I'm curious. Do men actually wear cowboy hats or is that something delegated to country music singers and old westerns? It's not happening in the entire east coast. Do you or so wear one?
Although I wouldn't say it's common. I've seen men wearing them here in NC.
Just my cousin but he was a HUGE fan of westerns and John Wayne. He grew out of it
Even in Texas I rarely saw men in cowboy hats. But that's in the cities.
When I lived in Houston, cowboy hats were common.
I've not seen anyone wearing one here on a daily basis in Upstate but at country western bars, yes.
I just attended a family Christmas reunion in East Texas and a lot of my family still wear their cowboy hats, boots and certain they have a firearm in their pick up truck. Normal living as I know it.
It's another world.
Come on and visit. $300 hats and $1000 boots are pretty common around here.
Two for Texas.
I know a decent amount of people who wear them.
Here is a little of tge philosophy of those that wear them.
I had forgotten but the Texas highway patrolmen all wear cowboy hats, as do the Texas Rangers. I remember as a kid wondering why cops were wearing weird hats on TV shows.
State troopers wear them here. I never thought of that.
Wasn't the cowboy hat also used to keep the rain off of their face, hence the shape of the hat's curve?
Yes. Its a shade and rain shield, runs tge rain off the back.
One of my older boys lives in Texas and wears one. More for dress up occasions such as to a wedding, a dinner, etc. of course he's a gentleman and takes it off inside. :) I've seen a lot of cowboy hats in Montana and Wyoming too.
Rarely seen in Northern Minnesota. Sort of weird, kind of like wearing jockey shorts over blue jeans...
I have known a handful of people who wore them regularly. Dad usually kept a straw one for yardwork.
I'm thinking more the type that a man would wear everywhere not just in the sun. Seems there is.
Like Garth Brooks black hat or the like? I can only think of two friends who regularly wore one & that was long ago
Well not living in an area that does that's what I was wondering but some places do have that apparently.
I wore one this summer when i worked with horses in PA. Kept sun and tails out of my face.
Depends on the part of the country. Definitely far more common in rural and western regions.
I've seen a few people in NM in the farm town my aunt lives in. In Austin I saw it, too, but it didn't seem serious.
I wear a brim hat fishing. Don't want that sun on my next and ears. Got the one in the photo and an Indiana jones one in the spring. Skin cancer is a bad thing.
I see them rarely.
I wear them, I have a straw one for the summer and a black felt for the winter.
Personally, I wear a pirate hat. Arrr!
I grew up a in rural area of California, lots of farms nearby, I'd say several of the farmboys had cowboy hats and a couple others,
We were visiting in Dallas in the 90's. Men there wear cowboy hats that they take off when they open doors for women and express cordial wishes for a good day in an adorable accent.
And it made me smile. Something about cowboy hats makes people very polite and adorable.
I do not wear one. My dad was a farmer in eastern Oregon and wore one all the time. He had an inexpensive one that he wore in the fields to protect his face/neck from the sun, and a nice one that he wore when he wasn't working.
The entire east has little experience with western culture.
It is practical in a dry climate on a hot day. I have seen a lot of them in Wyoming and the California high desert. I no longer have one since I live in Florida where the humidity has me going bare headed or wearing a baseball cap.
I wear one once every couple weeks. I rarely see anyone else wear one.
Good lord no
Still common to see them in Idaho, but I must admit, they were much more common 20 years ago.
Even here in rural Texas it's very rare to see someone wearing a cowboy hat.
Maybe in your part of Texas.
In every part of Texas I've been.
I see them fairly regularly in west Texas/the panhandle area. Granted not as much as in years gone by but they are here.
I don't get up to the panhandle area. I live in central Texas and they are very rare in this area. I travel between San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, Austin, and occasionally to El Paso.
Absolutely Positively Not. The only one I do see around here is usually the Naked Cowboy in Times Square.
I have a black gambler cowboy hat. I wear it on my motorcycle. 😎
I'm from New England so no. I did buy a cowboy hat when I visited Houston many years ago. I found it very uncomfortable and never really wore it.
I think it's mainly a regional thing. It's more common in Texas, Oklahoma, and in rural parts of Arizona and Nevada.
