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Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       05-05-2009, 6:04 PM Reply   
I hate how I cannot find a hat these days that isn't ugly as sin, or a new era stright brim hat.... they're awful and I just need a hat to moped in but do NOT want to be a flat-brimmer, because I'm better than that.

Sorry, just needed to vent this.
Old    Nick Kondylas (homedawg678)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-05-2009, 6:06 PM Reply   
Don't hate. Different styles for different people, nothing wrong with that.
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       05-05-2009, 6:11 PM Reply   
There is something wrong when it affects the ease of my online shopping.

Remember the "trucker" hat phase.... hated that too.

Its cool if others where them, thats fine, but it seems companies have forgotten other hat styles just because that 1 type is popular.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       05-05-2009, 6:19 PM Reply   
if you spent more time in school and less time hatin' on hats, you'd be better off.
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       05-05-2009, 6:21 PM Reply   
I'm balls deep in Diff Eq right now... one more week and I'm donezo though!!!!

then the craving for a treatzza-pizza hit... went to go moped to DQ, hair hitting my face the whole way.... thats what sparked the hat shopping spree and all I get is trash.
Old    Nick Kondylas (homedawg678)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-05-2009, 6:22 PM Reply   
I'd be better if I spent more time doing homework than standing up for flat brims.

I'm addicted to wakeworld!
Old    Roddyrod (wakeslife)      Join Date: Jul 2005       05-05-2009, 6:32 PM Reply   
I agree. I'm super picky about my hats, and have never been a huge fan of trucker-style or straight brim... but a topic worthy of general wake discussion - thats debatable
Old    Jessica Williams (lothlin)      Join Date: Jun 2008       05-05-2009, 6:33 PM Reply   
http://www.zumiez.com/zshop/ProductList.aspx?DepartmentID=6&CategoryID=655&Sho pByBrand=False&OrganizationID=-1&ViewAll=true

Bam, hats. Where have you even been looking? Last couple times I bought a hat, I found decent looking ones with normal brims pretty easily.
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       05-05-2009, 6:34 PM Reply   
^ haha, I just wanted a few quick hits.
This is the best place.

Now that I've vented, with one on my side, its okay if it is removed

You know what really grinds my gears....
Old    wakemania (wakemania)      Join Date: Sep 2008       05-05-2009, 6:38 PM Reply   
I'm with you Nick. I've been looking for a hat also. Every time I see a design I like, it's got that freggin straight brim. Not hating on the style either, it looks good on most of the younger generation.
Old    Andrew Proses (drewproses)      Join Date: Oct 2008       05-05-2009, 6:46 PM Reply   
Why dont you guys just bend the flat brim how you want it?
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       05-05-2009, 6:53 PM Reply   
My brother is a flat brimmer, tried to bend one of his, looks even more awful.... I think its a bigger overall brim, then when it bends it gets nuts.


Edit: no offense Jessica, all those hats, besides one, that is all black - ew.

(Message edited by sidekicknicholas on May 05, 2009)
Old    Jessica Williams (lothlin)      Join Date: Jun 2008       05-05-2009, 6:58 PM Reply   
Different strokes, I suppose. You must be seriously picky though dude XD
Old    Mike K (mike2001)      Join Date: Feb 2008       05-05-2009, 7:01 PM Reply   
I have to agree with Nick/Peter Griffin on this one, more so with wake related brands.
Old    cshell (cshell)      Join Date: May 2009       05-05-2009, 7:19 PM Reply   
I'll ask my father, he might be able to help you find a hat you might like.
Old    thebiggmann            05-05-2009, 7:52 PM Reply   
Mmmmm.... Diff Eq's... I'm taking my calc AP test tomorrow. FML.
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       05-05-2009, 7:57 PM Reply   
^ I wish.
Here is my week:
a Diff Eq test tomorrow
a Thermo-Dynamics test Thurs
a Fluid Mechanics test Thurs
a Mechanics of Materials test Friday

