Category Archives: Hat Lovers!

Hat Love: Norma Boyd

 Norma Boyd loves hats.  Can’t you tell? She had such pizazz when she recently wore this hat on  a  small trip with her family to Virginia Beach,  we asked  her could we post in on our blog!

She  is 32, and currently lives in  Montclair, VA. She just relocated from Texas with her family of 7  ( and counting…) and they are getting a home built in Spotsylvania, Virginia and loves taking care of her husband.  We interviewed Norma’s love for hats recently and she shared some wonderful insights about women and   the sex appeal of hats.


Why do you like to wear hats?
 I like the old-time look. Women used to look so modest, sophisticated and very sexy.
Has wearing hats become a regular practice or a legacy  to leave behind, for you?  
This is something that I want to just start doing for me. I love hats and the way a woman can wear it.
I am the first in my family to wear them, and I  actually hope to be able to pass this ritual down to my girls.
When do you recall enjoying the first time you begin wearing hats and what happened for you in that process?
 At the beach just recently. Made me feel more of a woman for some reason. Almost like a switch that made me feel so different and I loved it.
If you were to convince someone to wear a hat, what would be the reasons you would give? 
For women to look more elegant and sexy.  I feel women don’t have to show their body to feel alive and renewed. I absolutely feel that a hat can change a woman’s personality.
What ‘s the magic that happens when you put a hat on?
I feel like I stepped back in time during the “I Love Lucy show” women were different back then.
I feel more respected in some ways by men.
When do you like to wear hats and on what occasions?
Since I am new at this,  I still need to buy more hats I want to start trying to wear them during church, on the beach or whenever I can.

On Hat Legacy: Kia Knox

Kia Knox, Los Angeles CA.

Hat legacy!

It’s what happens when people have beliefs surrounding their philosophy about hats! In the next  few weeks we will share what people think about this hats and  how they make an impact on the world and leave a legacy behind!

Why do you like to wear hats?

I wear hats because they speak to my personality without me opening my mouth. Typically, the hats I wear are colorful, fun, large  with brims and I typically  wear them during the day.

Are wearing hats become a regular practice or a legacy for you? Have they been in your family for a while?

Hats are becoming more of my legacy. It don’t go to the mall without trying on hats. I love all shapes sizes but generally choose the larger styles.

When do you recall enjoying the first time you begin wearing hats and what happened for you in that process?

I first fell in love with wearing hats when I was younger. I loved seeing all the ladies at church on Sunday wear them for first Sunday. My grandmother had a hat to match every suit she had for church, and as a child I loved going to her house and I would put them all on and stay in the mirror for hours. I felt somewhat noble when I put on her hats and I’d strut around the house as if I were a ‘dignitary’.  I would Even sit down for dinner wearing her hats.

 If you were to convince someone to wear a hat, what would be the reasons you would give?

If I had to convince someone to wear a hat, I’d sell them on the fact that it completes their outfit. It’s one of the easier ways to dress up any outfit. It also shows the free-spirited side of a person. Hats are fun and wearing them shows that you are not afraid to be different.

Do you believe a hat can change one’s personality?

I definitely believe a hat can change one’s personality. It’s almost like you become a different person when you wear a hat. Certain styles of hats bring out a side of a person you may never get the chance to see. I think my confidence level changes the more I wore hats. Some think they are accessories to hide behind, but I saw them as a way to gain more attention.

What ‘s the magic that happens when you put a hat on?

When I wear hats I feel like royalty….All eyes are on me and I become the center of attention. I get the magical feeling like I can do anything,  and conquer anything. “it’s the feeling that I have commanded the attention of the room when I walk in.” A smile seems to easily accompany me when I wear hats.

When do you like to wear hats and on what occasions?

I enjoy wearing hats most on the weekends to the beach and the pool. I wear them to church and during every season. Winter is my favorite season.

HAT ENLIGHTENMENT

 Check your hat style & indicate what kind of person you are –  just by simply wearing  the hat style !

HAT  ENLIGHTENMENT

Clothing cue1. A highly expressive consumer product worn as a covering for the head. 2.Distinctively styled head garb with varied markings, colors, shapes, and fit, designed to communicate a wearer’s identitygenderoccupationmood, andfavourite sport.

UsageBecause of their prominence and proximity to the face, hats make impressive statements about social status, affiliation, and personality (seeHAIR CUE). Indeed, whatever we place atop our 15-pound head–which looms conspicuously above our upright body for all to see–will be interpreted as nonverbal signs.

ObservationIn hat stores, shoppers unwittingly reflect the strange power of head wear. After an uneasy smile, hats which fit the head but not the persona, are hastily removed. A proper hat, on the other hand, stays aboard and rides out of the store atop its new owner’s head. Self-conscious thoughts that “everyone is noticing” soon fade however (i.e., become old hat), as wearers assimilate the new personality.

Cap I. For men, wearing a baseball cap says: “I belong to a team.” Although caps display emblems of professional ball clubs, in a deeper sense the group they refer to is the generic association of men. Unlike women’s hats, which are designed to show individuality, men’s hats are part of a uniform to show membership on a team (thus explaining the generally standardized design of turbans, fedoras, fezzes, and military caps).

Cap IIWearing a baseball cap (the biggest selling U.S. hat) helps a man feel “stronger.” On the isopraxic principle of “same behavior” (see REPTILIAN BRAIN), cap wearers draw strengtha. from nonverbal bonds to fellow cap-wearers, and b. from the psychic power of male bonding in team sports. There is no better sign for judging a man’s unspoken allegiances with other men than through the messaging features of his cap.

