I never wear gloves while driving....oh no....I ain't THAT old!!!

Do you wear socks with your sandals?  Wink

I'm bald, and I hate hats. I only wear them to protect from the sun when playing golf, or when I'll be in the sun a lot of the day.
 
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RE: Why Do Old Men Wear Hats While Driving?

Tue Sep 18, 2007 1:04 am

Quoting Photopilot (Reply 5):

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RE: Why Do Old Men Wear Hats While Driving?

Tue Sep 18, 2007 6:07 am

Quoting Aloges (Reply 27):
Did that start life as a Jaguar E-Type?

No, it's always been a hat.
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RE: Why Do Old Men Wear Hats While Driving?

Tue Sep 18, 2007 6:37 am

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 28):
No, it's always been a hat.

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RE: Why Do Old Men Wear Hats While Driving?

Tue Sep 18, 2007 6:40 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Thread starter):
Why Do Old Men Wear Hats While Driving?

Don't know Mark, perhaps you should look inward for the answer  Silly

Or you could ask ANCFlyer  duck 
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RE: Why Do Old Men Wear Hats While Driving?

Tue Sep 18, 2007 6:41 am

Quoting Aloges (Reply 29):
cretin

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RE: Why Do Old Men Wear Hats While Driving?

Tue Sep 18, 2007 6:51 am

Hmmm... so you like the "State the bloody obvious!" game! Big grin

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RE: Why Do Old Men Wear Hats While Driving?

Tue Sep 18, 2007 6:53 am

Quoting Aloges (Reply 32):
Hmmm... so you like the "State the bloody obvious!" game!

I had to lower myself to your level. And to any other being in the multiverse, being called a German is a pointed, deadly insult. Worse than being called a Scot, if that's possible. I just thought you should know  Smile
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RE: Why Do Old Men Wear Hats While Driving?

Tue Sep 18, 2007 6:58 am

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 33):
I just thought

Really?  eyebrow 

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RE: Why Do Old Men Wear Hats While Driving?

Tue Sep 18, 2007 11:01 am

I dunno, my uncle in YUL wears a "beret type" hat when he drives and he's not bald-done it for about the last 15 yrs that I can remember. I can always pick him out when he meets me at the Metro station, so- not a bad thing. Reminds me, I need to get him a birthday card.  Wink
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