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It's been colder than $%&% around here..... oh, and I started shaving my head a couple months ago {not enough hair left to bother with anyway}

So I'd been thinking about what I could wear to keep my head warm. I know you can find insulated hats, but they don't do anything for your ears. I could wear a beanie, but I don't really care for polyester or whatever that stuff is....

Now, it just so happens, that one of the major fashion statements in my area, for young, black males, is these fur lined head caps (or bomber caps, or whatever you want to call them). Seriously, like every third young black guy I see is wearing one of these, and so every time I saw one, I thought, "Geeez ! What could be better to keep my bald head warm, and my ears too" ? Checked Wal-Mart. They didn't have them. Checked K-Mart and Target. Still nothing. Now I'm wondering, if 10,000 young black guys in my town are wearing them (and maybe 1 or 2 old white guys.... although I'm yet to see it) where in the heck do they get them ?

Okay, so today during work, I see 3 young black guys standing in a parking lot, and not surprisingly, one of them is wearing one of these fur lined hats. I pull over by them and ask him, "Hey dude, where did you get that hat" ? They looked at me kind of funny for a second, but then opened up and started telling me... "Right down the street at that Mini Market...."

Cool ! So I shot right over there and bought one :) Only $10.99 The entire inside of the thing is fuzzy fur (I'm sure its fake, but it feels real :)) And the side flaps (also fur lined) are long enough to wrap all the way under my chin, and they can even clip together under my chin :)

Wore it already this evening getting my boat ready, and it was super warm, and really comfoartable !

Anyway, now the question crosses my mind..... Why do I only see young black males wearing these things ? What, only young black guys care about keeping their head and ears warm ? I couldn't care less if it's fashion statement for them. For me it's just a warm, comfortable, totally logical piece of clothing !

I also wonder if any other cross sections of society (like say, old white guys) maybe wouldn't wear these, just because, they have only seen young black guys wearing them ?

Again, I couldn't care less.....

Your thoughts ?

Hey BTW, I'm going fishing tomorrow, and I will put my new fur cap to good use :) ....and if I get a good fish worth photos, you will be able to see my new fur cap too :)

Peace,

Fish

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I noticed the same thing where I live except it's huge coats with fur on the inside.

I don't know why, probably just another fad of some sort.

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everybody on campus wears kerosene hats (some people call it a bomber hat, i call it a kerosene hat). i bought one back in september because i thought they were cool, then once it finally got cold it turns out everybody has them. i don't care though, like you i find it to be a comfortable, warm, functional piece of clothing. i got mine from bass pro, its lined with real rabbit fur, soooo comfortable and warm.

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Okay, so I'm thinking this is just a fad / fashion statement for young black guys in my particular area.

But hypothetically, if pretty much "only" young black guys in your area wore these, would it make any difference to you, in your choice of buying / wearing one ?

Oh hey, I found a whole bunch of REALLY cool ones here :)

http://www.furhatworld.com/aviator-bomber-hats-c-42_65.html

Kind of pricey.... but if I like my cheap as much as I expect too, I might have to get one of these.....

http://www.furhatworld.com/rabbit-fur-aviator-hat-mossy-oak-p-1242.html

Peace,

Fish

PS, BTW, I don't think anybody here needs to worry about talking about races or skin colors. Only racists are the ones with secrets to keep.

I bring up race at any place, or any time, in any company, simply because I have no secrets to keep. Not a racist / prejudice bone in my body.

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If I were to wear one and I saw only young, black men wearing them, that wouldn't discourage me to wear it one bit.

If you like it, you like it.

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I had one in high school and got made fun of because I wore it. I didn't care at the time I had a truck with no heater. If I could find it again I would wear it. The only down fall to me seemed like it got hot fast. To me they are worth the money.

I think you should get the pink one. If Pete Mania can were a pink fuzzy pimp hat on tv. You can wear a pink bomber hat. Just think no one would go near a guy wearing a pink hat. Then you could keep you spots to your self.

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Tipptruck, I don't even wear yellow, orange, or red.... let alone pink :)

But I'm really liking those RealTree Camo ones I posted the link for.....

Fish

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Those look pretty slick. My buddy has an old Russian one that the military wore that's pretty awesome.

This is the same one.

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Ha ha, it's funny there's a thread on these. Yeah, a lot of people at my school wear them. Not only the black guys and girls, but the whites and mexicans too. EVERYBODY doesn't wear one, but they're common enough.

I was in the garage today and found a bright orange one that was my dad's. It's made of a leather-like material on the outside, and it's pretty old. It was comfortable as heck, but sure was funny looking!

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Thanks again guys.

Yes kLuo, those look really nice too. I'm actually wearing this cheapie right now.... cold in the house this morning, yet their is no sense in cranking up the heat. I'll just wear sweats, and now, a bomber style cap :)

But now that I see how awesome these are, I am going to have to get a really nice one !

Peace,

Fish

PS, On that website I posted the link for above, just out of curiosity, I started looking farther, just to see how extravagent / expensive of hats that company offered.... And Holy #$@%  :o:D Check these out !

http://www.furhatworld.com/coyote-fur-mountain-man-hat-full-coyote-pelt-p-331.html

Even for an over the top guy like myself, these are just a little bit more than I think I'd want / need :) LOL

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My youngest daughter got one for Christmas. I think she had it on for about a week straight and even slept in it.

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I have one, and so does my son.  Got mine a few years ago, Gander IIRC.  My son's came from Gap Kids.

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i've got the black and gray Mad Bomber one. nobody on campus seems to have real fur but like kLuo said, its definitely a must. makes the hat much more comfortable and warm.

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My youngest daughter got one for Christmas. I think she had it on for about a week straight and even slept in it.

LOL! My 13 year old niece has and does the same thing! 

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I love those hats!  My brother bought one at Wal-Mart the other day for like $10 or $12 and it is the warmest hat I've ever tried.  I need to buy one for myself.  The weather here is extremely cold too.

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I tried wearing one, but they are just too hot.  I have fishedg in 5 degree weather before and a fleece hoodie is all I need for my head.  I don't wear glove either.  I don't know if I have good circulation or what, but my hands and head don't get that cold that I need a fur lined hat (unfortunately, my feet are another issue.  They are always the first thing to feel the heavy cold)

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