Cap IIIThe startling coloration of some sports caps not only makes them more noticeable than hair alone, but also carries a hidden warning message. Blotches and bright flashes of color resemble the markings of dangerous animals such as bees, hornets, and poisonous snakes. Bold stripes and jolting patterns of black, white, yellow, red, and orange (which in the animal kingdom carry aposematic warning messages aimed at predators) are as common in sports caps as in skunks, tigers, and poison-arrow frogs. The markings say, “Don’t tread on me–I am toxic, noxious, and bad.”

BrimA hat brim suggests masculine “fierceness” by visually enlarging a man’s bony brow ridges, which are natural signs of strength in the male skull (though less prominent now than in Neanderthal times). Drawn down on the forehead, brims mimic eyebrows lowered in anger (as caricatured, e.g., by the cartoon character, “Yosemite Sam”; see FROWN). With its turned-down brim, the fedora worn by Humphrey Bogart made him look “meaner,” while its vertically ascending crown increased his standing height. (N.B.: Because a baseball cap lacks the fedora’s vertical stature,

some men reshape the rounded crown to produce a jaunty vertical riser in front; see HIGH-STAND DISPLAY. Young American men are self-conscious about the appearance of their cap’s brim shape, and strive for an insouciant curvilinear, rather than a senior’s flattened [i.e., unmodified], “stock” appearance.)

Media. Hats have become a form of mass media. “‘In the last seven years or so, licensed [sports] products as a whole started taking off and baseball caps became a fashion statement,’ explains Ron Meshil, chief operating officer of Manny’s Baseball Land, a sports merchandise store in Palm City, Fla” (Oldenburg 1995:D5).

Style. A woman’s hat, which shows style, individuality, and presence, can also suggest power and strength.

Cowboy hats and fedoras, among the best selling headware for women in the U.S., reflect allegiance to predominantly male “teams.” Alternatively, Floppy berets and Garbo slouch hats frame the face like soft-falling tresses of hair, to seem more appealing, approachable, and feminine.

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Hat Theory: “Are You What Makes Your Hat…Or Does Your Hat Make YOU??”

Obama Sportin' A Cowboy Hat

“Leave everyone wondering which is the more interesting piece of work…you or your hat.”

~ Author Unknown

I really  enjoy quotes about hats and character, because they make you think about how hats can give you this COURAGE.

Sometimes as small as it is – wearing a hat can help you to fathom doing something you never imagined you would do! It’s all about the image and  composure.  Since many in authoritative positions wear hats, they probably can attest to the intrigue, the clout and the  influence they bring to  places where they  are leaders. According to this article ; three out of five of these traits involve  personalities that are  out in the open and  core personality and character traits.

Even President Obama, our president is an introvert – and wearing this hat helps him to TRULY dominate in a way that’s unimaginable in a crowd! If he were  just a regular old guy, without a hat – he would be invisible, don’t you think??

 I believe Extraversion, Agreeableness and Openness all involve a certain level of  taking risks. If you  choose to wear a hat, are you a RISK-TAKER?? Perhaps…

Perhaps you enjoy being a little excitable, talkative  willing to be involved in sports and extracurricular activities  (where they wear hats, and even the  ‘interesting’ agreeable persons with pro-social behaviors tend to  have “hat acclaim” – they all seem to have a way of   standing out a little more!  Who knows… even the conscientious people who are careful with details and  are careful and  considerate like to   be noticed as well.. every now and then! I wold be sort of biased to say all extroverts wear hats… but  I’man introvert, and I love them too… so there’s quite   a mixture of personality types that come into the hat genre, but i bet the distinction we add to the  hat world comes when we are in one of these mood below! 

    • ExtraversionThis trait includes characteristics such as excitability, sociability, talkativeness, assertiveness and high amounts of emotional expressiveness.
    • Agreeableness: This personality dimension includes attributes such as trust, altruism, kindness, affection, and other pro-social behaviors.
    • Conscientiousness: Common features of this dimension include high levels of thoughtfulness, with good impulse control and goal-directed behaviors. Those high in conscientiousness tend to be organized and mindful of details.
    • Neuroticism: Individuals high in this trait tend to experience emotional instability, anxiety, moodiness, irritability, and sadness.
    • Openness: This trait features characteristics such as imagination and insight, and those high in this trait also tend to have a broad range of interests.

S0… which one are you? Do you have one of the 5 CORE personality traits?

And if so, how do you like to fancy your “hat acclaim” and wear your hats to suit your personality style?? 

Our Friend Dreamer …”A Dreamer” Who Loves Wearing Hats…

This is Dreamer Johnson.

Dreamer Johnson is a star! She surely looks like one with this awesome hat she is wearing! Believe it or not, she says her husband bought this one! Imagine that!

Surely, her husband knows what looks good on her!

Dreamer is a vintage hat collector. She also loves to buy  vintage coats and other accessories.  She says she doesn’t buy her hats from the Syracuse area. She  buys them mostly when she  or her husband travel.  ” I love hats. I think they give a very polished look. I wear them to church most Sundays and even  to work.”  Dreamer  works as a  substance abuse counselor in Syracuse, N.Y. and she loves ministering to people.  In fact  she quoted one of her favorite scriptures about hats: ”  a woman should have her head covered, especially when ministering…”  Having searched this word a little further , I found out it means ‘the covering on the head’ signals a sign of power or authority for a woman. (Love it!)

Dreamer believes you can  operate in your gift at all times and apparently she  looks awesome exercising it!

Dreamer lives in  Syracuse, N.Y.  and has been married for eleven years. she has three children and  works  as a counselor at Recovery Services a community service agency  in Syracuse.