Cause it Fits My Head

Santana Fur Felt Fedora - The Magic Woman at HartfordYork.comI saw a quote attributed to Robert Redford’s character in The Horse Whisperer, a movie that came out some 15 years ago. In my opinion, his laconic answer to the question “Why do you always wear a hat?” is the best part of the film:

Cause it fits my head.

Men who wear hats often field that question — women hat wearers don’t seem to as much. And it’s only certain types of hats that get the question: ball caps are exempt as are most winter hats.

It’s when you get into the area of fedoras, bowlers and pork pies that you really get the queries coming. Some questions are from fellow hat-admirers, like “Where did you get it?” and “How much did it cost?” — but other questions are, well, questionable.

There’s the inevitable “why” and then there’s the very strange “Do you like hats?” query. How is a hat wearer to respond? Sarcasm is tempting, but probably not great for the soul, so a truthful answer might be the best approach, if not the most immediately gratifying.

Look at it this way: when you tell the questioning hatless that you wear hats because you like how they look and how they make you look, you just might have a convert at hand. Now that’s satisfying!

Thanks for reading,
Steve Singer
CEO Hartford York

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