Gentlemen - Do You Remove Your Hat

Jules

Senior Member
Location
N of 49
When you’re indoors, do you remove your hat?

Were you taught to do this and have you changed with the times?

Watching Yellowstone, a modern western, all the men had their cowboy hats on at a dinner. All the ranchers I knew, always removed their hat when indoors or when greeting you.

I know women weren’t expected to remove their hats in the 50s and 60s, so this may be a sexist question.
 

tbeltrans

Senior Member
Today, I took my wife to a clinic to get her second COVID shot. Funny thing, I consciously noticed that several guys were wearing hats in the waiting room. I saw cowboy hats and baseball style caps. Then, I see this thread and it is timely. Interesting how that works.

I never wear a hat myself, so for me it is a non-issue, but interesting how this comes up here today.

Tony
 

asp3

Senior Member
The main reason I wear a hat these days is because of Covid hair, so no. I wear a baseball style hat indoors and out much of the time. Occasionally when my wife leans in for a kiss I "bill" her.

During normal times when I'm wearing my baseball style hat to protect my face from the sun I generally don't take it off indoors due to having hat hair.
 

Gaer

Pursue what sets your soul on fire!
My late husband was an ole buckeroo and he always removed his cowboy hat when eating in a restaurant or in a bar.
It's proper ediquitte.
There is a sallon on the main street in Pagosa Springs, Colorado who will not serve anyone unless he takes off his hat and he will be asked to leave.
It's just an old rancher's thing to be courteous.

Though, If I were out with a man who did not remove his hat, I would never mention it.
 

Pepper

Well-known Member
Location
NYC
The main reason I wear a hat these days is because of Covid hair, so no. I wear a baseball style hat indoors and out much of the time. Occasionally when my wife leans in for a kiss I "bill" her.

During normal times when I'm wearing my baseball style hat to protect my face from the sun I generally don't take it off indoors due to having hat hair.
Always an excuse, I see. tsk tsk. 😄
 

Aunt Marg

Granny Pantie Power!
The main reason I wear a hat these days is because of Covid hair, so no. I wear a baseball style hat indoors and out much of the time. Occasionally when my wife leans in for a kiss I "bill" her.

During normal times when I'm wearing my baseball style hat to protect my face from the sun I generally don't take it off indoors due to having hat hair.
I have to side with Peps on this one, Asp, some pretty flimsy excuses there. ROFLMAO! :giggle:
 

Pecos

Senior Member
Location
South Carolina
I always take mine off when I am inside. In addition to growing up in Western States, the Navy (where I spent 31 years) was pretty firm about taking your hat off inside. If fact, if you were in the Navy and were wearing your hat inside, that meant that you were probably involved in an Article 15 evolution.
 

Murrmurr

Senior Member
While living on a farm we always wore hats outside, and always took them off and hung em up in the front porch before going in the house. While I was beginning to bald, I wore ball caps to cover it up and rarely took it off. But by then removing your hat wasn't a *thing*. These days I don't care about my hair loss and wear a ball cap or a straw hat only while I'm outside, because sun, rain, and baldness aren't a good mix.
 

Lewkat

Well-known Member
Location
New Jersey, USA
Men always removed hats in our family when indoors and always in the military as well. Once, while I was with son and his wife we stopped to eat at a restuarant for dinner and he did not remove his baseball cap. So I did and he quickly grabbed and put it back on saying his hair was a mess. I told him either he goes to the men's room and combs or I leave. He combed it. His wife never opened her mouth.
 

JonDouglas

Member
Location
New England
I take off my hat/cap whenever entering a private home, or a more formal meeting, dinner. etc. I tip my hat to ladies but otherwise it stays when outside the house. The old noggin still has a decent bit of hair but it's thinning and I like to keep the head warm in the cold and shaded in the heat.
 
All gentlemen remove their hats indoors. If you don't, you're not a gentleman.
For hat etiquette, you only have to watch an episode of the British detective program, set in WW2, called Foyle's War.
Hats removed indoors, hats doffed to a lady, hats removed if a hearse with a coffin should pass by. In Christian churches hats are always removed, other faiths do it their way, it's customary for men to cover their head in a synagogue. That's why you see men wearing the kippah. (skullcap.) Here's a conundrum, when dining outside, say on the cafe's patio, should a man still remove his hat?
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Dana

Member
For hat etiquette, you only have to watch an episode of the British detective program, set in WW2, called Foyle's War.
Hats removed indoors, hats doffed to a lady, hats removed if a hearse with a coffin should pass by. In Christian churches hats are always removed, other faiths do it their way, it's customary for men to cover their head in a synagogue. That's why you see men wearing the kippah. (skullcap.) Here's a conundrum, when dining outside, say on the cafe's patio, should a man still remove his hat?
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Not only his hat, but also his jacket and tie :giggle:
 

Dana

Member
Remove my jacket and tie? What! You will be suggesting that hats should be worn back to front next. It's the end of civilisation I tell you.
...in addition, lose the socks and shoes, run along the beach and feel the sand between your toes, run down to the water's edge and dip your feet in the water :ROFLMAO:
 

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