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    hats for winter?

    Winter is coming....

    And my ears are getting cold....

    There was a sunday challenge last week for hats... but unfortunately none of those were very warm...

    When wearing dress shirt and pants and some sort of jacket, what kind of hats are there?
    Or are winter hats just not very dappered?

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    I wear one because I have to (I walk a mile to work). It ruins anything you want to do with your hair but it's a necessary evil. I usually try and cop a fresh merino-wool hat in a charcoal or grey to keep it simple (and stay away from blends or lambswool which are too itchy), but I did wear an orange wool knit from Gant Rugger last year I got on sale. I really liked that it stood out, especially since most of my other outerwear is navy or charcoal.

    I am thinking about upping it to a cashmere wool this winter if I can find a good one on sale.

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    I have a burnt orange acrylic cap I got for a couple dollars from Target or Kohls. Does the job, hair be damned.

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    I just use those ear muffs that wrap behind your head. I don't want to mess up my hair but I have ears like a desert fox.

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    Acrylic beanies will do.

    Wool flatcaps are nice.

    A proper Ushanka is the best though. Mother Russia really knocked it out of the park on them.

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    I have more or less this exact hat:

    http://www.lastcall.com/Portolano-Ca...3&cmCat=search

    Actually on sale for a really good price right now.

    Honestly, I have embraced my inner non-dapper-total-dork and wear Ear Grips many days. Don't tell. They do actually work quite well and don't destroy my hair.
    "You don't need money to dress better than you do" - Salvatore Romano

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    I have a navy blue fisherman's knit(?) beanie that I picked up from Gap a year or two ago that's my go to for the cold. That being said, I'm a balding/buzzcut guy so messing up my hair is not a worry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Officer Rex Bishop View Post
    I just use those ear muffs that wrap behind your head. I don't want to mess up my hair but I have ears like a desert fox.
    Yup. I'm also not outside in bad weather for an extended period of time. Just walking from subway, car, etc into work, restaurant, home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron P. View Post
    A proper Ushanka is the best though. Mother Russia really knocked it out of the park on them.
    Benefit of this is that you practically don't need a coat due to retaining so much warmth from the top of your head.

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    I took a gamble and ordered this one earlier today. I'm hoping it holds up better and is less itchy than my typical $10 beanies:

    http://www.woodlandsshop.com/collect...the-standard-5

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