Your hairline/do you wear a hat?

aging_rocker

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I have a few hats, for when it's sunny or cold. Occasionally I'll wear one for 'outfit' purposes, but never to just hide the pinkness. I'm comfortable with my slaphead look.
 

Stanford Guitar

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Thick head of hair, but I still love a hat.

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Kandinskyesque

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My hair has started falling out over the past 6 months due to medication. It's a bit of a nightmare to be honest. I've had long hair ever since getting it all shaved off in 1984 due to a brain op.
The only exception was in '92 for my wedding and '07 when I was 40 for a charity. My head is like a map of London Underground with scars so I've spent the last few months acquiring some hats.
So far this is my favourite...
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micpoc

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I shave my hair to within 1/8” of its life and only wear a hat to keep warm (very rare) or shield from sunlight (occasionally).

Guys wearing hats inside—or, worse, onstage—are real head scratchers to me.
 

rarebreed

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I'm 69 and still have a full head of hair, though it's not as dark as it used to be. The gray has taken over. During the cold months I almost always wear a baseball type hat, mostly some camo pattern as I like to hunt.
 

brindlepicker

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Wore a cap to keep the combover in place outside and at work til about 3 years ago. Now just for sun.Dad used Well Comb til he was about 90- wasn’t going that route.

It was a run in at a walk in salon joint on a $8 men’s cut on tuesdays and some miscommunication with the Russian immigrant lady that got me my first buzzed cut so just stuck with it and buzz it to #2 myself.

Save about $20/month, already married, don’t have to comb or use much shampoo.
 

teletail

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Sadly at 64 I'm thinning pretty bad on top. The rest is pretty long. I don't wear a hat. It doesn't fool anyone and you look pretty ridiculous wearing a hat everywhere. Losing your hair - it sucks, but it's part of life.
 

Dennyf

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In my mid-30s I discovered I had a little round patch of bare skin on the top/ back of my head. That day, I got a set of clippers, put on the No. 3 comb, and ran it over my head. Been doing that for over 30 years now. Never have worn a hat indoors.
 

Old Deaf Roadie

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I am the old guy with a pony tail. It suits me here in Oregon. I wear a ball cap when my hair is not tied back to help with the wind, and I wear a boonie hat with a wide brim when I am experiencing a bright clear sky.
There is no shame in being bald or thinning. Just tell people you lost a strand for every piece of exceptional wisdom you have doled out.
 

Bruxist

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I have been shaving my head since 2008. I wear a hat when it is cold or I want to block the sun, but it does not fool anyone.

When my hair was just thinning, I would not have been able to hide it with a hat at work. Now, I work from home and no one cares.
 

trapdoor2

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I'm in the "I like hats" category. I wore a camo bush hat all through high school. I wear ball caps, bowlers & drivers (my favorites), boaters, etc.

In the summer I wear a panama (Stetson "airway"). Fall is ball cap weather. Below freezing, I'll put on a wool knit toboggan.

I never cared about my hair. I had a crew cut until I was 12. When I let it grow out, it was essentially untamable...and it was gone by 40.
 

DaddyG

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I am now 75 years old, and started to thin out in the past 5 years. I lost any vanity I had about my here when I met my current and forever woman. We are relaxed old people. But I have always worn hats end I like them. But I didn't always wear them when I was outside and should have been in the hot sun. Well last year I had an operation to remove a melanoma from the crown of my scalp, it left a big bald spot but that's fine, I am alive and I will continue to wear hats when I am in the Sun.
 

Telecaster88

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Every man in my family goes bald, so I've been aware of my eventual fate since I was a kid (I'm 53 now and quite bald). I do wear a hat often, not because I'm embarrassed of my noggin, but because it's either cold as hell in the winter, or sunburningly hot in the summer. My dad had a lot of problems with cancerous skin cells on his scalp, so I'm trying to keep mine out of the sun for that reason as well.
 

39martind18

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My hair has thinned somewhat since my 20s, and I'm wearing it shorter, but at age 71 it hasn't
turned twice: turned gray (there's a few of them, but not many), and/or turned loose. Hats are worn for protection from sun and cold, but also for "look effect." Ball caps for sun protection, insulated tweed flat cap with fold-up earflaps for cold protection, Panama straw hats for outside summer performances, and cowboy hats as needed for effect: do I like hats? Yup.
 




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