- Year of past OR future Camino
Le Puy-St. Jean 2015
Via Francigena 2016
Via de la Plata 2017
Actually, I tried hard to avoid language that would read as a value judgment. To be honest, my preference is for what I have labeled "pilgrim style." I don't think of it as frumpy. I like it better than the "smart and debonair" look. But I may be in the minority.I think what you are really saying is that in general pilgrims look "frumpy".
It looks as though A would give better shade. The sun isn't always right above you. A looks as though your ears would be more protected
Personally, I think A looks better. But which works better on the Camino? That's for you to decide, probably on more than just looks.
Too funny! I have 3 daughters…so I am a very lucky person however they would tell me that I don’t look good in anything.
A-looks better, but B has been tested and proven to work. You may just need to a new one with a different color.
A hat is a hat. Take which ever you like the best and functions the best. I have never judged anyone on the camino based on their hat or clothing style.
A looks better to me but I wonder if it can be rolled up or stuck in a backpack when you don’t want to wear it…
as long as you’re not wearing a baseball cap while not playing baseball…
Now that’s a hat!! Mine is an even more battered version of B which has happily accompanied me on 7 Caminos!!This one. You never know when you will be invited to be in a wedding party in Logrono or a formal ball at the palace in Madrid. This one flattens beautifully in the bottom of your pack.
If the weather is hot and sunny, B will keep you cooler. A looks cooler, of course, but who cares?
A looks better but won't after being shoved in your bag or dropped in the dirt. So B for Camino, A for home.
I have been enjoying this hat thread, too, and have found it very entertaining. Every reply has been either relevant or humorous, and there has been no wrong answer, whether choosing A or B, imo.I was just about to post my own hat question when I saw this entertaining thread, thanks everyone!
Have you seen this other current hat thread?
I very much agree. The answers have been much more illuminating and thoughtful than I had anticipated. And much more evenly split then I thought they would be.I have been enjoying this hat thread, too, and have found it very entertaining. Every reply has been either relevant or humorous, and there has been no wrong answer, whether choosing A or B, imo.
Now you are talking! We need the OP to give us an option C, and I'm quite sure it would win!However, could you get a new one in a slightly larger size?
Me too. It is relevant to the camino and is a topic that is close to all of our hearts. It even evokes deep thoughts about self-identity, human vanity, father-daughter dynamics, true pilgrimage, weather and much more, not to mention functionality. And furthermore It doesn't mention the C-word!I have been enjoying this hat thread, too, and have found it very entertaining.
It's gotta be a generational thing... I like your 'A' hat... very classic and classy. I'm male and 60 years old. Keep hat A.
Totally agree. Well said. This turned out to have a deeper quality to it than the surface question might suggest.Now you are talking! We need the OP to give us an option C, and I'm quite sure it would win!
The problem with A is that it is probably more expensive and it wouldn't be easy to pack, so he will lose it within days, unless he is a very experienced hat-wearer who would never walk off without it on his head.
Me too. It is relevant to the camino and is a topic that is close to all of our hearts. It even evokes deep thoughts about self-identity, human vanity, father-daughter dynamics, true pilgrimage, weather and much more, not to mention functionality. And furthermore It doesn't mention the C-word!
Very good observation.I think A looks better, but it is more important on the camino that it pack well. I think your daughter is just used to the rumpled you, and finds the smarter A to be out of character. Who do you WANT to be?
@JAL, I have to give my honest answer. It matters not an iota which looks better. You can't see it, point one, but you know which feels better! Please yourself, and this is said without a hint of insult or injury!
I like hat B. But I also ask "Does it matter?" Surely it is what is under it yhat matters!