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  1. #1 fedoras 
    Forum Ph.D.
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    For a long period in American history, many men wore fedoras when outdoors in cooler weather. This custom seems to have stopped in the 1960's (JFK influence?). When did it start and why did it end?


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    I have no idea. I live in Hawai'i and we wear protective head coverings to help protect us from getting cancer from sun exposure. We also lather up daily with sunscreen.


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    I believe it was a social equalizer, much like how women ('till early 1960's) wore gloves in public to conceal if they had "washer-woman" hands or not. There's something democratic about uniformity, that we've outgrown.
    A pong by any other name is still a pong. -williampinn
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