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How can there be...

Postby sanchises » Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:35 pm UTC

...no hat in the XKCD Store?
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Re: How can there be...

Postby Randomizer » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:57 am UTC

You need to ask Randall that. Contact info is here: http://xkcd.com/about/
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Re: How can there be...

Postby UniqueScreenname » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:29 pm UTC

Suggest it. My thought is that it is difficult to make a 3-D representation that is appropriate for the 2-D.
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Re: How can there be...

Postby lucrezaborgia » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:05 pm UTC

UniqueScreenname wrote:Suggest it. My thought is that it is difficult to make a 3-D representation that is appropriate for the 2-D.


The black hat from Black Hat dude would be perfect...
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Re: How can there be...

Postby TaintedDeity » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:51 pm UTC

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Re: How can there be...

Postby Garm » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:05 pm UTC

...any sin in sincere?

Seriously tho': I almost bought one of these recently - http://www.goorin.com/smitty
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Re: How can there be...

Postby RollingHead » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:49 pm UTC

I imagined the hat flatter, and I've been looking for one.
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Re: How can there be...

Postby ConMan » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:56 pm UTC


Huh. I've not before seen pork pie hats that had that flat top - when I looked them up before I only got the ones that are more akin to fedoras or trilbies. I always considered BHG's hat to be like a short top hat (which those are, obviously).
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Re: How can there be...

Postby PM 2Ring » Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:15 pm UTC

ConMan wrote:I always considered BHG's hat to be like a short top hat (which those are, obviously).

Hmmm. I'd always seen it as a gaucho hat, like something Zorro would wear.
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Re: How can there be...

Postby Garm » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:59 pm UTC

Kinda like the zorro hat, but there's less brim.
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Re: How can there be...

Postby UniqueScreenname » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:42 pm UTC


Were most of those women's hats or do men's hats have bows on them too?
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Re: How can there be...

Postby Роберт » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:46 pm UTC

Why isn't the....
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Re: How can there be...

Postby Isaac Hill » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:13 pm UTC

I'd never thought about what type of hat BHG wears before, but now I think it looks like a black strawboater, like you'd see on barbershop quartets.
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Re: How can there be...

Postby TaintedDeity » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:37 pm UTC

UniqueScreenname wrote:

Were most of those women's hats or do men's hats have bows on them too?
That bow in the hat ribbon is common on pretty much all hats with a ribbon. My top hat, bowler hat and fedora all have the ribbon bow thing. It's generally part of the design. Probably an easy and decorative way to hide the end of the ribbon.
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Re: How can there be...

Postby PM 2Ring » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:17 am UTC

Garm wrote:Kinda like the zorro hat, but there's less brim.

I'll pay that.

Isaac Hill wrote:I'd never thought about what type of hat BHG wears before, but now I think it looks like a black strawboater, like you'd see on barbershop quartets.

Well, the height and brim width match, but BHG's hat looks smooth like cloth, not woven from straw, and I've never seen a black boater. Also, BHG's hat is somewhat flexible on top, eg http://xkcd.com/433/.

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Re: How can there be...

Postby Garm » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:51 pm UTC

Here are three more possibilities. I think the first is the most appropriate, just needs a different ribbon. The shape is, imo, correct:

http://www.goorin.com/tommy-goldfingers

http://www.amazon.com/Sinatra-Mens-Porkpie-Wool-Hat/dp/B004ULGUZY/ref=pd_sbs_a_4

http://www.amazon.com/Kangol-Mens-Lite-Felt-Pork/dp/B005IVTPLQ/ref=pd_sbs_a_2
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Re: How can there be...

Postby sanchises » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:14 pm UTC

Роберт wrote:Why isn't the....
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title more descriptive?

Well, that'd be a bit of a giveaway how lousy a topic this is, wouldn't it?

Also, the xkcd hats seems to be really low, like http://www.hatsandcaps.co.uk/Bailey-Hats-Charlie-Pork-Pie-P127802/ with the white part removed. (although I think this hat is the best I've seen so far, it being really square, e.g., no rounded edges or dents)

Offtopic: do you guys think the xkcd stickfigures are the types to wear xkcd shirts, and would that be bad pun? http://xkcd.com/33/
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