Ha-ha-ha... Mr. Jones has just broken one of Emily Post's rules for wearing hats. There are fifteen hat rules for men.
"Mr. Jones, Remove Your Hat." (ca. 1890s)
Men must leave their hats on . . .
-at sporting events (inside and outside)
-on public transit
-in some public buildings (hotels, airports, post offices, or office lobbies)
-and on elevators!
Men must take off their hats (even baseball caps) . . .
-in someone's home
-at mealtimes (at the table)
-when introduced (indoors and out, unless extremely cold outside)
-in house of worship (unless required)
-in some public buildings (school, library, courthouse, or town hall)
-in restaurants and coffee shops
-at movie theaters, indoor performances
-when national anthem is played
-when national flag passes by (e.g., in a parade)
It seems that hats have slowly been making a comeback (for men at least). Harrison Ford of the Indiana Jones movies certainly made the Indy Fur Fedora hat popular for awhile. My husband has at least two versions, and does wear them occasionally. How about you (guys and gals)? Do you wear hats today? If so, what kind?
Copyright 2013 © Sharon Himsl; [Gravseth family archive; Cosmopolitan series stereoviews 1890s]