AWFUL.
but, then its SUMMER!
Old    thebiggmann            05-05-2009, 8:01 PM Reply   
Haha tell me if you still wish. Poli Sci AP Test yesterday, Stats AP today, Calc tomorrow, English Lit and Comp Thursday, and AP Bio Monday Not to mention any tests i have in my regular classes...
Old    Scooter (czap)      Join Date: Oct 2007       05-05-2009, 8:07 PM Reply   
hahaha yeah you would look even more like a goon rockin a new era on a MOPED ha good call
Old    Steve Bates (steve_b)      Join Date: Feb 2004       05-05-2009, 8:23 PM Reply   
flatbiller.com
Old    "G" (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       05-05-2009, 9:44 PM Reply   
Steve that is Awesome thanks for posting it. Flatbiller.com The Iron Cross, dirt bike, lifted truck, tattoo'd, long black sock wearing, BRO's now have a place where they can "UNITE"
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       05-05-2009, 10:51 PM Reply   
Nick, just get a New Era 59Fifty and wear it. The first few weeks you will be flat billin(so wear it around the house) but after you work in a few sweats the wool will start to shrink and it will begin to gradually curve. Once you get it where you want it, stuff it with t-shirts when you aren't wearing it to keep the shape. Make sure you get a size larger to accommodate the shrinkage, hehe.

Wear a helmet on a moped, I got run off the road dozens of times on the 'ped.
Old    Nick Warhol (nwarhol1105)      Join Date: Oct 2008       05-05-2009, 11:09 PM Reply   
mopedheadgear.com
Old    Dhtige Hill (dh03r6)      Join Date: Mar 2007       05-06-2009, 6:15 AM Reply   
They wont be around much longer, trends have very short lifespands.
Old    John Bauer (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       05-06-2009, 7:15 AM Reply   
went to go moped to DQ, hair hitting my face the whole way

Sounds like it's time for a haircut.

(Message edited by jonyb on May 06, 2009)
Old    Kelly (weskel)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-06-2009, 7:24 AM Reply   
You cant beat a margaritaville hat....

http://www.margaritavillestore.com/browse.cfm/2,564.html
Old    Trapper (canucked)      Join Date: Jun 2007       05-06-2009, 7:35 AM Reply   
I find that if I go out looking for a new hat I can never find one, but then BAM i'm doing something unrelated and the perfect one comes into my life.

You can't force the hat purchase. When the time is right the right hat will find you.
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       05-06-2009, 7:46 AM Reply   
^ ahhh. it all makes perfect sense now....
I'm going to go to a store, and just going to let nature take its course
Old    Greg "The Hammer" (leaks)      Join Date: Oct 2005       05-06-2009, 7:50 AM Reply   
Nick try: www.southshorefitted.com
Old    Trapper (canucked)      Join Date: Jun 2007       05-06-2009, 8:10 AM Reply   
Nick, go shopping for a belt or something.

Guaranteed you find a great hat
Old    Josh Gosa (warwagon)      Join Date: Jan 2009       05-06-2009, 8:14 AM Reply   
I have a rotation of hats that I generally wear,
St. Louis Cards New Eras
Home-Red
Away-Navy
Alternate-Navy with Red Bill

Whenever I buy a New Era I take them and put them under hot water then put them on pressing them down to my head wearing it around the house. I repeat that cycle a few times and put a little bend to the bill, just enough that I can wear my sunglasses under the hat. This keeps them from looking ghetto and more like a ball cap.
Old    RileyBangerter (steezyshots)      Join Date: Feb 2008       05-06-2009, 8:33 AM Reply   
http://www.hyperlite.com/product/124921/iconhat/_/Icon_Flex_Fit_Hat

I feel ya! Here is one of my favorite non flat brimmed hats. You may not like it if you aren't a fan of Hype but it does fit well and if it's just for chillin who cares!

The catalyst hat is also a good one!
Old    Josh T (intotheflats)      Join Date: Oct 2006       05-06-2009, 8:51 AM Reply   
you can't go wrong with any flexfit, rarely are they flat billed and always fit great
Old    Billy Boozer (bboozer)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-06-2009, 8:56 AM Reply   
I agree with Nick, not a fan of the flat bills or the trucker style either.... and when did wearing a hat with your ears tucked in become cool??? I thought that was only for the little kids in tee-ball with the huge Dumbo ears....
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       05-06-2009, 8:58 AM Reply   
I use to have an oneill flexfit i loved.

I think the catalyst or the team hat.

SS has an okay looking flexfit too.

Thanks guys, I'll sleep on this choice... and purchase soooooooon.


