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Hats In Buenos Aires

Do men in Buenos Aires commonly wear hats?

I am hoping to do some walking, but have had too much sun exposure over the years as a lifeguard, surfer, etc.

So I'd like some protection beyond just applying sunscreen but don't want to stand out too much as a tourist.

Thus the question, and if "yes", are there particular types that are usual vs. ones that would stand out in a crowd. (That's obviously not what I'm shooting for.)

Thanks again everyone!

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1. Re: Hats In Buenos Aires

Yes, there are men who wear hats. . Men of all ages.

There are shops that have all kinds of hats, the light woven straw kind and others that I have no idea what the name of the style is :)

You will notice the tourists often by their baseball caps.

When it comes to the sun and protecting your skin, whatever works for you will be good. Wear a very high spf sunblock .. I wear one and still find I get freckled and tanned .. the sun is strong and close here :)

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3. Re: Hats In Buenos Aires

There is no problem wearing a hat in Buenos Aires. As Scarlett shared, the sun is quite strong here and you can burn quickly;so wear sun screen and do wear your hat.

You see people of all ages wearing hats. Many like the Aussie bush hat. The younger teenagers wear the skater type hat that you see in the States alot.

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I love the older gentlemen who live here who wear hats and when they step aside to let you pass , etc , they tip their hats.

I often want to kiss them lol.

The young men who wear hats, and believe me, there are plenty, they all seem to look great in them, but I can't picture exactly what kind of hat to describe.

Not baseball, mostly just cool hats that someone from Europe might wear..or Argentina :)

When you get here you can buy one and that will be easier when you see what the other guys are wearing.

Strange idea that a child would point at someone and call them a tourist .. children here are more polite than that .. and I cannot imagine children in any country being so up to date on what tourists where when vacationing.

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Hats are very common from my experience, especially when the sun is likely to turn your brains into scrambled eggs. I would suggest you visit Puntos en el Espacio or similar clothing shops in San Telmo for tango-related hats (modified fedoras) or several of the hat makers in Once who make a wide variety of fedora's and straw hats (very popular and one of the things I noticed amongst the younger crowd in a recent visit to the city) - I can't recall the exact location, but I bought a hat years ago from a shop in Once which still gets raves whenever I don it for special occasions .. or the daily dog walk with Sam B. Eagle III. Have fun, put on a hat, grab a seat at an outdoor cafe and relax, it's all part of the Buenos Aires vibe.

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Today walking through the Recoleta Design Center, upstairs ... we walked by my favorite hat shop and watched a group of men/women trying on and buying hats. I bought a straw hat here and do recommend the place but today I noticed the guys shopping. They ended up with smart little regular straw mens hats that were not silly/old/or goofy looking. If you are in that area, check and see .. the lady that runs the place is very nice... she is patient .. she doesn't make faces when you try on every hat in the place .. twice. ( well, maybe I didn't try on every hat ...

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Xchocolatex,

I’ve just written a post under the “Panama Hat” thread in which I mention Melanoma. You are completely wrong to say, “There are only a few days of the summer, when strong sun rays would be a concern.” Sun is a concern for everybody with fair skin even on cloudy days. That’s been known for 30 years. Dermatologists recommend for all ages a hat with a brim at least 1 ½” wide. Narrower than that affords no protection. One needs only 15 minutes per day of sunshine on skin to supply the needed daily requirement of Vitamin D. After 20 minutes, skin starts to burn and needs more SPF lotion and a hat.

How will you deal with becoming older if your image of that commands klutzy Reeboks? After reading your portrayal of ‘OLD’ as cheesy, I suspect that you’re really just after our Louboutin’s!

Were hats per se unpopular, how do you handle the fact that head coverings signify among the young their personal choices of lifestyle and cultural group attachments? Eg those triangular small red printed headscarves tied at the nape, and borsalinos both of which are worn by portenos dancing ‘tango nuevo’ as part of their homegrown take on indy? And why has ‘vintage’ in all things worn reached its apex this past year?

I think men and women whatever their age look terrific in hats that suit them and fit the cosmopolitan nature of BA.

I’m very concerned about the anti-hat message being passed to people of child-bearing age. This is how people come to think it’s alright to leave their children uncovered and without hats in sun and thus exposed to contracting melanoma which by all accounts is the most painful disease of all to die from. The only connection between hats and age that matters is that skin cancers can take 40+ years to develop from that one sole time when at age 12 you got sunburned. By the time you get the disease, your parents who didn’t put a hat on you or protect your skin may themselves have already died. How selfish and cruel-uncool is that?

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Sockhopper; Right on target with everything you said about hats. My whole family wears hats. My DH & I tend to wear Canada's famous Tilley brand hats when traveling.(as you can see in my photo) I also, wear a dressy black straw in the summer. Hats are necessary in the winter in Canada, as well. Otherwise, your ears freeze & fall off! LOL!

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sockhopper, my feeling is that some opinions regarding the wearing of hats , come from people who are not young and unaware of the dangers ... they just have this need to scoff at other people and make not very well informed comments.

We all ( those of us who live here or visit often) know that Porteños as well as young and old visitors wear hats here, as they do in most extremely sunny/hot places.

While the baseball hat might have gotten a reputation of sorts, the fact is that it protects a persons head from dangers like melanoma.

Hat shops in BA do a fine business, so I think that proves the point.

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