I used to know a man who always wore a cowboy hat. Very unusual in Ohio, but it was kind of his "trademark." He died about two years ago.
Baseball hat and occasionally a winter knit cap if it's cold enough. That's about it.
When I was in Reno I saw a few folks with cowboy hats.
I know some who do.
It's definitely a thing in the rural south.
Not out west. That'd be a pretty big faux pas.
I'm guessing it's localized to states like Texas and Oklahoma... but even there, I highly doubt the younger generation dresses like that often. Probably just older rural folks.
Around here I see more young people wearing them than older.
Maybe it is because I am from Texas, but I see them all the time. I used to wear one, but my kids destroyed it, and those things are kinda exspensive considering I don't wear one much. I got to where I only wore it when we went out somewhere, and with kids we do that a lot less.
As far as wearing them for sun protection, depends on what you are doing. It is more in the way for tge work I do, but a lot of people still wear them for that.
No, but I do see them if I go out into ranches and farming areas, where they're still very functional.
I saw them a lot when I lived in Texas, but most of the people wearing them were doing it as a fashion statement, not because they were working out in the sun all day.
Yeah I never thought of them for use in the sun but I guess that makes sense for some.
Neither statgat nor I wear them, ma'am. You sure see quite a few here in UT, though.
Oh you do? So this is Utah? I wonder why it's just certain areas. California doesn't.
Yeah, Utah has the hats and cowboys. Some really rural areas of CA do have the hats. I have an uncle in NorCal who's mighty comfortable in a cowboy hat. He lives in a one stop light mountain town.
I see quite a few of them here in West Texas, but I hardly ever wear the two I have. One is a lightweight straw and the other felt. Are usually wear baseball caps, and usually with some sort of political logo or slogan. Lately, I've been wearing a hat that says "My Faith Votes, Because My Faith Matters." I got it from Ben Carson's current political group, called My Faith Votes.
I see these hats routinely, particularly in less urban environments around Arizona. And even in the city, you'll spot cowboy hats occasionally, and especially at Cowboy, and Country 'n' Western bars🤠. I have never owned one. I do have a Los Angeles Dodgers fitted cap, though!
I'd like to add, addressing your poll very specifically, I see lotsa GIRLS wearin' cowboy hats, too!👩🏻🌾
Don't own a 50 gallon. Had one as a kid and my Sister has over ten. I wear a ball cap on bad hair days.
Really? So what's with Allan Jackson and Garth Brooks? Those hats must be stuck to their heads. I never thought of it as a sun hat but more as something they wore. Are the boots just as common?
Hats, boots, brushpopper shirts, Wrangler jeans, dinner plate-sized belt buckles, and sometimes, a revolver.
Driving a Cadillac.
No horse? Gotta have a horse!🐴
The horse-riding folk are a little south of Gonzo, and a little north of me. In the Cottonwood/Verde Valley area, that's about all you see. I grew up around them, so they never seemed odd to me...
Really? People are riding horses to the 7-11?
Nah. There's more ranches and farmland in that area than anything. They do have a Walmart, though....
Real cowboys don't wear cowboy boots. They'd wear Red Wing steel toe boots with steel shanks. A t-shirt and sometimes an unbuttoned long sleeve shirt over it, and a pair of Wranglers because Levi's don't have enough crotch room. Out working I wore briefs but going to town I put on my boxers. I really miss those days. And we had 8 horses and 150 head of Simmental cows with two bulls. The horses were mixed but several had Tennessee Walker or Arabian in them because we are all tall 6 ft plus and the cattle stand about five to six feet at the shoulders.
👆🏼👆🏼THIS is a modern-day cowboy!☝🏼☝🏼
Boxers? Surely we are talking about those sweet dogs!
Well, a couple things that likely separate cowpokes from city folks: At least cowboys are likely to wear SOMEthing(!), and they'll never trade their rugged denim for gabardine!
Seinfeld is life!!
I've never seen one in Illinois.
I've never one in Florida or South Carolina so it's not an east coast thing. I'm just curious.
My roommate has one and I've seen other guys wearing them
The hat in my profile picture is my roommates
Interesting. We just don't see that up north.
That's Allan Jackson's hat!