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chickencookie December 18th, 2016 3:26pm

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?

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ncbuc Get Over It
12/23/16 2:42 pm

Although I wouldn't say it's common. I've seen men wearing them here in NC.

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ladyniner81 I hate people
12/21/16 6:19 am

Just my cousin but he was a HUGE fan of westerns and John Wayne. He grew out of it

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rlands
12/20/16 2:29 pm

Even in Texas I rarely saw men in cowboy hats. But that's in the cities.

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catpillow Florida West Coast
12/20/16 12:26 am

When I lived in Houston, cowboy hats were common.

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MrsCrayonWax
12/19/16 3:02 pm

I've not seen anyone wearing one here on a daily basis in Upstate but at country western bars, yes.

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firefly333 Mason Girl
12/18/16 9:02 pm

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.

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nekmor Round Rock TX
12/18/16 8:34 pm

Come on and visit. $300 hats and $1000 boots are pretty common around here.

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Nbd12
12/18/16 7:26 pm

I know a decent amount of people who wear them.

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musiman28 Cotton country
12/18/16 7:06 pm

Here is a little of tge philosophy of those that wear them.

youtu.be/F5FbSDdbfSw

musiman28 Cotton country
12/18/16 7:00 pm

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.

chickencookie USA RIP 2021
12/18/16 7:52 pm

State troopers wear them here. I never thought of that.

goerkecarol Aurora, Colorado
12/18/16 6:34 pm

Wasn't the cowboy hat also used to keep the rain off of their face, hence the shape of the hat's curve?

musiman28 Cotton country
12/18/16 7:01 pm

Yes. Its a shade and rain shield, runs tge rain off the back.

screename1 Washington State
12/18/16 5:28 pm

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.

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4boot LaTrineodeur, MN
12/18/16 5:24 pm

Rarely seen in Northern Minnesota. Sort of weird, kind of like wearing jockey shorts over blue jeans...

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
12/18/16 4:49 pm

I have known a handful of people who wore them regularly. Dad usually kept a straw one for yardwork.

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chickencookie USA RIP 2021
12/18/16 5:48 pm

I'm thinking more the type that a man would wear everywhere not just in the sun. Seems there is.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
12/18/16 6:00 pm

Like Garth Brooks black hat or the like? I can only think of two friends who regularly wore one & that was long ago

chickencookie USA RIP 2021
12/18/16 6:04 pm

Well not living in an area that does that's what I was wondering but some places do have that apparently.

NKarta Please excuse my sanity
12/18/16 2:48 pm

I wore one this summer when i worked with horses in PA. Kept sun and tails out of my face.

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Krystina President Elect Krystina
12/18/16 2:28 pm

Depends on the part of the country. Definitely far more common in rural and western regions.

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saskiaelisabeth
12/18/16 12:50 pm

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.

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rons screw politicians
12/18/16 12:24 pm

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.

Domino3 Abolish the ATF
12/18/16 11:58 am

I wear them, I have a straw one for the summer and a black felt for the winter.

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MaxDollaroff cynic turned skeptic
12/18/16 11:48 am

Personally, I wear a pirate hat. Arrr!

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brentwho Home
12/18/16 11:23 am

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,

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dudley northern Virginia woods
12/18/16 10:56 am

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.

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dudley northern Virginia woods
12/18/16 2:42 pm

And it made me smile. Something about cowboy hats makes people very polite and adorable.

cowtown2
12/18/16 10:28 am

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.

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DonWichita Kansas
12/18/16 10:20 am

The entire east has little experience with western culture.

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Harry3603 Tampa Bay Florida.
12/18/16 10:09 am

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.

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AnarchoCowboy Back 4 Now
12/18/16 9:59 am

I wear one once every couple weeks. I rarely see anyone else wear one.

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peterseb Idaho
12/18/16 9:55 am

Still common to see them in Idaho, but I must admit, they were much more common 20 years ago.

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DunkinFrunk Austin area, Texas
12/18/16 9:46 am

Even here in rural Texas it's very rare to see someone wearing a cowboy hat.

musiman28 Cotton country
12/18/16 7:06 pm

Maybe in your part of Texas.

musiman28 Cotton country
12/18/16 7:27 pm

I see them fairly regularly in west Texas/the panhandle area. Granted not as much as in years gone by but they are here.