*Don't let this stop the flat brimmers chime in and fight though.
Old    Train (ttrigo)      Join Date: Dec 2004       05-06-2009, 9:02 AM Reply   
I am right there with you Nick. not a fan of the flatbill. to each his own though, right?
my head is in between sizes, so I can never find one that fits right. flexfits are deeper than they used to be when they first came out. none of them fit me anymore. and don't even get me started on the new era baseball hats. I can never get one to sit right on my head. they have this weird dent in the front, because I can't get it down any lower than my ears and I refuse to wear it over my ears since I am not "fitty cent"!
Old    Joel D. (jd5150)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-06-2009, 9:37 AM Reply   
Flatbills give you better peripheral vision while playing ball...baseball players everywhere flatten their bills out to have better vision so that the bill of the hat is not in their way....i rocked my hat while playing ball in school neva changed it...long live flat billers
Old    Brian Zager (bzager)      Join Date: Apr 2009       05-06-2009, 9:40 AM Reply   
wakeworld snapbacks!!!!! do it!
Old    Bryce P. (macanudo247)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-06-2009, 10:06 AM Reply   
wakeworld flexfit!!!!
Old    Josh (romes)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-06-2009, 10:07 AM Reply   
bent up bills are for hillbilly truckers and frat boys...
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       05-06-2009, 10:15 AM Reply   
I will take a flat bill any day over the curved bill.
Fox has a few curved bill flex fit hats.

http://shop.foxracing.com/ecomm/AutoForward.do?forward=home.pagedef#aforward=asyn& cname=Flexfit&cid=360&itemId=Headwear@@@106Flexfit&menuLevel=1
Old    Brian Zager (bzager)      Join Date: Apr 2009       05-06-2009, 10:17 AM Reply   
thats a really exclusive statement!
Old    Chris (cjh1669)      Join Date: Apr 2005       05-06-2009, 10:56 AM Reply   
I've had the hardest time finding a new hat. IMO the current styles are pretty goofy looking, and I'm not a fan of the flat bill. Whenever I see happen on a hat that I even half way like I buy it, because it happens once in a blue moon.
Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       05-06-2009, 11:00 AM Reply   
I guess I'm old school but I agree that the new straight billed hats look dumb IMO! The only hats that seem to fit right for me are the old formed fitting golf type hats that fit to your head and don't stick stright up in the front like the flat billed ones do. Also, I think flex fit hats suck just as bad. Most of them look goofy and leave and dreaded red band on your forehead.
Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       05-06-2009, 11:06 AM Reply   
Out of curiosity, what do the younger (teenagers and young 20 somethings) flat billed wearing kids think of the older (30-35+) folks wearing a flat billed hats? Do they welcome it and think it is a cool look for most ages or do they think it looks dorky on the older generation and should be reserved for the younger folks? Just curious.

The flat billed look seemed to have been reserved for the skater type folks but now it seems to be popular amongst other "fashions" as well.
Old    UncleJessie (unclejessie)      Join Date: Jan 2004       05-06-2009, 11:24 AM Reply   
I used to not like the look of the flat billed cap but it grew on me. Once I update my shades from the wire frame Oakleys to a more current frame I found that the new sunglasses suck when you wear them with an old curved bill!! You can't pull the bill down as far as you want because the edges hit the newer style sunglass frame. Just my 2 cents.

-Uj
Old    nick farrell (nickdakoolkat)      Join Date: Sep 2005       05-06-2009, 11:42 AM Reply   
New era hats have been the same aaaaaalways....you can curl your brim if you want to! All hats pretty much come straight brimmed (some dont I know, but most do)...if you want to curl it take a baseball, curl the hat around it, put a rubber band around that and it will curl the brim....thats what we all did in little league anyway...

(Message edited by nickdakoolkat on May 06, 2009)
Old    nick farrell (nickdakoolkat)      Join Date: Sep 2005       05-06-2009, 11:47 AM Reply   
oh and check this site out, they have all kinds of hats (Im a huge hat guy I have over 40 baseball caps....i know its a sickness haha)

www.hatland.com
Old    proho (proho)      Join Date: Aug 2005       05-06-2009, 4:58 PM Reply   
just make sure you don't take the sticker off. Because then you'd really look stupid.
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       05-06-2009, 6:18 PM Reply   
^Bahahaha

I got a hat today. Problem Solved.
Old    Ian Brown (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-06-2009, 6:20 PM Reply   
now you have to show us what hat you bought!
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       05-06-2009, 6:24 PM Reply   
It'll be here in a week or something. I'll show everyone how great it is.
Old    Brent (bfnaci)      Join Date: Dec 2008       05-06-2009, 7:29 PM Reply   
I'm late in responding, been busy....
I can't seem to get a flat bill to look right on my head, I guess I've got an old molded head from baseball caps all my life. I looked at some of the cap on-line stores but very few curved old style caps with cool current wake logos.
Maybe a niche for a business idea.

Can't wait to see your hat Nick

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