DunkinFrunk Austin area, Texas
12/18/16 7:43 pm

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.

HonestyIsBest Rockaway Beach, NY
12/18/16 9:46 am

Absolutely Positively Not. The only one I do see around here is usually the Naked Cowboy in Times Square.

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krayzewolf New Hampshire
12/18/16 9:42 am

I have a black gambler cowboy hat. I wear it on my motorcycle. 😎

timeout Boston Strong
12/18/16 9:06 am

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.

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gluxford1 Arizona
12/18/16 9:01 am

I think it's mainly a regional thing. It's more common in Texas, Oklahoma, and in rural parts of Arizona and Nevada.

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GrandmaALiCE For a better 2021
12/18/16 8:55 am

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.

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JackTorS Clap you stupid bastards
12/18/16 8:53 am

Baseball hat and occasionally a winter knit cap if it's cold enough. That's about it.

TitaniumOreo Upstate New York
12/18/16 8:52 am

When I was in Reno I saw a few folks with cowboy hats.

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Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
12/18/16 8:33 am

Not out west. That'd be a pretty big faux pas.

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Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
12/18/16 8:35 am

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.

musiman28 Cotton country
12/18/16 6:57 pm

Around here I see more young people wearing them than older.

musiman28 Cotton country
12/18/16 8:33 am

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.

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musiman28 Cotton country
12/18/16 8:35 am

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.

MrMilkdud Preferred Pronoun is Sir
12/18/16 8:32 am

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.

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chickencookie USA RIP 2021
12/18/16 1:40 pm

Yeah I never thought of them for use in the sun but I guess that makes sense for some.

imanag My heaven on Earth
12/18/16 8:29 am

Neither statgat nor I wear them, ma'am. You sure see quite a few here in UT, though.

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chickencookie USA RIP 2021
12/18/16 8:31 am

Oh you do? So this is Utah? I wonder why it's just certain areas. California doesn't.

imanag My heaven on Earth
12/18/16 8:43 am

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.

chickencookie USA RIP 2021
12/18/16 8:29 am

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
12/18/16 8:37 am

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.

gonzoboy Arizona
12/18/16 9:07 am

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!πŸ‘©πŸ»‍🌾

Diogenes Walk with Faith
12/18/16 10:38 am

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.

chickencookie USA RIP 2021
12/18/16 1:39 pm

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?

gonzoboy Arizona
12/18/16 2:11 pm

Hats, boots, brushpopper shirts, Wrangler jeans, dinner plate-sized belt buckles, and sometimes, a revolver.

Driving a Cadillac.

chickencookie USA RIP 2021
12/18/16 4:16 pm

No horse? Gotta have a horse!🐴

presrvd Phoenix
12/18/16 8:08 pm

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...

chickencookie USA RIP 2021
12/18/16 10:39 pm

Really? People are riding horses to the 7-11?

presrvd Phoenix
12/18/16 10:59 pm

Nah. There's more ranches and farmland in that area than anything. They do have a Walmart, though....

Diogenes Walk with Faith
12/19/16 1:54 am

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.

gonzoboy Arizona
12/19/16 5:00 am

πŸ‘†πŸΌπŸ‘†πŸΌTHIS is a modern-day cowboy!☝🏼☝🏼

chickencookie USA RIP 2021
12/19/16 7:27 am

Boxers? Surely we are talking about those sweet dogs!

gonzoboy Arizona
12/19/16 8:42 am

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!
youtu.be/mRVUe2Ha6dg

chickencookie USA RIP 2021
12/19/16 9:28 am

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Seinfeld is life!!

Kay41 the Midwest
12/18/16 8:28 am

I've never seen one in Illinois.

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chickencookie USA RIP 2021
12/18/16 8:30 am

I've never one in Florida or South Carolina so it's not an east coast thing. I'm just curious.

pedwingeorge Benson IL
12/18/16 9:50 am

My roommate has one and I've seen other guys wearing them

pedwingeorge Benson IL
12/18/16 9:52 am

The hat in my profile picture is my roommates

Kay41 the Midwest
12/18/16 10:24 am

Interesting. We just don't see that up north.

chickencookie USA RIP 2021
12/18/16 1:38 pm

That's Allan Jackson's hat!